Early childhood development, Evidence Based Parenting, Parenting, Play, Preschoolers, Screen time

Newsflash: Your Kids Don’t HAVE to Watch TV While You Cook Dinner. 3 Tips to Change That Screen Time Habit.

"So, what do the kids do while you cook dinner?" This is a legit question I’ve been asked when other parents find out we don’t have much screen time. And the truth is: I don’t really know! They are off PLAYING somewhere (occasionally fighting, let’s be honest) and often my 2 year old is alongside… Continue reading Newsflash: Your Kids Don’t HAVE to Watch TV While You Cook Dinner. 3 Tips to Change That Screen Time Habit.

creative play, Evidence Based Parenting, mothering, occupational therapy, open ended play, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Screen time, Toys

Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Did you know, that all around the world, 'screen time coaches' are going into people's homes and advising parents about PLAY? I just read this 'NY Times' article this morning. A friend of mine posted it on my facebook after seeing I'd just launched No More Square Eyes. Obviously, I'm not alone in feeling like… Continue reading Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Evidence Based Parenting, Parenting, Starting school at six

Starting School at Six

Starting school at six - it’s a hot topic that gets discussed frequently around the playground, the kindy carpark, and in online parenting groups. It’s becoming more common for children here in New Zealand, yet can be an incredibly tricky decision to navigate as a parent. There are many factors to take into consideration; your… Continue reading Starting School at Six

Balance, Evidence Based Parenting, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting

Mindful Moments Easing my Days

Mindfulness; the small act of taking notice, of being present, of becoming grounded. I’ve been practicing this this lately. Because I've been having some hard moments in the last few weeks. It’s been the first few weeks of starting school, of changing routines. My mind has been full. Full to overflowing of supporting my children,… Continue reading Mindful Moments Easing my Days