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Mindfulness and Kids: Fun Activities to Explore

Mindfulness and Kids: Fun Activities to Explore

Three years of promising myself I was going to start meditation and mindfulness, I finally did. After doing a short course, I started practising at home. My young daughter decided to join me. I couldn’t help but have a few sneak peaks at her during the sessions and...

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Parental Involvement: What Matters Most to Schools?

Parental Involvement: What Matters Most to Schools?

  We want the best for our kids, especially when it comes to their education. To this end, we focus on what the school offers. Will it provide what our children need? Will it nurture and care for our children in a way that will allow them to flourish? Will it cater to...

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Overcoming Parental Concerns About School

Overcoming Parental Concerns About School

  Parental concerns about school are inevitable. First and foremost, we want our kids to be happy. If our kids are happy at school, everything can flow from there. But as parents, what can we do? What power do we have to ensure their happiness at school? My answer is...

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Helping Your Child Feel Positive About Starting School

Helping Your Child Feel Positive About Starting School

    Preparing our kids for school can seem overwhelming at times. We want them to be prepared. But one of the biggest concerns we have as parents, is whether they're going to be happy. Starting school can feel daunting to young children. So much will be different,...

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The Big Day: Preparing Your Child for School

The Big Day: Preparing Your Child for School

  The big day is hurtling towards you way too quickly! Preparing your child for school is suddenly upon you. They won’t be returning to the familiar surroundings, friends and staff of their preschool, but instead going to big school. It’s a milestone in any child’s...

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How Happiness Impacts Learning and How Parents Can help

How Happiness Impacts Learning and How Parents Can help

  Knowing that children will do better at school if they're happy isn't anything new. But what if our children aren't happy at school? How can parents help their child in that scenario and what exactly are the learning benefits of being happy at the elementary stage?...

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Creative Learning: An Interview with Cassandra Pouge

Creative Learning: An Interview with Cassandra Pouge

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with Education Consultants. Covering a range of topics, our educators share their expertise as well as experience and provide advice on how to best nurture and support your child’s learning. Our guest educator this week...

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Preparing for Preschool: How Can Parents Help?

Preparing for Preschool: How Can Parents Help?

  All too quickly, the time has come for you to start preparing for preschool. It’s a big step in your child's life as well as yours. It will more than likely be filled with excitement and apprehension; as well as letting go on your part. During this time, you'll...

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Why Children Need a Healthy Relationship with Food

Why Children Need a Healthy Relationship with Food

  This week's post is written by Aley Forbes. A mum to four children, Aley left a career in finance and co-founded Gotrovo; a company inspired by her kids, to create timeless, magical family moments. Here, she shares her passion and knowledge on the importance of...

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Learning Through Failing: How to Support Your Child

Learning Through Failing: How to Support Your Child

  My 6 year old daughter opened a ‘spa’ at school. Friends could make appointments for a massage or have their hair done. She used leaves for her business cards and wrote the spa’s name on one of the benches. I admired her entrepreneurial spirit! A few weeks in, she...

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