Grow a Healthy Mind

What is a Healthy Mind?

It seems odd to be ‘talking about, talking about’ minds bodies, relationships, sex and other tricky things in the kids section, doesn’t it? BUT we know that kids who grow up in families where communication is open, honest and spontaneous, do better in terms of their self-esteem, their sense of who they are, where they fit, and their overall mental wellbeing.

In a world that is so easily influenced by the opinions of others, it’s more important than ever to grow resilient confident kids right from the start. It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about their feelings, their bodies and what makes them unique and special.

Connections, Communications and Relationships

Connections and relationships are really important in the world of kids. Strong connections to family, extended family, friends, school and community help to build a sense of belonging, trust and confidence, all good ingredients for growing resilience and self-esteem.

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Recent Blog Posts

General

It’s not too late to be a winner with Active Kids funding

Since the launch of NSW Government Active Kids program  back in January 2018, there ha...

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Nutrition

Don’t let the drought stop you

There are many reasons why water is the best drink of choice. Did you know that many of us do...

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Recipe

Fried Rice

Preparation : 10 minutes + 15 mins cooking (plus cooking and cooling time for the rice) Serves: ...

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General

Watch your mouth

Did you know that looking after your teeth is about more than just looking good ? In fact, the h...

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Recipe

Cowboys / Cowgirls Pizza in a Hurry

Preparation time: 10 min + 10min cooking Serves: 7 serves of vegies in this recipe Ingredients:...

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Child Development

The Power of Play

There is so much information about parenting and what children need that it can be overwhelming ...

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Recipe

Baked Jacket Potatoes

Choose your own healthy topping using a family favourite recipe. Ingredients: Medium sized pot...

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General

Making Food Time Fabulous

It just takes some colour, crunch and creativity to make food time fun ‘Eat more fruit and vegeta...

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Recipe

Watermelon Crush

It's Autumn but are you still feeling the heat? Here's something cool to quench your thirst! ...

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General

It’s never too early to start talking

Talk Soon. Talk Often …start talking Most parents will tell you they wished there was an inst...

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