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The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence Most people today have heard about domestic or family violence.  But usually what comes to mind is loud screaming, broken bones and bruised faces.  We expect to see the consequences of the domestic violence and without that visual evidence, it is easy to assum...
Learning a Language Made Better with E-Learning Technologies
Learning a language Made Better with E-Learning Technologies Use of computers and new technologies have become a crucial part of our lives and have taken over every facet of it, including education. With the help of technology, educators, students and parents alike, have a variety of learning tools...
10 Free Online Resources and Apps for Kids with Dyslexia
10 Free Online Resources and Apps for Kids with Dyslexia For a long time, kids with dyslexia were overlooked in the classroom. It was assumed that they just weren’t very bright, or that they were disruptive due to bad behaviour rather than frustration. This is no longer the case, and teachers are ...
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 caring, you t...
Mental Health Impact of Child Sexual Abuse in Later Life
Mental Health Impact of Child Sexual Abuse in Later Life   Child abuse violates the trust at the core of a child's relationship with the world (Walker, 1994). There is no denying the connection between child sexual abuse and adverse mental health of adults.   This article looks at some of ...
5 Night Routines for Parents
5 Night Routines for Parents to Overcome Fatigue and Help Their Baby Sleep Longer When you hear them purr and gurgle, now that’s when your heart melts and your whole body goes into a spiral of emotions, with your brain screaming “It’s impossible I’ve given birth to THIS adorable creature!”...
Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Electricity
Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Electricity BY DAVID TROUNCE With Christmas, come lights. Lots of beautiful lights. The kind of lights that will attract most toddlers, making them vulnerable to all the hazards that comes with electricity in and around the home. According to the Australian IHW National...
8 Reasons Why Kids Should Science More
8 Reasons Why Kids Should Science More [Infographic] Along with language and maths, science is an extremely important subject that is central to most school curriculums around the world, but as well as the facts, figures and methods that science teaches, science also teaches children valuable develo...
Dating after divorce
Do's & Don'ts to Avoid Relationship Mistakes While Dating After a Divorce   Dating after divorce will never be easy. You will always feel the need to move on and go with your life, but there will always be fear of repeating the same mistakes.   Don’t worry. Getting back in the dating wor...
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...
Coping with Spring Asthma and Allergies
Coping with Spring Asthma and Allergies In Australia and especially on the coast, asthma is a significant health problem, and it increases more during the spring season. Approximately one in every ten people have asthma, and around 80% of them have an allergic reaction to dust and pollen. Asthma and...
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...
Taking one day at a time
Taking One Day at a Time When you are tired and stressed it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Little niggles become larger than life and what you would have ignored previously has become the trigger to start world war 3.  When this is your life the easiest thing to do is take one day at ...
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...
Single Parents of Teens
3 Things Single Parents Of Teens Must Do To Keep Sane No one ever claims being a single parent is easy and as single parents of teens you know this to especially be the case. In fact, media portrayals of single parenthood rarely glamourize it. Struggles with maintaining a balance between single life...
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...