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Restraint collapse: fact-file

Restraint collapse defined After school restraint collapse is a term coined by Andrea Loewen Nair. At CalmFamily we recognise it is applicable in many scenarios,

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emotional containment is important to help children develop emotional regulation and avoid meltdowns, tantrums, and after school restraint collapse
Fact files

Core emotions

The purpose of core emotions Our core emotions have an important set of purposes. Each one has its own purpose, however, they all function to:

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activities with lego bricks or duplo
Activities

Lego games and activities

​The idea behind this is to get you thinking about really simple yet fun stuff you can do with your small folk. We mean stuff

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Articles

Can I help, Mum?

​“Can I help, mum?” How many times have we heard this from our toddlers? When we’re making dinner, hanging up the washing, cleaning the windows.

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child in a cardboard box free open-ended toy
Articles

The benefits of open-ended toys

What do we mean by ‘open-ended toys’? Toy companies tell us that in order to optimise our children’s development we must buy specially designed educational

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