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

Dr Kaylene Henderson

Managing Transitions (Excerpt from the Raising Good Kids online course series)

Imagine you were having a great time catching up with your…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Toddler Tantrums

What To Do When Your Young Toddler Starts Having Tantrums

It can be quite a surprise (and perhaps an unwanted one at that)…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Distraction in Parenting

The Use of Distraction in Parenting

Look at the sky and please don’t cry! 'Quick! Look at the…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Screaming Child

How To Help Your Screaming Child

How to Help Your Screaming Child - A Parent’s Guide to Emotional…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Separation Anxiety

Managing Your Child’s Separation Anxiety at Childcare or School

If you have a young child who becomes upset when you have to…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Play

The Importance of Play

There is abundant research about the importance of play in children’s…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Night Terrors

Night Terrors in Children (also known as Sleep Terrors)

What are night terrors in children? Those of you who have…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Bedtime Monsters

Battling Bedtime Monsters

I once heard that young children are hardwired to dream about…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Sleep for Young Children

Sleep Tips For Young Children: How Much Is Enough and Why Sleep Is So Important

Did you know young children spend approximately half their lives…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Mummy Wars

The Science Behind the ‘Mummy/Mommy Wars’

I’ve always found it interesting that there are so many different…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Understanding Attachment

Understanding Attachment

What is attachment? The clinical concept of attachment refers…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson
Parenting Blog: Temperament and Personality

Children’s Personality: Does a Child’s Temperament Determine Personality?

Children’s Personality: Understanding Your Child’s Temperament…
April 2, 2015/by Dr Kaylene Henderson