Posts from the category: Positive Parenting

11 Gentle Ways to Deal With Bedtime Fears & Anxiety

11 Gentle Ways to Deal with Bedtime Fears and Anxiety

This post is sponsored by Moose Toys. Nighttime fears and difficulties going to or staying asleep are a normal occurrence for children of all ages. Anxiety, heightened emotions, their developing imagination and even over-tiredness can all contribute to children’s sleeping difficulties. As the … [Read more...]

6 Fabulous Short Films from Children’s Books

6 Fabulous Short Films from Favourite Children's Books. A great selection for preschoolers and early elementary aged children.

When earlier this year AJ discovered the short film of Room on the Broom (based on the book by Julia Donaldson) it was love at first sight. And her love of the movie led to a love for the book and then a whole lot more love for all things Julia Donaldson. For us, as a family, it also opened up the … [Read more...]

25 Ideas for Rainy Day Family Fun

25 Things to Do With Kids on a Rainy Day

A week of rainy days at home with children can bring even the most patient parent to their knees...I know from experience! So next time the weather is miserable I'll be pulling out this list of 25 family fun ideas to remind me of the opportunity for some awesome family time despite the falling … [Read more...]

5 Nature Play Outings Kids Will Love

5 Nature Play Activities for Families

Today Caprice of Perth Kidz joins us to share five great nature play outings that your kids will love...with hand-picked suggestions that Perth-based families will love. 1. Visit a nature based playground Jump online and research nature based playgrounds in your local area. Look for … [Read more...]

Help! My Child is Being Bullied

My Child Is Being Bullied! ACT: An Action Plan for Parents

By definition: "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems." … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Starting Child Care, Preschool or Kindy

9 tips to help your child settle into childcare or preschool

This post is sponsored by Starting Blocks. The first time your little one leaves you to spend time being cared for by someone else is a big day for everyone. And the when, how and why will be different for each of us. However, whatever age or stage your child is in, preparing for this transition is … [Read more...]

Tips for Flying With A Baby: The S.P.I.C.E Plan

Tips for Flying With A Baby: Pack with the very handy S.P.I.C.E Plan

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies. Immy first flew at just seven weeks of age and by the time she was six months old AJ had travelled alone with me on four interstate work trips. And while it is never exactly easy,  I have learnt a lot of little tricks and tips along the way, … [Read more...]

What are you failing at right now?

What do you feel like you are completely failing at right now? How do you plan to overcome the obstacles in your way? Join the conversation.

And what are you going to do about it? I am pretty sure that most of us have other mothers that we are totally jealous of look in amazement at because they so totally have their act together in a way that we just don't. It might be the mum with the totally clean house or the one who throws … [Read more...]