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 >

Time to Let Go!

With holidays now over and school and child care happening, many parents have to face that phase of getting their children comfortable with the idea of returning to school.  For many children, particularly those who are just starting child care,… Continue Reading >

The Parents’ Playbook

It might be child’s play, but play is also a great parenting tool. Words: Natalie Ritchie As a psychologist who had mostly treated adults, Dr Larry Cohen realised once he became a parent that the single most important skill a… Continue Reading >

Let your kids be bored these holidays.

School Holidays – for many it can mark a period of relief for parents, a break from the constant daily grind of getting children up and ready for school, packed lunches, early morning arguments about brushing teeth and putting socks… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips to ease your child’s separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is common among children of all ages. It’s the normal fear expressed when removed from their mothers or caregivers. It starts as early as 7 months and continues, but we can help ease out that feeling as early… Continue Reading >