Is my child ready to walk to school?

By Youthrive Clinical Psychologists   It’s natural that we want to make sure our children arrive safely at school. While it’s never easy saying goodbye to routine school drop-offs, is it time to give your children extra freedom and responsibility… Continue Reading >

School Readiness

When most parents think about school readiness, they think about Reading and writing but independence and social skill are just as, if not more important than knowing how to read and write when a child starts grade prep. Independence skills… Continue Reading >

Getting Ready for Kindy

It’s that nerve racking time for many parents. The end of the holidays and start of a brand new year. Such a bittersweet time isn’t it? Getting children ‘ready’ for their first day of formal schooling is a topic that… Continue Reading >

How technology can help educate kids

While there is a lot of stigma around screen time for children having a negative impact on their learning, it is absolutely undeniable that technology is an integral part of our society and vastly embedded into our culture. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist, Freeda… Continue Reading >

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

There are a number of different types of Muscular Dystrophies. Most of the research into exercise and neuromuscular conditions has focused on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. This factsheet provides a general overview of benefits for neuromuscular conditions…. Continue Reading >

Tips for Travelling as a Special Needs Family

Travel can be a daunting prospect for special needs families. Depending on the specific needs of your child, it can be tough finding appropriate accommodation, transport and activities to meet all your requirements. It can also be overwhelming leaving the… Continue Reading >

The wonderful ways kids benefit from having a single parent.

Single parenting is not a trend or a passing phenomenon.  There are 50,000 more single parents in Australia every 5 years and currently, it sits at around 959,000 of us.  So, it’s safe to say the numbers won’t decrease. As… 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 >

Favorite Parenting Advice

When we become parents, the world seems to bombard us with advice on just about everything. It can be very overwhelming but I have found that it is a great idea to listen to it all but only take on… Continue Reading >

What I understand about motherhood the second time around

It’s now my second time having a baby. The first time was such a life-changing experience, I ended up writing a book about it.  At the time I had a great professional role and really valued my independence. (Yes, I… Continue Reading >