How many words should my child be saying?

As a paediatric speech pathologist the question “how many words should my child be saying?”, or “should my child be talking more?”  is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from families. There is often a lot… Continue Reading >

Be Careful How You Speak to Your Children

As parents we are often under a lot of pressure to keep the proverbial plates spinning in the air. Many times, in our efforts to get everything done, we don’t pay enough attention to how we speak to our children…. 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 >

COVID and the Developmental Effects on Infants

During the last two years, extended lockdowns and isolation due to COVID-19 has been hard for many parents for so many different reasons. As the Pandemic stretches on, parents, researchers and those of us who work with children ask ourselves… Continue Reading >

Tips for Talking about Race with your Child

 Each families’ race, ethnicity, and culture are important parts of their identity. Children, including very young children, understand and want to have a sense of belonging to their families’ racial, ethnic, and cultural group or groups. Yet, one part… Continue Reading >

Twin Dads

Being a dad to twins is just as hard as being a mum to twins. You may not have had to go through the birth yourself – although you were likely in the room for it. You may not be… Continue Reading >

Tips for Raising Children on a Vegan Diet

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want to nourish and fuel them with food to grow, thrive, and live their best life. One of the greatest things you can do for your child’s health –… 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 >

5 New Ways to Avoid Parent-Teen Conflict at Christmas Time…

…and create a Family celebration that’s full of meaning, connection, and happy memories! Christmas can be a uniquely challenging time of year for parents and teens. It only comes around once, so the occasion is loaded with cultural meaning, heightened… Continue Reading >

Common Mistakes when Teaching Personal Safety and How to Avoid Them

Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson (ABCSL) is a free livestreamed event that engages children across the country in vital personal safety education. In National Child Protection Week, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation will livestream two brand new video safety lessons to… Continue Reading >