Child Development

Coach Your Children
HOW TO ENCOURAGE AND COACH YOUR CHILDREN – RATHER THAN NAG THEM The language a parent uses can empower or dis-empower a child – get it right and you can leave a child feeling inspired. However, get it wrong and the child will limit themselves and feel disempowered, criticised and 'nagged'.  ...
Lessons daughter taught
6 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned from My Daughter Earlier As a dad in today’s world it can be hard raising a daughter. Even when you make the right decisions, it can still lead to the wrong conclusion. Our lovely little ladies follow different rules than when raising boys. Am I raising her to be st...
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids This is a guest post written by Manuel Cadaing for mhealth. mhealth offers physiotherapy, clinical pilates, orthotics and other related health services in Melbourne to improve well-being, fitness and performance.   Kids are fast learners. They can ...
Boosting confidence in kids
Boosting Confidence: A Parent's Guide for Supporting Children's Self-Esteem Even though at first thought self esteem seems like one of those things which we build as adults, the truth is that it is one of the most crucial “ingredients” of our personality which should develop from early childhood...
Nurturing your child's strength
HOW TO NURTURE A CHILD’S STRENGTH TO RELEASE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL   Each child is born with a unique gift, an a strength that they are great at. For parents, the key is to recognise and encourage this strength so that it enables the child to reach their true potential. I recently worked with Jane...
Quiet Time Activities for Kids
Quiet Time Activities for Kids [caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 3 Quiet Time activities for children by Sophia Smith[/caption]   Sometimes, parents just need a moment to rest and relax when they get home from work and they do not have the strength to cope with the ...
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life. It can also be incredibly difficult. Although there are countless books on parenting and plenty of self help available, nobody can really be prepared for the responsibilities of raising a child. Dealing with a hyperac...
Overnight visits with babies
Q & A Overnight visits with babies - what a hot topic and the focus of this Q & A. Question - Overnight visits with babies under the age of 2 - should it take place? Recently we received an email asking for advice on overnight visits with babies under the age of 2 years.  We know that this ...
Infant Development by The Baby Leader
It only takes two… much of the research on infant development highlights the benefits of a two parent approach to family functioning, the rationale behind the recommendation considers the practical limitations of being attuned to infant needs introspectively while simultaneously remaining orientat...