Time Out Vs Pure Connection: Which Would You Choose?

Time Out Vs Pure Connection: Which Would You Choose?

Time outs are quite a common occurrence in today’s parenting world. Parents often use this method when their child will not cooperating or their behaviour is deemed inappropriate. However, often with out even realising it, this method is actually doing more damage to your child and could in fact be contributing to their acting out behaviour.

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Why Saying "You're Ok" Is Not Ok

Why Saying "You're Ok" Is Not Ok

I will be the first to admit that I have said “you’re ok” in the past. The most notable time was immediately after my son was born. I held him in my arms and said to him a few times “you’re ok” as he screamed his little pink face off. However, since then I have learnt that this is not the best thing to say to someone, especially a child. While it may seem meaningless and you’re probably wondering either what the hell is she talking about or she doesn’t know what she is talking about? Well I’m about the get into the reason why saying “you’re ok” is actually far from ok.

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How To Schedule Your "Me Time"

How To Schedule Your "Me Time"

Today’s society is more full and jam-packed with obligations than it has ever been in any other point in history. We are busy with our jobs, housework, families and extracurricular activities. This doesn’t leave much time to really nurture and take care of ourselves. One thing I have learnt over the past few years, more so recently since running my own daycare is that your “me time” HAS TO BE YOUR NON-NEGOITIABLE. Medical research is constantly telling us that we are so stressed by our current lifestyles

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Social Media Detox

Social Media Detox

Social media; it is one of those things that can either be a blessing or a curse. It has the capability of keeping us in contact with people from all over the world, offering great networking opportunities and assists in business promotion. On the other hand, it is now classed as a modern addiction. People are on their phones, tablets and computers for such a significant amount of time that researchers are concerned about the social impact it is having on our personal and social lives and culture. It has also paved the way for “keyboard warriors” to take a stand and bully any person or view that does not match their own.

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Separation Anxiety: How To Make The Transition Easier

Separation Anxiety: How To Make The Transition Easier

As an Early Childhood Educator, I know all too well about separation anxiety in young children. It is a traumatic experience for the child, and also for the parent having to leave their child in the care of someone else.  This is a topic that comes up a lot, with parents and educators searching for solutions to the tears and tantrums that generally come from separation anxiety. So what is separation anxiety? Simply put it is when a child feels anxious when separated from their parent.

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Steph's Fruity Chia Pudding

Steph's Fruity Chia Pudding

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I share quite a lot of photos of the food I make. One thing about me is that I have never completely followed a recipe in my entire life; I prefer to use recipes as inspiration to create my own thing. I also don't really measure, I eyeball the amount - much to the annoyance of my husband when he wants to cook something I've made in the past. He is often greeted with a "I intuitively cooked that so I can't tell you." This Chia Pudding recipe is one I have invented myself and I actually went to some effort to weigh and measure the ingredients, so I can share this delicious bowl of goodness with you.

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Real Boys Cry

Real Boys Cry

This issue is something that has been on my mind for quite a while, especially considering I have a son of my own. It could be considered controversial, however, it is something that I believe needs to be cast in the light and changed. If you’ve read my past blog posts you will know that all emotions are better expressed rather than repressed. While we tend to treat girls with understanding and support when it comes to crying, we as a society are failing to give boys and men the same natural right. This is the massive elephant in the room – actually it is a whole freaking herd of elephants.

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Our Children Are Our Greatest Teachers

Our Children Are Our Greatest Teachers

We often think that it is our “job” to teach our children. To a certain extent it is. We need to teach them how to survive in this world. However, few of us realise that children can teach us…a freaking lot. This is something I know from knowledge I have gained and also personal experience with my own child and the children in my day care. I can say without even a slither of a doubt that the greatest teachers in my life – past and present – are the children that have crossed my path.

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