Let’s face it. It’s hard to let go, and even just the vaguest thought of them learning to fend for themselves is enough to give us parents a serious case of empty nest syndrome, and we’d really rather enjoy their early years to the fullest. But all the experts will tell you the same thing:…

Jake watches as his playmates continue to add to the tower. The blocks sway as Janine stomps toward the group, her arms extended wide. Giggling and falling over each other, the towers are knocked down, showering blocks over the children. “Did you see?” Ja

Although the concept of demand feeding a new born baby might seem a little daunting to some first-time parents, most of us who chose this form of feeding usually learn quite quickly to respond to our baby’s cues. The recognition of a baby’s signal to brea

The new school year is freshly upon us and there is no better time to help children and students that are struggling with concentration skills to reach their full potential. Debbie Hopper, a paediatric Occupational Therapist with Lifeskills4kids.com.au re

Values – Pass them on Money doesnt grow on trees. It sprouts from an automatic teller machine. From your childrens perspective it does, anyway. Mum pushes a few magic buttons and money appears. Why would they think there are limits? Values stand behind ev

For many parents I deal with, choosing a school for their children is one of the most significant emotional and financial decisions they will make. This decision, is often based on the basis of the experiences of others, gut feel, local gossip, casual obs

    Sometimes we forget that our kids are like sponges; soaking up everything we say and do – often without us even realising it. Thats why we parents need to really think about how our own attitudes might be affecting the kids and what informat

Its 9.30 in the morning. You are in your pyjamas, carrying your sleeping baby in the sling because you dont want to risk putting her down – she might wake up and cry again. For another two hours. You figure your shower can wait, and head off to the kitche

Our eldest child recently celebrated her eighth birthday, and already Ive had questions about her high school and possible university education. We have chosen not to outsource our childrens education, instead we take full responsibility for their learnin

Montessori is an education for life, a learning process where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a safe and caring environment. Established world-wide, the Montessori Method has proven successful with children from diverse cultural an