COVID-19: Supporting children with Autism

All children and young people need support from adults during times of stress and uncertainty, including during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a challenging time for many people and this uncertainty is a significant source of anxiety, particularly for children… Continue Reading >

Understanding the difference between common cold and COVID-19 in parents and children

Colds and COVID-19 are all caused by viruses. There is no “common cold virus” per se. There are hundreds of viruses that can cause a whole host of symptoms from cough, red throat, runny nose, sore ears to vomiting, diarrhoea,… Continue Reading >

Helping our Special Needs Children through COVID-19

Nobody likes big changes to their routine but some people need structure, rules and black and white concepts more than others.  This may sound very familiar if you are the parent or carer of a child with additional needs. Over… Continue Reading >

Dealing with a Gamer post COVID-19

With restrictions easing around Covid-19 and the Coronavirus, we are finding ourselves moving slowly back into our old lives. In my home state of South Australia, we are looking at cinemas and gyms being open, restaurants and pubs open to… Continue Reading >

Learning from COVID anxiety to help our kids be healthier.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   I spotted him early. Just as he left the storeroom and the wide doors were closing behind him. He was wheeling a pallet of what… Continue Reading >

COVID-19 Lockdown & Increase Alcohol Consumption

Nearly two months into Covid-19 induced isolation, some Australians are drinking more – and more often – than ever before. It’s not healthy for anyone, including our kids, who may have witnessed their parents’ drinking change rapidly – partly out… Continue Reading >

Announcing: Kiddipedia’s COVID-19 Tool Kit

The COVID-19 era has presented our generation with the most exceptional set of circumstances; incomparable to anything we are likely to ever experience in our lifetime again. I believe that it’s during the most challenging times in life that we… Continue Reading >

Managing Pre-birth Anxiety during Covid-19

By Lael Stone   In what should be the happiest time in a woman’s life, many pregnant women are reporting it’s a time of increased anxiety as they prepare to give birth during the Coronavirus pandemic. With pre-natal classes now… Continue Reading >

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

With the world looking very different and the future uncertain, you might be surprised to find that your children are likely just as worried. Children will always look to the adults in their lives for cues as to whether they… Continue Reading >

Pregnant and worried about COVID-19? How diet can help boost your immune system.

If you’re pregnant and overwhelmed by the current COVID-19 situation, you have made it to the right spot! Understandably, you probably have a few questions on your mind such as ‘can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?’ or ‘how can… Continue Reading >