Teacher-Librarians – The Aunty of the School

If the classroom teacher is the ‘school parent’, then the teacher librarian is an aunty. They are a caring, supportive presence in a child’s life. A person with responsibility and a high level of investment in the child, they are… Continue Reading >

How to Cope with Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

When you first fall pregnant, feeling a little queasy in the morning can be a welcome sign that everything is progressing well. If it’s your first pregnancy it can even feel like an initiation into a special club – ‘yay,… Continue Reading >

Helping Families After a Flood

This content has been published with permission from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organisation behind Sesame Street. ©/TM 2022 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.   You have each other. You bring your child comfort and make him feel safe. Your love helps… Continue Reading >

Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >

School Anxiety After Lockdown: Tips to Help Your Child Cope

Returning to school can be a stressful experience for children at the best of times, but going back to school after extended lockdowns can cause extra anxiety. Although many children and parents are looking forward to the return of school,… Continue Reading >

The benefits of exercise for kids during the pandemic: Why it’s more important than ever for kids to stay active

By Laura Sereno, BK’s Gymnastics Program Manager   We all understand the benefits of physical activity for our kids – it’s an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a crucial part of a child’s physical and mental development,… Continue Reading >

Separation Anxiety

It is natural for young children to feel anxious when saying goodbye. Even though separation anxiety is a normal stage of development it is very difficult to cope with. Being empathic to the child in supporting them through the anxiety… Continue Reading >

Looking after yourself around food during Lockdown

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Please join my facebook Bayside Dietetics or Instagram @baysidedietetics   A friend of mine just said goodbye to all his employees while another friend sits and waits for the travel industry to resurrect… Continue Reading >

How to Cope with Reminders of your Pregnancy and Child Loss | Amelia Walker and Chris Barnes from Gidget Foundation | Ep 169

   The loss of a baby or a child is undoubtedly the most devastating, heartbreaking experience anyone could possibly endure. It’s common for many parents to experience intense and profound feelings of despair, loss, and heartache and is left… Continue Reading >

How to help ourselves cope

“They call me an expert with kids,” says Amanda Dounis. “Since 1999 I have run and operated my own early learning centres. Now I see so many kids of all ages at my clinic (and even online). “It wasn’t long… Continue Reading >