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 >

Why it’s Important Not to Rush and Fix Our Kids Feelings

“You’ll be ok!”, “Don’t cry, its alright”. These are human responses to our children when they are upset. They are well meaning phrases that can pop out of our mouths automatically, they come from a place of wanting to protect… Continue Reading >

How the Media is Causing Bullying and Mental Health Problems for our Children

Stereotypes are so often taken for granted and so engrained that we assume they are a real construct. When we see stereotypes in media, advertising and marketing it reinforces them further and perpetuates them in a never ending cycle. Stereotypes… Continue Reading >

A Sober Pandemic?

Or have you started drinking more? Let’s face it, it’s been a very weird year. We’ve changed, we wash our hands more and we don’t hug as much. We do strange elbow wagging when we meet, and we feel like… 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 >

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 >

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 >