Some Tips for Mums……

1. Have some daily routines – Some mums find it helpful to have a checklist of what you need to do.  Others prepare the key things the night before…..  Getting out the school clothes, or making lunch early – its the small things… Continue Reading >

Communicating with confidence is the priority!

There are 1.2 million Australians with communication disability. Speech pathologists like Freeda Thong from Youthrive in Springfield work with these Australians to provide them with the confidence to communicate. “In Australia today, communication disability is largely invisible. Unseen and out-of-sight,”… Continue Reading >

The Separation Challenge

Life can be great. And love can be fantastic. But when things don’t work out…….it can be challenge. Especially if children are involved.  Things can be complex, complicated or amiable and smooth. There are many factors involved, and often there… Continue Reading >

Parenting – starts with communication 

Parenting is often formed by what we were shown in our childhood, how we were parented. Sometimes this changes dependent on the consciousness of that person to either stay in that paradigm or to completely change the course. Either way,… Continue Reading >

Recognising all Mothers this Mother’s Day!

As Mother’s Day approaches so does the Federal election, how are both these relevant I hear you ask?! Firstly, there are over a million of us living in step and blended families. Did you know that Step mum out number… Continue Reading >

Understanding Babies’ Cries – The Key to Successful Settling

How can knowing your baby’s cries help with sleep? These days virtually every parent will have heard of Dunstan Baby Language which teaches you the different sounds that babies can make when ‘crying’. This is their communication and it can… Continue Reading >

Allergies and Special Occasions

Allergies and special occasions can be quite a minefield, for both the allergy sufferer and for everyone around them. This Christmas, I encourage everyone to step back and consider how they can help make sure that allergy kids are included… Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Establish a Positive Relationship With School

Education can be a real battleground for parents, particularly if your child has a diagnosis or disability. It can be a battle to find the right educational setting for your child, let alone getting your child’s needs met. It can… Continue Reading >

Benefits in Messy Play

Messy play fosters a child’s imagination, curiosity, experimentation and encourages good concentration. It allows young children to make their own discoveries using all their senses and is an essential part of childhood. Parents may be unaware by sending little Johnny off… Continue Reading >

5 Things to AVOID when doing Art with your Children

The definition of art is very dynamic, however, the Oxford Dictionary describes it as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily… Continue Reading >