Working Smarter Not Harder

By Damon Nailer   Working smarter, not harder means you find the most efficient methods for accomplishing your goals and completing your tasks. You are able to eliminate extra or double work. Here are some suggestions for working smarter instead… Continue Reading >

My child refuses to sleep in their bed….I need help!

Strategies to help you make bedtime happier for everyone. This is a very common situation because children love the companionship of their parents. When co-sleeping has been a long-term practice, this is what your child has come to expect as… Continue Reading >

Having trouble motivating your child to finish their homework? Practical tips for parents.

We all want our children to develop healthy habits and succeed, and we also want to make our life as parents’ smoother. So, when it comes to being able to successfully motivate our children to complete their homework it’s a… Continue Reading >

How To Support Your Child During A Separation

Going through a separation can be a complex journey, and it can be impossible to predict how this decision is going to impact your child. Regardless of their age, children are very intuitive to change and unrest, and so it… Continue Reading >

Caring for a Family Member with Autism

While care for someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be provided by professional services, in-home support carried out by family members is still very common. If you are currently caring for a family member with ASD, there are a… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Naps

“Sleep when your Baby Sleeps” Everyone knows this classic tip but we all know that is not possible….. your baby, on the other hand, is programmed to take naps.    A babies daytime sleep and nighttime sleep work hand- in-… Continue Reading >

Sporting Superheroes

By Jane Kilkenny Finding positive role models for our kids can be challenging.  Our traditional superheroes are fantasy characters that kids love to idolize.   Fantasy characters are an excellent way to encourage kids to use their imagination and have some… Continue Reading >

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… 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 >

A fish out of water. Is it happening to my child?

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au   “Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or something may happen. You never know what.” Mr Carp gave this advice to a boy who bought Otto the fish from his… Continue Reading >