Sydney Franchising Expo 2022 - Sydney Convention Centre
A short video of our presence during the Sydney Franchising Expo 2022 at the Sydney Convention Centre.
How To Be the Dad Your Kids Need - Darren Lewis, Fathering Adventures.
Now we have a very special podcast guest today, and this one is for all of the dads out there joining us today is Darren Lewis from Townsville Australia and Darren founded Fathering Adventures in 2008. Fathering Adventures is a purpose driven organization that helps dads and their kids build stronger, healthier relationships. Darren is also the previous recipient of the Queensland Father of the Year award for his outstanding community contribution. And today we'll be discussing how men can be the dads they want to be, and perhaps more importantly, how they can be their dads that the kids need them to be.
Childhood Development: Shaping Mindset, Skillset, and Behaviours - Dr. Ravi Rajaratnam
We have an exciting guest joining us today, and that is Dr. Ravi Rajaratnam, who is a seasoned strategic advisor, executive coach and author of Hardwiring versus Rewiring, which is the book about shaping the mindset, skillset and behaviors during early childhood development. And that is our theme for today's discussion.
Empowering Teens: Improving Your Relationship With Your Teen - Jill Avery Henderson
I've got Jill Avery Henderson, who is an empowerment educator and ignited for teens, young adults and families. And in the last 30 years, she's created some multiple award-winning empowerment businesses. Now the cornerstone of Jill's success is her innate ability to illuminate new paths, possibilities, and fresh perspectives for others. Jill also holds a bachelor's and masters in communications. She's a mother of two young adults, certified hip therapist, Reiki instructor, Ironman, and an animal advocate. Wow. That is impressive. Now, in this episode, we will be exploring youth empowerment and healthy family relationships.
Why Children Need Individualised Learning - Jenni Kephart
Today we are talking about the importance of individualized education for our children. A topic that is indeed very close to my heart and joining us today is Jenni Kephart. Jenny is the CEO and founder of Unlocking Potential and Education Company serving families for the past 12 years. But over the last 20 years, Jenny has worked extensively with students from preschool up to high school with a variety of learning needs.
Why Parents Need to Talk to Their Babies - Sheila Degotardi
Today we have an incredibly special guest joining us. Sheila Degotardi is a professor of early childhood education, uh, and interim Dean of the School of Education at Macquarie University. She has over 30 years experience working as a teacher and researcher in early childhood education. And her recent research focuses on the importance of talking to infants and toddlers. That is our topic for today.
How Parents Can Help Their Child Get a Good Night's Sleep - Chantal Cohen
We are joined by Chantal Cohen, who is a baby and child sleep consultant. In today's episode, we'll be discussing the importance of sleep and how parents can help their infants get a good night's rest.
What is Music Therapy? How Music Helps Kids Thrive - Phil Stormer
We discussed how music helps children thrive, and I learned about Music Therapy. If I am being truthful, I had never heard of Music Therapy, until I met Phil and his Brother Joel. But as you will learn today, Music therapy can help children with a wide range of challenges including physical impairments, communication challenges, cognitive impairments, grief and loss, and even pain management.
How Coding Helps Kids Thrive - Jeff Hughes
Welcome to the first episode of our podcast Parenting in the Digital Age. On today's episode, we are joined by Jeff Hughes, who is the founder and CEO at Skill Samurai. And today we'll be discussing how coding can help kids thrive. Now, Jeff, rather than me provide some pre-written bio introduction, uh, maybe you could tell us in your own words, a bit about yourself and, what you're passionate about and ultimately what Skill Samurai is all about.
Why All Kids Need Coding and STEM Skills
Coding has a steep learning curve that would seemingly be of little interest to children. However, the possibilities of coding have motivated more and more kids to take up the subject. From a fascination with video game development to creating complex robotics, there are many avenues for kids to have fun and learn to code.
How STEM Supports Neurodiversity in Learning
The school system has embraced diversity. They recognize that having faculty and students with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences increases creativity, productivity, and innovation. There are plenty of ways STEM supports neurodiversity in our learners, but first, let’s define Neurodiversity.
3 Big Reasons to Send Your Kids to Coding Camps
When kids take a break from school during the holidays, it’s an endless opportunity for them. You want them to have the best experience, so maybe you're thinking, should they just relax, keep up with academics, spend more time outdoors or widen their horizons in some other ways? Most parents are choosing a combination of all these to enrich their children or teen’s holidays. Coding camps have all these elements rolled into one.
How to Help Your Kid Transition Back to School and After School Activities
The pandemic caused a lot of stress and anxiety globally and continues to affect our lives. As restrictions start to ease, there will be a need to transition back to society. For children, this means going back to school for face to face learning. Just as the transition to learning from home took a while to get used to, going back to school will need some adjustments too.
How Coding Skills Help Kids Cope with Distress during Quarantine
Uncertain times are difficult for adults and especially tough for young minds. Currently, we are learning to live with COVID-19 and it has been more challenging for parents with younger children. Today’s kids are under a big amount of stress and studies show that heavy stress loads have negative effects on their mental development.
What We Can Do to Bridge the Gender Gaps in STEM
For many years, math and science have been perceived as a man’s field and scientists are predominantly male. However, the effect of gender image school on young people’s career choices has not yet been analyzed.
Why Digital Literacy is Important for Kids
Digital Literacy is having the skills you need to live, learn and work in a world where communication and information use digital technology like internet platforms, social media and mobile services. Simply put, it is like having the skills and knowledge to access information digitally with the help of the internet, social media and smartphones.
Project-based Learning vs Traditional Learning: Which is better?
Educational institutions started transitioning from traditional classroom learning to project-based learning. As a parent, you might have heard about this and thought, what’s the buzz all about and you may not know what it means exactly. You are your child’s first teacher after all, so of course, you want to know why schools are suddenly starting to implement it.
Why Computational Thinking is Important to Your Kids Future
There is a lot to say when it comes to what the traditional education system lacks. When teachers and students aim for good grades more than knowledge, there lies the risk of underdeveloped skills. Whether we admit it or not, often we may consciously, or unconsciously provide the solutions or give the right answers to our children rather than encouraging them to figure it out themselves- all for the sake of a getting passing grade.
Busting the Myths Around Coding for Kids
Teachers, educators and parents are working on empowering kids with 21st Century skills to make them future-ready. The most important of these skills is “coding”. Research has put coding at the forefront as one of the future skills for children. Learning to code at an early age helps children to develop problem-solving skills, improve creativity and improve their attention.
How to Make Kids Responsible in Using Technology
Whether you admit it or not, your child has been exposed to technology at a very young age. Some kids are probably more computer-savvy than their parents. Gadgets, video games, smartphones, and tablets, they know how to use these, even though you can’t remember ever teaching them how to. It looks like they were born knowing how to use technology.