November 30, 2014As children grow they’ll come across problems they need to sort out themselves. You won’t always be there to give your child advice, but you can help him develop skills and strategies so he can solve problems on his own.
This is an important time in your child’s emotional development. By listening to and valuing your child’s opinions you nurture your child’s self-esteem, social skills and communication skills.
November 30, 2014Learning how to make and keep friends is an important part of growing up for your child. Having friends is good for children’s self-esteem, wellbeing and ability to get along with others. Here are some frequently asked questions about children’s friendships.
November 30, 2014Some routine is helpful for all families. It helps you get through the things that need to be done each day, and can also build your family bonds. A good routine caters to the needs of all family members.
November 30, 2014Good family relationships help your child feel secure and loved. This is what children need to learn and grow.
November 30, 2014Talking and listening to children does lots of important things. It improves your bond with them, and encourages them to listen to you. It helps them to form relationships and to build self-esteem.
November 30, 2014Children learn how to talk and listen as they grow and develop. Positive talking and listening is about taking turns, speaking politely, not interrupting and not talking back.
November 30, 2014Your child is starting to care about fitting into a wider social world now, and you can help her. While she might seem grown up as she heads off to school, her family relationships are still the biggest factor in her development.
November 30, 2014Active listening can be a powerful tool to improve communication and build a positive relationship with your child.
November 30, 2014Night terrors and nightmares are different. Here are some ways to tell them apart and ideas for helping your child.
November 30, 2014Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns.
August 11, 2013Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.
August 6, 2013Being concerned about sodium is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Just like adults, kids can develop a taste and preference for salty foods high in sodium.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
November 30, 2014Try these tasty and healthy breakfast ideas to get your child to eat this important morning meal.
November 30, 2014During the early school years, children learn more, longer words and how sounds combine to make words. Here are some of the ways your children’s language and communication skills develop.
November 30, 2014Establishing healthy daytime and evening routines can help your child have a good night’s sleep. And if your child is sleeping well, chances are you might sleep better too. Here are some ideas to get you started.
November 30, 2014You can help your child establish healthy eating and physical activity behaviours, from the start. If these habits are established early as part of your family’s lifestyle they will just become the natural way you do things.
November 30, 2014By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!
November 30, 2014Helping your child stay healthy by keeping them physically active and spending less time in front of screens is a fabulous decision. Here are some ideas to help you both succeed.
November 30, 2014Reading food labels can help us make healthy and safe food choices. But there’s so much information it can sometimes be confusing. Here’s how to read food labels and figure out if a food is healthy or not.
January 3, 2017There’s no doubt that the topic of weight is a sensitive one, especially when it comes to children and teens. But families need to be well informed about what healthy growth and development looks like and where to go for support.Everybody develops differently at different ages. As a parent, keep these points in mind as your child grows.
March 11, 2016Spring break. The kids are home, the weather is starting to get nicer, but with your busy schedule it’s hard to plan. Break the routine of TV and lounging with these simple tips.
March 1, 2016We all know how valuable a good night’s sleep is. Find out what you can do to manage bedtime challenges and ensure your children are sleeping through the night.
February 16, 2016When you’re searching online, do you take the time to evaluate the source of the information you find? Learn how to become digitally literate, avoid cyber bullying and separate fact from fiction with these online safety tips.
January 27, 2016What role do parents play in building their child’s self-esteem? Use these tips to help your child feel good about them self and boost their self-esteem.
August 19, 2015Family households have started stirring with the back-to-school buzz. Follow our top 8 tips to make the transition from summer to school a breeze.
July 8, 2015You may have noticed. It’s hot outside! Make the most out of this summer bliss – keep the whole family safe while out in the sun and avoid heat-illness.
January 20, 2015“Taste training” isn’t boot camp for fussy eaters. It’s about learning healthy eating as a life skill. Here are some everyday practices to support your child to learn healthy eating.
October 21, 2014Halloween is always a spooktacular time for kids to dress up as their favourite character and make their way around the neighbourhood in search of treats. This year, why not try a new type of hauntingly thrilling give-away when trick-or-treaters come knocking?
July 1, 2014Keep your kids fueled and ready for summer fun with these 5 easy snack ideas that they can make themselves. See how simple healthy snacking is for yourself!