10 Tips to Support Your Child’s Well being and Keep Them Motivated During COVID-19

Sharon Turner, Strathcona Girls Grammar’s Junior School Psychologist COVID-19 has presented huge challenges for us all, and sadly our kids aren’t immune from the stresses it’s created. Between an incredibly disrupted school year, learning from home, missing friends, and not… Continue Reading >

Grief after a bad birth

Fiona Rogerson   Let’s talk about grief after birth trauma. Your baby is here.  He’s healthy, he’s growing.  All you ever wanted was for him to be born safely and healthy.  But months on, there’s still a lingering darkness that… Continue Reading >

COVID-19: Supporting children with Autism

All children and young people need support from adults during times of stress and uncertainty, including during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a challenging time for many people and this uncertainty is a significant source of anxiety, particularly for children… Continue Reading >

Caring for a Family Member with Autism

While care for someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be provided by professional services, in-home support carried out by family members is still very common. If you are currently caring for a family member with ASD, there are a… Continue Reading >

Fire up Your Fitness! (Fantastic Ways to Stay Active & Well, All Winter)

In the cold bleak days of winter, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending just a little too much ‘cozy time’ in front of the TV, or other electronic devices. That’s why it’s especially important to make the… Continue Reading >

Top tips for new parents

Planning around becoming a new parent is an exciting but scary rollercoaster of emotions. When we are faced with the unknown, we can often find ourselves trying to find ways of feeling in control. For me this looked like buying… Continue Reading >

Baby carriers, what parents need to know

There’s a lot of different types of baby carriers: There are carriers, which are sometimes called pouches. These are usually soft semi-structured carriers that allow baby to face in, and then graduate to other carrying positions including forward facing and… Continue Reading >

Tips for Bringing Your Baby Home During a Pandemic

Preparing for and giving birth during this pandemic has been stressful for many new parents. Navigating the changes to hospital policies regarding the number of support people present in labour, number of visitors as well as shorter stays after the… Continue Reading >

Breastfeeding: Receiving the support you deserve

Denise Condon Lactation Consultant Mater Private Hospital, Sydney   When it comes to breastfeeding, the role that the community and family play in supporting a mother in is vital. Empowering a mother, or the parents together, to choose what works… Continue Reading >

Worried about being labelled a bad mum for having PND? There’s no need!

On the floor sits the mum who is feeling constantly sad and cries for no reason. She’s always tired and has no energy, even when her baby is sleeping well. She’s lost interest in the things that used to make… Continue Reading >