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 Explore Emotions With Toddlers & Preschoolers

9 Ways to Explore Emotions with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Emotional regulation involves recognising emotions, using language to express feelings, learning to calm oneself down in the face of overwhelming emotions, and learning to treat others with kindness and empathy. And these are skills and behaviours that need to be learned. Toddlers and preschoolers … [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...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

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

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...]

9 Ways to Motivate Kids…to Play, to Learn & to Love Life

motivating children

I have been asked twice recently what or whom inspires me as both a person and a parent. It might sound silly but my two young children really are my inspiration. I love their joy, their laughter, their curiosity, and their enthusiasm; they truly embrace life with both arms outstretched, … [Read more...]

Building Character

building character

This post is by regular contributor Cath Oehlman aka Squigglemum. Character is higher than intellect. Ralph Waldo Emerson It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed. William Winter Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, … [Read more...]


gender differences

The question of nature versus nurture has been long debated. Are our personality, intelligence and behaviour determined by our genetic makeup or by our life experiences? There is no denying that nature bestows individual abilities and personality traits upon us. Our life events, including how we … [Read more...]