Tips for Travelling as a Special Needs Family

Travel can be a daunting prospect for special needs families. Depending on the specific needs of your child, it can be tough finding appropriate accommodation, transport and activities to meet all your requirements. It can also be overwhelming leaving the… Continue Reading >

You and your Dog

Mrs Jay Anderson   Dogs. Lots of people have a dog, or grew up with a dog.  Some couples get a dog, so they may say….to practice to caring for a child. Others get a dog for their child. Perhaps… Continue Reading >

Is there really clothing that can help my child with Eczema?          

Mums are often quite surprised when I suggest that you CAN dress for eczema success. While my sisters were always dressing my nieces & nephew’s in super cute polar fleece PJs or onesies with all the fun superhero transfers or… Continue Reading >

How to talk about money with your child – Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Children like to spend money – particularly yours. But however good they are at asking their parent to pay for a magazine or lolly at the supermarket, this is often the extent of their financial awareness. Children hear finance-associated words… Continue Reading >

Camp Quality: 35 Years Young

The 1980s: an era of many wonderful things including great music, “fab” fashion and big hair. There was no such thing as the internet, or a mobile phone, and to be cool all you needed was a Walkman! It was also a time when a family who had had a child diagnosed with… Continue Reading >

How to sneak in lots of energy for your child.

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   The Survivors are currently hungry. That is, reports are that the next season of Survivor is currently in filming mode. So that makes for some… Continue Reading >

Pregnant Mumma with allergies or anaphylaxis, this one’s for you…

It’s that time of the year again, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Awareness Week & last night on the news I saw a study looking into Allergies & Anaphylaxis in the pregnant mother. While I do love & welcome each & every… Continue Reading >

My Child Has Received a Diagnosis – What Now?

Receiving a diagnosis for your child can be devastating. It’s confronting to have your fears confirmed, hear the condition said out loud and seea diagnosis next to your child’s name for the first time. A diagnosis for your child makes… Continue Reading >

Starting the day right – setting your child up for a successful day.

Have you ever thought about how the start of the day affects your child’s day at school? How we start our day really does set us up for how the rest of our day runs, which is why starting the… Continue Reading >

My child has ADHD, what can I do to help?

It can be hard enough parenting without additional complications such as ADHD. At times it can feel like you are talking a different language to your child, and in some ways you are. Children with ADHD do have functionally different… Continue Reading >