How cooking can help children with anxiety

By Chris Dickson, Youthrive Psychologist   Today, children are growing up in a whole new world. The boom in technology means that children are facing a lot of new difficulties that their parents never grew up with. Children are now… Continue Reading >

5 Common misinterpretations of kids’ mealtime behaviour.

Can you tell what their facial expressions and gestures mean?   I recently went to a conference on “parenting for resilience”  given by Professor Louise Newman, Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital. One… 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 >

What parents really want to know – 3 tips for improving your child’s behaviour.

Over the years, I have heard and seen many parents share their difficulties, concerns and challenges.  The biggest concerns are often around children and their emotions.  This often looks like tantrums, “losing it” and “meltdowns”.  Sometimes, this situation is related… Continue Reading >

Report finds bullying and emotional and behavioural problems impact on primary students’ learning ability

New research has found that a large percentage of Australian eight to 12-year-olds are being bullied and/or experiencing emotional difficulties – and these children are falling behind their peers in numeracy and reading in the classroom. The Murdoch Children’s Research… Continue Reading >

Where did I put my magic wand?

Helping parents with their family challenges. A Psychologist’s Perspective Life can be challenging, and many parents find that out early on: a crying baby, lack of sleep, toddler tantrums, your child is bullied, teenage dramas, kids not listening? For the… Continue Reading >

Are your hormones ruining your chances of conceiving?

You’ve been trying to conceive a baby for so long. It’s been months since you made the decision to stop taking the oral contraceptive pill and begin trying for a baby. You and your partner are so ready for the… Continue Reading >