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 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...
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!”...
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 ...
Power of You - Harnessing your power
This morning I found that I had some time to myself (a rare occurrence these days). So I seized that opportunity and made my way to a local coffee shop with my journal in hand.   I never know what is going to come out when I sit there with a pen and my journal. Today I found myself writing abou...
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...
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 ...
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...
Save Money after Divorce
5 Ways a Single Parent Can Save Money after Divorce by Mason Browne Just so the divorce was finally settled, you will no longer have problems. If you believe this, then you are wrong. There are other problems that may come your way after the divorce. Apart from your emotional difficulties, financial...
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...