The Scrapbook

9 Ways to avoid 'The Cascade of Chaos'

To avoid ‘The Cascade of Chaos’ we don’t just need eyes in the back of our heads to see who’s scaling the pantry shelves for the chippies, we also need eyes fixed on the horizon to see what’s coming that could possibly become a problem.

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Book reading — Suzy Cato reads 'That's Not the Plan'

Watch Suzy Cato read That's Not the Plan on her show, Suzy's Book Corner.

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Online article — How to turn parenting lemons into lemonade

Read about how to turn parenting lemons into lemonade and build resilient kids by repairing the ruptures parents create. Written by Hannah Davison as a guest post for PakMag Parenting magazine.

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Book reading — Storytime with Fergie and Friends – That's Not the Plan

Watch Fergie – Sarah, Duchess of York read That's Not the Plan on her show, Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

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Article — 5 Ways to Role-model Resilience (when you’re struggling)

Read about 5 ways to role-model resilience to kids when you're in the midst of coping with challenges yourself in a blog written by author, Hannah Davison for Kiddipedia.

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Article — Personalised books teaching the value of vulnerability

Read about how books can teach kids about 'The Value of Vulnerability' on the Children's Books Daily website in a blog written by My Big Moments author, Hannah Davison.

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Article — 'I woke up. It sounded like a freight train and the house started shaking'

Read about author, Hannah Davison's, experience living through the Kaikōura earthquake and how it inspired the My Big Moments book series to help kids through their own difficulties on the Kidspot blog.

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Magazine article — Origin story and importance of resilience with Hannah

Read the article in Woman Magazine about co-founder and author, Hannah Davison, talking about how the traumatic experience of the Kaikōura earthquake and the events that happened afterwards inspired the My Big Moments books series to help children through challenges and events in their own lives.

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Podcast — Helping children cope post-lockdown with Hannah

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, interviewed on the Feed, Play, Love podcast with Shevonne Hunt as they discuss how to support kids struggling to cope post lockdown.

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Podcast — Turning lemons into lemonade with Hannah

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, talk about how to turn parenting lemons into lemonade on the PakMag Parents' Podcast with Bree James. Hear about what to do when you make a parenting mistake and how to turn these moments into experiences that repair the rupture and reinforce an authentic bond with your children.

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Podcast — Wellness Collective

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, talk about what resilience really is, why you need to put your own wellbeing first and how to support kids through hard times on The Wellness Collective podcast with Nat Kringoudis and Cecelia Ramsdale.

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Podcast — Earthquakes, divorce, resilience with Hannah

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, talk about guiding kids through big moments in life as she shares her story from earthquakes to divorce with Shevonne Hunt on the Feed, Play, Love podcast.

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Podcast — ABC Radio Melbourne: Baby talk with Hannah and Nathan Wallis

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, and Neuroscience Educator, Nathan Wallis, talk about the importance of resilience for kids and how the My Big Moments book series came into existence on the ABC Babytalk podcast with Penny Johnstone.

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Being ‘The Emotional Catcher’s Mit’

Doing that hard, emotional labour is a role we play that can often not only be overlooked, but sometimes entirely unrecognised. But, the demand on our emotional, mental and physical resources is very real. There’s a reason we sometimes feel exhausted with nothing left to give. 

 

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6 Tips for Going Back to School

It seems like there may never be a sense of ‘getting back to normal’, but there are things we can do to create a sense of predictability, consistency and continuity for our kids, even in an unpredictable world that seems to be changing all the time. 

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5 Questions to Ask Before Your Child Starts School

How do you know if your child is really ready to start school? Here are 5 questions you can think about to help figure out if your child can handle the practical and social demands of joining the school environment. 

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Separation Anxiety: Make Your Own 'Smile Stone'

If you're thinking about your child starting school, getting back to school after lockdown, moving schools, or just handling separation anxiety, making a 'Smile Stone' can be a helpful and easy thing you can do that empowers kids with a sense of control over the situation they’re in.

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How to Tell Kids the Truth About Santa

Kids ask the curliest questions, and almost always without warning. 'Is Santa real?' is one of those doozies! But, we're here to help.

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How to Turn Parenting Lemons into Lemonade

Making a mistake is simply that – a mis-take – an indication we need to make a course correction. Seeing mistakes as failures can grind us to a halt, but seeing them as course corrections keep us looking, and moving forward.

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5 Ways to Start Building Resilience in Your Home

Resiliency is a big, broad term that can be thrown around with frivolous abandon these days. The word seems like a generous garnish of parmesan sprinkled on the pasta of wellbeing! But, while it can be hard to grasp exactly what it means and how it looks in real life, we’d like to be a little more specific. 
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