800 meters of “I can do it mum”.

I am at the school athletics carnival and it’s a buzz of activity. Arriving late, once there my kids run to me on arrival excitedly telling me about their achievements. As Bella and Will return to their friends I sit with Aidan (my special needs child) who predictably pulls out a Rubix Cube from his school bag to play with, and then it came, More...

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By Mummy Weekly On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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MathsOnline – Your child’s clever tutor, and your new best friend.

This was crazy. I had to find a new maths program for the kids. The ones that school had so far provided as “their homework” was turning out far too often to be mine! Too much time was being spent going More...

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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

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
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.
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...