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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

The Dark Side of Christmas by Scott Carroll

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The Dark Side of Christmas by Scott Carroll Men’s Counsellor If the thought of Christmas is bringing up deep anxiety and fear for you, I assure you that you are not alone. Statistics show that the incidence of depression is higher this time of year, but there are steps you can take to have an emot

Boundaries: Learning where You end and Others start by Scott Carroll Men’s Counsellor

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Boundaries: Learning where You end and Others start by Scott Carroll Men’s Counsellor • Is your happiness often distracted by how the significant others in your life are feeling ? • Do you find sometimes you are easily triggered into anger by other people’s action ? If you are looking for ot

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,

Mens Health Week – Scott Carroll

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Men – Time for a software upgrade! I don’t think many of us men are still using Windows 98, or if you’re an Apple user the earliest version of Mac OS, but in the amazing device we call our mind, we can and do run software much older than this. There might be programs downloaded from our paren

Coast Kids new blogger

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Coast Kids is very excited to have a new blogger on the block. Maree Trent is a mother and resident of the Central Coast and will be sharing her thoughts and opinions on raising children and anything that takes her fancy. We look forward to reading her blogs as we except them to create great discuss