Awakind is always striving to be more and offer more. With that we bring you the Awakind Journal, a collection of our volunteer efforts, parenting tricks and tips, helpful lists and ideas. We hope this adds to your experience when you visit our website and that you stay tuned for more articles along the way.
As we approach World Earth Day on April 22nd, a day to promote awareness and action for the health of our planet, I thought it helpful to share some tips about how to talk to your child about World Earth Day in a positive and engaging way, without causing alarm or anxiety.
Natashia, mum of two children with special needs and sensory challenges gives us a window into her world, sharing what a typical day is like juggling the various family needs. In honour of Sensory Awareness month, Natashia shares her story with us in the hope to build more support and understanding for parents of children with special needs and particularly sensory challenges.
People often ask me how do I make Awakind clothing so comfortable. My inspiration has come from my family's first hand experience with sensory sensitivity. What is sensory sensitivity, sensory difficulty or sensory processing disorder? Have a read of this article to learn more and have your questions answered by an Occupational Therapist who specialises in this topic.
School holidays have started and I find myself once again trying to find creative ways to keep the kids off their digital devices. These holidays I decided to pull from my own personal goals and think about how I could encourage the practice of mindfulness with the kids. So I’ve compiled a list of my top 6 activities to do with the kids to get them into the groove of practising mindfulness.
I have a crystal clear memory of getting on a train once with my brother when I was about 12 years old – that somewhat awkward stage of growing up where I was old enough to take notice of the world around me but not yet sure how to navigate its challenges. Sitting opposite us was a middle-aged couple, dressed ready for the day and chatting quietly amongst themselves...