Understanding Resilience

Resilience is a complex concept, yet it is often a tangible goal for parents when they think of their hopes and dreams for their child.  Everyone would love for their child to be “resilient”, but what does it really mean. … Continue Reading >

I wish all new parents were told…

Many new or expecting parents share similar fears and concerns during this time and my hope is to offer some best practice researched advice, strategies and recommendations for families to try, because if there is one thing I have learnt… Continue Reading >

Leading By Example

by Sam Wood Most people know me as the health and fitness expert but what a lot of people don’t know is that my passion for fitness extends well beyond adults. In 2007 I founded Gecko Sports, Australia’s first ever… Continue Reading >

Learning to Catch a Ball

Being able to catch a ball is a basic gross motor skill that can have a big influence on your child’s future motivation and ability to participate in sports with their friends and for fitness. For your child to successfully… Continue Reading >

You and your Dog

Mrs Jay Anderson   Dogs. Lots of people have a dog, or grew up with a dog.  Some couples get a dog, so they may say….to practice to caring for a child. Others get a dog for their child. Perhaps… Continue Reading >

What is Speech Pathology?

By Youthrive Speech Pathologist Freeda Thong   What do Speech Pathologists do? Most people will think that a speech pathologist works only with children, and to only treat lisps. How boring that would be for those working as speech pathologists… Continue Reading >

The 10 Step Guide to Empowering & Protecting Your Kids

  Understand the reality of abuse Before you begin to empower and protect your children, it is important that you understand the reality of childhood sexual abuse. The key points to understand are: Childhood sexual abuse cuts across all demographics… Continue Reading >

How to help your child speak confidently to adults

By Kasey Lloyd, Youthrive Psychologist   Why do some children find it easy to converse with family friends, professionals, and strangers while others struggle to whisper ‘hello’? Some researchers suggest we are born with different temperaments, while others suggest that… Continue Reading >

It’s not just monkey business. Why yoga and meditation for children is important!

Just like adults, Children can suffer from different stresses in their lives. Starting kinder, starting primary or high school, moving home, changes to family situations and more. One way we can help children to cope with situations of stress, as… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to teach your children mindfulness from pre to post birth

Imagine being able to teach your child a skill that gave them confidence, stability and peace from their first day on earth, and it could cost you nothing. Professional performers in all disciplines from singing and public speaking to Olympic… Continue Reading >