Must Read Children’s Books for Big Emotions

Having parents that are frequently going away brings out big emotions in kids. And let’s not forget the emotions that are experienced when moving..again. I’ve rounded up our most favourite books into age groups and will continue to update them here, so make sure you check back. If you want to be notified of any new additions, please sign up […]

Early Childhood Defence Program

This is an exciting program that we have access to and you may not even know it. The Early Childhood Defence Program is a collective of resources to support our children from age 2 right up to 12 (using a multilayered approach).  Through funding, they have been able to create, pilot and evaluate free access research-based resources from Feb 2020 […]

Being the ‘new guy’ is not just about resilience

Being the new guy sucks. Moving states knowing you’re going to be the new one also sucks. And yes, it is what you make of it. It can be turned into a grand ol’ adventure, discovering all those places you never have before. But let’s be honest for a second here. Having to up and move your whole family to […]

The Missing Family Support in Defence life

It is no secret, defence life is tough on families. There are some vital parts missing for family support in defence. You ask anyone what their experience had been and I’ll guarantee you will get a huge range of answers. From good to not so good. But it’s the average responses that require more attention. As a family in defence […]

5 Signs your child may have an anxiety disorder

Watching a child have anxiety is such a heartbreaking experience as a parent. Your child feels that he cannot meet the demands of life because its either too difficult or too frightening. Luckily there are some tell tale signs of what’s going on inside your child’s body. Below is 5 signs of a childhood anxiety disorder. Before jumping into the […]