Grow a Healthy Mind

What is a Healthy Mind?

It seems odd to be ‘talking about, talking about’ minds bodies, relationships, sex and other tricky things in the kids section, doesn’t it? BUT we know that kids who grow up in families where communication is open, honest and spontaneous, do better in terms of their self-esteem, their sense of who they are, where they fit, and their overall mental wellbeing.

In a world that is so easily influenced by the opinions of others, it’s more important than ever to grow resilient confident kids right from the start. It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about their feelings, their bodies and what makes them unique and special.

Connections, Communications and Relationships

Connections and relationships are really important in the world of kids. Strong connections to family, extended family, friends, school and community help to build a sense of belonging, trust and confidence, all good ingredients for growing resilience and self-esteem.

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General

It's not too late to be a winner with Active Kids funding

Since the launch of NSW Government Active Kids program&...

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Watermelon Crush

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General
Parenting

It’s never too early to start talking

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Tropical Pizza Fingers

Get your children in the kitchen having a blast this weekend, you can even feed friends and the family by taking the recipe up a notch!

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Apricot Lassi

Great for kids who are too busy to sit still for long, and active kids on the go! Just to add some context, Lassi is an incredibly popu...

Parenting

Community Health Care for Families

Did you know that Child and Family Health Nurses provide free services to families with children 0-5 years across Penrith, Blue Mountains and Li...

Recipe

Chickpea and Couscous Salad

Preparation Time: 8 mins  Cooking Time: 6 minutes Serves: 8  (2 serves of veg per person)   INGREDIE...

Parenting

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Who knew that the pot of gold was right here in the Penrith LGA?  The newest read more

Health Tips

Small changes to help grow 'super-strong' small people in 2019

Go the H2O Did you know that one cup of juice or soft drink contains up to 6 teaspoons of sugar ?  That means that if you child dr...

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General

Fresh Food Kids in Hawkesbury Schools

Air-popped popcorn, frozen pineapple rings and grape kebabs are just some of the new healthy options being provided...

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Food Hacks

Don't STOP it- SWAP it

#6 Movie Night Think small. Save your waistline and your wallet by choosing the small popcorn rather than the large - you just saved

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Food Hacks

Don't STOP it - SWAP it

#5 Take-Away Chicken with Confidence  Swap: Fried chicken and chips for BBQ chicken and salad Butter...

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Nutrition

Salute the power of the humble veggie

Did you know that... vegetables contain loads of important  vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals...PLUS fibre. ...

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Recipe

Citrus Coleslaw

This salad is the perfect side for a family meal time OR  a great healthy lunch alternative. Preparation: 10 min Serves 4 peo...

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Recipe

Fruit Crumble

A tempting family desert  - without the guilt Serves: 6 Preparation Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 30 mins Energy:...

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