Sleep Angel provides support for new (and not so new!) parents and their children. Sleep Angel's techniques are based on working with hundreds of families as well as the latest international research on treating sleep problems in infants. Sleep Angel provides in-home and online support, which include home visits, written information and advice, and telephone and/or email support. Areas of support include:
The Dynamight Kids program teaches safety and self-defence so that kids have the tools to tackle all that life throws at them.
Dynamight Kids is an ongoing training program that gives real solutions and helps children to be strong and confident, with a love of life and an ability to protect themselves.
Our program runs in child care centres and after school care programs with 30 minute lessons delivered once a week by visiting Dynamight Kids instructors. Every lesson is filled with fun and challenging activities that develop skills including coordination, balance, strength, speed, agility, self-confidence and assertiveness. Lessons are $11 per week and come with a FREE t-shirt. For more details visit www.dynamightkids.com.au or call 1300 61 22 88
Being a dad is the most rewarding, challenging and important job you will ever have.
The way we behave with our kids will have a big effect on them, on what they do, how they feel about themselves, and how they turn out. Studies have shown that children whose fathers spend time with them and show that they are interested in them do better at school, are happier and more confident and have higher self-esteem.
Many fathers and soon to be fathers have lots of love and good intentions to offer their families. They have an idea of what a "good father" is and the type of experiences and relationships they would like with their children. However, like all new jobs they may want to be "good dads" but may be uncertain how.
Children need fathers who:
Spend time with them
Show them love
Listen to them
Are interested in them
Are realistic in their expectations of them
Are fair and firm
Respect their feelings
Help them feel safe and protected so they may explore, learn and grow
Children also need fathers as role models/mentors or teachers to help them:
Learn about relationships
Learn about masculinity
Learn about sexuality
Learn about important life skills
What can I do?
Slow down - put things into perspective and make time to enjoy being a dad to your baby or young child
Get involved right from the start. Sing, read and talk to your baby regularly and make the bond early. Your relationship with him/her will be better for it
Make time and talk with your father and other fathers or expectant dads about their experiences of fatherhood and how it changed their life
Have a look at the other priorities in your life and consider whether they are compatible with your new life and your partners expectations of fatherhood
Ride with Thomas, Toby, James, Percy, Mavis and Gordon. The Train Shed at Luddenham is open every Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday and every day in School Holidays 10am - 4pm. There's a kiosk, or you can bring a picnic. Model Train "U-Drive" layout inside and a Thomas Shop (of course). No need to book for a family visit, just turn up when you are ready.
We also do Birthday Parties in the Double Decker Train Carriage, or you can book a Group Picnic Area for a large gathering and bring your own Party
Luddenham is situated between Penrith & Narellan -just west of Liverpool.
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