Signs your child isn’t getting enough sleep due to technology overuse

What are some signs that your child or adolescent isn’t getting enough sleep, perhaps through overusing technology? ● Depressed mood,(5) irritability during offline social interactions ● Hyperactivity at school (6) ● Reluctance/arguing about getting off phones/devices and going to bed… Continue Reading >

School Anxiety After Lockdown: Tips to Help Your Child Cope

Returning to school can be a stressful experience for children at the best of times, but going back to school after extended lockdowns can cause extra anxiety. Although many children and parents are looking forward to the return of school,… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to Help Ease ‘Back to School’ Anxiety

The transition back to class once the summer is over can be a stressful time for both children and parents alike. While some anxiety is normal and to be expected, it’s important to know the difference between the usual back-to-school… Continue Reading >

5 Ways Back to School Anxiety Shows up In Kids

Starting the new school year can be very exciting, but for many kids it is also a time of transition which can leave them feeling worried and unsure. Back-to-school anxiety is very normal and can occur at any age, whether… Continue Reading >

Is your pet suffering from Separation Anxiety?

As a member of the family, our pets feel changes in our life and routine (just like our kids!). Often these changes can cause separation anxiety in pets and can lead to behavioural issues. As life in Australia continues to… Continue Reading >

Helping parents see the big picture – Why kids need a regular eye test

Luke Arundel, Chief Clinical Officer, Optometry Australia, and founding member of the Australia and New Zealand Child Myopia Working Group.   Children learn more from their vision than all other senses combined, and eye disorders are amongst the most common… Continue Reading >

Teaching Your Kids How to Behave Around Pets

For lots of us, our families started growing when we brought home our first pet, long before the children arrived! Like all cohabiting beings pets and kids need to learn how to live together. Setting the ground rules of how… Continue Reading >

How to Support Someone with Disordered Eating

Are you worried that someone is struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? While you can’t force a person with disordered eating to change, you can offer your support and encourage treatment. And that can make a huge difference… Continue Reading >

Teething and Your Baby

For some babies teething seems to be an almost painless process where a parent notices a tooth and there have been no symptoms of teething prior to this. But for many babies there is some pain associated with teeth cutting… Continue Reading >

Newborn Sleep

When your baby arrives into the world, we think of how cute and tiny they are. With their adorable faces and innocent smiles. It is hard to not marvel at the miracle of life. But many parents are not prepared… Continue Reading >