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20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas for kids of all ages

If your children are anything like mine, you are just 5 minutes into a three hour road trip and they've already eaten half the car snacks and are already asking, "Are we there yet?!!" If this is the case (or you suspect it will be!), check out this great collection of road trip activity ideas just … [Read more...]

From Cot to Bed: 7 Practical Tips to Ease the Transition

From Cot to Bed: 7 Practical Tips to Ease the Transition

Having recently moved AJ into a big bed I thought I would share some of the simple, practical things we have done to make the transition from cot to bed easier for both our girls. While these ideas certainly aren't rocket science, it can be the little things that make all of the difference to … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: Books About Emotions

7 Picture Books About Big Emotions

I am a huge fan of using books as a resource to open discussion with kids about all manner of situations and problems. This collection of books about emotions was sparked by the popularity of the Managing Big Emotions series (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the collection of printable … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

10 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Listen

I can't tell you how often I feel my requests to my children are falling on deaf ears! It's true, children are not always the best listeners - in fact, my almost-three year old regularly tunes me out! It mostly happens when she is concentrating intently on something or absorbed in an activity, … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at childhood101.com

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]

The Minutiae of Motherhood

The Minutiae of Motherhood | Childhood 101

I jolt awake in the middle of the night with the realisation that we have run out of honey. Tomorrow is a school day and a honey sandwich is currently the only thing in her lunchbox that she'll actually eat. This I know. There are so many of these things I know. I know that one child lives for … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions

Given the popularity of the first two Managing Big Emotions Printable Posters (you can find poster one here and poster two here), today I have teamed up with the author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga series to use as a calm down activity with your child. Be sure … [Read more...]

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

Last week I shared the 5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions Poster as a tool to help parents and children navigate those times when children are struggling to express their feelings in socially acceptable ways (you can find out more about the 5 steps and print a copy of the poster here). The final step … [Read more...]