Parenting Files

5 Quotes for Raising an Everyday Hero

Is ‘Be a hero’ on your to-do list? It’s quite the leap from ‘Get watch fixed’ and ‘Haircut @ 10am’ isn’t it? But I guess that all depends on our definition of a hero, and for our own...

Parenting Files

5 Ways to Address Sibling Conflict

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is managing conflict between siblings. Although frustrating, some discord between siblings is normal and is, in fact, one of the ways in which...

Parenting Files

The lost years of girlhood

For this generation of girls, fourteen is the new eighteen and ten is the new fourteen, according to renowned family psychologist Steve Biddulph. At an age when girls are trying to figure out who...

Parenting Files

Is it "time out" for time out?

“Just put him in time out.” You’ve heard those words many times. I sure have. They’ve even come from my own mouth. It’s become our go-to solution for kids’ behaviour challenges. Once...

Parenting Files

Caring for children during a separation

You have recently separated and now it is that difficult time to work out what is going to happen with regards to your children.

Education

EDUCATION: Helping your child prepare for school

School holidays are a great time to be with your kids and have some fun together. Unfortunately, the reality of heading back to school or work after the break comes around too soon. Over the...

Education

PLAY: Learning through Play

Play, everyday activities and events are opportunities to help our children learn about themselves and the world they live in. This is because they are meaningful, interesting, relevant, fun and...