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“Just Breathe”

(Breathing Exercises for Stress Management)   Picture yourself in the middle of an exam, a board meeting, or for your kids, it could be before a presentation at school or a sporting final.  Your pulse is quickening, your thoughts are… Continue Reading >

Don’t Burn out before you even begin!

(Set Yourself Up for Sustainable Success from the Outset).   With the festive season fading swiftly into the past, many of us are now well into our ‘New-Year-New-Me’ health and fitness kicks. For many other busy parents though, school holidays… Continue Reading >

Delving deeper into your child’s favourite story.

Think back to your own childhood. What was your favourite kids’ book? Depending on your   ‘vintage’ answers will vary. As a little girl, I remember loving the classics; Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm,  ‘The Five Chinese Brothers’ but mainly… Continue Reading >

How to Prepare for The Start Of The School Year?

  As a mum, I understand the struggle of preparing for the new year. Every single year, with every single child, it just doesn’t seem to get easier. I have been through it all and today I am bringing you… Continue Reading >

How to gently decrease milk reliance and increase family foods

By Simone Emery As a children’s nutritionist, Simone Emery works with parents to navigate the infamous fussy eating years of childhood. Today, she shares her best tips on how to wean your child off their dependence on milk and increase family foods…. Continue Reading >

“The Strength Switch” by Dr Lea Waters – a book review

This month I am presenting you with a book review. Why am I doing this …. basically because it’s a really good read but more than this… the more people that get themselves a copy, either from the library, a… Continue Reading >

Why Growing your Child’s Dream through Visualisation will help you!

  You know when you get an idea and ponder it, allow it to grow in your fertile mind until it slowly takes fruit… that’s hard work!  Dreams need to be very strong in your mind’s eye because they come… Continue Reading >

Life challenges ….in Relationships……with a focus on the family

Some parents have challenges with their children. And, to tell the truth, some children have challenges with their parents. That’s tricky. We’ve heard the phrase….” You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”. It works both ways…. Continue Reading >

The Working Parent Juggle; Tips to occupy the kids at home when you really need to get things done

Written by Alice Zsembery   As parents, we are constantly juggling the various demands that having kids brings and, when you throw in a career that you are desperately trying to hold onto, another juggling layer is involved… In an… Continue Reading >

The Witching Hours!!! What causes it and tips on how to cope

It is 5pm and it starts. Your newborn baby is fussing and there appears nothing you do will help to settle them. Sounds like the witching hour has arrived again. In European folklore, the witching hour is the time of… Continue Reading >

Building a Network of Trust

One of the key elements to empowering and protecting our young children against abuse is to ensure that they have a network of adults that they can trust (also known as a network of safety).  Although as parents, we may… Continue Reading >

Separation anxiety: An essential guide for parents

Media kindly brought to you by Goodstart Early Learning   Nervous about your child starting at an early learning centre or kindergarten? Many parents are. Below are some tips from a psychologist, to ensure it’s a smooth transition for your… Continue Reading >

How to Beat the Back to School Blues

The holidays are over and school is back in session. While we, as parents, may be grateful for the return to routine and some peace and quiet, strangely enough, our kids may not share in our enthusiasm. Many kids become… Continue Reading >

Village of People

I recently wrote a Facebook post, celebrating my son’s six-month milestone and thanking my ‘village of people’ for all their help. What I meant by this was the support I received from my village: my husband, stepsons, mum, sister, other… Continue Reading >

5 Common misinterpretations of kids’ mealtime behaviour.

Can you tell what their facial expressions and gestures mean?   I recently went to a conference on “parenting for resilience”  given by Professor Louise Newman, Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital. One… Continue Reading >

Back to School – how much should your child’s backpack weigh?

There has been lots of controversy over how much your child’s backpack is going to weigh. How much does your child’s schoolbag weigh? It is suggested that a child’s schoolbag irrespective of their age their schoolbag should weigh about 10%… Continue Reading >

Flying with Food Allergies

Flying with food allergies is often the subject of media attention. And along with that, also the subject of a lot of confusion and anxiety for allergy families. I am going to share my top tips for flying with food… Continue Reading >

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Creating your own family traditions can be so much fun, and Valentine’s day is the perfect moment to get together and celebrate. So here’s a programme of ideas to fit into your day, crafting cards and sharing a cute themed… Continue Reading >

Starting School

Starting school can be an emotional time for families who have experienced the birth of a baby born premature or sick. An early or traumatic birth can lead to growth or developmental delays, behavioural challenges and disabilities, and how their… Continue Reading >

Valentine’s Gifts that Keep on Giving

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Is it a celebration that you look forward to each year? Well, I used to before kids. Now after three kids, it is a lot harder to be spontaneously romantic, or at the very least… Continue Reading >

Back to School Checklist

At this time of year, there is so much to get organised for kids for the new school year! Mums of kids with allergies also have a heap of other items that they need to get organised such as action… Continue Reading >

New Beginnings Bring New Responsibilities

Your little one is getting ready to start school. This is a time of change which can be both exciting and challenging for children, and their parents, as they experience the early days of school and transition into a new… Continue Reading >

School Readiness and what you need to know.

The decision about when your child should start school can be a hard one to make. Many people think that being school ready means that your child must know how to read and write but these skills are often secondary… Continue Reading >

Is my child ready to walk to school?

By Dr Kelly Bowers, Youthrive Clinical Psychologist   It’s natural that we want to make sure our children arrive safely at school. While it’s never easy saying goodbye to routine school drop-offs, is it time to give your children extra… Continue Reading >

Summer Snacking for Kids

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   When we were little, the summer holidays were spent outdoors. We’d hang with the neighbours’ kids all day and pop home for food only when… Continue Reading >

 

 

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