“Train smarter before harder” is the age old saying many athletes over the age of 40 abide by and should be a philosophy adopted by the future generations if we’re to build long lasting resilience physically, mentally and emotionally.
Guest contributor Jason Dick of Earn The Right rehabilitation, strength training & conditioning gym shares his advice on resilience.
When school’s out – enjoy spending time with your kids, rather than endeavouring to ‘entertain’ them.
If you need to stay home but want to have quality fun time – ask them what they want to do and give some of your own ideas too – choose together and make a whole day of it.
Deciding is half the fun; but here are some ideas to get you started...
Being adventurous in childhood, and adulthood, helps us continue learning and growing. It's important for children to learn that adventuring can be fun, rewarding and safe.
Sharing a laugh with the kids in your life is an easy way to create a moment of positivity and help build a relationship of fun and support. See our list of jokes for some comedic inspiration.
Tips on talking to your teenager (or pre-teen) about drugs and their health effects.
The older children get, the busier they become and the harder it can be to find moments to connect. Here are a few tools you might use to find a few extra minutes with your teenager.
By the time your child is ready for the sex talk, it's likely they know a lot about the biology of it all from school or elsewhere.
Instead of focusing on the technical talk, start a conversation about how your child can make the best decisions for themselves.
Here are a few tools you might use to promote mutual respect and ensure your teenager knows they are respected.
Dad Dates are an oldie, but a goodie. Even with teenagers, one-on-one time is still our most tried, tested and recommended tip - and it's never too late to start.
It's important to encourage our kids' learning - education empowers our kids, giving them the ability to interpret the world around them. Support them by trying these practical tips: