Fun Ways to Keep Children Learning During School Holidays

Understandably, it can be difficult for children to remain motivated and engaged with their learning while on holidays. After all, they’ve just spent the past two or three months reading, writing, counting and problem-solving, so it’s only fair that they’re… Continue Reading >

Dysphagia, a difficult diagnosis to swallow

Did you know that the average human swallows 700 times a day?! A process that is seemingly easy, automatic and effortless to most, but for some can be very difficult and even dangerous. People who have difficulties with swallowing can… 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 >

My Child Eats Sweets in Hiding. What can I do?

Trish has a 10-year-old child, who is a fussy eater with a sweet tooth. “The other day I walked in the lounge and found P. behind the door, demolishing a pot of  ‘chocolate spread’. I was so upset; I lost it then… Continue Reading >

What it is to be Human (big humans and kids alike!)

  So researchers have put their heads together and after much debate decided there are 6 primary human emotions… Anger Fear Sadness Surprise Trust Anticipation   Although a quick google search will, of course, provide a wide variety of answers… Continue Reading >

‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained’ – fostering kids’ independence.

When we see our kids struggling to do an independent task, it can be difficult to watch as they are frustrated and it’s a challenge to resist helping them.  We want our kids to succeed but how can we foster… Continue Reading >

The day I said YES!

I had a ‘yes’ day, a day of only saying ‘yes’ to my kids. It made me realise two things: my kids are pretty fun, and I say ‘no’ far too often. I realised I say ‘no’ to little things… Continue Reading >

Talk to your children about Mental Health

According to recent research, approximately 560 000 Australian Children and Adolescents have experienced a mental disorder in the past year. That is one in seven 4-17 year olds. A whopping 65 % of teenagers have searched the internet for information… Continue Reading >