Gaming and Screen Time: Is this an issue in your home?

Have you found yourself frustrated with the seeming addiction your son or daughter has to their mobile device or gaming console?  Do you feel like you are somehow letting your child down by allowing them to spend so much time… Continue Reading >

Separation Anxiety

It is natural for young children to feel anxious when saying goodbye. Even though separation anxiety is a normal stage of development it is very difficult to cope with. Being empathic to the child in supporting them through the anxiety… Continue Reading >

Understanding your child’s emotions

by Jay Anderson   Emotions can be tricky…….sometimes even adults can’t manage their emotions!! Upset, angry, Annoyed, happy, hurt, frustrated, sad, nervous, scared, excited…….so many different feelings. So many situations, and as humans – we all respond differently.   Children… Continue Reading >

What is right and what is helpful?

“Honey, how much formula is bub having at the moment again?” “OH seriously, I told you yesterday how much formula he is having” Before becoming a dad my memory has always been one of my strengths, something that has been… Continue Reading >

Out Of My Control

A huge slice of my step mum experiences can be put into the ‘this is out of my control’ box. Arguably a lot of our lives are out of our complete control however this feeling can be incredibly frustrating. Feeling… Continue Reading >

A father’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Lachlan was diagnosed with ASD at three and a half years old. I remember being in denial for at least 6-12months. I thought it was just a phase of language/behaviour delay and that he’ll eventually catch up and grow out… Continue Reading >

‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained’ – fostering kids’ independence.

When we see our kids struggling to do an independent task, it can be difficult to watch as they are frustrated and it’s a challenge to resist helping them.  We want our kids to succeed but how can we foster… Continue Reading >

Another day, Another accident, Another hospital trip.

So usually my days are pretty standard routine nothing that exciting happens, but this day went a little differently. Usually, on a weekday the day starts with my partner Lachlan going off to work nice and early around 6.30 am. At that… Continue Reading >

How to manage fussy eating

Put your hand up if you’ve got a fussy eater in your house… I’m pretty sure every parent has and man can it be frustrating! Something we need to understand is that there is a whole process that can come… Continue Reading >