Today, the YMCA are proud supporters of Child Protection Week 2018. Head to https://childprotectionweek.org.au/ and check out the amazing resources available to support organisations and the community dedicated to keeping children safe.
Research shows that consistent positive or consistent negative experiences create neural pathways in developing brains that teach children how to feel about themselves, and what to expect from those around them. Here's how positive reframes and validating statements can change the way your children think.
Print media may be phasing out, but the joys (and developmental benefits) of reading don't have to go with it! If a good story isn't enough already - here's even more reason to get your kids to put down their iPads, and pick up a good book.
It’s important to support children’s emotional growth through providing a safe environment and promoting a hands-on connection with nature. With this in mind, here are five strategies to facilitate mindfulness with children.