Parenting

Spring Time Educational Activities

October 27, 2016

Spring themed educational activities Spring has sprung and here in Melbourne it is finally beginning to feel like it! This time of year is always…

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10 easy and cheap activities for kids at home

October 06, 2016

  Easy cheap kids activities – yes please! Do you want activities to keep your kids busy and entertained at home? On rainy days? On…

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Family camping

Camping With Kids: 11 Life Lessons to be Learned

September 29, 2016

. Camping with kids When I was a kid, pretty much all our family holidays were spent towing our Jayco campervan around Australia. The memories…

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Teaching Kindness

Teach Your Kids: Be Kind. Be Compassionate.

September 08, 2016

Let’s talk about ‘compassion education’.  We’ve heard lots of parents asking how to teach kids to be kind and compassionate; it can be tricky in…

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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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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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