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Dr John Irvine


Child and Family Psychologist

B.A PhD., M.A.C.E., M.A.P.S

Our partnership with respected child psychologist Dr John Irvine is a philosophical connection that helps shape our vision that physical and emotional development is at the core of education.

We share a love of child centred learning through exploration, problem solving and play. We share a desire to have all children excel in their cultural, emotional and academic development. Together we embrace the importance of providing quality practical guidance for parents and educational professionals.

Dr John was a teacher before becoming a child psychologist. He was awarded the Shell Prize for Arts and the University Medal during his studies at the University of New England.

He is a sought after speaker and author of several books, including Who’d Be A Parent, A Handbook for Happy Families and Thriving at School.

WorryWoos and Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for Schools

Dr John was first introduced to the WorryWoo family over a year ago. He was instantly drawn to Nola, Rue, Fuddle, Squeek, Wince, Twitch and now, Zelly, the Monster of Envy.

Since then Dr John has connected with the WorryWoo creator, Andi Green to bring to life practical tips and guidance for parents and education professionals seeking to support children and their emotional development. Our next stage of evolution is a unique Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for schools.

‘Emotional intelligence is just as important as a child’s academic ability,’ explains Dr John, ‘recognising and embracing our emotions, as well as having parents and educators who can help navigate the rapidly changing 21st century is paramount is making sure children are supported in their learning and emotional growth.’ Dr John has begun trialling this expertly designed lesson plans with a range of schools across NSW, with very positive results.

To learn more about our partnership with Dr John on the Developing Emotional Intelligence Program for Schools contact our team on communications@edex.com.au

Dr John is co-founder and consultant child psychologist at the R.E.A.D Clinic on the Central Coast of New South Wales.


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