Posts from the category: Positive Parenting

23 Activities for Tweens

Activities for Tweens

This post is the fifth in the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie. When I wrote my article Top Tips for Parenting Tweens a few months back, the first tip on my list was 'find ways to connect'.  Right now, as I parent to twin ten year old girls, this seems like one of the most important things … [Read more...]

14 Fun Ideas for Dating Your Family

14 ideas for dating your family

There are times when our little family starts to feel disconnected. Typically it's a result of one (or both) parents being busy and distracted with work - which throws the balance off, add in a little end of term tiredness, a series of disrupted nights, or family illness, and you can just feel the … [Read more...]

Child Health Specialist Series: About the Work of a Paediatric Physical Therapist

About the work of a Paediatric Physical Therapist | Child Health Specialist Interview Series at Childhood 101

Today's Child Health Specialist interview features the very playful Stacy Menz - a paediatric physical therapist and blogger at Starfish Therapies. Please tell us a little about the work of a Pediatric Physical Therapist Being a pediatric physical therapist is in many ways is like being a … [Read more...]

3 Yummy Homemade Meals for Your Baby


This post is by guest contributor Arlee Greenwood of Small Potatoes. "We do children an enormous disservice when we assume they cannot appreciate anything beyond drive through fare and nutritionally marginal kid-targeted convenience foods. Our children are capable of consuming something that grew … [Read more...]

Child Health Specialist Series: About the Work of a Speech-Language Pathologist

Child Health Specialist Interview Series: About the work of a Speech-Language Pathologist

Today's Child Health Specialist interview features the wonderful Katie Yeh - the mum and Speech-Language Pathologist behind the fabulous blog, Playing With Words 365. Please tell us a little about the work of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) (aka Speech-Language Therapist or … [Read more...]

10 Fun Things to Do in Perth this School Holidays

10 Fun Perth July School Holiday Activities

With the July school holidays just one week away (July 5-20th, 2014), I have collected together 10 fun out-of-the-house activities to enjoy with the kids this holidays. I've aimed to cover a broad range of ages, locations and prices (but was a little disappointed to find quite a few of the … [Read more...]

50 Preschool Boredom Busters + Printable Play Planner

50 Preschool boredom busters activity ideas

I recently shared a post about the importance of being prepared with a list of easy-to-pull together activity ideas for those times when your children need a little redirection into purposeful activity. With many in the Northern hemisphere embarking on summer vacation and us on the cooler side of … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Encouraging Kids to Use Their Words

Use Your Words

We have a couple of routinely heard phrases in our house that on the surface might seem just too simple to actually work but I love it when parenting is simple and with time, support, love and consistency, simple things can work well with kids. What are these phrases you might ask? Well, they are … [Read more...]