Blogs

5
Feb

Feeling guilty about not spending enough time with the kids?

Beat parenting guilt with these simple tips Parents often feel guilty about not spending enough time with their children. Life seems so busy with work. As well as taking care of the home and everything that needs to be done when raising a family. With all that busyness there’s often very little time left to spend with the kids. If

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23
Jan

Simple Strategies for Successful Transitions Between Activities

We understand that it’s not always easy to get children to switch from one thing to the next without complaints or tears, so we’ve invited our ToBeMe Thought Leader and parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine to offer some ideas for our parenting community. Setting the scene Do you find it challenging to get the kids to stop what they’re doing

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9
Jan

Why are we growing our own food!

Revolutionising Childhood Education In case you missed it, we’ve decided here at ToBeMe to grow our own food! You most certainly haven’t read that wrong. Wondering why and what that has to do with your child’s education? Please, allow us to explain. We’re revolutionising the way children learn. In fact, there is an abundance of research to support the notion!

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17
Dec

Silly Season: How to eat right and have fun

The holiday period can be a particularly challenging time for parents of fussy eaters. Shared meals outside of normal routines; different cooking techniques and menus combined with well-intended relatives making unwelcomed comments about what you child does (or doesn’t!) eat. However, the holiday period can also be a helpful time to support your young child in exploring different foods.  For

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4
Dec

An expert’s guide to Teaching, Reading and Spelling Skills for children.

Introduction I am Denyse Ritchie and I am the Honorary Chair of Literacy at Murdoch University and co-author and developer of THRASS. Teaching children to read for pleasure and knowledge and to write for self-expression is my passion. Laying the correct foundation to learning these skills is fundamental to a child’s success. What a fantastic two days we had at

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19
Nov

Practical Tips for Children’s Separation Anxiety

One of the most common, and usually overlooked, problems that parents face with their children, is that of separation anxiety. Most people assume that it’s completely normal for their child to experience significant levels of discomfort when it comes to situations such as daycare drop off. In reality, the typical behaviours that you might see from your child when separating

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6
Nov

Is Milk Bad for Children?

Does the dairy fridge of the supermarket send your head into a spin? Then there is the long-life selection filled with milk and milk alternatives. How do you decide what is “right” for your child when the choice seems to expand on a weekly basis?

22
Oct

8 Tips To Tame Tantrums

It was a dark, rainy Tuesday morning and you could smell the tantrum in the air. I remember it as if it was yesterday. Well… that’s because it was yesterday. My toddler is not a morning person and the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Every morning, I gently wake up my child with whatever song I have

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10
Oct

Is time-out good parenting? An expert’s advice.

There is evidence that this parenting tool is significantly more complex than parents think and some experts even consider it a harmful practice.

26
Sep

Children, Chocolate and The Importance of Healthy Snacks

For many adults, the term “snack” is associated with eating food considered “junk”.