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how to avoid the competitive parent trap.

how to avoid the competitive parent trap.

Introduction   Who’s guilty of scrolling through Instagram and just filling up with envy on how mums seem to have the ‘perfect’ life? As a parent, it’s all too easy to compare yourself to every other parent in this world, to see if you’re doing the ‘right’ thing....
the importance of goal setting and resilience for kids

the importance of goal setting and resilience for kids

Introduction Extra sport isn’t actually about the sport but it’s about the fact that the kids are learning endurance (when they would rather be sitting in front of the tv!) It’s learning about accomplishing kids goals when they feel like giving up. And it’s about...
kids feelings and emotions

kids feelings and emotions

With kids, no matter how old or how young, they all experience the same complex emotions as us – they too, can get angry, excited, upset, scared, anxious, embarrassed, jealous, and the list goes on. However, most kids don’t know how to deal with or even...
kidding around yoga

kidding around yoga

Mindfulness can be taught from any age, why not start them young?     What is mindfulness?   ‘Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and without judgement’. Usually mediation and yoga is the most common practice...
a letter to mum

a letter to mum

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as far as I am concerned it’s as special as Christmas Day! Mumma’s it is true, the days are long (especially from 3:30pm onwards) but the years are short....
gamification, I choose you!

gamification, I choose you!

What is Gamification? Did you or your kids ever play Pokemon Go! – the massive craze that dominated summer of 2016. This app was created primarily with the concept of getting players to walk great distances to increase their physical activity. This is...