Getting ready for school

Dr Jane Williams and Dr Tessa Grigg   The readiness of any child for pre-school and school must be considered on an individual basis. The most important aspect to consider is to think about how your child is developing, more… Continue Reading >

Starting School

Do you have a little one about to start school – if so, you might be talking about this and possibly even doing some orientations at the school! Becoming a school kid is a big, big milestone. It is an… Continue Reading >

Preparing For School When Your Child Has Allergies

Starting school is a big step for any child. Add food allergies to the mix, and it can make parents feel extremely anxious. However, remember there are hundreds of children who attend school with allergies successfully with no incidents. Managing allergies at school… Continue Reading >

Tips to Combat Loneliness as a Mum

Being a SAHM (Stay at Home Mum) mum is great but has its downside, and that is loneliness and the feeling of isolation. Before kids, I was always around people. I worked, socialised, got invited out and due to being… Continue Reading >

How to approach your child’s teacher

How should you approach your child’s teacher when you are concerned about something occurring at school? Parents often find themselves in difficult situations with teachers. While teachers are there to facilitate your child’s learning, their roles and responsibilities have changed… Continue Reading >

Is your child ready to start school next year?

Deciding if your child is ready for school can cause some anxiety for parents, especially if their birthday happens to make them a particularly young starter. While you might be feeling stressed about the decision, there are some clear signifies… Continue Reading >

Are your kids getting enough exercise?

Exercise and regular physical activity in children and adolescents is important in promoting lifelong health and well-being. Ensuring your child gets adequate exercise can be done at home and at school.   What are the benefits of exercise? Exercise helps… Continue Reading >

Transforming Bodies and Minds – Your house as the playground

Dr Jane Williams and Dr Tessa Grigg In the past few years there have been lots of media articles warning us about the escalating numbers of children who are inactive, overweight and risk long-term health problems. Furthermore, children who are… Continue Reading >

How was school today?

As we send our children to school we trust learning is taking place, and it is. But how do we know? The conversations we have with our children are imperative to building partnerships between school and home, and connecting in… Continue Reading >

Difficult Decisions

Lately I have had a lot going on. And I’m noticing more now that the years are just flying by. One minute you’re a first time mum with your first newborn baby and next minute you’re a mum to 3 kids…. Continue Reading >