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To praise or not to praise?

To praise or not to praise?

By Kylie Dawson It is not whether to praise or not, it is about the way you provide praise to children that is important. We can sort praise into three different groups: trait-based praise, descriptive praise, and praise for effort and persistence. Trait-based praise...
Should I correct what they say?

Should I correct what they say?

A friend of mine reached out and asked me if she should correct how her two-year-old is talking about themselves.  She said he talks about himself in the third person, for example “Ben likes that” or “Ben is hungry”.  As parents we all want to support our child’s...
Yoga and Mindfulness with Children

Yoga and Mindfulness with Children

What can mindfulness look like to a child?  The reality of modern lifestyles is generally hectic – between childcare, school, work, study, staying healthy, after school and extracurricular activities, global pandemics and all that the universe throws at our...
Supporting school readiness

Supporting school readiness

Supporting your child in readiness for school. This is a big topic and one that can be very contentious! School readiness can be defined as a measure of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable children to participate and succeed in school. What makes this...
School Holidays

School Holidays

Easter is coming and will be here before we know it. For some families Easter will mean a long weekend home with the children and for some families it will be 2 full weeks of school holidays! We want our children to have time to relax and recharge, but it’s always a...