Kids and attention; If it’s happened once, it’s happened a thousand times. You call out to your child for dinner, ask her to get undressed for the bath or tell him to come inside from the back yard, and it’s as if your requests evaporate into thin air. Or you check in to see how homework is coming along, only
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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?
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
There is evidence that this parenting tool is significantly more complex than parents think and some experts even consider it a harmful practice.