December 4, 2019

...At bedtime my child turns into a dehydrated philosopher who needs a hug!

The day is done, but the bedtime battle has just begun.

”Right! Bedtime in 5 minutes!”

The tired parent looks at the clock yearning for their much deserved down time. The child senses this - and...

Children have the ability to independently entertain themselves. 

However, if parents do not step back and trust that their children can entertain themselves, they will unintentionally take on the role of their child’s permanent entertainer. 

While this is a paren...

Harmony in the Home during School Holidays.
School holidays can be a lot of fun and with a lot of free time it can also create chaos and carnage. Close quarters with siblings can cause squabbles and screams. Kids at home all day culminates more dishes, more toys, and m...

August 30, 2019

Consequences and punishments are used to reflect back to the child the after effects of their choices or behaviour.  However, they can often have the opposite effect causing more unwanted behaviour. 

Consequences are only helpful if;

1; The consequence is a natural...

I'm sure I'm not alone in the feeling that for some parents, the fastest part of the day during the week is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This window of freedom is structured for ultimate productivity - completing all the tasks that are easier done without kids in tow, the one...

August 28, 2019

The Social Nature.

1. Something Novel.

Tricks and gimmicks suit their light-hearted, fun-loving Nature and these children love anything to do with newness and novelty.  Display items such as special gems, rocks or cars to add to their collections.

2. Something Interactive...

August 25, 2019

A great skill to acquire as a preschool teacher is knowing how and when to take a child from their parent. Confidently insisting to the parent the their child will be fine, waving them off to work and quickly distracting the child with the days activities. That was me....

June 5, 2019

When I started nannying, time out was my ultimate go-to.  I threatened it and I followed through.  Most of the time it made things worse. After a little research I soon learnt time out has been used historically as a shaming form of social exclusion.  It is e...

Children and teens are very clever at making connections with their environment. With an innate desire to belong, they look within their immediate environment to find their place and learn about themselves.

As they grow they receive information about who they are,...

October 8, 2018

What inspired you to set up your business

I was inspired to make a change in the lives of families after constantly witnessing parents who were struggling with their children's behaviour. 

I feel their frustration, but when time-outs and consequences don't work home life...

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