Tips for families about COVID-19 from Dr Tanya Unni, Amtan Medical Centre founder and director

The rumours and misconceptions about COVID-19 are spreading at a faster rate than the novel virus. We have to be mindful of the misleading rumours during such a critical period of pandemic, since wrong information can lead to undesirable outcomes. Here are some of the… Continue Reading >

Does My Child Need Behaviour Support?

Parenting can be tricky, even more so if you have a child with special needs. Knowing how to handle concerning behaviour is not always straightforward, and sometimes there can be the need to reach out for help. There are many… Continue Reading >

How to Be A Better Dad In 2020 (Guaranteed!)

As we enter February, perhaps you’re a man whose New Year’s Resolutions are already a distant memory. Or perhaps you’re someone who doesn’t believe in Resolutions as “they never work anyway.” I understand. I’ve been in both camps before. However,… Continue Reading >

How to Calm our Anxious Kids

Content is written by Maggie Dent Anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood, and yet it frequently goes undetected and untreated. Signs of anxiety can be noticed as early as age two but we see a significant… Continue Reading >

W-sitting

Does your child w-sit?  Do you need to worry about this?  Let’s explore this common and sometimes misunderstood childhood sitting position…. If you google ‘w-sitting’, you will find that there are hundreds of articles available for parents with advice about… Continue Reading >

How To Protect Your Unborn Baby From Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

What all pregnant women need to know about CMV…   What is CMV: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus which comes from the herpes family of viruses. It is the most common infectious cause of disability in babies. 1-2 babies… Continue Reading >

Sensory Activities to Help Address Problem Behaviours

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be dealing with a range of behaviours right now. Some kids will be exhausted, particularly younger students, struggling with a particularly long school term. Others may only now be hitting their stride, finally… Continue Reading >

What Is Preconception Care & Why Is It Important?

You’ve been trying to conceive for so long but you’re still not pregnant. Every month you get your hopes up – your period doesn’t start straight away when your fertility app says it should. So you use a pregnancy test… Continue Reading >

How to stop twins and multiples biting each other!

Before I start, let me preface this with it’s not just twins and multiples that bite!!  It’s a stage that a lot of toddlers seem to go through.  But for a lot of multiple birth parents, it’s extremely frustrating when… Continue Reading >

Why eggs are no longer the devil!

There are lots of people out there with an opinion on how to introduce solids to your baby. Well-meaning grandmas, celebrity chefs, the random lady down the street. You name it, they have a great plan for what you should… Continue Reading >