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Understanding how children's brains develop can help us all be better parents.
"Children need happy healthy parents. I think what we should do is think about parenting in terms of whether we're providing good enough parenting as opposed to whether we're providing perfect parenting." Dr Jack Shonkoff, Center Director, Harvard University Center for the Developing Child.
The idea of rough and tumble is to let the child win, but with effort. How high to set the bar, how hard to make it before they win is up to you
The idea of rough and tumble is to let the child win, but with effort. How high to set the bar, how hard to make it before they win is up to you. Push too hard and the wrestling match will be frustrating instead of fun. Give in too easily and you take away the thrill of beating mum or dad.
It’s no secret that central to quality early learning are your child's educators, however there's a lot parents can do to support and strengthen this relationship.
It’s no secret that central to quality early learning and care are the educators working with your child and their specialist knowledge, skills and capacity to nurture positive relationships. However, there is a lot that parents can do to support and strengthen this relationship.
A good home learning environment with activities like books, conversation, letters, numbers and singing, means parents are giving children the best start in life.
If parents are providing a good home learning environment for children with lots of different activities like sharing books and having conversations, letters, numbers and singing, with some early learning in the mix, parents can be confident they're giving their children the best start in life.
Dr Lesley Jones shares some insights on what drives children's behaviour and offers guidance and support for parents in a workshop at the Gold Coast Parenting Fair.
Dr Lesley Jones shares some insights on what is driving children's behaviour and gives parents some simple and actionable strategies to take away and implement. Working with children's behaviour can be challenging and there are simple things we can all do as adults in relationships with children that can make a real difference.
Dr Justin Coulson looks at five reasons why we yell and five ways to stop yelling at your children.
Dr Justin Coulson is a three-time bestselling author, a TEDx speaker, and one of Australia's most popular relationships and parenting experts. In this video he looks at five reasons why we yell and five ways to stop yelling at your children.