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When your child’s emotions run high – from conflict to relationship building

When your child’s emotions run high and they are losing control, it can be a challenging time for you. The good news however, is that you can use such times as an opportunity to both promote your child’s healthy social and emotional development and enhance your relationship with them. By not being afraid of your […]

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The many faces of bullying and how you can help

Bullying – that pesky thing that has lingered in schools from day dot. Despite decade’s worth of research and the attention placed on it in schools today, bullying still continues to be a real issue. Primary school kids are more educated than ever on what bullying is, but sometimes kids (and their parents and teachers) […]

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Reading books is not just about learning how to read

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is about to launch Book Week for this year with the theme being, “Books Light Up Our World”. Books are such a great source of learning for children, and in keeping with this year’s theme, books for children are about widening the experiences of their world. When children enter […]

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Are your child’s emotions inside out?

Feelings. That little thing that seems to be pushed aside, and sometimes, pushed under the carpet! Sometimes, we don’t even what to think of them, and often put them in the ‘not needed’ box. The new Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out, brings a friendly reminder about just how important emotions are and how they can […]

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Keys to Building Confidence in Children

Just like kids, confidence comes in all shapes and sizes. As children develop, their confidence levels usually change. There will be times when children will appear more confident and other times when they doubt themselves, underestimate their abilities, or tend to err on the side of caution in unfamiliar or new situations. Confidence can be […]

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10 tips for supporting transition at home or out and about

Getting out of the house and into school, going from kinder to an appointment, going in the car to a friend’s house… these are all examples of everyday activities of the families and children we know. They are all also examples of (the sometimes dreaded!) transition times. Whether it be a small transition – such […]

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A good night’s sleep – 5 top tips to help children settle

  We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep.  So when the bed preparation is taking too long, or your child has difficulty settling down for the night these tips may help. 1. Make sure your child is doing enough physical activity during the day Doing an activity that will get […]