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How to prevent mealtime battles with your little ones

by Claire Drundree on 22-03-2015
How to prevent mealtime battles with your little ones

How common is the following scene in your household: 
 You and your partner are struggling to get your kids to eat the greens on their dinner plates (yet again!). Or while unpacking your kid’s lunch box, you find the same fruits and sandwiches you’ve prepared in the morning staring back at you. 
The good news is don’t worry, there’s no need to panic and feel like you’ve failed as the household chef. The truth is until your child’s food preferences mature and develop over time, these common battles are inevitable. You can however consider these tips to help make your life easier.

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Kids Education

How to train your kids to be tomorrow’s leaders

by Claire Drundree on 15-03-2015
How to train your kids to be tomorrow’s leaders

There’s no denying that one of the common traits of successful people is strong leadership skills. A great leader possess excellent communication skill, ability to delegate, confidence, commitment to the team and many other lifetime skills. Think of all the great inspirations Steve Jobs has given to the Apple team. Whether your kid is quiet and shy or the loud and confident type, they all have what it takes to become tomorrow’s great leaders.

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Kids Health & Fitness

Start correcting those bad postures today

by Claire Drundree on 22-02-2015
Start correcting those bad postures today

Bad habits takes time to break and bad postures is one of those things that all parents should be strict on correcting from a young age. If you don’t want your kids to grow up into someone with bad postures, start practising the following today.

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Kids Health & Fitness

Savasana! The many benefits of Yoga for kids

by Claire Drundree on 15-02-2015
Savasana! The many benefits of Yoga for kids

For those that practise <a href="/directory/category/health-and-fitness/yoga/">Yoga</a>, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it provides you with deep mind-body connection as well as one of the greatest feeling of relaxation in the world. It’s calming for the mind and great for general health and fitness. If we benefit so much from Yoga now, imagine if we have started practising from a younger age. Kids of all ages will be able to benefit from Yoga classes that caters to their level and age group.

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Kids Hobbies

Abracadabra! The effects magic has on kids

by Bec Wilson on 09-02-2015
Abracadabra! The effects magic has on kids

As famous magician David Copperfield once said, “By using magic to tell stories that educate, move and inspire. I help people realise their dreams”. This is indeed one of the great thing about magic - it makes people believe the impossible and question the unthinkable. This kind of curiosity is what attracts many young people to learning magic. As it turns out, learning magic is not only a fun activity for kids but one that’s great for developing young minds.

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Battle of the Sexes

by Claire Drundree on 01-02-2015
Battle of the Sexes

How far gender stereotypes have changed in this day and age. We now live in a time when women are not expected to be just bored housewives but independent and capable females. We also accept that men can get emotional at times and there is nothing wrong with that. What can we do as parents to pass on these important messages to our young children? Here are 6 tips on how you can start addressing gender stereotypes today.

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How to take the loneliness out of only child

by Virginia O'Neill on 18-01-2015
How to take the loneliness out of only child

I come from a family of being the only child. Growing up, I’ve heard of all the stereotypes typically associated with being an only child - that we are selfish, loves to be the centre of attention at all time and are socially awkward. Sure it was great to have the constant focus of my mum and dad but growing up, I also remember myself feeling lonely very often. If you are the parent of an only child, here are some tips on how to take the loneliness out of your special one.

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Kids Hobbies

Revamp this 90s sport and get your roller blades on!

by Claire Drundree on 18-01-2015
Revamp this 90s sport and get your roller blades on!

Remember when rollerblading was all the rage back in the 90s – before it was overtaken by skateboarding? There’s something cool and relaxing about cruising down the streets of your neighbourhood or by the beach and feeling the breeze against your face. It's a fun and active sports to get into at any age and a great way to keep fit while having fun. Here are some tips on how you can get your kids into rollerblading in a safe and fun way.

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Kids Health & Fitness

Team sports - good for the body & soul of young minds

by Virginia O'Neill on 11-01-2015
Team sports - good for the body & soul of young minds

It’s that busy time of the year again for parents with yet another school term just around the corner. Time to prepare your kids to be mentally ready for school and get onto those after school kids activities. When making your decisions about after school activities, consider something team based that involves interaction with other kids. According to Tim Dansie - an Adelaide-based clinical psychologist, registering your kids in team sports not only have many proven physical benefits, but also encourage many other benefits for emotional growth in kids.

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Help your kids get organised in the New Year

by Virginia O'Neill on 04-01-2015
Help your kids get organised in the New Year

2015 has arrived - a new year, a new start. Our ActiveActivities directory has categories of great kids activities waiting for your kids to explore. But first, you’re probably dying to get rid of some of your kids’ bad habits from last year. Well, I’m here to help!

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Kids Health & Fitness

Realistic 2015 New Year Resolutions to achieve as a family

by Claire Drundree on 29-12-2014
Realistic 2015 New Year Resolutions to achieve as a family

When was the last time you've set yourself new year resolutions and actually achieve them by end of the year? This is all about to change with 2015 just around the corner. This year, set out realistic and achievable goals for the entire family to achieve together - whether it'll be fitness, a new hobby or more family time.

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Kids Education

5 family activities to make this Christmas more meaningful

by Bec Wilson on 22-12-2014
5 family activities to make this Christmas more meaningful

Christmas is a time to be grateful for what we have and the people we have in our lives to spend it with. It is a time to show appreciation for one another and enjoy each other’s company. Christmas is an ideal time to keep up or start new family holiday traditions. It can be something as simple as preparing Christmas dinner together or decorating the family Christmas tree. These simple yet meaningful activities are what you and your family will be cherishing for years to come.

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Kids Play

5 unforgettable family Christmas getaway ideas

by Claire Drundree on 11-12-2014
5 unforgettable family Christmas getaway ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, I’m sure many of you already have exciting plans in place to celebrate this special time of the year with loved ones. For those of you still stuck for ideas for something a bit out of the ordinary, no need to panic, here are 5 for you to consider.

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Kids Arts & Crafts

Fun kids jewellery projects that won’t break your wallet

by Claire Drundree on 30-11-2014
Fun kids jewellery projects that won’t break your wallet

Do you love dressing up your kids in different jewelry and accessory pieces to match their outfit but finding the cost building up? The good news is that the best jewelry pieces are unique, one of the kind designs that you and your kids can come up with at home! You’ll be surprised to find that what you see as ordinary objects around the house can be transform into a masterpiece in these 6 fun and easy home-made jewelry making projects.

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Kids Hobbies

It’s time to shake off that boring, old library image

by Virginia O'Neill on 23-11-2014
It’s time to shake off that boring, old library image

When was the last time you took your kids to the library? If your kids are anything like mine, a trip to the library definitely wouldn’t rate highly on their weekend list of places to go. I must admit that I often find there’s no need to go to a library anymore since finding information on the Internet is such a piece of cake. However, there is a certain charm about libraries that fascinate kids - a place where most kids read about dinosaurs, fairies and ancient history for the first time. It’s time to give the boring, old library image a make-over and make it fun again for your family and kids.

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