Blog Posts

  • Be the 'lazy' parent

    A parent sits on the park bench watching her child climb barefoot up the slippery slide.  Another parent follows their child around the playground lifting them on to equipment and hovering nearby to catch them.  Be the 'lazy' parent.
  • There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing

    Sometimes we all just need to listen to the Peppa Pig inspired 3-year-olds, put on our gumboots and go jumping in muddy puddles.  Growing up my mother always cautioned me that if I didn’t wear a jumper, I’d catch a cold and keep us indoors on days that were ‘too cold’ to play outside.  But just like she got it wrong when she said eating crust would give me curly hair or watching tv would make my eyes square, it is never too cold (in Australia at least) to go play outside.

  • The Benefits of Being Bored

    When you hear those words "I'm bored" it's natural to want to please and entertain.  Don't.  Boredom allows our brains the chance to relax and daydream making us more creative, more interesting and more self-motivated.
  • Patience is a virtue!

    Perhaps considered old-fashioned but patience is still a virtue as much today as it was 60 years ago.  Patience is a taught behaviour but worth teaching your kids.  Teach them how to control their emotions and actions and they'll go on to reach their goals and make some great relationships in the process.
  • GREEN TIME V SCREEN TIME: 3 Ways You Can Make Your Kids Smarter!

    Forget educational apps, foreign language cartoons or a tutor.  If you want your children to do better in school then send them outside!  Numerous studies show that kids that play and learn in nature are healthier, happier and smarter.