Helping Kids Build Lasting Happiness

When asked “what do you want most for your kids in life?” most parents answer “to be happy”. While much of what has influenced kids’ mental health and happiness in recent years is outside the realm of influence, their long-term happiness is something you can cultivate by implementing and teaching happiness habits and practices. Following…

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Explaining scary world events to our children

Almost exactly two years ago our world changed in incomprehensible ways. It was supposed to be a couple of weeks. A month at most. We just had to isolate at home. Flatten the curve. Protect the vulnerable. It meant working from home unless we were essential workers. It also meant school was at home. But…

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The First 1000 Days

It is widely accepted and acknowledged that children grow and change so rapidly in the first few years. This period in a person’s life is significant for many reasons and here are some of them. The human brain develops more quickly in the first 1000 days than any other time during life. Nutrition intake in…

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What To Do When You Need To Talk With Your Child’s Teacher……

I recently found myself in the unusual position of needing to speak to my son’s teacher about a concern regarding an incident that occurred in the classroom. My first reaction was to fire off an email to share my concern and this would have arrived in her inbox at about midnight after spending hours coming…

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A Parents Role in their Child’s Education

According to the Reggio Emelia approach, parents are a child’s first teachers. Followed by their teachers and educators, thirdly by the environment. Nobody knows your child as well as you do. You are an expert on your child, as early childhood educators, we are experts on child development. It is essential that we work together…

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The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the overarching framework in which all early childhood education and care services base their programs and learning around within Australia. The EYLF has been established collectively in conjunction with state & territory governments, the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. The EYLF is a guide for educators…

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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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