Healthy Minds

/Healthy Minds

Encouraging positive mental and emotional health and wellbeing in children.

Losing Maggie

By | October 25th, 2018|Healthy Minds, P for Positive|

So, my best friend, you know the one who I don't hang out with much at school, but who I've known forever and who hangs out with me on weekends and makes the best cubbies, and who my Mum and Dad really really like, and the one who knows everything about me? Yeah her, Maggie. [...]

I had to take some time out

By | September 6th, 2018|Healthy Minds|

Mum has this long lost cousin ....I'm not quite sure why she's 'lost' - she seems to know her way around - but that's what Mum calls her. Anyway, she came to stay with us last week. She's one of those people who you REALLY know is in a room.  She's noisy, she's big, she [...]

Dad wants a new job. Mum wants to argue.

By | August 1st, 2018|Healthy Minds|

Grown-ups are so weird. I don't get why they get so cross about things that seem really normal and simple to me. They just seem to make things complicated that don't have to be complicated and then it gets everyone around them annoyed and fidgety. And then they go and get annoyed and fidgety at [...]

Legoland is my land

By | July 6th, 2018|Healthy Minds|

I love the winter school holidays. I get really tired at the end of school term - 'kinda cranky' says Mum -  so I really like the idea of doing nothing for a couple of weeks. Just sleeping in, having brekky when I want to, and deciding on what I want for lunch AT LUNCH [...]

My best friend found a new best friend

By | May 29th, 2018|Healthy Minds|

You might remember that Maggie, who has lived next door to me forever, is my best friend.  We learnt how to ride bikes together, we’ve built the most awesome cubbies together, we had a race to see who could lose their teeth first, we walked to school together for the first 3 years (not this [...]

Naplan – enough to make me vomit

By | May 14th, 2018|Healthy Minds|

*Ugh*. It's NAPLAN time. And I hate tests. I get all weird in my stomach, twitchy in my legs and sweaty under the arms. And then my brain goes all dumb and blank and I can't think straight.  Nerves, I guess. Our teachers tell us NAPLAN is nothing to worry about (even though it's the [...]

Mrs Grouchy wasn’t so grouchy after all

By | February 7th, 2018|Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, P for Positive|

I started back at school this week. Boy. It feels weird after such a long and great summer holiday. I really struggled to get up on Monday morning and Mum kept having to remind me about getting ready: 'Clean your teeth. Brush your hair. Pack your hat.'   You see, I'd gotten into the habit [...]

Greens are better when they’re yours

By | December 1st, 2017|Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds|

It’s springtime and it’s the time we get busy in our garden. Mum goes crazy at the gardening shop every year at the same time buying baby plants, smelly food and dirt, and always some new gardening gadget. I hate the way the cow poo smells but apparently the vegies love it! I really enjoy [...]

Star chart not working?

By | December 1st, 2016|Healthy Minds|

This month we also have pleasure in presenting our feature article below — 'Star chart not working? This is why' — from one of our Can Do kids Club generous supporters, Rebecca Underwood B.A (Psych), PGDip Psych. Assoc MAPS. ........................................................................................................................... When a child is displaying problem behaviours, whether at home or at school, the first [...]