An interview with children’s book authors Rachel and Paul Edmondson

An interview with Rachel and Paul Edmondson

Making mistakes can be so frustrating! Especially when you make the same mistake again, or a different mistake. Maybe we’re in a hurry, have a deadline to meet, or not another set of materials to start over. We can feel disappointment and have negative self-talk. Children do this too and it can get in the […]

The Best Child Protection / Protective Behaviours Picture Books

The best child protection protection behaviours picture books

For many parents, the term “protective behaviours” is a technical term they haven’t heard of until they are offered a protective behaviours parenting workshop, often at their child’s school, where they can learn strategies to protect their children from child sexual abuse. Those workshops, which may also be organised by daycare centres and local government, contain content that is extremely enlightening and valuable to parents and caregivers.

An interview with Alexandra Eidens of the Big Life Journal

An interview with Alexandra Eidens of the Big Life Journal; Feelings and life lessons

It was a couple of years ago that I first came across the Big Life Journal. As I read what the purpose of the book was and the content, I knew I had to buy it for my son. It was a Christmas gift. It arrived in the mail and as I flicked through it, […]

Helping children manage emotions

Expressing emotions is something that doesn’t come naturally to some children, and for others is does. It can depend on whether they have a good role model, but for some children expressing emotions…

Managing challenging behaviour

Don’t you sometimes wish that parenting came with some kind of handbook? It is a gig fraught with it’s ups and downs but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Parenting brings so many rewards.

Ways to make reading really fun

Is your child feeling reluctant to read a book with you? Are they feeling discouraged when you get books out? Making reading experiences fun is one way to grow your child’s confidence…

What can we do about cyberbullying?

Guest Post by Nikki Mitchell, Director of WA Child Safety ServicesAccording to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner about one in every five Australian children has been bullied online.

5 tips to help children with their feelings

Guest Post by Gemma Lee Taylor, Groups Coordinator at Resilience Kit. Learning about feelings is important for everyone. Here are 5 tips about feelings from Resilience Kit.1.

Protective Behaviours Phone Apps

One day I was curious about whether there were any helpful apps out there that complement the resources used to teach protective behaviours.

An interview with author Shona Innes

From the moment I saw Shona’s BIG HUG books, I fell in love with them. The first thing I noticed was the illustrations on the cover, by Irisz Agocs.