Skip to main content
Category

Emotional Wellbeing

6 Simple Reminders: Self-Care for Parents

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting, Talking with children No Comments
Parenting is an amazing life experience. We all know how lucky we are to watch our children as they grow into the people they are meant to be. We try to stop and appreciate the little moments. We take hundreds of photos. We try to prepare them healthy food and space to run and play. We tell them we love them and do our very best to really be present. ...
Read More

Helping Your Child Speak Up

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting No Comments
A big part of becoming a successful, independent member of society is being able to advocate for oneself.  We all need to know our own worth, and we need to feel confident enough to speak up for what we require in life.   This is hard for lots of people - adults included - so it makes sense that we teach our children the skills from an early age and continue...
Read More

5 Ways to Live a Better (Montessori) Life

By Emotional Wellbeing, Montessori Philosophy No Comments
The more we learn about Montessori, the more it tends to seep its way into all aspects of our lives. We find ourselves seeing the world just a little bit differently, and the changes are so positive! This week we thought we would share five simple ways to live a life guided by Montessori values. (You may be surprised to find how closely this aligns to what you already do!)...
Read More

5 Tips for Cultivating an Adventurous Spirit

By Emotional Wellbeing, Montessori Philosophy No Comments
There are times in our lives when caution and hesitation serve us well. The current times we are living in serve as a stark reminder of this. After all, self-preservation is critical to living a safe,  long and happy life. But finding ways to incorporate adventure into even the most mundane of routines sparks something special in the human spirit. Adventure shows us the magic of our world and gives...
Read More

10 Little Ways to Show Them You Love Them

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting, Talking with children No Comments
We all tell our children we love them, and it’s so important that they hear it! Looking for some fun ways to mix it up and show them you love them? Check out our ten tips: Keep some whiteboard markers handy Whiteboard markers work really well on glass surfaces such as windows and mirrors. No matter what age your child is, this simple and fun idea will put a smile...
Read More

Thriving Beyond COVID-19

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting, Talking with children No Comments
We’ve all been travelling a very interesting path recently.  Day after day, all around the world, we’ve toiled with how to get ahead of the next stage of the coronavirus.  Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods was the imperative.  But now we’re starting to move ahead.  We’re starting to think about how we will all focus on thriving beyond COVID-19.  We’re starting to feel free again to dream and to...
Read More

Helping Children Navigate Fear

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting No Comments
Every child feels fear from time to time. Whether it’s about the monster under the bed or thinking about a scary story a friend told them, it can be tricky as a parent to know how to help our children through those moments. We thought that with the non stop media coverage of the coronarvirus, we’d share some thoughts on fear and what we can do for our children. The...
Read More

Tears & Tantrums At This Time Of Year

By Emotional Wellbeing No Comments
I don’t know about you but I find that there’s something about this time of year in Australia that raises the level of emotions.  Perhaps it’s the weather warming up, the anticipation of the long summer holidays, the excitement of Christmas or  the end of a long school year.  Perhaps you have a view on this, I think it’s probably a combination of all of the above and in schools...
Read More

Practical Ways to Help Anxious Kids

By Emotional Wellbeing, Parenting No Comments
Anxiety is a completely normal part of the human experience.  Both adults and children experience anxiety from time to time.  As children grow, they go through so many changes physically, cognitively, and emotionally, it’s understandable that they may feel nervous occasionally.  You will likely notice your child move through a number of phases in which they display anxious behaviors. If you feel like your child’s anxiety is more than just...
Read More