Ways To Help Your Child Express Their Creativity

Saturday April 21 is World Creativity and Innovation Day, a globally-recognised celebration supported by the UN. This weekend, then, provides the perfect opportunity to stop and think about how you can foster your child’s imagination. Creativity is an essential skill, after all. […]

Old Time Memories

IF ONLY! By Karen Coaster Our lives are peppered with “If only” moments. “If only I’d bought a house 20 years earlier. If only I’d worked harder at school, if only I’d taken my parents’ advice and not gone to that nightclub”. […]

The Rubber Ducky In Danger

Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bathtime toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs, an ABC News report reveals. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside […]

Complications In Birthing Interventions

A global study involving Australian mothers and their babies has found “significant links” between medical birthing interventions like caesarean sections and childhood health problems. A team of researchers from the UK, Ireland, Amsterdam, New South Wales and South Australia analysed nearly half-a-million […]

Starting School At 3 Years Old?

President Emmanuel Macron has announced compulsory schooling in France will begin at age three, instead of six, as part of new reforms set to shake up the country’s education system. “Kindergarten will be a founding moment in our school journey,” Mr Macron […]

Is Homework Important?

A global survey of parents has reignited debate about the value, or otherwise, of homework for schoolchildren, according to a report on ABC Radio Melbourne. The survey of more than 27,000 parents was conducted by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated […]

Superhero Daughter Day

I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to maths and science at school, I was a total failure. In fact, I dropped science as soon as I possibly could and once I knew I had the grades in my other […]

A Family Trip To Remember Forever

A young English family of five, desperate to visit a sick relative back home, attempts to sail from Australia in a rubber dinghy; instead they take a 6,500 kilometre, nine-month detour via Indonesia. That is the absurd plot for Melbourne filmmaker Alessandro […]

#SheSociety Meets BrainBuzz

#SheSociety went behind the scenes of Channel 9’s newest kids show- BrainBuzz which involves exploring, dissecting and solving many of the world’s frequently asked questions. We had the chance to chat with the stars of the show, Kellyn Morris and in-resident scientist Clare Van […]

Breakfast In Bed

Let’s Face It… Eating Breakfast In Bed Is Lonely And Awkward Breakfast in bed…….It conjures up images of Mr Wonderful gently waking his sleeping partner snuggled down among copious pillows and whiter than white sheets dreaming of far away places. Or the […]

Let Them Quit If They Want

Children are often shuffled from piano lessons, to dance classes, to soccer practice after school and on weekends. But what happens when they say, “no”. According to an ABC Radio Perth report Psychologist Justin Coulson said he regularly fielded requests for advice […]

Quiet Lessons For The Next Generation

When I was small, the most important lesson I got was from my great-grandmother. I spent my days with her as a pre-school kid, bring mumps, measles and chicken-pox into her house, sleeping on her couch for my afternoon nap and watching […]

There Is No Shame In Hiring A Nanny

If your maternity leave has finished and you are returning to work in 2018, a nanny/educator could solve a range of childcare issues. There’s no need to feel any shame or guilt either as there are various options and ranges of care […]

The Importance Of Friends

I have just returned from my annual holiday to the Sunshine Coast. It was weeks of pure bliss – spending time with my family, sunshine, swimming , long walks on the beach, cocktails at sunset, scrumptious dinners at the local restaurants, yoga […]

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