Blog Category: Press & Online

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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

In the past decade, we’ve seen large numbers of children diagnosed with depression and behavioural[...]

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Let children judge risks, be resilient

When I was a young lass, most of the kids I knew only had to[...]

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A Bit of Shoosh Please… We’re Making Magic

When my four sons were young and I was working as a teacher life was[...]

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What Boys Need Most

“Boys are found everywhere, on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Buying gifts for children

This article was originally published at www.essentialbaby.com  Thrifty Christmas Might be the Magic Pudding When[...]

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Bullying: It takes a mindless society to raise a heartless bully

The Rigby Report on bullying in Queensland schools released last week (April 2010) suggests that[...]

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Bullying in Our Schools: A different perspective

“Our world is becoming increasingly violent. Social and political initiatives everywhere are seeking to counteract[...]

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Is Your Child Ready for School?

Many families will by now have made the difficult decision about whether or not to[...]

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The dirty secret about raising kids: It’s child’s play

I am going to let you in on a little secret about raising children. It’’s[...]

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Why Dads Matter – Especially to Girls

This article was originally published on Fairfax’s Essential Baby site:  I am not sure who[...]

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In defence of the humble bunny: the importance of imagination

As Easter comes speeding towards us, I invite you to be kinder to the humble[...]

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The Little Things are the Big Things: Building Resilience

Today’s modern world is full of so many innovations, knowledge and new ways of doing[...]

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Thrifty Christmas might be the magic pudding

A survey released by the Australian National Retailers Association this week (week ending 20/11/09) reported[...]