In this section, you will find free downloadable parenting tip sheets. Written by Child Psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson, these research-based resources have been developed for:

  • Parents of young children wishing to read, save, print or share these useful parenting tips;
  • Childcare centres and early years educators wishing to print and provide these tips to parents; The printable tip sheets also make perfect newsletter inserts.

These tip sheets link with the National Quality Standards: Quality Areas 2, 5 and 6 and the Early Years Learning Framework: Principles: 1, 2 3, and 5 and Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Sharing these with parents to aid collaboration also links with the NQS Quality Area 6 and Domains 3 and 7 of the Australian Teachers Professional Standard.

Simply click on the image above the topic title to download the printable PDF handout.

Tip Sheet 1

Understanding Attachment.

Tip Sheet 2

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

Tip Sheet 3

The Importance of Play.

Tip Sheet 4

Managing Your Child’s Separation Distress.

Tip Sheet 6

Talking With Children About Separation and Divorce.

Tip Sheet 7

Helping Your Toddler Prepare For and Bond With A New Baby Sibling.

Tip Sheet 8

Talking With Young Children About Death.

Tip Sheet 9

Screen Time Recommendations for Infants and Young Children.

Tip Sheet 10

Speech and Language Development and Delays in Young Children.

Tip Sheet 11

Using Praise to Promote a Growth Mindset in Young Children.

Tip Sheet 12

Talking to Children about Body Safety.

If you would like to suggest a tip sheet topic, you are welcome to contact Dr Kaylene Henderson.


Here you can watch Dr Kaylene Henderson discuss a range of helpful topics for parents and educators alike.

You’re welcome to share these in your centre newsletters and other communication platforms.

Teaching Children How To Solve Problems
Perfectionism in Young Children
Saying No to Toddlers
Teaching our Kids to Handle the Ups and Downs of Life
At What Age Should My Child Be Talking?
Developing a Child’s Self Esteem
Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment
Helpful vs Unhelpful Stress in Children
A Tip for Tackling Your Child’s Negative Attitude
Encouraging a Growth Mindset in Children
Avoiding Power Struggles With Our Kids

If you would like to suggest a video topic, you are welcome to contact Dr Kaylene Henderson.

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