Why Children Can Suddenly Dislike Vegetables

By Children’s Nutritionist, Simone Emery For some children, it feels like a switch is activated almost overnight. A switch that changes the veggie-loving toddler into a veggie hating one. It’s not uncommon. Yet, understanding it and getting the correct advice… Continue Reading >

WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring seizures.  Typically, epilepsy is diagnosed in children under 5 however epilepsy can occur at any stage across the lifespan. Seizures associated with epilepsy often occur when sudden,… Continue Reading >

5 Common misinterpretations of kids’ mealtime behaviour.

Can you tell what their facial expressions and gestures mean?   I recently went to a conference on “parenting for resilience”  given by Professor Louise Newman, Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital. One… Continue Reading >

Biting

When children bite, it tends to shock adults more than any other negative behaviour, however biting is common among young children and understanding the reason for your child’s biting is the first step in being able to help to change… Continue Reading >

Getting a Puppy for Christmas?

If you haven’t heard the saying “A puppy is for life, not for Christmas” you’ve maybe been hiding under a rock. However there are some benefits to bringing your puppy home over this period, the main one being – time…. Continue Reading >

Handling “Those Looks” When You Have Fussy Kids at Christmas Gatherings

As a parent with a fussy eater, you have no doubt been served up your fair share of common-wisdom-but-oh-so-wrong advice when it comes to managing your child’s fussy eating behaviour. And as I have written about here for Kiddipedia previously,… Continue Reading >

What parents really want to know – 3 tips for improving your child’s behaviour.

Over the years, I have heard and seen many parents share their difficulties, concerns and challenges.  The biggest concerns are often around children and their emotions.  This often looks like tantrums, “losing it” and “meltdowns”.  Sometimes, this situation is related… Continue Reading >

Introducing Body Safety to Young Children: Part 2

 As discussed in last month’s blog ‘Introducing Body Safety to Young Children: Part 1’ it is essential that every parent takes the time to educate and empower their young children about keeping their body safe. Whilst Part 1 details the… Continue Reading >

A father’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Lachlan was diagnosed with ASD at three and a half years old. I remember being in denial for at least 6-12months. I thought it was just a phase of language/behaviour delay and that he’ll eventually catch up and grow out… Continue Reading >

Favorite Parenting Advice

When we become parents, the world seems to bombard us with advice on just about everything. It can be very overwhelming but I have found that it is a great idea to listen to it all but only take on… Continue Reading >