Hello and WELCOME to our school readiness program where one of our resident leading experts, Sonja Walker, talks us through everything we need to know about our children starting school.

Learning to stand up for themselves and manage the politics of the playground is an important school readiness skill. In this video, I explain how you can help your child to develop social confidence by modelling the right ways to deal with difficult social situations and conflict.

We will be releasing a new video each day for 25 days so please join us to learn all you need to know about starting school!

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  • Everyone is different and there are some children that simply are not and never will be assertive. And thats ok. We are all different.


  • Thank you, this is very helpful.


  • Very useful tips! With a daughter with speech delay and communication problems as well as delayed motor skills – this info is crucial to me in preparing her for school. Some ideas i hadnt thought of! Thank you.


  • Excellent advice and those 5 words will be used over and over in many other situations too.


  • Thanks Sonja – this is good and sensible advice and this is what we have always done with the kids and taught the kids. Being assertive is a positive action for kids and adults.


  • Loving all this advice, its a great help.


  • lol be assertive to your child and they will demonstrate it back to you lol.


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  • Thank you so much Sonja. Your tips are fantastic

    • Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I really appreciate it and hope the tips in this series are helping you and other mums.


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