Danielle Mantakoul

She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.

Why kids lie and what you can do about it
By Danielle Mantakoul On Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Why Kids Lie and What You Can Do About It by Danielle Mantakoul

Parents can start to notice kids telling lies when their child reaches the preschool years. This is because developmentally your child has reached the level of understanding that adults don’t actually know everything More...

nephrotic syndrome
By Danielle Mantakoul On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Our Lives With Nephrotic Syndrome Written By Danielle Mantakoul

I have been off the radar. Why? My youngest son Will has Nephrotic Syndrome where his immune system attacks his kidneys. He contracted it at age 3 after a simple cold just as his brother and sister had at the time. More...

Where does your baby food come from
By Danielle Mantakoul On Monday, December 7th, 2015

So Where Does Your Baby Food Come From?

Recently my little boy has been most unwell. I find each time one of my kids get sick the fridge magically changes into a big white box full of greens that the kids turn their noses up at. Traditionally two weeks More...

By Danielle Mantakoul On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Why You Need Board Games Under Your Tree By Danielle Mantakoul

When I was a child I lived with my grandmother, and every second week to give her a break, my Aunty Maureen and Uncle Vic would have me for the weekend. I remember these days as happy times in a childhood that was More...

clean kids
By Danielle Mantakoul On Thursday, November 12th, 2015

“That Soap Has Other People Privates On It” Child demands own soap what would you say?

Baths have completely become redundant in our house now the kids are 8 and 10. I am quite enjoying this, as long ago I got to the stage where I would see baths as time consuming and just wanting clean kids… More...

plants vs zombies garden warfare
By Danielle Mantakoul On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Plants Vs Zombies Review – A winner for kids and parents by Danielle Mantakoul

Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare on the X-Box is a simple online shooter game rated M, recommended 15+. While I believe that this is a game that parents should carefully look at before they allow their child to More...

Batman Unlimited
By Danielle Mantakoul On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card – DC Comics brings you Batman Unlimited – Comp Closed

On Halloween not many kids came to our door. In a country that is still very much a baby at the whole dressing up thing each October, most of us still take a little convincing to raid the kids dress-up box. But More...

why my kids don't go to scripture at school
By Danielle Mantakoul On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Why My Kids Don’t Attend Scripture at School

Scripture classes are nothing new to the public school system. On starting kindergarten you nominate which religion you would like your child to learn, or have the option of ethics classes or non-scripture where More...

how to make preschoolers more independent
By Danielle Mantakoul On Monday, August 24th, 2015

How To Get Your Preschooler More Independent By Danielle Mantakoul

Teaching a skill such as independence must start early. Danielle Mantakoul Early Childhood Teacher shows you how to get your preschooler more independent. With kids the goal is simple right? Get them to eventually More...

stop talking to the kids about school
By Danielle Mantakoul On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Why You Need to Stop Talking About School to Your Preschooler By Danielle Mantakoul

I was recently asked of a parent if it was normal for kids to worry so much about going to big school. Sure, kids worry about lots of things, but we do however play a big role here with how much our kids are worrying. Straight More...