The 5 Essential Play Recipes that you NEED to have on hand (and they take less than 5 minutes to create)!

Written by Alice Zsembery Ever pulled out the playdough only to find that the lid has been left off and it resembles a frisbee? Found your child trying to get their hands on some super glue or paint the bathroom… Continue Reading >

Finished the last page of a great book? Try these ideas to expand kids’ thinking

There are lots of fun extension activities to do with our kids once the last page has been read. Here are practical, tired and tested ideas to try when expanding kids’ experiences, opinions and concepts about the books they read…. Continue Reading >

THE SECRET TO A MORE ADVENTUROUS HOME

Definition of Adventurous: adjective willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences. involving new ideas or methods. full of excitement As parents of teenagers living in a world where they are attached to their devices,… Continue Reading >

Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Management

What kid doesn’t love crystals?  Using crystals gives our kids some power over their emotions, helping them to manage their stress and anxiety with something tangible, something they can touch, see and play with rather than just something they can… Continue Reading >

5 Inclusive Ideas for the Traditional Easter Egg Hunt

You only have to look around the supermarket to see that Easter isn’t too far away. Easter eggs, hot cross buns, Easter baskets and craft supplies for the school easter hat parade are already on the show. Sure, some of… Continue Reading >

The school Lunchbox. Easy changes that make a difference.

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Or join Facebook at Bayside Dietetics   You can get lost in the world of buying the latest supplement or superfood to boost your child’s health. Unfortunately, there won’t always be much evidence behind… Continue Reading >

3 Summer Recipes Kids Love to Make Themselves

As the weather heats up, it’s time to be prepared with a stash of kid-friendly summer-ready food ideas. Plus, because keeping it simple at this time of year is ultra-important for parents, these three ideas can be made by the… Continue Reading >

Out Of My Control

A huge slice of my step mum experiences can be put into the ‘this is out of my control’ box. Arguably a lot of our lives are out of our complete control however this feeling can be incredibly frustrating. Feeling… Continue Reading >

A fish out of water. Is it happening to my child?

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au   “Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or something may happen. You never know what.” Mr Carp gave this advice to a boy who bought Otto the fish from his… Continue Reading >

Handling “Those Looks” When You Have Fussy Kids at Christmas Gatherings

As a parent with a fussy eater, you have no doubt been served up your fair share of common-wisdom-but-oh-so-wrong advice when it comes to managing your child’s fussy eating behaviour. And as I have written about here for Kiddipedia previously,… Continue Reading >