Why Extra Curricular Activities are Great for Children

Soccer, tennis, music classes the list is endless. There are so many amazing activities that children can do after school. The smiles on children’s faces when they leave school to go to an activity demonstrates why these activities are so… Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >

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 >

4 Ways to Empower Your Child

  Give your child choices– Who does not like to have choices? Right? You can begin the process of decision making at a very early age. I always encourage parents to select several items that they find appropriate, and then… Continue Reading >

The 7 False Promises We Tell Our Children

by Dr. Scott Zarcinas   Of all the things that have the greatest impact on your child’s success in life, the value they place upon themselves and what they do—their self-worth—is without doubt one of the most important. Successful people… Continue Reading >

How to Develop Happiness: A Checklist

Research suggests that “Happiness” is a learned skill and as such, we are all capable of achieving it. Regardless of age, sex/gender, financial or relationship status, there are things we can do to increase our happiness and to release those… Continue Reading >

The importance of sports for children

By Portia Gunn, Youthrive Occupational Therapist   Did you know that children and young people should be getting at least one hour of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity every day? Sports has many benefits to a child’s development. By playing sports,… Continue Reading >

Signs your child might have dyslexia

By Amy McAlister, Youthrive Chief Operating Officer and Speech Pathologist   Learning Disorder Specific to Reading and Writing – AKA Dyslexia – comes in all shapes and sizes and looks different for every person. For children, dyslexia is typically identified… Continue Reading >

Tips to Improve your Confidence

People are different – We are all individuals, with different personalities, different experiences, different lives and……different bodies. Surprise!? That may not be a surprise to you…….but for many people, being confident can be a big challenge and can impact significantly… 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 >