If a child is experiencing a difficulty in their life, having the skills to clearly identify and articulate the difficulty, feel empowered to set goals and the take actions to overcome the difficulty allows the child to turn a negative situation into a positive one. This is very empowering and encourages children to be resourceful, develop their imaginative skills, discover what inspires them and achieve their goals. Creating opportunities for children to nurture their creativity is beneficial for both work and play.Read More
Young children are naturally creative and I see that creativity in their art, music, dance, conversations, questioning and especially in their make-believe imaginative stories. I have been nurturing our five-year-old son Cameron's creativity by providing lots of opportunities and experiences from which creative ventures can spark and grow into being. Here are a few of the activities I've shared with Cameron which you might like to try in your home.Read More
Is your life really busy that you feel like to you hardly have time to breathe?
Do you have many demands on your time: from work, at home, with friends, your family and of course the kids?
So many parents fall into the life trap of day-to-day living and simply going through the motions life. This gets amplified when you have children with so many extra curricula activities, a mortgage and bills to pay so life goes on with one week merging into the next with very little change and no light at the end of the busyness tunnel.Read More
Do you have a vision for Parenthood your for Children? If you said no, most people would agree with you. It’s crazy really, as you’d never build a house without a plan or blueprint. You don’t sit in your car and start driving to a new place without putting the destination in the GPS.
You’d never have a wedding without a year or more of preparation to make that one special day. BUT how much time have you planned for your children and your family? So, what is your vision for your family? Do you have a plan, goals or a vision for your family and your children? If not, why not? Are you just trying to “wing it” and hope for the best?Read More
Most parents today say they don’t have work-life balance. In this interview Dr Robyn Mills and Dr Rosina McAlpine discuss 5 keys to crafting and living a life you love- one that works for you and for your kids…the whole family.
Come join us and listen to this interview and learn more about going from a life that’s just okay to one that makes you shine – you owe it to yourself and your family!Read More
It’s not uncommon to hear parents, particularly mothers, say "I put my children first and my needs last". BUT, is good parenting really about being selfless? Positive parenting is about setting a good example for your children. Do you want them to learn to put themselves second?
In this show you'll get lots of positive parenting advice and learn about the many benefits to you, your family and your children of being "self full" rather than "self less". And the steps you can take to make it happen in your life.Read More
Life is busy and to stay on top of everything I find routines and calendars really help. Do your children forget their sporting gear, musical instruments or books for school? Do they leave their homework, school assignments and projects to the last minute? If so, perhaps it’s time to help them take more responsibility for their lives and manage their time more effectively by using a calendar or diary.
Using a calendar, electronic organiser or diary supports children to be on time for events and to manage everyday activities. These are valuable personal qualities for children to develop from a young age that will support them right through their school years, in higher education endeavours, and in time, be a highly valued quality in the workplace. Here’s how you can make the most of calendars and routines with your children whether they are young or older.
The Inspired Children life skills approach to parenting is all about empowering children to live a full, happy and meaningful life. Each life skill activity supports children to navigate the world successfully. For example:
- by learning to eat well and to exercise our children can enjoy good physical health.
- by helping children to become aware of their negative thoughts and to take steps to believe positive things about themselves and life they can enjoy good psychological health
- by supporting children to learn how to manage their emotions and be resilient they can overcome life’s many challenges and have sound emotional health
There are so many benefits for parents and kids alike of spending time writing. Writing does the heart, spirit, and body a lot of good. If you don’t have a special book or journals to write in why not buy one for yourself and your kids and take some time each day to write. It could be first thing in the morning to set a positive intention for the day or plan the day, or after school or even before bed to recount the wonderful achievements in the day. So here are some ways that parents and kids benefit from writing:Read More
When you think of creativity and children, images of finger painting, craft, play dough and drawing generally come to mind. And of course arts and crafts are fabulous ways to inspire creativity in children. However, you can encourage your young children's creativity in less 'messy' ways by using questions and story telling.Read More