Author Archives: Judith-Rose Max

I'm Judith-Rose Max, the founder of Happy Parenting and a mother of three fantastic girls.Despite having a natural instinct for parenting, there were times when I struggled and there were those distressing times when I felt myself turning into the parent I’d vowed never to be! I searched for the right resources and while I found some, it was hard to access everything I wanted and needed in one place. I decided to go to the experts in their field and I now work in conjunction with the experts to deliver practical parenting tips and traps. Happy Parenting empowers mums and dads with easily accessible solutions to everyday parenting challenges. You can find the experts, parenting resources and Happy Kids at www.happyparenting.com.au

Health the greatest gift you can give! 21 ways to encourage your kids to love being active!

Health the greatest gift you can give! 21 ways to encourage your kids to love being active!

Exercise is recognised as an excellent de-stressor, good for our hearts, our brains and more importantly our mind and souls. 1 The benefits of exercise are so well researched that if we can assist our children in staying active, choosing to be active and loving being active, we can say that we have given our children one of the greatest gifts of all.  21 ways to help your kids love being active Make exercise part of everyone’s daily routine. Especially yours Get outdoors – even when friends are over send the kids outside to play (on the trampoline, blow bubbles, ...

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Get kids to Say Sorry for Real – 10 steps to make it happen

Get kids to Say Sorry for Real – 10 steps to make it happen

From the very first time my eldest child did something that was viewed as “wrong” I insisted that she apologise.  But how do you encourage your child to say sorry with empathy and sincerity and a genuine intention not to repeat their transgression? In two Okimoto and Colleagues studies during 2013, they found that people who refused to apologise felt better about themselves and in support of their “basic need for independence and power.” (1) But do we really want to raise children who offend, hurt or harm others and then refuse to apologise?    What prevents your child/ someone ...

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25 free rainy day ideas for the holidays

25 free rainy day ideas for the holidays

Read to your child, or have them read to your child Visit your local library, there are always events happening. Create a play/ put on a show  to put on for the neighbours, aunts and uncles, http://happyparenting.com.au/all-the-world-is-a-stage-our-children-the-stars/ Bake with your kids, if send in you favourite recipe that you make with your child and we will include them on the Happy Parenting website. Get creative with craft – search the internet for awesome ideas, here are a few: Encourage the cubby under the dining table and let the imagination take them away, just be sure they will pack away when ...

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Do you ever give yourself a pat on the back? And one for the mum or dad next to you?

Do you ever give yourself a pat on the back?  And one for the mum or dad next to you?

As parents we are blessed with the most awesome journey in the world, and like most things in life it comes with a mixture of the good and the bad, too often we harp on the bad…   If I look down the list I see one or two things apply to me, certainly not all.  But do I notice these things? Do I tell myself it has anything to do with me?  The short answer is NO!.   So mums and dads out there, how often do you tell yourself you have done a great job? How often do ...

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A mother’s vow that her son’s drug related death will help save another child from casualty

A mother’s vow that her son’s drug related death will help save another child from casualty

Dear Friends, It’s been almost one month since we lost our Danny. I vowed his death will not be just another drug related casualty and yet I don’t have the strength to use my voice to reach out to others. I thought of starting a blog but can’t get it going. I have a message to parents and young people about what we learned so the best way to get it out is for everyone who reads this post to share it and hopefully our experience can save another life. Here is what we learned: 1.   This can happen ...

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