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  • Sleep Well. The importance of early bedtimes for Children

    By Rachael Willis on August 8, 2017
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    Early nights are so important for our children’s physical and mental health which means putting in boundaries for them to get off screens well before bedtime for quality sleep. In many households the daily challenge of getting children to wind down for bedtime (at a reasonable hour!) can be exhausting and becomes stressful end to each day. You may even find yourself […]
  • Mindful Parenting – How being present is the best gift

    By Reception on May 11, 2017
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    Its dark outside the dinner and dishes are done and with little bodies all warmly dressed in PJ’s. I can see the finish line in sight…. Just then my daughter would ask to play one more game or read that bedtime story again. Agreeing to the task I would often skip a few pages to hurry the process and with […]
  • Is my child ready for school?

    By Rachael Willis on January 13, 2017
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    Starting school is an important step in a young child’s life and ‘Is my child ready for school?’ is a question asked by many parents. In Victoria, your child must turn five before the 30th of April in the year they start school. Research suggests that most children should not start school early, even if they are smarter than average. This is because they may not […]
  • Cyberbullying – Lets Stop the Hate

    By Rachael Willis on November 24, 2016
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    Cyberbullying is any kind of bullying or harassment done using technology. It really sucks because it can be public, hard to take down, or affect you at home. There are a lot of things it could be, and it can affect people in a lot of different ways. Cyberbullying is bullying that is done through the use of technology, for […]
  • Year 12: Managing Exam Stress

    By Rachael Willis on November 3, 2016
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    This week the team at Pure Empowerment is sending best wishes to all the Year 12 students (and parents of students) with the preparation and sitting of the VCE exams. Each year more than 220,000 students go through their year 12 exams, in what can be the most stressful time of their school years. That’s why we’re pleased to share […]
  • Should meditation be taught in schools?

    By Reception on May 12, 2016
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    New research in the fields of Psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students’ well-being, social skills and academic skills. A video from The University of Melbourne’s Professor Lea Waters has just been released, which discusses a view on the importance of teaching mindfulness meditation in schools. It’s a visual explanation of a […]
  • Build life skills for children – 5 ways to help your kids meditate

    By Reception on August 18, 2016
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    Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow shows it’s easier than you think to help children to be mindful and meditate. “Meditations for kids is a really fantastic foundation for life tools that will help your children really flourish. We always think that getting a two-year-old or four-year-old to sit still seems like an impossible feat. But creating a space where […]