Mother’s Day 2020 – Can You Hug Your Mum?

by For the first time since it began in this country almost 100 years ago, Mother’s Day celebrations for millions of Australians are set to undergo a dramatic change this Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown provisions vary between the states […]

Teaching Reading Is….

by   Whilst families are at home it’s important to make sure our 4 to 7 year olds are being immersed in language. This is the age where they are learning to read and it’s a great time to develop their skills […]

Learning From Home

by To slow the spread of coronavirus, students from across the country have been urged to learn remotely from home, with some schools only open for children of an essential worker or considered vulnerable. Universities have also made the switch to online […]

Surviving Easter At Home

by   The Easter long weekend often heralds a road trip to spend time away with family and friends. But not this year, with COVID-19 scuppering everyone’s plans and the directive being “stay at home”. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have […]

Will We Learn & Adapt?

by Given the global coronavirus conundrum Australia is immersed in, I wonder, had we been more diligent in retaining some of ‘our parent’s ways’ our situation may be slightly better?  Sadly, our society has become complicated, we have taken things for granted […]

How Not To Tank Your Relationship In Quarantine

by   The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressures on family and personal relationships not seen since WW11 and the Great Depression before it. Suddenly, millions of Australians have found themselves out of work and, with their finances stretched to breaking and with […]

So Now You Are A Teacher

by   Teaching Tips for Parents I have proudly been a teacher with the Queensland Department of Education since 1987. Most of my working life has been part time as a relief teacher, so like you, my job has been to come […]

Travel In A COVID 19 World

by   Last year I travelled a lot. I visited Paris and Sydney for Fashion Week. I marvelled at the beauty of The Maldives and soaked up the sun on their pristine beaches. I traversed Japan staying in Fukuoka, Kyoto and Tokyo […]

#ProtectTheElders

by The best thing to come out of what has so far, for me, been a scary time is our family unit coming together in a group text message.  Don’t know about you but I am finding myself in a glass case […]

4 Ways To Keep Kids Happy While At Home

by   Some schools in Australia have moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in which students and staff have tested positive have temporarily shut over the past three weeks. It’s important to note the government’s health advice is to keep schools open. But many parents […]

How Much Food Should My Child Be Eating?

by Children need healthy food in the right amount so they get all the nutrients needed to grow, learn and thrive. The Australian dietary guidelines outline the number of daily servings children need each day from each food group, based on their […]

Sharing The Load: Household Cleaning

by It goes without saying that having shared interests and a satisfying sexual relationship are high on the list of “must haves” for a successful marriage. But did you know, according to research, sharing household chores by partners is also a crucial […]

Why Do Men Kill Their Families?

by   As the country mourns the horrific murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey at the hands of their father, many people are trying to make sense of what happened to them – and perhaps learn […]

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