It’s Important to Foster Independence

A new Netflix reality show called “Old Enough” has been sparking a spirited debate around the world about parenting and how we develop independence in our children. The show that depicts Japanese children, some as young as 2, taking their… 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 >

Get your child back on track this year using the power of goal setting

Media kindly brought to you by Goalstar Rewards   After two years of navigating life during a pandemic, who else thought that 2022 was finally going to be when everything got back to normal?! Of course, that hasn’t been the… Continue Reading >

How Drama Classes Prepare Kids for Life Beyond School

If your child tells you they want to be a musician, you encourage them to learn an instrument. If they tell you they want to be the next Ash Barty, you sign them up for tennis lessons. Perhaps they come… Continue Reading >

Starting School

When parents are preparing their children to start school for the very first time, there are a few areas that parents can address to ensure: That the children feel comfortable with a set of life skills which will allow them… Continue Reading >

Starting School

When parents are preparing their children to start school for the very first time, there are a few areas that parents can address to ensure: 1. That the children feel comfortable with a set of life skills which will allow… Continue Reading >

Five Things You Can Do to Help Your Kids Develop a Love of Reading

You can’t start too early in developing your child’s literacy skills. From babyhood, sharing picture books introduces your child to the conventions of reading.  After they drum on the book with a spoon or drop it on the floor in… Continue Reading >

Homeschooling Tips and Tricks

Homeschooling can be very rewarding in which you can teach children and teens one on one. You get to actually focus on that child or teen and help them. Sometimes you may have a few children to home school and… Continue Reading >

Expert Tips To Determine If a Child is Ready to Start Primary School | Andrew Oberthur | Ep 166

  We’ve arrived at the point of the year where parents need to make the decision if their preschooler is ready to commence primary school next year, or not. This is determined by the cut-off dates for your state or… Continue Reading >

Preserving Childhood Independence

The independence of childhood that many of us grew up with has now been replaced with consistent monitoring in order to keep our kids safe and reduce our level of anxiety as parents. This parental anxiety is being driven by… Continue Reading >