Blogs and Vlogs

Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
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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The Value of the Early Years

Around 90% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years. Let that sink in for a minute. The growth and development that occurs in the brain in its first 5 years will never be matched for the rest of its life. The first 5 years are where the ‘wiring’ of the brain occurs. This…

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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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Just Go Outside!

We are finding ourselves in a time that is very unfamiliar. With all the awful negatives affiliated with the COVID19 pandemic, there are definitely a few positives that some of us are experiencing. Getting outside and being physically active has challenges with social distancing and the cancellation of organized sport.  However, many of us now…

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You’re Not My Best Friend

Possibly the most gut wrenching words to be said by a four year old. Kids can be so cruel. Are they being cruel? Or are they calling on their small repertoire of words and life experience to tell someone that they’re feeling angry, or hurt, or frustrated. Parten’s Theory of Play Progression Parten’s theory of…

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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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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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