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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 sleep dur...
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...
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...
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...
Tips for Getting Through Exams. Is your child prepared?
Tips for Getting Through Exams Exam time is one of the most anxious and nerve-racking time for many students either before or after exams and in many cases both. What to contemplate and what not to is a conundrum most students face. This article presents some useful tips on getting through exams so ...
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'.  ...
Keeping your family home
You could keep your home through your divorce The stress of separation and divorce doesn't need to be coupled with the loss of your family home. This is a really important time to have a conversation with a trusted professional about your finances to discuss your options. You may be surprised with t...
Home Security Tips Keeping You Safe
Home Security Tips To Keep The Family Safe   In today’s society, good home security will save you a lot of frustration and heartbreak. Often, ensuring your house is safe and secure can come down to a few simple details. These details can make the difference between your house being broken int...
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 ...
Are you a selfish parent?
Are you a selfish parent? I'm a selfish parent. At least, I strive to be. Yes, - I STRIVE to be a selfish parent. Many people think of selfishness as a bad thing.  Selfishness - which means, to be primarily concerned with oneself - is sometimes synonymous with NOT being concerned about others. And ...
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...
Self-Care it is so important
The importance of Self-Care A year ago I found myself a single mum at 41 to a little girl just over a year old. I felt scared and angry. I did not know how this could have happened to me. I let my anger consume me until finally I broke down. I learnt the hard way the importance of self-care. First t...
Focus on a healthy mind
How can you keep your mind as healthy as possible during a separation? If you are reading this article, you are more than likely a parent who is trying to recover from a break-up. To keep with the theme of this month which is health, I’d love to talk to you about some of the ways you keep can keep...
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...