Introducing Pets to Your New Baby

Bringing home a new baby is always an exciting time but many people wonder what is the best way to introduce the new addition to your furbaby? The best approach is to start early. Even before baby arrives, pets will… Continue Reading >

Breathing exercises to calm children and reduce anxiety

Stress is a fact of modern life. We enjoy unprecedented levels of convenience and technological advancement and our daily lives are busy and high pressured, even for our children. Our body’s autonomic nervous system has sophisticated mechanisms designed to deal… Continue Reading >

Back-to-School Confidence Crisis? Here’s A Magical Toolkit for Confidence, Empowerment and Resilience

As the sun sets on the lazy days of summer, a sense of anticipation lingers in the air, marking the approaching return to school. A quiet hum of emotions fills the spaces between parents and children within this transition. The… Continue Reading >

Unlocking the Power of Problem-Solving in Parenting

Parenthood is a remarkable journey filled with joy, love, and challenges. As parents, our deepest desire is to provide our children with the tools they need to thrive and lead fulfilling lives. In this blog, we will explore the critical… Continue Reading >

5 Expert-Approved Ways to Calm, Centre, and Soothe Your Mind

If you’re feeling more anxious than usual these days, know that  you are not alone. It’s a stressful time, but it’s important to stay calm and collected. We’ve rounded up 5 ways to relax and relieve stress, fast. Luke McLeod… Continue Reading >

My Child is a Stubborn Fussy Eater, Help!

“My child is a stubborn fussy eater”, is a comment I hear all the time in my work as a fussy eater specialist. Stubbornness is a fascinating personality trait that may deliver long-term benefits[i], but in the meantime, parents are… Continue Reading >

Teaching kids to be cool and calm

The idea of modelling good and appropriate behaviours to our kids is one that is close to my heart. As a clinical psychologist, I am increasingly dismayed by the rising levels of mental health issues in our beautiful country, and… Continue Reading >

Chaos to Calm: Be Curious but not Critical

You can feel it happening again. Despite your repeated, reasonable requests, your child is STILL not ready, and you need to leave for your appointment in five minutes or you’ll be late. The anger building inside you is about to… Continue Reading >

The Art of Saying Sorry to Your Kids

How we all make mistakes as parents and repair is what’s needed to get us back on track. Sometimes as parents, despite our best intentions, we get it wrong. We yell or snap at our kids. We ‘dig in’ for… Continue Reading >

Trauma, connection and stress in the home

Connection is the foundation of a thriving, respectful and productive relationship with your baby. Without connection, you dive into dark and murky waters feeling your way into uncharted territory. Your relationship with your child starts before birth when they start… Continue Reading >