Starting Kinder

So this year my oldest started 4yo kinder. (Start crying hysterically) It’s an exciting and sad occasion. Sad that my baby is growing up and excited to watch her grow, make new friends and experience new things. It’s one of… Continue Reading >

How to Give Your Child a Head Start

Media proudly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs Not sure how to support your child’s development in the early years? Worried they won’t be ready for school? Want to give your child the best start for a love of… Continue Reading >

How to Beat the Back to School Blues

The holidays are over and school is back in session. While we, as parents, may be grateful for the return to routine and some peace and quiet, strangely enough, our kids may not share in our enthusiasm. Many kids become… Continue Reading >

Back to School – how much should your child’s backpack weigh?

There has been lots of controversy over how much your child’s backpack is going to weigh. How much does your child’s schoolbag weigh? It is suggested that a child’s schoolbag irrespective of their age their schoolbag should weigh about 10%… Continue Reading >

New Beginnings Bring New Responsibilities

Your little one is getting ready to start school. This is a time of change which can be both exciting and challenging for children, and their parents, as they experience the early days of school and transition into a new… Continue Reading >

School Readiness and what you need to know.

The decision about when your child should start school can be a hard one to make. Many people think that being school ready means that your child must know how to read and write but these skills are often secondary… Continue Reading >

Is my child ready to walk to school?

By Dr Kelly Bowers, Youthrive Clinical Psychologist   It’s natural that we want to make sure our children arrive safely at school. While it’s never easy saying goodbye to routine school drop-offs, is it time to give your children extra… Continue Reading >

5 Tips for getting ready on time for school

The kids have gone back to school and so the morning struggle to get out of the door on time has once again begun. So I have drawn on what worked in his kindergarten years as well as advice given… Continue Reading >

A new year brings change.

For many, young and old, a new year brings with it change. It may be a new mum heading back to work, a young child moving up rooms at daycare, a 4-year-old entering the world of schooling, new year classes,… Continue Reading >

How To Tackle Back To School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools,… Continue Reading >