Archive of ‘Raising Children’ category

Raising Resilient Kids Through Mud

Raising Resilient Kids Through Mud

There’s a sport which has enthused me recently – nonetheless because it’s managed to roll a fun and challenging experience into a neat package of a family-friendly weekend event. It involves a ton of mud and I intend to get my children into it. What is mud running? The sport is called mud running or obstacle course […] Read more…

kids playing video games

Your guide to letting your child play video games

With the proliferation of children’s video games these days, it can be a confusing world of media entertainment. Games can be a fun, rewarding experience. But on the other hand they can also be time-consuming, anti-social activities. Like many things, they have positives and negatives. My 6 year old has gotten into playing a few games. But after […] Read more…

teaching your child to give

How to Teach Your Children to Give

Children while often happy to give and share are also often happy to be selfish and horde toys to themselves. But giving is an important part of human nature and having compassion is an important life skill to have. As was explained to me recently, the Ancient Greeks believed that compassion was something to aspire to because it […] Read more…

Amelia-Waiting

The Waiting Game

This was a first our family.  It was a scary experience which hundreds of parents and children have to go through at some point. It’s a horrible feeling, it’s horrible to wait for what seems like a lifetime. It all started earlier this year when we noticed some swelling in our daughters groin area, it was […] Read more…

Glenbrook Vintage Railway Day out with Thomas

A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine

It goes without saying that our children are a little mad about trains…their father is involved with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway.  There was much excitement about the GVR Day out with Thomas event, they were talking about going on Thomas for days, the constant train talk was driving me crazy!  But we bundled the kids into […] Read more…

Let’s talk about HOMEWORK!

Let’s talk about HOMEWORK!

Love it, or hate it? Haunted by your own childhood memories? Homework, which varies by school and teacher, comes home from a young age – perhaps even the first day of school! Reading books, exercise books, worksheets… science projects, math problems, topic studies. I talked to a group of parents about their children’s homework. Most […] Read more…

Full-time vrs. Part-time mum

Full-time vrs. Part-time mum

Article submitted by Yvette Summers-Gervai, Director of Little Kickers NZ I wrote the blog below in Aug 2010 about putting my then 18month old twin boys into childcare to find that ideal work/family balance and to find myself again. I have come full circle, produced just 1 ‘sproglet’ this time, a gorgeous happy sociable boy […] Read more…

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