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Teaching Language Using the Total Physical Response

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Teaching Language Using the Total Physical Response

What is the Total Physical Response (TPR)? TPR is derived from the same methods used to develop our language skills as children. Parents will often combine words with gestures and objects, connecting their vocabulary with whole body actions when teaching their child what something means. First developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at…

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Understanding Self-Harm

Self_Harm

There are various statistics around the prevalence of self-harm among young people. However, the truth is, it’s almost impossible to confirm the actual numbers. All we know is that girls are more likely to self-harm than boys, mainly due to boys punching a wall or engaging in behaviours that don’t come to the attention of…

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You and the Baby Blues

The Baby Blues. After 9 long months, you’ve just welcomed a beautiful baby into your life. You grew an entire human inside of you and then endured labour so they could be born. You are incredible.

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Why Being Single is Empowering

Being Single

Being a single woman has been synonymous with failure for as long as the patriarchy has favoured men. (So, forever then…) We’re taught that our value comes from being in a relationship; that without one, all we’re left with is loneliness, heartache and a propensity to buy cats. This is because romantic notions have been…

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Stalker Problems: How to Tell and What to do.

I have a problem with a stalker

I have a problem with a stalker. When we hear the term ‘stalking,’ most of us imagine being followed by a strange, faceless person. So someone who hides in bushes and lurks around corners waiting to catch a glimpse of the object of their desire. In reality, stalking is far more sinister than that. Stalking…

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Teenage Drinking: Help Breaking the Addiction

Teenage Drinking

The First Sip Most of us can remember the first time we tasted alcohol. We might have been offered some by our parents, snuck in a swig while they slept, giggled with friends as they brought a bottle of something inconspicuous along to the park, watching and laughing with each other as we pretended the…

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Sexual Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work  Unfortunately, abuse is also prevalent in work environments. According to one study, one in three women ages 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work. 25% of those women were harassed online via texts or emails, yet 71% of these women did not report it. We can only speculate the reasons for this, but one…

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Abusive Relationship

An Awakened Society – Leaving An Abusive Relationship Once upon a society, the idea of an abusive relationship was considered a shameful but rare experience, mainly saved for men who were violent towards their spouses. Terms like abusive power, controlling behaviour, coercive control and sharp power were unheard of, muttered perhaps by those who witnessed…

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Instagram & Snapchat

Instagram and SnapChat  Photos were not the only thing that changed when Instagram started in 2010 and SnapChat in 2012. Online harassment did too. By making your photos public, anyone can comment on your pictures. Although it’s hard to understand why someone would dedicate their time to being a troll, there are those who have a…

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