Children and Technology

In the age of technology and social media, children and adolescents are now less likely to be physically active. Research has indicated that living a sedentary lifestyle (e.g. not being physically active and playing video games or watching television) can… Continue Reading >

Body-Confidence 101: A Psychologist Shares her Guide to Self-Acceptance

The concept of ‘self-acceptance’ can sometimes have you thinking of yoga retreats, hour-long baths or pamper weekends. In essence though, ‘self-acceptance’ when it comes to body image is about developing a kind, accepting and respectful relationship with our bodies, including… Continue Reading >

Understanding the Dangers of Child and Teen Online Activity

Do you know what your children are doing online? The digital world has moved so fast for parents that many don’t understand how their kids are being influenced or targeted online. They underestimate the disastrous consequences of internet bullying, low… Continue Reading >

How To Talk To Your Kids About Covid

By Dr Sandy Hopper   Let’s not sugar coat it; a pandemic is scary and even more so for children exposed to negative headlines throughout social media. There’s no doubt COVID is slowly making its way through our community, but… Continue Reading >

Self-Care Advice To Make Sure You Can Fill Your Cup Up Without The Guilt  

As a busy mother, it’s second nature to constantly juggle all the responsibilities. We (mostly) expertly balance our professional lives, personal needs and relationships and all the little things that add to the mental load, all on top of managing… Continue Reading >

The Warning Signs of Childhood Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

By Peta Maynard, Clinical Psychologist, Youthrive   The most recent statistics on the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse revealed one in six women, and one in ten men experienced abuse before the age of 15 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017)…. Continue Reading >

COVID to Joy

By Rachel Favilla   This is a time for the history books kiddlets. In just a few short years, we’ll be looking back and saying ‘gee, I haven’t heard from my mate Rona for a while’. The markets will bounce… Continue Reading >

Five Things Australian Parents Need to Know About Social Media Data and Privacy

Alice Almeida, founder of research company Almeida Insights and mum to a two-year-old has become increasingly concerned about Australians’ understanding of social networks, so this year she set out to discover what we really know and think social media platforms… Continue Reading >

5 things not to do in a child custody dispute

Most parents can (and should) avoid going to Court about arrangements for their children in the event of separation. Unfortunately for some, Court is where they end up. Here are 5 things not to do if you find yourself in… Continue Reading >

Tips for kids on Screen Time and Bullying

As we adjust to the “new normal” that the global pandemic has created, it is important to keep track of what our kids are doing online and just how much time they are spending on tablets, computers and phones. When… Continue Reading >