Blogs and Vlogs

Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
Fussy Eating

I’m not eating that! We’ve all done it. We’ve spent all day slow cooking and lovingly preparing a nutritious and tasty lasagne that smells amazing. You serve it up to your child to be met with “I’m not eating that! Yuck!” Looks like the dog is eating well again tonight. You are not failing. You…

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Sibling Rivalry

I thought they’d be best friends… Your children are spending a lot more time together now than normal. In very close quarters. Sibling rivalry is going to be an issue at some point for most families in typical circumstances, let alone in the current climate. Sibling rivalry or quarrels are totally normal, but it is…

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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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Why play??????

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to chat and I am always open to any conversation topic and happy to answer any questions if I can help a family at Fit Kidz, but there is a question/opinion that always makes me sad.  It is the one opinion that I will always try and change…

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