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Schoolyard Bullying – Rude vs Mean vs Bullying

First things first, let’s define the word bullying. Bullying is intentionally aggressive behaviour that is repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power. Bullying is defined by three key elements: (1) an intent to harm, (2) a power imbalance, and (3) repeated acts or threats of aggressive behaviour. It is intentional, done with no remorse or […]

Gender-Neutral School Uniforms: Yay or Nay?

Gender equality, feminism, inclusivity – These are all pertinent and important topics that are widely discussed across our society today, and rightly so too. And this is also where the idea of gender-neutral school uniforms have taken root from. There has been numerous outcries from different members of the public in recent times about the […]

Are your school-aged children safe in your car?

Well, are they? I often see other families with children inappropriately restrained in their cars and it scares me to think about the very real and potentially devastating consequences that can happen, regardless of how carefully they drive. After all, we are all at the mercy of our fellow road users, and we have all […]

School Lunch-Boxes: Keeping It Real

In continuing with our last blog post about surviving the lunch-box, courtesy of Min Benstead (Health Coach, Nutritionist, & Recipe Developer), I wanted to share my own two-cents’ worth and give you an idea as to what the daily lunch-box packing routine is really like for many real families (like mine). Let’s keep it real, […]

How To Survive The Lunchbox: Tips From A Health Coach

We are honoured to have Min Benstead contribute this timely post about packing school lunchboxes on our blog today. Min is a Health Coach and a member of The Natural Nutritionist team and Recipe Developer for 28 by Sam Wood. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram and at www.minbenstead.com After being desperate for the kids […]

Childhood Anxiety: No Small Matter

The countdown to #backtoschool is down to its last week now and things are starting to get real for us parents, and especially our little ones. Regardless of whether they are starting school for the first time as preppies, starting Grade 3, starting secondary school, or facing the daunting year that is Year 12, our […]

How to Choose School Shoes That Won’t Hurt Their Feet

As we come to the last few weeks of the summer holidays, the rush to get our little ones ready for school has officially begun. Oh the mayhem! I don’t know about you, but for many mums like me, shoe shopping with kids is not much fun, even under normal circumstances. But shopping for school […]

Terrified about your child with allergies starting school?

I was too. My daughter is 9 years old now, but she has had severe allergies to nuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, and sesame since before she even started eating solids as a baby. And according to latest reports, at least 1 in 10 babies will develop potentially life-threatening allergies before they are 1 year old. […]

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How to survive the kinder to primary school transition

It is that time of the year. Our little kindergarteners are getting ready to go to primary school in a couple of months (yup, really, just a couple of months!) and amidst all the excitement of orientation days and transition days at their new primary school, I’m sure you, mummy dearest, sometimes feel that underlying […]

Electronic Heroin. Where virtual world addiction becomes a real illness.

The most accessible drug to Aussie kids and the one thing you must know about it. Have you ever imagined that your primary aged child could be exposed to ICE? (Methamphetamine). I want to tell you about something just as dangerous found in your own home…Electronic Heroin. An increasing number of Australian children are being […]

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Allergies. It’s time to start banning food at school.

School nut bans don’t protect kids with food allergies from anaphylaxis… When one mum said that the school should not allow certain foods because her child was allergic, what an outrageous claim! “banning of certain foods and not allowing parents to bring home made treats for kinder birthdays”. I want to share my response because sometimes […]