Be Careful How You Speak to Your Children

As parents we are often under a lot of pressure to keep the proverbial plates spinning in the air. Many times, in our efforts to get everything done, we don’t pay enough attention to how we speak to our children…. Continue Reading >

Separation anxiety: An essential guide for parents

Media kindly brought to you by Goodstart Early Learning   Nervous about your child starting at an early learning centre or kindergarten? Many parents are. Below are some tips from a psychologist, to ensure it’s a smooth transition for your… Continue Reading >

Baby sensory activities you can do at home: A guide for new parents.

By Sarah James   Many babies born in 2021 missed out on important interactive and social experiences such as play groups, mothers groups and baby sensory classes due to Covid-19. Don’t worry Mum and Dad – your baby doesn’t have to miss… Continue Reading >

A Parent’s Guide to Taking Your Child or Teenager to Therapy

In my career, I’ve been able to help hundreds of kids and young people coming into my private practice when they have been experiencing mental health challenges. Mental health issues in Australian youth are relatively common, with a 2013-14 population… Continue Reading >

A Parent’s Guide to Mastering Homework

The requirement for our children to do homework has been an infamous debate among teachers, parents, experts and students for quite some time. However, with the benefits of homework established, especially for senior students, the skill set of an independent… Continue Reading >

The Joy of Grilling with Kids

The enjoyment and value of teaching kids and teens how to cook also should be extended to the brilliance of the barbecue. Making sure that safety is paramount, children should get ensconced in the joy of barbecuing by understanding different… Continue Reading >

A Guide to Coping with Reminders of your Pregnancy and Child Loss

The trauma of pregnancy, baby or child loss is at some level, always with those who experience this type of loss. Working through your loss with support can help you find the skills and coping strategies to be better able… Continue Reading >

The Keys To Understanding Your Child

One moment I was married and a father and then the next, I was raising 3 sons on my own. The youngest being 4 years old, and his older brothers, 11 and 12. At the same time I was in… Continue Reading >

International Women’s Day 2020: A Letter To My Daughter

08.03.2020 Dearest Daughter, In 2020, the 109th year of recognising the achievements of women on International Women’s Day, I wanted to share with you some life lessons that you can take with you for the rest of your life. As… Continue Reading >

When and How should I start expressing breastmilk?

If breastfeeding is going well, it is ideal to wait until you have established your supply before you commence expressing. Your supply usually is established by the sixth week, so it is a good idea to wait until after then… Continue Reading >