Communicating with Your Children About Bullying

Communicating with Your Children About Bullying

Bullying No Way Week – August 12 to 16, 2024 As we gear up for the newly renamed Bullying No Way: National Week of Action from August 12 to 16, 2024, it’s an opportune time for parents and guardians to engage in meaningful conversations with their children about bullying. This dedicated week serves as a […]

Celebrating International Day of Friendship in Our Communities

Celebrating International Day of Friendship in Our Communities

Strengthening Local Bonds In a world often characterised by global connections, it’s easy to overlook the importance of local friendships. However, as we celebrate the International Day of Friendship on July 30th, it’s an opportune moment to shine a spotlight on the significance of fostering bonds within our communities, especially among children. While global friendships […]

Navigating Hate Speech and Trolling

Navigating Hate Speech and Trolling (1)

A Parent’s Guide to Safeguarding Teens Online In today’s digital era, the internet serves as both a valuable resource and a potential minefield for teenagers. While online platforms offer opportunities for connection and self-expression, they also expose young minds to hate speech and trolling. As parents, it’s crucial to equip ourselves with the tools and […]

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

Parenting is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and the opportunity for profound emotional connections with your child. Cultivating emotional intelligence is a key aspect of raising resilient, empathetic, and socially adept individuals but even the most emotionally intelligent parents can find themselves losing their cool at times. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance […]

Navigating Barriers to Nutritious Kids Lunch Boxes

Navigating Barriers to Nutritious Kids' Lunch Boxes

As parents, ensuring your children receive the right nutrition is a top priority. The food choices we make for our kids can significantly impact their physical health, cognitive development, and overall well-being. But what happens when you have a picky eater or one of the other barriers that exist to make this more difficult to […]

Navigating Friendship Struggles with your Tween

Navigating Friendship Struggles with your Tween

Navigating friendship struggles with a tween can be a complex journey. As they transition through this critical phase of development, their social circles expand, friendships evolve, and conflicts become a part of their experience. Understanding and supporting them through these struggles is crucial. Let’s explore some effective ways to handle friendship issues with your tween.  […]

Self-Care Tips for Parents: Nurturing Your Well-being During the Festive Season

Amidst the twinkling lights and festive cheer, the holiday season often ushers in a whirlwind of joy and celebration. However, for parents, the magic of Christmas can also bring a unique set of challenges and stresses. Balancing the demands of the season with the responsibilities of parenthood can be overwhelming. In the midst of gift-wrapping […]

The Changing Role of Dads

In honour of International Men’s Day on the 19th of November, let’s discuss the notable shifts in the contemporary role of fathers. One significant evolution is the heightened involvement of modern fathers in childcare. Departing from traditional gender roles, contemporary fathers actively engage in tasks such as nappy-changing, feeding, and interactive play, challenging longstanding perceptions […]

World Breast Feeding Week 2022

breast feeding new born infant

World Breast feeding Week (WBW) is between Aug 1-7. To recognise World Breast Feeding Week, we asked our Preparing for Parenthood facilitator (a midwife with a back ground in Occupational Therapy and Mental Health) to share some thoughts.