How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Reclaim Your Joy

You wake up Monday morning with a sense of dread.  It’s all you can do to drag yourself out of bed and out the door. As you drive in to school you’re thinking of all the things that await you… Continue Reading >

Navigating the Rollercoaster of New Parenthood

By Julie Borninkhof, Chief Executive Officer, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)    Becoming a parent evokes all kinds of emotions and thoughts. Many people find that pregnancy or having a baby is more challenging than they anticipated and it’s… Continue Reading >

Why Not Invite Halloween Into Your Kids Decor!

The fun of the Halloween night! Sweets! Masks. Giggles and Ghoulish behaviour. There’s nothing like dressing up and frightening your pals and neighbours. My kids and I love it, and in fact, our last Halloween event was as a Voodoo… Continue Reading >

Fertility Meditations and Affirmations for Optimum Mindset

A diagnosis of infertility and the commencement of and form of Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART), be it Ovulation Induction (OI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) come with a wide and varied range of emotions. Irrespective of whether… Continue Reading >

Handling “Those Looks” When You Have Fussy Kids at Christmas Gatherings

As a parent with a fussy eater, you have no doubt been served up your fair share of common-wisdom-but-oh-so-wrong advice when it comes to managing your child’s fussy eating behaviour. And as I have written about here for Kiddipedia previously,… Continue Reading >

How to better handle negative thoughts this Festive Season

There are parts of our mental experience that we can control, for example, we can think on purpose; like when planning a holiday, or needing to problem solve a situation, or when making an important decision. And there are parts… Continue Reading >


Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring seizures.  Typically, epilepsy is diagnosed in children under 5 however epilepsy can occur at any stage across the lifespan. Seizures associated with epilepsy often occur when sudden,… Continue Reading >

How to Stop Fear Holding You Back

Imagine that every day when you hop into your car, you start to imagine the worst-case scenario unfolding. You focus on all the negative risks: the potential car accidents, the speeding fines, an airbag blowing up by mistake, or a… Continue Reading >

How to help ourselves cope

“They call me an expert with kids,” says Amanda Dounis. “Since 1999 I have run and operated my own early learning centres. Now I see so many kids of all ages at my clinic (and even online). “It wasn’t long… Continue Reading >

Change and Changes! 

By Jay Anderson   This year is becoming quite different.  There are things that have changed, and things that are yet changing.  We are in the middle of a season – for those of us in Australia – its the… Continue Reading >