What is Play?

Play provides a rich and dynamic context for fostering the skills, attitudes, and behaviours that are essential for development. There are three fundamental pillars that we need to bring back to parenting approaches to significantly improve a child’s life. The… Continue Reading >

Teaching protective behaviours to preschoolers

At what age do you start teaching your child about consent? Teaching Consent A young child can be taught consent as soon as they are able to hold a face washer/flannel in the bath or shower. Even before they can… Continue Reading >

5 Things you should talk to your kids about before giving them a phone!

A lot of parents haven’t considered the potential implications that a phone or device can have on your child’s safety and development before they are gifted or given one. Not because they don’t care about those issues but more so… 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 >

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 >

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 >