Topic: Toddlers

It's Raining, It's Boring ... What to Do on the Gold Coast When It Rains

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Kids. Rain. Gold Coast. Ideas?

Beautiful beaches, amazing weather, theme parks, promenades and playgrounds - the Gold Coast has it all.

And then it rains.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, School Holidays, Primary School, Pre-School, Toddlers

More Chores, More Responsibility?

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I recently read Enid Blyton's 'Magic Faraway Tree' series with my sons and they were astonished. Not so much by the exciting adventures of Silky, Moon Face et al but more by the volume and complexity of chores the young protagonists were expected to do. Barely school-age children were chopping wood, preparing meals, darning socks and cleaning houses. 

Topics: Parenting, Teens, Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Toddlers

What to Do if Your Child's Worry Worries You

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Worry is a normal feeling that happens to all of us from time to time.  As an emotion, it is our natural response to real and anticipated or imagined situations.  We worry about something because we perceive it as a threat and worry causes us to focus on the issue or situation at hand. A little worry can in fact be good for us as it gears us towards taking precautionary measures such as checking the road before we cross or putting on our seatbelt when we get in a car.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Behaviour, Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Toddlers

How to Help Your Shy Child

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We have a shy child.  She is the product of two parents who were both chronically shy as children and who are also both on the far end of the introvert scale. (Not that being an introvert automatically means you are shy, nor does being an extrovert make you immune to being shy.)  But there she is, your fairly typical shy child, doing her best to make her way in the world. 

Topics: Parenting, Behaviour, Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Toddlers

Should I Be Concerned About My Child's Fine Motor Skills?

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The term ‘fine motor’ refers to the use of the small muscles of the body.  Any part of the body that uses small muscles, such as hands, wrists, fingers, feet, toes, lips, mouth and tongue, are covered by the term ‘fine motor’.

Topics: Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Toddlers

Great Play Dough Ideas for Every Age

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Think play dough is just for pre-schoolers?

I am always amazed at how much time older children and even adults will spend happily squidging and modelling if they get their hands on it. 

I have used play dough to divert teenagers at youth groups, as an ice-breaker at grown-up parties and as a medium for imaginative play and learning.

Topics: High School, School Holidays, Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Toddlers, Craft

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