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    Five Favourite Books For Encouraging Speech In Toddlers

    Here on Rock Paper Spirit, we love to welcome contributions from other writers and bloggers. Today we welcome blogger Kim Hogg for this special guest appearance, where she will be sharing which books are her favourites for encouraging speech in toddlers. My eldest son is 3 and while he is now seen to speak, it hasn’t always been this way. He was over 18 months old before he finally said “mum”, and he was nearly 3 before we could start to have a vaguely sensible conversation with him. I have spent a lot of time working on his speech at home, and have found a variety of activities that work…

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    Seeing Results

    I just want to do a short post today because I’m busy finalising the latest Leger story. I do think this is worthy of a mention on my blog though. For those who don’t know, I have a seven-year-old son named Luke. Luke has faced many challenges in his short life but he has also had a lot of love directed at him and been given many opportunities that I never had, for example travelling. Luke was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of four. He wasn’t able to communicate in a traditional way or as expected, although the communication is always there. We had minimal help and…

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    Guest Post: Give Your Kids Some Extra Confidence!

    The world can be a pretty scary place for kids. After all, everyone around them is far bigger and more imposing than them and they end up having to follow lots of rules that they might not necessarily understand. You, as a parent, might know that you’re doing what’s best for them, but they’re not necessarily going to understand that. Because of that, it’s incredibly common for little ones to become pretty nervous and lack confidence. And, let’s face it, lacking in confidence is something we all deal with, no matter your age. However, there are things that you can do in order to help your kids feel just a…