My child’s emotions…and mine

Dr Julie Hollitt   Adults struggle with emotions and emotional regulation. Some parents might say that they struggle more with emotions since their child was on the way – and then born – than when they had no children. As… Continue Reading >

The struggle that mealtimes can become in the toddler years. Would a shift in focus help?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics   Zoe* was describing mealtimes at home with such clarity I could feel distressed within myself as I listened. Zoe was a self-described foodie, but since children and cooking for… Continue Reading >

How to communicate with your toddler without saying the word “No”

At around 14-18 months, toddlers will begin testing their boundaries. Your job as a parent is to rein in certain behaviours, particularly those that not desirable or just plain dangerous. Impulsive resistance is something toddlers struggle with and sometimes they… Continue Reading >

Why Valentine’s Day Is Often a Missed Opportunity for Dads

Valentine’s day is celebrated as a day of romance and to express our deepest love to the people we care about. Often that’s our wives, our partners or our girlfriends. As a dad though, there is another opportunity for you…. Continue Reading >

How to Beat the Back to School Blues

The holidays are over and school is back in session. While we, as parents, may be grateful for the return to routine and some peace and quiet, strangely enough, our kids may not share in our enthusiasm. Many kids become… Continue Reading >

Feeding Baby Nightmare, Is It Doing You Harm? | Marie France Laval | Ep 189

  Witnessing your child’s struggle with eating difficulties can be somewhat traumatising, equally for you and your child. If this situation isn’t counselled and supported effectively you may be at risk of developing anxiety and stress feeding for years to… Continue Reading >

How to Prepare Your Parenting Mindset | Dr Scott Zarcinas | Ep 154

  If you’re dad-to-be with a baby on the way, and or wanting to start a family, this interview is for you. Today we speak with Dr. Scott Zarcinas (aka DoctorZed) who shares tips on how you can prepare your… Continue Reading >

My child eats well at childcare, but won’t eat at home.

She eats everything at childcare and hardly anything at home. This makes me feel like a terrible mum, Hanna told me! I cook everything from scratch and it all goes to waste, then at childcare I hear she ate curry!… Continue Reading >

My Fussy Eater reduces me to tears

Reduce the difficulties you face with your fussy eating child. Every now and then, it dawns on me how the lives of parents of fussy eaters are negatively affected. Parents struggle, they are often overwhelmed.  A few days ago I… Continue Reading >

3 ways to have a more enjoyable Fatherhood.

From one dad to another, I find fatherhood difficult. Don’t get me wrong! I love my kids and I love being a father, but nothing humbles me more than fatherhood. I know I’m far from perfect. I struggle with work/life… Continue Reading >