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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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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We are all so busy…..

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” Steve Biddulph I love this quote by the wonderful parenting expert, Steve Biddulph. It is a reminder to me that we need to slow down, live in the moment, and appreciate the here and now…easier said than done I know. I notice that more and more people talk about…

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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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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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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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