Eczema: Expectations versus reality

I was handed another prescription and told to use the creams. But not for longer than half of the time, otherwise that was no good. And the creams were magical! Yes they worked….but only while we were using them. It… Continue Reading >

The surprising origin of the interest in gut health.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   This blog is a fictional story that is based on insight we have into ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices from around 800BC.  Ahti squirmed at… Continue Reading >

“Just Breathe”

(Breathing Exercises for Stress Management)   Picture yourself in the middle of an exam, a board meeting, or for your kids, it could be before a presentation at school or a sporting final.  Your pulse is quickening, your thoughts are… Continue Reading >

Let your kids be bored these holidays.

School Holidays – for many it can mark a period of relief for parents, a break from the constant daily grind of getting children up and ready for school, packed lunches, early morning arguments about brushing teeth and putting socks… Continue Reading >

Top 8 Back to School Tips

Returning to school after the summer holiday break can often be a difficult transition for many children and teenagers on the autism spectrum. Starting a new class, or a new school, can cause anxiety and uncertainty. New teachers, unfamiliar environments,… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to Help Ease ‘Back to School’ Anxiety

The transition back to class once the summer is over can be a stressful time for both children and parents alike. While some anxiety is normal and to be expected, it’s important to know the difference between the usual back-to-school… Continue Reading >

Time to Let Go!

With holidays now over and school and child care happening, many parents have to face that phase of getting their children comfortable with the idea of returning to school.  For many children, particularly those who are just starting child care,… Continue Reading >

How To Tackle Back To School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools,… Continue Reading >

Starting High School:  Managing anxiety

Flashback to 2017 and “WOW”.  It seems like only yesterday I was attending his kindergarten graduation and stressing over what Primary school would hold for him.  How would he ever cope?  How would he fit in?  Would he make friends? … Continue Reading >

How to Calm our Anxious Kids

Content is written by Maggie Dent Anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood, and yet it frequently goes undetected and untreated. Signs of anxiety can be noticed as early as age two but we see a significant… Continue Reading >