How do you get a gamer kid to help around the house?

One of the challenges we all face as parents is that as our kids get older, having them help out around the house can become an ever-increasing challenge. Between cries of I’m tired or I’m too busy, to I forgot… Continue Reading >

Brain Training’ or ‘Network-Building, What is the Best Approach for My Child?

By Dean of Research and Program Development, MindChamps, Brian Caswell   Over the years, one of the recurrent questions we receive from parents, though expressed in many different ways, is this one: ‘What can I, as a parent, do to help… Continue Reading >

Helping Your Child Write

One thing I often hear as a teacher is the difficulty of getting reluctant writers to write. Unfortunately, despite all the advances in technology, writing is still a very important skill to learn, however, for our children, writing isn’t as… Continue Reading >

How to help your toddler adjust to life with a baby on the way

Walking along the frozen aisle at Coles, a woman stops next to us in front of the vegetables. “Oh, how far along are you?”. “7 months” I reply. She beams at my daughter looking at her suspiciously “how exciting! You’re… Continue Reading >

How the Media is Causing Bullying and Mental Health Problems for our Children

Stereotypes are so often taken for granted and so engrained that we assume they are a real construct. When we see stereotypes in media, advertising and marketing it reinforces them further and perpetuates them in a never ending cycle. Stereotypes… Continue Reading >

Back to School Guide – Checklist for all Stages

Starting big school is exciting and a huge milestone in a kid’s life, and also for the parents. Some things that might be different are a bigger school, having to wear a school uniform, new teachers, new kids, and not… Continue Reading >

Mealtimes and Fussy Eating

For many parents it can be a frustrating and overwhelming event during meal times if their child is a picky eater. I think when we become parents we have this expectation that our kids will just eat whatever we serve… Continue Reading >

Dinner times stressful? Try these 5 time saving tips.

If you’re anything like the mums I work with, dinner time can be a real struggle. You’ve been busy all day, the kids are grumpy after school, everyone’s hungry and you really can’t be bothered cooking.  Night after night, this… Continue Reading >

Help a Miracle this Christmas

Every year in Australia, 48,000 babies are born requiring specialised care. Of these, 27,000 are born premature and up to 1,000 babies will sadly lose their fight for life. 132 babies will be born on Christmas Day, and will sadly… Continue Reading >

7 gift-giving hacks to a great Christmas without overspending

Don’t let your rendition of “We wish you a Merry Christmas” hit a bad note with a debt-riddled new year. These gift-giving hacks will help keep your spirits AND your bank balance cheery! Every Christmas, Australians run up billions of… Continue Reading >