Topic: Parenting

Bored? Try a New Board Game!

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So we're into our second week of #FunAtHome Easter holidays. How's it going for you? Have you dusted down the old board games and enjoyed a family game night or two? I've seen several discussions on social media about board games over the last few weeks - mostly parents asking for suggestions, as they realise they cannot face the monotony of Monopoly or another round of Snakes and Ladders. What games are fun to play in isolation with your nearest and dearest? What's new? What have we missed?

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, COVID-19

Leading the Way for Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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If you’re like me, the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has your head spinning and your heart pumping. That’s only natural as life as we know has taken a seismic shift in recent days.

International travel bans, cancellation of sporting and cultural events, shopping frenzies and talk of school closures continue to dominate the airwaves.

Topics: Parenting, High School, Primary School, Anxiety, Mental Health, COVID-19

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

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Updated: 14/02/2020

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, Preschool, Toddlers

What Shall We Say About Santa?

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What's the protocol for parents who choose not to 'do Santa' with their kids? One mum highlights the pitfalls...

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When my brother was seven, the teacher called him a "nasty little liar" and made him sit outside the classroom all afternoon for telling Julie Ashbrook that Santa didn't exist.

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Preschool, Prep, Christmas

Spending Time with Kids: How Much Is Enough?

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The need to spend time with their parents differs for different kids. For some, there’s no end to the time they’d spend with you. However, other kids feel differently. There’s no right answer.

Topics: Parenting

Parenting Habits All Parents Should Stop

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Even the best parents make mistakes. Generally it's better to focus on the positives - what you should be doing as a parent - than fixate on where you are messing up. However, sometimes it helps to be reminded of some of the behaviours we should stop or do less of, if we are to raise autonomous, emotionally-smart citizens of the future.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School

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