Sensory Activities to Help Address Problem Behaviours

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be dealing with a range of behaviours right now. Some kids will be exhausted, particularly younger students, struggling with a particularly long school term. Others may only now be hitting their stride, finally… Continue Reading >

How to communicate with your toddler without saying the word “No”

At around 14-18 months, toddlers will begin testing their boundaries. Your job as a parent is to rein in certain behaviours, particularly those that not desirable or just plain dangerous. Impulsive resistance is something toddlers struggle with and sometimes they… Continue Reading >

Creating a Positive Home Environment

Summer holidays are drawing to a close and school is going back around Australia. Many children may be a little anxious going back to school this year after the rollercoaster of 2020. One of the most important things parents can… Continue Reading >

Raising a Mentally Fit Generation

The nature of children’s health around the world is chang­ing. There is now a ‘new morbidity’ occurring, with obesity, mental health conditions, self-harm and suicide taking centre stage. Having worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor for the past 25… Continue Reading >

How to help ourselves cope

“They call me an expert with kids,” says Amanda Dounis. “Since 1999 I have run and operated my own early learning centres. Now I see so many kids of all ages at my clinic (and even online). “It wasn’t long… Continue Reading >

Tips for Parents Supporting a Child Experiencing Negative Body Image | Maddy Tyers | Ep 151

  For anyone that has experienced a loved one suffering with an eating disorder will know it can be very complex. Many suffers do not realise they have a problem, heartbreakingly they see themselves very differently to others and they… Continue Reading >

Tips for positive parenting

Parenting is the most challenging job you will ever have. When it’s 6pm and your two daughters won’t stop fighting over the iPad while you are trying to make dinner. When your three year-old is (very loudly) letting you know… Continue Reading >

Treating Anger as a Symptom of Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can present itself in a variety of ways affecting our emotions, behaviours, our bodies and our minds (the way we think and the way we use our minds). Anger is quite often a result of high stress… Continue Reading >

Be a hands on teacher

I was at the children’s playground one day with my niece and nephew, and being the big kid I am, I decided to climb a tree. You’ll never guess what happened…   There’s  no doubting the importance of free range… Continue Reading >

Forget the worksheets: 10 strategies for starting school.

Will they be ready for school? Readiness: “The state of being fully prepared for something.” Starting school for a little one and their family is a momentous occasion that brings with it many emotions for everyone involved! There’s a mix… Continue Reading >