Why Kids Lie and What You Can Do About It

Why kids lie and what you can do about it

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 More...

How To Get Your Preschooler More Independent By Danielle Mantakoul

how to make preschoolers more independent

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 More...

4 Things to Consider When Your Child Leaves High School

Things to Consider when your Child Leaves High School

There comes a time in every parent’s life when their child leaves high school. It may feel like it was just yesterday you were dropping them off on their first day of school, More...

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Does Weight Watchers Really Work?

I have lost weight before. Only six kilos back in 2013, but at the time it was a huge achievement as I had done it myself using a little xbox game called Just Dance. Six dances More...

Minecraft with the Kids as Ruby Cobblestone

My kids watch Minecraft on Youtube. The conditions? They are only allowed to watch the characters Stampy Cat and Diamond Minecart. These two young men, if I could meet them I More...

What Your Sleep Pattern Says About You

types of sleep positions

Do you sleep too little, fancy frequent naps or love to curl up for a solid night’s slumber in the foetal position? More...

What should you do if your plumbing develops a whistle?

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If the plumbing in your home has ever developed a whistle then you know how annoying it can be. What you should More...

Ruby Cobblestone – The Inventor (Child Friendly Minecraft Stories)

Ruby Cobblestone Dragon Mother Minecraft Stories

Busy inventor Penguin King has been hard at work with his new creation and must now put it through testing before More...

Ruby Cobblestone – Oh Christmas Tree (Child Friendly Minecraft Stories)

Ruby and Pammie are in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Will they find it, or spend the holidays with no..

Ruby Cobblestone – The Friend (Child Friendly Minecraft Stories)

The story of two unlikely friends. (Warning, the more sensitive viewer may need a tissue)..

5 Tips for Caring for Sick Children

Caring for sick children

There are few things more stressful and anxiety-provoking than caring for sick children. Often, it is difficult More...

WiFi and Kids Health – long term implications? By Dr. Kristy Goodwin

WiFi seems to be everywhere today. But what are the long term implications on our children’s health? There’s some preliminary research,..

Becoming a Health and Fitness Role Model for your Kids

Your child learns how to walk, talk, and interact with the world around them by watching you. So their health and..

Salt play, it’s so much fun!

Easy to clean up off the floor, won’t mark the kids clothes, it’s cheap and best thing of all, salt play..

The Party in the Park Practical Checklist

When you think of screaming children running rampant through your house with fistfuls of lollies and party streamers, you may be..

Danielle Mantakoul’s Behaviour Management Toolbox

As our children grow we find that we need to start putting into place some behaviour management strategies. When our kids..

Ready Set School – Your guide to being school ready

Can’t recall all those handy hints and tricks from Danielle Mantakoul’s Ready Set School evening?   No worries, we got you covered...