Advice For Teens Before They Get Facebook

Sandpits are the coolest place for a toddler. So much to do, so much to explore, so many possibilities. As we walked towards the sandpit I scanned for dangers, checked out how many children there, noted the pathway to the duck pond and then turned to my toddler and said “now remember to play nicely,

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Old School Outdoor Games To Play

This spring, why not set the screens aside and head outside to try some of the games your grandparents used to play? From hopscotch to stuck-in-the-mud, there are plenty of ways to enjoy outside play with your kids. Jump The Snake You’ll need a large skipping rope. Two hold the ends of a large skipping

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Learning How To Spend Less And Save More

Many youngsters are introduced to a second language at primary and even pre-school. It’s an approach we should also take to teaching children the fundamentals of good money management and sound financial habits, because it’s in the early years that the fundamentals can be established most effectively – just like learning a new language. It’s

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How Small Praises Can Go A Long Way For Your Teenager

Most parents of small children already know the power of praise. But as children turn into teenagers it becomes more complex. Parents sometimes assume teens don’t need the same praise, thanks and affirmation. (Surely, by now, they should be doing that without expecting praise for it?) They might wonder whether teens care about their opinion

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Why We All Want Our Kids To Be Happy

If you ask most parents what they want for their children, they will likely say they want their kids to be happy. At first, this seems to be a perfectly reasonable ambition for our kids. Who wouldn’t want to be happy? But now I’m not so sure. Because at second glance, I think the ‘I

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Top 5 Amazing Learning Apps For Kids

With so many apps for kids out there, it’s hard to know which offer real educational outcomes. Education expert and NSW teacher with 35 years’ experience Marie Cullen, who created her own educational app, Lesson Buzz, shares her top five learning apps for kids. 1. Lesson Buzz Obviously LessonBuzz is my first recommendation. This is

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