Free to be grateful

As I stared out of my kitchen window, I saw the bottle brush plant that was planted 6 years ago. The change in this plant is remarkable. You see, there was a neighbour’s tree that used to overhang the fence, causing the bottle brush to be in shade. The bottle brush survived but didn’t thrive- it didn’t see enough sun. Continue reading “Free to be grateful”

Preparing your pre-schooler for school

As an Occupational Therapist who worked in paediatrics before having kids, I knew that I had this!

As my first daughter moved out of babyhood and into the toddler years, I worked hard to fill her days with all the right activities to promote her development and get her ready for school. We painted, played with playdough, used scissors, read countless books, explored nature and talked about letters, numbers and colours daily. Continue reading “Preparing your pre-schooler for school”

Building Resilience in our Children

Believe it or not, our children are resilient. We don’t need to teach them to be resilient. Instead, we need to build their resilience.  It is like a muscle that needs to be used and exercised to become stronger and better.

So – how do we do this? How do we build our children’s resilience? Continue reading “Building Resilience in our Children”