How to help your child enjoy school

Getting the kids to enjoy school is a tough task for any parent, but there are some steps you can take to try and inspire them. Rachel Hall, Managing Director of educational resource provider Busy Things, knows a thing or two about getting kids excited to learn, so we’ve asked her to share with us […]

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Free download – First day of school e-book

Wow… can you believe it? That helpless little bundle you fed, watered and loved has blossomed into a big kid, ready for the wider world. Starting big school is a huge milestone, not just for children but also for parents. We have put together this comprehensive e-book with handy tips to ensure smooth sailing for […]

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Beat those back to school blues

It’s almost back-to-school time. How are you holding up, parents? Are you all feeling well-rested after a summer of bonding lovingly with your kiddies? Or does your home look more like this? Via Giphy Being the back-to-school experts, we want to help you make the process smoother for when that time comes, so here are […]

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Backpack flashback! A brief history of the backpack

Given that the school backpack is a key part of any back-to-school items list, one might assume that schoolkids have been using these since the dawn of compulsory schooling. You might be surprised, then, to learn that the modern school backpack as we know it has only been around for 50 years. While the concept of […]

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Lost property across the lifespan – babyhood & beyond

Did you know that according to a recent US survey, we waste on average 2.5 days per year searching for lost stuff, and spend up to $50 per year replacing them? Misplacing things is not just a child’s game. We continue to lose things across the lifespan, sometimes in increasingly novel and exciting ways. We […]

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Picking the right school for your child

I’m about to hit a scary milestone. My daughter will be starting high school next year. At the moment, my days are consumed with researching schools and completing enrolment forms. I realise that many parents out there have already established months ago, or even years ago, which school their precious munchkins would be attending. However […]

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Day in the life of a working parent when the kids are finally at school

Woman happy with coffee

The following depicts a day in the life of a working parent, based loosely on my first week of work once both the kids were at school. The Home Edition will be coming shortly. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WORKING PARENT WITH KIDS FINALLY AT SCHOOL Finally, both kids are in the same […]

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After school conversation starters

dad and kid

My kids went back to school today. YAAAAYYYY… I think. Hmmm. I thought I would be celebrating this day, especially after the long and somewhat torturous school holidays. But… I kind of miss them. Parenting is a strange and contrary beast. School is a blessing because we parents get some time off our kids during […]

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