Children

Co-Parenting and School
Co-Parenting and school   Who else here haves children in Kindergarten and ready to start school in 2018? Have you decided which school they will be going to? Have you chosen a school and your ex another? Being a parent is tough enough but when you are battling an ex as well it can feel like t...
How Working with Children Helps You Find Happiness and Fulfilment
How Working with Children Helps You Find Happiness and Fulfilment Sometimes, when we’re overwhelmed with obligations. When we can’t remember why we do all the things that we do. And when everything is complicated and difficult, help can come from unexpected places. When the stress becomes too mu...
How to Bring Zen into Your Child's Room
How to Bring Zen into Your Child’s Room Let’s be honest – decorating a child’s room is a nightmare for most parents! With all those toys, books, clothes and other unwanted clutter all over the place, it’s only natural to feel this way. However, kids are supposed to be unorganized and this...
Creating a Child-Friendly Playroom
Creating A Child-Friendly Playroom Whether you are a parent, guardian, daycare provider, or grandparent, a child-friendly playroom will come in handy. As toddlers relish an area of their own, dedicating an area just for your child will benefit both of you. Knowing this, here are a few tips on how to...
Kindergarten Matters: the Importance of Early Childhood Education
Kindergarten Matters: The Importance of Early Childhood Education   As the kids hit pre-school age, many parents are left wondering whether enrolling their children in kindergarten is the right decision. It’s important to mention that kids learn a lot about the world around them in early chil...
Creative Kids Room Ideas that Will Make You Want to be a Kid Again
Creative Kids’ Room Ideas that Will Make You Want to be a Kid Again Having a child is a blessing nobody but parents can understand, and being in the position to witness your child’s life is rather special. A child also makes you feel different, besides being protective, loving and cari...
5 Ideas for a Boys Birthday Party
5 Ideas for a Boys Birthday Party   Finding birthday ideas for boys birthday parties can be a difficult task. It seems that there are thousands of ideas for girls, but for boys, the search is much harder.   Children's' party interests have changed over the years. They no longer want ice cr...
Travelling Activities - Keep kids occupied
10 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy While travelling When you are travelling somewhere, you want to make the trip as smooth as possible. But, if you have kids it may be complicated to a certain extent. They can’t keep calm during the entire trip, they get nervous and tired but are unwilling to slee...
New Year Resolutions
Help Your Children Make the Best New Year’s Resolutions   January is always the perfect time to start fresh, give up a poor habit or establish a new, healthy one. So, yes, it is the perfect time for all the “New Year – New Me” goals. We often see New Year’s resolutions as exclusively ...
Science teaches life skills
Science Teaches Life Skills Along with language and maths, science is an extremely important subject that is central to most school curriculums around the world. A well as the facts, figures and methods that it teaches, it also teaches children valuable developmental and life skills. Science helps c...
Raising Grateful Kids
Ways to Have More Grateful Kids This Christmas   Christmas holidays are the most exciting part of the year. The build-up to it starts months earlier and in the end the excitement pays off in the form of gift giving. It’s a fine tradition, and kids are especially looking forward to it. On the ...
Why I Encourage My Child to Play Outside
Why I Encourage My Child to Play Outside   Playing outside is the perfect opportunity for kids to be kids. Not to mention, it’s good for their health too. It's the place for them to run around, hop, skip, jump, and do all sorts of activity that gets their bodies moving. According to author an...
Learning Disability - Approach it the right way.
How to Approach your Child's Learning Disability the Right Way Finding out that your child has a learning disability of some kind is definitely not something you simply acknowledge and immediately start dealing with. It often hits both the parents and the child like lightning. More often than not, t...
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 ...
Vitamin D Deficiency in children
Vitamin D Deficiency in children – not so sunny after all…   By Mirielle Schreuders BHSc MNP   “Using sunscreen correctly can prevent sunburn and is believed to protect against SCC. Using sunscreen has not, however, been shown to prevent melanoma or BCC” The American Academy of Ped...
Boundaries and Teenagers
The importance of boundaries with teenagers – continued As I mentioned in my previous article, parenting a teenager can be a rewarding process but it is not without its challenges. There is a fine balance between guiding your teenager through their life process and allowing them to make their own ...
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...