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 >

Navigating NAPLAN: From Stress to Success

Are you a parent who’s been hearing about NAPLAN and feeling a mix of curiosity, concern, and confusion? You’re not alone. As a seasoned psychologist with nearly two decades of experience working closely with families and their unique challenges, I’m… Continue Reading >

Modelling Healthy Coping Skills

We all experience anger, fear, frustration, sadness, rejection, disappointment, jealousy, and guilt at different times; they are simply part of being human.  Uncomfortable emotions are unavoidable, but how we respond to them is our choice. Teaching children how to cope… Continue Reading >

Surviving Party Season with Fussy Eaters

We all know how crazy the party season gets!  Would you love to feel at ease with what your kids are eating over the holiday season?  Navigating party season confidently for kids (let alone working out what to eat) means… Continue Reading >

How to Control Your Anger

Anger is an emotion that we all can relate to. It is perfectly normal to get angry and upset, everyone has been angry at some stage. However, it is not good for your anger to become out of control, especially… Continue Reading >

A Better Way to Sleep

We all know this feeling of being tired, to the point of feeling so exhausted that all you want is to curl up in bed …forever. Unfortunately, for most of us this is not an option. Having to be at… Continue Reading >

How to handle your child’s anxiety and insecurity around their hearing aid

Having a child with a hearing aid can bring unique challenges, especially when it comes to their emotional well-being. It’s essential for parents to address their child’s anxiety and insecurity surrounding their hearing aid to ensure their overall development and… Continue Reading >

Why is Tummy Time so Important?

Tummy time is one of the most important activities you can do with your new baby. Tummy time is best started from birth and in the early days it may be on your chest when you are lying down. Your… Continue Reading >

Fostering Childhood Independence

Children love being independent. We see this when babies try to spoon-feed themselves, toddlers demand to dress themselves and pre-schoolers want to help with household chores. Young children love to do things for themselves even when it makes life harder… Continue Reading >

Thought Management

Believe it or not, there is an explanation for our thought patterns and ways to manage them.  We are going to answer three questions that will help us to understand thoughts and how to control them. What causes negative thoughts… Continue Reading >