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Parents, Who’s in Control? You or Your Toddler?

There’s nothing quite like a screaming toddler having a tantrum in the supermarket aisle. The screams reverberate around the…

What do I do if my baby wakes up at night?

This is one of the favorite themes and we cover daily in Zzleep My Baby, what happens in the…

How to Identify & Manage Food Intolerances in You & Your Family

Food intolerances are increasingly common, affecting kids and adults alike.  While allergies tend to be caused by a handful…

How do I motivate my child to study?

We have all experienced that pull your hair out moment when you realise  your child has not studied and…

Why Natural Care is even more important in the wake of a Pandemic

2020 was a tough year. No embellishments required, last year, for the lack of a better word, was, well,…

The Importance of Reading Before Sleep

Bedtime routines are recommended at all ages and if we start introducing them as children are young it is …

Gut-friendly Summer Snacks for Kids and Parents

Anita Tait, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Microba. Summer is well and truly in full swing and many parents may be…

Struck Down by an Invisible Force

I was 33 when I had my first son, Chase. It was a time that should have been the…

Cooking Games for Kids: Easy Recipes to Improve Motor Skills

Kids Occupational Therapists at Fired Up People say “When you think about promoting your child’s motor skills, cooking might…

How to Protect Our Kids from Pests While Outdoors

Our kids are young explorers, and no matter how well we protect them, sooner or later they meet with…

A Father’s Learnings from Lockdown with a Kid and a Life Coach’s take on it

Before you go further, please know that as I am writing this I have no real idea as to…

Raising Competent Kids

Sydney’s spring this year has been rainy. I don’t mind so much because I know how important rain is…

The 1 Thing You Need to Ask as a Parent in 2021

Of all the things in life that you are probably most unprepared for, it’s becoming a parent for the…

The Importance of Positive Language for a Child

The concept of positive reinforcement can have a dramatic impact on how a child views the world. Positivity is,…

How to teach your child to be grateful

When is the right time to teach gratitude in children, and  is it even possible to teach gratitude?  The…

How to Unwrap Your Growth Mindset this Christmas

Author and psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck, penned these opening words of his bestselling book, The Road Less Traveled, over…

5 Best Sports for Kids to Develop at a Young Age

“Get them started when they’re young.”  If you have a kid or know anyone else who has one, you’re…

10 fun ways to make your kids eat veggies

There is no surprise that one of the foods that kids usually struggle to eat is veggies. It’s not…

Children’s Swimming Lessons

Getting the most out of your children’s swimming lessons is important. One way to ensure this is to make…

Functional fitness ideas for families

Parents often tend to have busy work schedules which may limit the time they spend with their kids. I…

How To: Gifting Natural Products this festive season (and why it’s a good idea)

Natural Products are all the rage nowadays. It’s trendy, hip and firmly sets you as one of the in-crowd….

Advantages of Online Learning

Being in the 21st Century, who would’ve thought online learning would actually happen by now? Especially given the circumstances…

Is your child being bullied? Here are 5 ways you can help

In today’s society bullying has become a common part of childhood. In countries throughout the world national surveys indicate…

8 Tips to help you raise an organised child

We all know how adorable children can be with their big eyes, cute smiles, rosy cheeks and innocent looks….

Developing your child’s self-esteem

Children engaging in any activity really comes down to their self-esteem.  In a nutshell, your child’s self-esteem is their…

How to feed a family with different diets

It can be hard enough to feed a family, but it is even harder when your dietary requirements differ….

10 Best Immune System Booster Foods For Kids

Boosting the immune system of your kids is not a trend, but a must. Especially now, during these unprecedented…

A Different Way to Get Your Kids to Move More

We have to admit it, times have changed since we were kids.  I’m thirty-*cough* years old, and instead of…

Raising Optimistic Kids

During my teaching career, I often had to coach the softball team and hold tryouts to select who would…

5 approaches to easing school anxiety

 An anxious child needs to build on their confidence and know that someone is there for them – that…

4 Ways to build confidence in kids with swimming

Sports like swimming aren’t just about competition. Participating in these activities can help children develop important life skills that…

How Meditation Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Family Life

Your toddler decides that the middle of the shopping centre is the best place to have a meltdown— you…

A Super Easy Recipe I Love to Cook with My Kids

One Bowl Muffins for the whole family  As the mother of a Coeliac child who is also lactose intolerant,…

How to Fight the Flu Naturally this Winter!

Winter is on its way and with Covid19 related issues still doing the rounds on every news channel, skipping…

Now the reality of back to school has a hit

The term is coming to an end and chaos and uncertainty abound. With the reality of school closures now…

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids

It was 4:30 in the afternoon, and I’d taken Mitchell shopping after school. Both he and I were tired,…

Gut-friendly foods for little lunch boxes

As the seasons change, so do our appetites for certain foods – and our kids aren’t any different. Winter…

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Vegetables

If it’s green, they won’t eat it. Peas? Eek! Broccoli? Yuck! How do we make green the new yum?…

Fast track to health … 5 steps to a healthier you

With so many diet variations bombarding us every day from Paleo, vegan, keto, plant based, Mediterranean, Intermittent fasting …….

How you can teach your kids to lose gracefully

I am sure we have all witnessed what happens at birthday parties these days where games like pass the…

How Can I Understand My Teen Better?

I hear parents of teens tell me “it’s like one day they went to bed and the next day…

Connecting with kids over sport

For adults, we typically connect over a cuppa. But connecting with kids is more likely to be across a…

Feeding Your Children Poorly? And What To Do About It!

It’s really hard to feed children well today for a number of reasons. Here are four of them plus…

The Dangers of Kids Training Unsupervised In the Gym

What grinds my gears about kids joining the gym with little to no coaching or proper supervision is that…

How to talk to your daughter about her period

Take a moment to think back to when Aunty Flow paid her first visit. Did you know what was…

Does your child procrastinate? Here is the surprising reason why.

Is there a project your child knows they should start, but they can’t seem to motivate himself to begin?…

5 Surprising Causes of Craving Sugar

Picture this: you’re sitting at your work desk, the clock strikes 3.30pm, and suddenly your sweet tooth is desperately…

Tricks to help make sure you drink enough water each day.

I recently caught up with a group of friends at a local café and soon found myself fielding a…

Top Tips for Raising a Resilient Child

The nature of children’s health around the world is changing. There is now a ‘new morbidity’ occurring, with obesity,…

Nutrition Hacks for Mums to Stay in Amazing Shape

Summer is such a great time to eat clean. It’s the perfect time to get in shape so you…

Top tips for a healthier, more mindful and calm family life

It is kind of crazy how us, adults, looking for a calm family life, so often find ourselves rushing…

Should You REALLY Quit Sugar?

You’ve probably heard a fair bit about sugar lately, and how bad it is for our health. There are…

Best Brain Foods for Your Child

Proper nutrition is very important to all of us but is especially important for children as they’re going through…

12 Essential Meal Prep Tips for Busy Families

Meal prepping is an important step towards living a healthier and fit life. This is especially true, not only…

Burnout – Recognise It And Over Come It

Our busy lifestyles are relentlessly stressful leaving us feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet the constant demands…

Top Tips To Achieving Good Gut Health

Good gut health has an impact on our lives in so many ways, ranging from physical, emotional and social…

Children See Better Than They Hear

We live in a super-connected world, where technology has forced our attention span down to less than 3 seconds….

When is it safe to start strength training for kids?

Does your child play sport and has a coach to teach them the skills and tactics to develop and…

Parenting: As a Parent, You’re Doing Too Much

Parenting in this modern age is hard. We have so many competing demands for our time and attention. Our…

Are your kids grumpy after school? This could be why…

As a parent, you’ve probably had the experience of being greeted by grumpy, irritable children at afternoon school pickup. …

5 rounds of

  • 5 inch worms
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 squats
  • 30s – 1min plank
  • 30s – 1min bridge