Technology – is it good or bad for our children?

Technology has certainly changed learning and engagement opportunities for our children. They are adopting technology into their daily lives at a rapid pace which leaves many families questioning the pros and cons. Although negative impacts of technology frequently make it to the news and are popular topics of discussions, technology is also being used more…

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National Families Week

I was asked recently what kind of families attend our centres. I thought it was a strange question and although certainly not intended to be, it was a little offensive, as though there was just one “kind” of family, but then I thought a little deeper…. I have been so fortunate to have met thousands…

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Anxiety – Children struggle too

Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child. Children need good mental health – not only to be able to deal with challenges and adapt to change, but so they can feel good about themselves, gain confidence, build healthy relationships with others and enjoy life. Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child.…

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Tea Time with Mel – Motherhood & Resilience

Thank you to those that joined us for the first episode of ‘Tea Time with Mel’ today. Here is a little snapshot of what was discussed: Today we talked about Mother’s guilt and what we found surprising as we embarked on the journey of motherhood. Mother’s guilt really IS an emotion that many feel so…

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Gratitude

Finding gratitude really does help……… At Fit Kidz learning Centres, we try to instill the message of gratitude in our team and children every day through play, stories and group conversations. It is often said that we forget to appreciate what we do have and focus on what we do not.  At this most challenging…

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Dr Coulson Visits Fit Kidz

We recently welcomed Dr Justin Coulson, PhD to Fit Kidz for our first family workshop of 2020.  It was a great evening with lots of useful information to empower families to be happy. Justin says, “Family life is pretty tough going sometimes. Days can be a struggle between strong-willed children and frazzled parents. And while…

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How I found the joy in football without learning the rules….

I am the only female in our home of 6 including our precious boston terrier Bruce, so needless to say I am outnumbered.  I often try to talk the boys into an episode or 2 of my much loved Friends, Will and Grace or a girlie movie but they rarely fall for it and more…

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The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden

Located in the heart of Centennial Park this magical play space offers children and adults alike an opportunity to immerse themselves in an oasis of nature-play and adventure. It will be no surprise to many of you that this is my dream for children, to have access to nature as often as possible.  The chance…

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It’s hard to let them fail….

As parents, it is perfectly normal for us to want to protect our beloved children to keep them safe at all times. This will never change and nor should it.  This is the ultimate job of all parents. Over time, the social norms and expectations around children has changed and softened, and one of the…

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Finding it hard to separate?

The transition to an early childhood setting or school can be very challenging for both child and Mum or Dad.   Separation anxiety is totally normal and common, in fact it provides a safety net in some respects.  It is important that our children know who is safe to be with but building this relationship can…

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