A day at the beach with Eczema.

For most people “let’s go to the beach” means everyone put their cozies on, grab some towels and let’s go! But not for us. Allergies and anaphylaxis aside there is thought and strategic planning that goes into a “spontaneous” afternoon… Continue Reading >

De-Stress Feeding a Child on the Spectrum

“We must be the worst you have seen when it comes to how our children behave around food!” is one comment I hear all the time from parents of autistic fussy eaters. It saddens me to hear parents voice such… Continue Reading >

Helping your child through Emotions

It is widely accepted that adults experience a wide range of emotions when their relationship ends. They may become stressed, anxious, remorseful, angry, frustrated, upset, depressed… Often, people tend to forget that children also can become emotional as their family… Continue Reading >

A Not-So-Warm Reunion: Why Isn’t My Child Excited To See Me?

You know how you feel when you have been away from your kids? Maybe it was a long day at the office, or a trip out of town, or even a hospital stay. Your mind becomes full of the thought… Continue Reading >

Hi-5 To These Five

By Rachel Favilla  When I was a wee lass (that’s Scottish for child by the way, and not to be mistaken for a urinating sheepdog), I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I thought that going ‘number two’ a few,… Continue Reading >

Does My Child Need Behaviour Support?

Parenting can be tricky, even more so if you have a child with special needs. Knowing how to handle concerning behaviour is not always straightforward, and sometimes there can be the need to reach out for help. There are many… Continue Reading >

Physical health, vision and screen time: not such great playmates!

Dr Jane Williams and Dr Tessa Grigg The research on the development of your child’s vision and the regular use of small screens and mobile devices is now very clear… Professor Molina, an Optometrist who lectures in Clinical Optometry,(Molina, 2018)… Continue Reading >

Depositing into the emotional bank account of your child.

By Youthrive Psychologist Kasey Lloyd   Have you ever thought about the importance of demonstrating positive relationships to your child? We know how a regular bank account works: we make regular deposits (and withdrawals), and hopefully put enough aside for… Continue Reading >

First Days at School

Creating a Smooth Transition for your Child If you have a preschool child, they might already be parading around your home with their new school uniform on. The hype of being a ‘big school kid’ is heightened time, often created… Continue Reading >

Beating Back-to-School Stress

Back to school can be a stressful time for the whole family – not just the kids!  Maybe your child is starting a new school and you are worried they won’t “fit in” or maybe your child is about to… Continue Reading >