Fostering Childhood Independence

Children love being independent. We see this when babies try to spoon-feed themselves, toddlers demand to dress themselves and pre-schoolers want to help with household chores. Young children love to do things for themselves even when it makes life harder… Continue Reading >

Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions About Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Michelle Derrig   Trigger warning: This article focuses on the topic of childhood sexual abuse which may be triggering for some readers.   Talking about childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is of course, a very overwhelming and unpleasant task. So,… Continue Reading >

5 Inclusive Ideas for the Traditional Easter Egg Hunt

You only have to look around the supermarket to see that Easter isn’t too far away. Easter eggs, hot cross buns, Easter baskets and craft supplies for the school easter hat parade are already on the show. Sure, some of… Continue Reading >

Gaming and Screen Time: Is this an issue in your home?

Have you found yourself frustrated with the seeming addiction your son or daughter has to their mobile device or gaming console?  Do you feel like you are somehow letting your child down by allowing them to spend so much time… Continue Reading >

Childhood Stress and Anxiety Management

School can be a slog – there’s no doubt about that. It’s a place where great memories and lifelong friendships are forged, both inside and outside the classroom, but it has its fair share of natural negativity too with the… Continue Reading >

Banning Secrets – A News Years Resolution

For many of us, sharing a secret with a friend or family member was a normal part of our childhood. The idea of being entrusted with a secret would conjure up feelings of delight as you furtively promised ‘never to… Continue Reading >

Making Memories at Christmas

The key question to keep asking is: Are you spending your time on the right things? As time is all you have. Randy Pausch One of my most valued things in the entire world is a tin lunch box filled… Continue Reading >

Hottest Christmas Toys 2021

Media kindly brought to you by Jasnor   I’d love for you to stop whatever you’re doing and go on a little journey with me, just for a moment, back to your childhood. Take a deep breath and have a… Continue Reading >

Stopping Domestic Violence Starts in Early Childhood | Kari Sutton | Ep 167

  Our earliest experiences in childhood form the foundation of who we become in adulthood. Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain develops by age 5? During this time, a child’s neural pathways are formed based on their… Continue Reading >

Stopping domestic violence starts in early childhood

Violence against women is preventable because we know that the cycle of violence starts with disrespect. Violence stems from sexist attitudes and disrespect of women and girls such as: that women and girls aren’t as good as men and boys, don’t deserve… Continue Reading >