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Choosing the right DANCE studio on the Central Coast?

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These days there is a dance school on every corner, seemingly offering the best dance tuition for your child. But do they? Dance is the one children’s activity that isn’t yet governed by a National body and this means that anyone with minimal or no dance experience/qualification can open up

Head start for little people facing big school

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Hands up, who’s feeling a little sweaty-palmed about their children starting at school? Beginning big school can be an anxious time for children and their grown-ups. As parents and carers we wring our hands over whether or not our little ones can write their name, know their alphabet, are able to

What about me dad ? – Fathering your inner boy

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What about me dad ? – Fathering your inner boy. I believe one of the keys to being a good father is to know and look after the inner boy inside the man. This isn’t a licence to regress to a childhood state at the expense of family, partners and your real children. Rather it is an awareness th

Lets Celebrate August for it’s World Breastfeeding Month!

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The month of August is World Breastfeeding month & what a fantastic way to celebrate one of the most wonderful things created. Right now while I sit here writing this blog, my 11month old DS is breastfeeding and it just feels amazing! Breastfeeding is the only time my DS sits still for longer t

Play and Learn: How Regular Playtime Aids a Child’s Learning

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Play and Learn: How Regular Playtime Aids a Child’s Learning Though playtime may only seem to be a fun break from real learning, recent studies show that some of the most valuable life skills are learned while children are enjoying fun activities. Incorporating regular social and solitary play int

The flu season is here

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So it’s getting colder, winter has truly hit and those nasty cold and flu germs seem to circle around the community and the big questions is, will you be the next one to catch it? My little boy is only 8months old and I worry a lot about what would happen if he gets sick, but in saying that,

Good fathering needs true male warriors

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For most men, as a father we replay the fathering skills that were learnt from our own dad. Some men are fortunate that this approach represents a healthy approach. For most men I would suggest there are varying degrees of unhealthiness in what we learnt. For some , like myself, the instruction man

Don’t Just Sit There: Active Kids Are Healthy Kids

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The health benefits of physical activity for children are well-documented, including stronger bones and muscles, lower obesity rates, and a lower risk of serious health concerns such as type 2 diabetes or blood pressure and cholesterol problems. Active children tend to sleep well and have better emo

Taking your Central Coast kid to dance classes, what are the benefits?

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There are a variety of movement and dance classes aimed at young children here on the Central Coast but do they have any particular benefit? Being active is well documented as being important for all ages and getting children interested in being physically active from a young age is great. For toddl

Little Kickers

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Press Release He shoots, he scores: why one day we could win the World Cup…. Picture the scene – the young player steps up to the penalty spot, he glances confidently at  the goal, he runs, he shoots, he scores…. then he rushes over to mum or dad for a quick high five before sitting d