Facts Sheets

Fabic Facts Sheets

The Fabic Facts Sheets are informative articles spanning many topics and help to elucidate more understanding on topics that many would greatly benefit on understanding more about. In particular these relate to parenting, raising a child and bullying and its effects.

These sheets also highlight how support can be offered to people showing signs of difficulty with these areas of life.

Raising Kids

Dressing

Did you know that your child's ability to dress depends on their ability to:

  • know where their bodies are in space and how body parts relate.
  • coordinate movements of their limbs.
  • manipulate clothing and fasteners.
  • choose appropriate clothing.
  • stabilise themselves whilst reaching and bending.
  • organise and remember steps of dressing.
  • distinguish between right and left sides of their body.
  • differentiate the front and back of clothing.
  • tolerate certain textures and fabrics.

Certainly a lot more than most realise!

To find out more download the Dressing Facts Sheet here.

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Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are physical skills that require whole body movements, which involve the large core muscles of the body to perform functions such as

  • sitting
  • walking
  • standing
  • running
  • jumping

These skills set the foundation for more complex and specialised skills.

To find out more download the Gross Motor Facts Sheet here.

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Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles of the hand such as when your child uses pencils and scissors or ties their shoelaces.

Difficulties with these skills can compromise your child's performance at school, confidence and independence in life skills like getting dressed or feeding themselves.

To find out more download the Fine Motor Facts Sheet here.

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Toiletting

The learning of toileting skills will vary widely amongst children.

Most children learn to control their bladder and bowel by 18 months of age. Around this age children will typically show an interest in toilet training. Bowel control usually is attained before bladder control and girls generally attain independence a few months before boys.

To find out more download the Toiletting Facts Sheet here.

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General Life

Bullying

The patterns of behaviour a person develops today are likely to be the pattersn that are repeated throughout their life.

This means if we learn today to:

  1. Present as a victim ... it's likely you will also present as a victim as an adult
  2. Present as a bully ... it's likely you will also present as a bully as an adult
  3. Take responsibility for your behaviours today ... it's likely you will learn to take responsibility for all aspects of your life in the future and therefore positively influencing your future roles in life ... your work, your futur relationships, partners, parenting, community involvement, how you feel about yourself .. the examples are infinite!

After all, we are all responsible for our own behaviour and our own outcomes in life. We are unable to change the behaviour of another person but we can change our own response and behaviours we choose to use!

To find out more download the Bullying Facts Sheet here.

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Understanding Anxiety

We hear the word anxiety and for most a picture pops up of what anxiety looks and/or feels like. The picture is different for many.

For some, anxiety may look or feel like:

  • A panic attack
  • Heart palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Redness in face and neck
  • Shallow breathing
  • Claustrophobia
  • Difficult to function in day-to-day life
  • Not coping
  • Heart racing
  • Sweating
  • Clamming palms
  • Feeling small like you don't exist
  • Tantrums
  • Refusal to leave the house
  • Refusal to participate in a difficult task
  • And many many more...

To combat anxiety is to embrace each life-lesson as an opportunity … an opportunity to self-master life and all that it presents ...

To find out more download the Anxiety Facts Sheet here.

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