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...
How Pets Aid in Raising Children
How Pets Aid in Raising  Children   Every single parent on this planet tells themselves at some point ‘I want to raise my child to be a good person’. And there are too many factors to count what actually influences raising children right and what makes the most difference. However, the sa...
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...
Foster Care Benefits
How Fostering Can Benefit Your Children There are a lot of misconceptions about fostering, and the most damaging of all is that all foster children are naughty or have some kind of behavioural problem. For this reason, a lot of parents might avoid making enquiries about becoming a foster carer if th...
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...
Overreacting, overtired parents
Are You Overreacting Because You Are Tired? Have you ever found yourself overreacting or going mad at your child because you were tired beyond your limits? I don’t know a parent who hasn’t had one day when they wish bedtime would come sooner rather than later. This is normal. It does not mean yo...
Overtired children avoid at all cost
4 Tips on dealing with an Overtired Child As a parent an overtired child can be a little monster! Personally I do everything I can to avoid my daughter from becoming overtired.  If you are anything like me you will also never want to be around when your child becomes overtired; I try to avoid the m...
Tired parents equals bad behaviour
Tired? Who isn’t!   Spoiler alert – Parenting is hard and most parents I know are tired! Ok so we may all know that. The truth is we make it 10 times harder when we try to fit that ideal of ‘perfect parents’.   Yes everyone may be fitter, stronger, and healthier now. However, modern d...
Parental sacrifice can impact our children
Parental Sacrifice .... Child's Loss What can we learn from Karl Stefanovic and Cassandra Thorburn? Firstly this is not an article about their relationship or their separation. It is about the sacrifice that we make as parents.  I read a news article recently and it made me realise that parents mak...
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...
14 tips to help with Parenting During Exam Time
Parenting During Exam Time   Parenting children itself is an extremely difficult task let alone parenting during exam time. Exams have the ability to turn children into stressed robots. Over the last month we have brought you articles on how your children can get through this period. This artic...
8 tips on How to Approach Exam Season
How to Approach Exam Season Exam time can frequently be unpleasant and nerve-wracking. How does your child approach exam season? While some anxiety can be positive, being excessively curious or tense can be dangerous. This is particularly so when the event that it meddles with your final result. Rig...