Why socialisation is important for children.

I live in Melbourne, the city with the longest covid related  lock down in the world. In 2019 if you had told me socialising was going to be an illegal activity because of a global pandemic, I would not have… Continue Reading >

How to encourage a lifelong love of books in your child

The benefits of reading are hugely impactful in many different areas of your child’s life, and not just in the classroom. Reading builds your child’s imagination, increases their vocabulary and helps them develop critical social and communication skills that will… Continue Reading >

4 ways to encourage nature-based play with your child and why it matters

Media kindly brought to you by Plum Play  Take the modern world’s increasing amount of ‘screen time’, urban living arrangements that limit access to green spaces, throw in a pandemic with enforced home lockdowns, and it’s no surprise that kids’… Continue Reading >

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 >

Newborns and Sleep: A roadmap for you.

Let’s talk newborns and sleep! Congratulations on your precious newborn. Babies are little miracles and bring bundles of joy. But along with all the love and joy this newborn journey brings, also comes many, many questions. Am I right? Lovely mama,… Continue Reading >

How to Encourage a Growth Mindset at School and at Home

The word “YET” can be very powerful to help our children and students to develop a growth mindset, which will help them towards achieving their goals and foster success. A growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset will help… Continue Reading >

Newborns and sleep: The Roadmap

Let’s talk newborns and sleep! Congratulations on your precious newborn. Babies are little miracles and bring bundles of joy. But along with all the love and joy this newborn journey brings, also comes many, many questions. Am I right? Lovely mama,… Continue Reading >

Minority Stress in Same Sex Families

Shane Warren   As we approach the end of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting back on the year past, the good the stuff, the tough stuff and the ‘I’m out of here’ stuff…  Therapeutically this is powerful stuff… Continue Reading >

Toileting, is my child ready?

When thinking about toilet training children it can elicit feelings of excitement about not needing to change nappies anymore. With that though, also comes some big feelings of nervousness about significant changes and a shift in Independence for some children…. Continue Reading >

3 Tips to help Build  Body Confidence in Children

Anne Poirier Shaping Perspectives…A Woman’s Way to Joy   Just the other day I received a text from a past client that said:“I am finally at peace with my body, and today my daughter came home from Kindergarten and told… Continue Reading >