Welcome to My Parenting Blog

While it would be ideal to seek advice from a Child Psychiatrist when we have concerns for young children or questions about how to parent them, this is rarely practical or affordable.

Aware of this (and equally aware of the vast amount of misinformation provided to parents in google-land), I decided to start this parenting blog (and my Facebook Page) as a way of providing parents and early childhood professionals with free, accessible, up-to-date information.

Here you’ll find articles which cover a range of topics relating to parenting, behaviour management and child psychiatry which I’ll add to over time. You’re welcome to read and share these – I hope you find them to be helpful.

I’m always grateful for your feedback about whether you find these articles to be useful as that’s what this is all about – providing help for parents and professionals who can then best help young children.

Thank you for investing this time in your little ones,

Dr Kaylene Henderson
MBBS FRANZCP Cert C&A Psych

Parenting Blog: Media Marketing

A Parent’s Guide to Media-Marketing and the Thinness ‘Ideal’

How To Help Your Child Understand Media-Marketing, Advertising…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Preparing for School

Preparing Your Child To Start School

Starting school is a big step for the whole family and children…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: School Readiness

School Readiness

School readiness is defined as how prepared your young child…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Praise

Using Praise to Promote a Growth Mindset in Young Children

Content Praise and Process Praise Stanford University psychologist…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Speech Development

Speech and Language Development and Delays in Young Children

Children are learning to communicate with us even from birth…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Screen Time

Screen Time Recommendations for Infants and Young Children

Media use in preschoolers and school-aged children has been linked…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Body Safety

Talking With Children About Body Safety

Just as we teach children about road safety and ‘stranger danger’,…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Talking about Death

Talking With Young Children About Death

Has your child experienced the death of a loved one? Helping…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Toddlers and Siblings

Helping Toddlers Bond With New Baby Siblings

Siblings are such an incredible gift for young children yet strangely…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Separation and Divorce

Talking With Children About Separation and Divorce

Parental separation and divorce is increasingly common and inevitably…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Childhood Tics

Expert Tips for Childhood Tics

Child Psychiatrist Advice for Tics in Children Does your child…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Anxiety in Children

Step-Ladder Approach to Help Anxiety in Children

An effective approach for helping your anxious child The step-ladder…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Childhood

Separation Anxiety in Children It’s normal for young children…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Pica

When Children Eat Non-Foods – Otherwise Known as Pica

The word ‘pica’ comes from the latin word for ‘magpie’…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Mental Health

Common Childhood Mental Health Problems Explained

Mental health problems are very common with almost half (45%)…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson