Absence of Stress

Absence of Stress

I know as an adult how difficult it can be to manage stress well. It was not something we were taught growing up. Now that life has become so much faster and demanding, I believe that we owe it to our children to teach them about stress and anxiety and how to manage them.

Clear Boundaries

Clear Boundaries

I know that now, more than ever, parents are aware of how important it is for children to have a strong sense of self, with personal boundaries and an ability to know when someone’s behaviour towards them is unacceptable and to communicate that. This contributes to their emotional, mental and physical safety and prevents them from being used, manipulated and violated by others.

Build Life Skills

Build Life Skills

I think I can safely speak for all parents when I say, we want our kids to manage what life throws at them well and to be happy. And, unless we plan to be the parents who live with our children forever as we continue to look after them, the way to achieve that is for us to teach them some basics. So here’s what my research (and life experience) has uncovered.

Plenty of Play

Plenty of Play

According to an article on the Educational Playcare website - “Providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways. This leads to a child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks and supports cognitive growth, language development, gross motor skills, social interaction and problem solving skills.”