Mothers... you are invited to a retreat that provides a safe space to reflect on what matters most; your connection with your child/ren, loved ones and yourself.
This is a reflective exploration of Circle of Security core themes.
Maybe I'll see you there - register online.
Dawson makes comment in The Australian Mining Review
We've been hearing of disturbing trends for FIFO rosters becoming less family friendly, as mining companies seek to cut costs and those left are desperate to keep their jobs.
There are many families with a FIFO parent who make the lifestyle work really well - for themselves, their partners and their children. But for some families, the unique stresses from this lifestyle catch up with them - especially mums with young children. Dawson makes comments on FIFO - the effects on partners and the role of organisational leaders - in this article by the Australian Mining Review...
It can be difficult to make sense of children’s medications.
You're welcome to contact FamilyWorks if you have concerns about your child.
Here's a great paper that gives us an overview of the science of resilience in children. Which kids have it and why, and dispelling some myths...
It not for those wanting a magical solution to raising resilient children :)
Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience.
Have you wondered what Infant Massage was all about?
We've been appreciating Brene Brown's book "Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead"
At the end of the book she provides this Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto.
Post Separation Overnight Care of Children 0-3 Years
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Also, check out the Courage to Lead Retreat (Daring Greatly) happening in September
Dr Peter Gray gives a powerful TED talk that will have you thinking.
Do you feel stuck in habits or neighbourhoods where play isn't happening?
We have tried and tested all sorts of initiatives to create a more playful neighbourhood.
Home-schooling, nature play, neighbourhood gardens, markets, picnics, parties, movies, camps and play-overs... we have had a lot of fun getting to know our neighbours! It takes time and wont pay the mortgage, but the friendships and freedom our children have enjoyed has been priceless.
To be honest it wasn't an easy transition. The first thing to change was my head space. Cultivating bucket-loads of curiosity and playfulness - and letting go of a tidy house and the fear of being left behind in the career race. It hasn't just been the children who have benefitted.
"Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good." Lucia Capocchione