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Parenting with a growth mindset

Mother’s Day is only a fortnight away and many educators are reflecting on how – or if – they should help children celebrate the occasion. Instead of craft templates, today we’re introducing you to Beth Sebesfi, an early childhood teacher and writer who also happens to be the ever-learning mother of three girls now aged […]

Parent communication research reaps benefits for educators too

Every once in a while a piece of research emerges which is not only outstanding in its content, but also beautifully practical. This description covers the package of research and tools from a recently released FrameWorks Institute report, Talking about the Science of Parenting, developed in partnership with Australia’s Parenting Research Centre. We will bring […]

Wellbeing for educators, second in the series, Niyati Prabhu

Previously, Niyati Prabhu has written for us about a local research project she led which connected parents, educators, schools and children in order to improve her service’s school readiness programs.  In the next three weeks, Niyati is sharing a range of educator-wellbeing strategies employed at Cherry Bridge Station, Lane Cove, where she is the nominated […]

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Talk to a solo dad today

While being a single parent is challenging for everyone, being a single father presents particular trials specific to the situation. Like it or not, our society still adheres to beliefs attributed to traditional gender roles. Some people still see women as the natural caregivers and dismiss fathers as unable to provide a nurturing environment for children.

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When facts aren’t enough: appealing to anti-vax families

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children. While the study didn’t find a causal link between the two practices, it did find a connection that might help ECE […]

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Our Playtime – changing families forever with a five minute video

“What would you say if just five minutes of your time each day could strengthen your child’s resilience and self esteem for life?” It’s the opening line in a video that could change the families you work with forever. A five minute explanation, for a five minute structured playtime, for a lifetime of confidence in […]

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