Parenting

Father’s Day 20 Questions

September 01, 2016

      With Father’s Day just a few days away, we thought it might be nice for the people who make up The Sunshine…

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Cheap Things My Kids Love . . . That Don’t Involve Screens

August 25, 2016

    We recently had the annual hard rubbish collection at our place, which made me realise exactly how much expensive plastic rubbish my kids…

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A letter to parents of teens (or those just prematurely stressing)

August 11, 2016

Dear Parents, 10 years ago, back in 2006, I was teaching Grade 4 at a lovely primary school in Bayside, Melbourne. My class, 4D, were…

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Olympic Games Activity Ideas

August 04, 2016

Are your kids starting to get excited about the Olympic Games coming up? Ours certainly are! So, instead of having them just watch it on…

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5 Things My Child Worries About

July 21, 2016

I have two very different children. One is full of confidence and fills every room she walks into with her personality and sleeps soundly each night. She…

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When the Love of Learning Fades – 6 tips to re-engage your child

July 14, 2016

The majority of young children love to learn. They are like sponges, soaking up as much information as possible. Most also love going to school…

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50 or so films to show your kids before they’re 13

June 30, 2016

Given we’re shivering through winter school holidays in much of Australia, it’s the perfect time to make some popcorn, snuggle under a blanket and create…

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Brilliant Holiday Ideas

Best Things We’ve Done with the Kids

June 23, 2016

School holidays: we love not rushing in the mornings, but the days can be very long with a house full of kids all wanting to…

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Homework in Primary School – Yes or No?

June 16, 2016

The homework debate continues to rage on, with people lined up at one end advocating no homework whatsoever, and parents clamouring to tutoring centres and instilling…

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The Very Cranky bear by Nick Bland

June 14, 2016

The Very Cranky Bear is no doubt one you are already familiar with, but considering the depth of our love for it here at The Sunshine…

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