Parenting

Nature’s Playground

Elements Education broadens childrens’ mindsets, getting them outside with a wide array of nature-based play opportunities. The curriculum is prepared from a child development/sensory perspective as well as for education and fun! Elements are on a mission to support active, creative children engage in the …

Period talk – right first time

If you think back to your first period chat, do you remember it as a positive experience or was it cringe-worthy and embarrassing? Here SUSAN JOHNS from Lunette shares her top tips for making these crucial conversations with your tween a success. WHEN SHOULD I START …

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment for students in Years 1–3 at the St Andrew’s College Preparatory School, and adjacent Pre-school, provides an engaging, innovative, and above all happy experience for children in their early years of learning. Head of the junior department, Heather Orman, says …

Helping kids get school-ready

Early learning leader BestStart writes about helping your child transition more easily into school. Your child experiences a sense of accomplishment and confidence when they learn to do things themselves. The more you encourage them to learn new skills, the better they will cope with …

A window to your child’s health

The mouth can tell a story when it comes to overall health, and GRAHAME DUTTON and the Duxton Dental team keep this in mind when examining your child’s teeth. When Duxton Dental performs an orthodontic assessment, they are not only looking for obvious signs, such …

Between school and home

Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School Headquarters. At MASH, we understand children’s needs and developmental stages; we understand that children need routines and boundaries; and the importance …

Sleep baby, sleep

Leading baby care and sleep consultant, DOROTHY WAIDE, has recently released a follow-up to her bestselling book You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn. Family Times editor, ANNA SCAIFE, caught up with Dorothy to talk about her new book, Simply Parenting, From 12 weeks to 12 …