Winter Holiday Indoor Boredom Busters which will Keep your Children Engaged and Entertained (without spending a cent)

Written by Alice Zsembery   And just like that we are into June and approaching another set of school holidays! Unlike those distant summer days, the winter school holidays can bring with them a new challenge: entertaining the kids (predominantly)… Continue Reading >

Considering The Whole Family

Life is about being in relationship: with family, with children, with partner, with neighbours, with friends or with fellow workers. All of our interactions involve using our senses, communicating and reciprocating.  From the tiny baby and its parents, to the… Continue Reading >

How to talk about money with your child – Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Children like to spend money – particularly yours. But however good they are at asking their parent to pay for a magazine or lolly at the supermarket, this is often the extent of their financial awareness. Children hear finance-associated words… Continue Reading >

Children who eat nutritious lunches feel better and learn better. 

Studies show that nutritional status can directly affect how well children do at school. Things like iron deficiency impact cognition and being low in other vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, vitamin E, vitamin B, iodine, and zinc, are shown… Continue Reading >

Five tips to get your kids to eat veggies

Are you struggling to get your little one to eat their veggies? Do they balk at the very suggestion of broccoli? According to Australian Dietary Guidelines, we need to be feeding our children at least five servings of veggies a… Continue Reading >

Balancing Body Safety

As a Child Protection Advocate and Presenter, I speak to a lot of parents about protective behaviours.  When it comes to the Q&A sessions, many parents want to know how to balance empowering and educating their children against the realities… Continue Reading >

Managing Nosebleeds – A Vital Guide For Parents

A nosebleed can happen at any time or place and for some children it can happen on a regular basis.. Most nosebleeds are harmless, only causing minor discomfort as they often appear far worse than what they actually are. First… Continue Reading >

Rainbow Families Raise Bright Kids

– Shane Warren –   I know every household has bright children and defining terms like ‘bright’ or ‘smart’ can be very subjective when we are speaking of children who are very much still in development.  However, this post is… Continue Reading >

Protecting our children in a digital world

In today’s digital world, most people don’t think twice about documenting our children’s milestones on social media. From birth and right through school, parents are sharing every aspect of their family life with family and friends. And it’s not just… Continue Reading >

Mum Guilt

I think Mother guilt is a primal thing. Most women are born with a sense of obligation to be the primary carer for the children. I have found as I have stepped up into a more senior role, that the… Continue Reading >