How many times have we as parents felt nagged and harassed by our children when they’re determined to fulfil their immediate demands? What I have learned as a communications specialist and a Mum is the earlier a child is shown how to communicate more effectively at home, the more likely they are to be willing to change.
There's a 2-year age difference between my two children and the thing I recall most when I had my daughter, just after my son turned 2, was thinking to myself "what have we done?" Things seemed so hectic for a while there and I felt like I was drowning... Now, 8-years on it's well and truly in the past however those feelings of worry and doubt and guilt on having a second (I know - sounds crazy, right!) are still very clear...
This article is republished with permission from Medela and offers a few tips for families about to have their second child with a toddler in tow.
Mel & Sarah from The Rocking Motherhood Show caught up with Lael Stone to chat to her about Sex Education. We refer to sex education as having 'the talk' to our children however it really needs to be an ongoing conversation that starts young...
Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world? Not everyone realises that sun exposure in the first 10 years of life plays a large part in determining your lifetime potential for skin cancer.
Teddy Bear Picnic, Hear Me See Me, Read with Me & so much more is all happening next week across Queensland as they celebrate National Children's Week. The week kicks off with the PLAY. LEARN. CREATE. Family Fun Day, 10am - 1pm.
To mark the launch of NSW Children’s Week on Sunday October 22, the NSW Children’s Week Association in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens is hosting the inaugural NSW Children’s Week Family Picnic.
Sarah was happy to catch up with Iconic Play School Presenter, Singer, Songwriter and founder of ACMF (Australian Children's Music Foundation), Don Spencer to talk about his new book, 'I Wish I had an Elephant!'
Singer, songwriter and founder of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, Don Spencer OAM has released a children’s book based on his song, 'I wish I had an elephant'. With over 500 published songs under his belt, the iconic Play School presenter has created a children’s book that provides a new format for children to engage with and enjoy his music.
Is your bedroom cupboard bursting with clothes you haven't worn in years? Do your kids clothes need a clean out? Book with Closet Cleanout, spring clean, support your school, kinder or child care centre and also help Red Nose!
Closet Cleanout is a hugely popular clothing recycling fundraising initiative run by two Mums with a background in fundraising who were keen to get some new and exciting options out to schools, kindergartens, early learning centres and other fundraising groups.
I caught up with Lerida Grant, author Simple Dog Care : 7 Steps to a healthy, happy dog to ask her about introducing a dog to the family as well as introducing your new baby to the dog. She has some great tips that are worth a listen!
On Saturday 2nd September Yoga4Dinigty will bring Australian women together to Share the Dignity whilst at the same time opening their hearts and touching their toes to raise money to give dignity back to the 48,000 homeless women in Australia.
Christie Lyons is an Empath Mum. A term I have never heard of before. An Empath is someone who feels and takes on the emotions and energy of other people, situations and environments. This is not just empathy, but fully feeling these emotions and energy as if they were your very own. Read More...
When was the last time you visited the dentist? Have you taken your children to the dentist? This week is Dental Health Week, the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives.
I asked The Toothy Fairy, aka Samantha Byrne, a former dentist who now lectures in Oral Microbiology at the Dental School at the University of Melbourne, all about our children's oral health.
"Chiara was only 5 months old when we were told she had a stroke and as a result was diagnosed with a serious brain injury, that was thought to impede her ability to ever walk, talk or live a long life."
Natalie is the founder of Miracle Mama, a community for Mums of miracles with special needs. She is an inspiring and dedicated woman who is helping other Mums on their journey. Here is her story...
A significant loss of a father, mother, sibling or grandparents can affect a child's sense of security and trust. I caught up with Aly Walsh, author of When I Left and I will Love you Now and Forever to ask why she wrote these books and how they can help families when talking to their children about loss and grief.
It is never too early (or late) to teach children organising skills! It is up to us as parents to begin facilitating this and it is never too early or late to start! Teaching children organisation skills from a young age will not only free up your time, but allow children to gain important life skills and assist them with self confidence by feeling capable of being able to do things themselves.