Recent Posts by Nicole Halton

Starting School: How Old Should Kids Be?

Recent changes to the school starting age in France have raised concerns here. Are our children starting school too early? What is the best age? Read More


The Real Reason Why Kids Save Their Worst Behaviour For Parents

Your children are angels for others, but when they see you everything goes pear-shaped? Ever wondered why kids save their worst behaviour for parents? Read More

Children in Crisis: How Do We Combat The Anxiety Epidemic?

With children as young as 10 experiencing anxiety, depression and even self-harm, we need to reduce the childhood anxiety epidemic. But where do we start? Read More


Rough And Tumble Play – Why Parents Should Encourage It

Allowing rough and tumble play can seem counterintuitive to keeping kids safe. But there are plenty of benefits for children who engage in rough play. Read More


Homeschooling And Unschooling On The Rise

Starting or heading back to school is a reality for many Australian children. But for a growing number of families, school is not a popular choice. Read More

3 Tips For A Minimalist Christmas

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas. Does the thought of more stuff make you feel a bit overwhelmed? Check out these tips for a minimalist Christmas. Read More


Wooden Toys – 5 Reasons Why They Aren’t Just For ‘Hippies’

Wooden toys tend to be associated with alternative parenting. However, there are many benefits to giving your children wooden toys to play with. Read More

Why Do Happily Partnered Women Terminate Pregnancies?

A report from the UK indicates terminations are on the rise among married women and those over 30. Why might this be happening? Read Jane's story. Read More


Having This Many Kids Is The Most Stressful, Survey Says

Children certainly bring joy, but it seems ‘the more the merrier' isn’t always true for some parents. Find out how many kids is the most stressful. Read More

4 Huge Benefits Of Toy Minimalism – See My Before and After Photos!

There's a common misconception that minimalism equals white nothingness. Find out 4 things Nicole gained from adopting toy minimalism in her home. Read More




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