Chores Build Successful Adults

Chores Build Successful Adults

Insisting that chores get done can feel like a never-ending battle: a constant cycle of reminding, cajoling, nagging and threatening consequences! Is it worth it? Yes. Chores teach children a full set of life skills – so they can move on confidently into adulthood...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Traditions are recurring things that a family does: a set or behaviours and routines that have special meanings within a household. They may seem quaint or even silly, but they have a real usefulness. Even if you don’t realise it, your family will already have some...
Call It Toilet Readiness…

Call It Toilet Readiness…

Not toilet ‘training’. ‘Training’ suggests a proactive process that can be speeded up with energy and effort. It’s not. Children have to be ready, first. They have to be ready physically (they must have bladder and bowel capacity and muscle control), cognitively (they...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are not uncommon in early childhood centres. Children can become distressed when they see their parent leaving: it’s called separation anxiety and it’s a normal stage in child development. But, it can be unsettling. Considering that...