Positive Parenting: Alternatives to “No”
Jul30

Positive Parenting: Alternatives to “No”

When it comes to parenting young children, it can be easy to fall into the habit of using the words “no” and “don’t” on repeat. Children, after all, do a lot of things we don’t want them to do—drawing on walls, for instance, or going for a ride on the family dog. Using “no” as the sole approach to communicating boundaries and limits can lead to frustration for all. Hearing a regular chorus of “no” and “don’t” can leave children...

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A guide to disciplining your kid
May17

A guide to disciplining your kid

“Discipline is about guiding and teaching our children — it’s not about punishment or anger,” says Scott Wooding, a child psychologist in Calgary and author of The Parenting Crisis. “It’s simply a way of helping kids learn right from wrong, and keeping them safe.” Here are some strategies to keep your kids on track. How to discipline your toddler Where they’re at: Your little guy isn’t whining, fussing or having temper...

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Child Care Subsidy Changes in July 2018
Feb26

Child Care Subsidy Changes in July 2018

8 min read From 1 July 2018, The Government Child Care Subsidy makes early learning more affordable for many Australians. The below guide is provided to help break down the benefits for you and your family. There are three means tests that will be applied to assess your eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy: 1.   Combined family income The table below shows the percentage of child care fees the Government will contribute...

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6 Benefits of Daycare for Young Children
Nov02

6 Benefits of Daycare for Young Children

Daycare centre offers long-lasting social, economic and academic benefits for kids and their parents. Studies have shown that children, including babies and infants from the ages of 6 months to 4 years, benefit from the daycare environment, including its quality instruction, structure and social lessons. Regular Schedule and Activities Even young children have a schedule at daycare. Although they might not be aware of the ticking...

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The Drop-Off: A Guide to Happier Goodbyes
Sep14

The Drop-Off: A Guide to Happier Goodbyes

Some children bound into a new classroom without a backward glance. But many others are, understandably, a little more nervous about starting a new school with new friends and new teachers. It’s not only children who have a hard time parting ways for the day: The morning drop off can be hard on adults, too. Luckily, our teachers and staff have a lot of experience with supporting children during the first days at school. (We’ve also...

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Celebrating Spring with Kids !
Aug13

Celebrating Spring with Kids !

It’s springtime and Spring brings new life, renewed hope, and fun times for families to share. It’s time to celebrate, get creative, go outside, and embrace nature. Here are 6 of the Best Spring Activities for Kids, guaranteed to put a spring in everyone’s step! 1. Go to a Pet Farm This is the perfect time of year to visit a pet farm. After the long winter, the kids will love to run around the farm, taking in all the delights of...

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