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The Parenting Mistake We All Make When it Comes to Kids and Feelings

The Parenting Mistake We All Make When it Comes to Kids and Feelings

“I just want my child to be happy”

It’s what we say when asked what we hope for our child’s future.

Then we leave that happiness to chance.

Read on to find out why it’s vital that we talk to our kids about happiness

3 Tips to Help Your Family Thrive

This week is National Families Week here in Australia and today, May 15, is the International Day of Families. We’re celebrating the vital role that families play in our society and what better way to do so than to share some tips on helping your family to thrive and flourish?

A Productivity Tip: 5 Whys and a What

How I'm going to get the kids to school on time.

Every problem has a solution. I firmly believe that. But not every solution is easy to find.  Here's a productivity tip I learned last week that helps us to uncover the answers to some of life's peskier productivity questions. Questions close to my heart like, 'Why can't I get the kids to school on time? Ever?' 

Parents, please don't be scared of the cyber bully.

Parents, please don't be scared of the cyber bully.

Last weekend I read a thought provoking story about a mum and her attack by online trolls. It was a surprising story because the trolls were teenage boys, behaving pretty badly. But that wasn't what alarmed me.

What alarmed me was the response of other mums commenting on the story. They were not unkind. They were not outraged. They were not distressed.

They were scared.

Creating Mindful Kids: How to make mindfulness fun for a lifetime of well being

Creating Mindful Kids: How to make mindfulness fun for a lifetime of well being

May has been my month of mindfulness. I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I've found some favourite mindfulness books and learnt a lot.  I'm eating better, I've made it to yoga regularly and I'm feeling calm, focused and relaxed. 

It's got me thinking. How can I spread mindfulness to my family? How can I teach my kids to have a mindful mindset now, in primary and preschool, so that they can reap the benefits for the many years to come?