How to Manage Stress

Stress is a very common aspect of life. Everyone experiences stress and some people will always be more stressed than others. Stress can range from having to deal with the daily struggles such as paying the bills, cleaning your house,… Continue Reading >

How to reduce childhood stresses

By Alicia Windon, psychologist at Youthrive It’s nearly that time of the year where the final school term is nearing an end but with it comes the stress of kids completing assignments and tests. The younger children can also often… Continue Reading >

The benefits of sending your child to childcare

By Dr Kaylene Henderson   The decision about whether to send your child to childcare is often accompanied by a wave of mixed emotions – nervousness, relief and that all-familiar guilt, just to name a few. After all, you’re planning… Continue Reading >

Building Resilience Through Play

Being resilient is an integral part of a child’s development and helps bolster mental health and well-being. Resilience is a character trait that we build and as such we can help our children become more resilient, meaning they will be… Continue Reading >

4 Reasons to Settle Out of Court When Going Through a Separation

Going through a separation is difficult, especially if kids are involved. It can get messy, sometimes spiteful, not to mention emotionally challenging for all who are involved. There are benefits to putting your differences aside and trying to settle out of… Continue Reading >

Talking to Kids about War in Ukraine

In today’s digital age, it’s impossible to hide the frightening truth about global events from our children. Even if you shield them from it at home, your children are probably hearing this news from friends, teachers, or on social media. These… Continue Reading >

Minority Stress in Same Sex Families

Shane Warren   As we approach the end of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting back on the year past, the good the stuff, the tough stuff and the ‘I’m out of here’ stuff…  Therapeutically this is powerful stuff… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Stress Management in your Preconception Period

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and not “yourself” as you try to conceive? Have you lost touch with your intention of why you want to become a mum? The truth about trying to conceive is that it can be a… Continue Reading >

Trauma, connection and stress in the home

Connection is the foundation of a thriving, respectful and productive relationship with your baby. Without connection, you dive into dark and murky waters feeling your way into uncharted territory. Your relationship with your child starts before birth when they start… Continue Reading >

Why you should say sorry to your kids

Yes, children need guidance, they need their parents to be positive role models and they need to learn to show respect, but there’s also other important things they need to learn – their parents are human, their parents are also… Continue Reading >