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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Power of Music
The power of music during times of change Achieving stability for your child whilst your family takes on a new form can be a challenging task, however with the right tools, it can be achieved. Music can be an extremely powerful tool during times of change. It can provide a platform to help your chil...
Parenting Shame - it's immobilising
Parenting Shame can be immobilising - you are not alone! By Clare Christie   Does parenting shame immobilise you? You believe that as a parent you 'should' know what to do, and the idea that you might be hurting your child with your own limitations is hard to face and even harder to share with ...
Domestic Violence
When we hear the words “domestic violence” for many of us we automatically think of physical violence. One person hitting another or worse. But domestic violence can come in many different forms; name calling, withholding money or controlling what someone does.   If you are the...
Feature Blog for April!
What is your name & what do you do? Jo – owner of NeoYou. ‘Neo’ means New hence our motto NeoYou: New You, New Life. NeoYou was created from my own life experience of divorce. When I was going through my divorce I didn’t actual have someone to talk to, yes, I had my friends but they coul...