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Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour

“We are all more likely to do good when we feel good” Whenever I reflect on times in my life when I haven’t been terribly well behaved, I’m reminded of the truth in this statement. Our emotions tend to have a significant influence…
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Understanding the impact of childhood trauma

The topic of childhood trauma is a difficult one to discuss. Not only is it confronting to consider children’s experience of trauma and abuse but naturally this topic can be triggering for many adults too. Yet it’s important that those who…
Parenting Blog: Media Marketing

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

How To Help Your Child Understand Media-Marketing, Advertising And Body Image Have you ever wondered how to help your child navigate the media minefield of advertising and body image? Do you find it difficult to teach your daughter about…
Parenting Blog: Speech Development

Speech and Language Development and Delays in Young Children

Children are learning to communicate with us even from birth and their understanding of language begins soon after. Speech and language development plays a critical role in children’s social development, their behaviour, their learning…
Parenting Blog: Screen Time

Screen Time Recommendations for Infants and Young Children

Media use in preschoolers and school-aged children has been linked in studies to health problems, language delays, attention issues, aggressive behaviour and sleep difficulties. There have been fewer research studies in children under the age…
Parenting Blog: Body Safety

Talking With Children About Body Safety

Just as we teach children about road safety and ‘stranger danger’, it’s important to teach our children about body safety. Statistically, children are at greater risk of sexual abuse than being hit by a car or abducted by a stranger. Yet…
Parenting Blog: Talking about Death

Talking With Young Children About Death

Has your child experienced the death of a loved one? Helping a young child to understand and deal with death can be challenging for parents. Here are some tips that you might find helpful when speaking with your young child about death: …
Parenting Blog: Toddlers and Siblings

Helping Toddlers Bond With New Baby Siblings

Siblings are such an incredible gift for young children yet strangely toddlers don’t always seem to appreciate these gifts as much as we think they should. In fact I'm sure many toddlers sometimes wish they could 're-gift' their new baby siblings.…
Parenting Blog: Separation and Divorce

Talking With Children About Separation and Divorce

Parental separation and divorce is increasingly common and inevitably impacts on all family members. Children, particularly young ones, can become frightened, confused and worried that they are somehow responsible. Talking to your child about…
Parenting Blog: Childhood Tics

Expert Tips for Childhood Tics

Child Psychiatrist Advice for Tics in Children Does your child incessantly sniff? Have a cough with no cause? Blink or twitch for no reason? It might be that your child has a tic. But before you go checking his hairline for a small burrowing…