Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

It is a well known fact that exercise has many physical benefits, but what are the benefits of exercise on your children’s psychological well being? Whether you are partaking in sports, going to a park, climbing the jungle gym or taking a walk, physical activity allows you to unwind, build self esteem, get active and engage with others. Exercise reduces depression and improves your mood. … Continue reading Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be on Time

If you know anything about parenting, you will know that time management plays a huge role in  a parent and child’s life. Generally there is a time for everything. A time to get up,  a time to get ready, a time to go to school, a time to fetch the kids, times to attend extra murals, do homework, have dinner, run a bath and get … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be on Time

Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress

So you have been selected for an interview for an au pair role but don’t know how to dress? Yes, we know its a little confusing. When interviewing for an au pair or nanny position it can be a little tougher to decide what to wear than interviewing for a corporate role. Being an au pair means being involved in the families life on a … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress

Weaning Advice

Its a very common question and one a lot of parents tend to struggle with, how do I wean my toddler off the night feed? Don’t worry, you are not alone in feeling like giving a bottle or breastfeed is the only and/or quickest way to get your toddler back to sleep when compared to what can feel like hours of crying or sitting with them. Those … Continue reading Weaning Advice

Look Mom, I can Dress Myself!

In small ways every day, allow your child to experiment with their self-confidence. If your child is pleased with something he has done, as long as it is not destructive or against a house rule, acknowledge his good efforts. This positive encouragement and praise will uplift his self-esteem and encourage him to keep trying. With time he’ll naturally learn that the zipper goes in the … Continue reading Look Mom, I can Dress Myself!

Anxiety, How to Treat It and Help Children Cope

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders A child’s anxiety disorder can be treated by a mental health professional. A therapist can look at the symptoms, diagnose the specific anxiety disorder, and create a plan to help a child cope. A type of talk therapy called cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is often used. In CBT, kids try out new ways to think and act in situations that can cause … Continue reading Anxiety, How to Treat It and Help Children Cope