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  • How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You
    October 13, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You

    If you’re finding mealtimes unrewarding with your teen or having glimpses of teen-like behaviour from your tween, my advice is to persist past the eye rolls, one-word answers and grunts because there is a long list of benefits associated to family mealtimes. Proven benefits such as increased self-esteem and resilience, as well as lower rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse and eating disorders, just to name a few that are evidenced by teens that regularly connect over dinner with their families. Listed below are 10 ideas that will help to entice family mealtimes with teens:

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  • 5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking
    September 14, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking

    After weeks of lockdown, my kids have started to lose interest in “the family walk”. I totally understand, they are used to doing organised sports with friends, which is usually a great mix of games and a side serve of exercise, and well, kids don’t tend to appreciate the scenery and serenity of a walk like us “old people” (so I’ve been told – thanks kids! 😂  😂 ).

    So, I decided to “re-brand” the family walk, because I couldn't take another day of the kids complaining before we had even left the driveway! 😩  

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  • 5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!
    August 18, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!

    With the initial two weeks of lockdown progressing into many, I have found that I needed to reassess how we manage lockdown life, in order to maintain the mental health of our family. What does this mean?

    To keep it really simple, I needed our family to focus on things that make us happy and consciously place our energy towards those things.

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  • Home Learning
    July 20, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    “Get Real” Home Learning

    I can see that this experience is building resilience and independence in my children, which later on I will be so grateful for, but right now, managing work and three children home learning, as well as zero after school activities, I am stretched and it is a daily challenge. 

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  • How to Teach Science at Home
    July 1, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How to Teach Science at Home

    Science education plays a key role in todays tech-savvy world and greatly impacts young learners. Parents can also play an important role in developing children's learning and driving them towards critical thinking and problem-solving skills. If teaching science is so important, then how can you get them learn science though fun at home?
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