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February 18, 2020

It’s impossible to deny that technology, including personal devices such as smart phones, are more and more becoming an inevitable part of our children’s lives.  The statistics are frightening for a generation of parents who are not as familiar as their children with the technology that is at times governing their lives both socially and educationally.  Two examples of this are

  • 50 %...

December 31, 2019

Summer holidays will be coming to a close in a few weeks and in my experience, many parents are worried and stressed about how their child will manage this transition.  For some children, the transition is to a completely new learning environment such as home to childcare for the first time, for some it is to the same school but to a different stage such as Kinder to Prep or to a different...

October 30, 2019

On a weekly basis, I receive numerous calls and emails requesting consultations to deal with almost every facet of toilet training. A common theme that causes tremendous pressure for parents is the idea that their child “needs to be” or “should be ready” to toilet train long before they are. Becoming completely toilet trained includes being able to

  • know when they need to go

  • sit on t...

August 13, 2019

Good communication lies at the heart of all good relationships. For many of the parents that I speak to, fostering a relationship with their children that is based on open and honest communication is what they are aiming for. In this vision of a relationship, their child feels comfortable to come to them with any concerns or worries they may be experiencing. This goal remains the same no ma...

April 23, 2019

With almost no exceptions, when families speak to me about the most stressful part of their week, they will talk about the morning rush. No matter if the family is big or small, the reality of having a relatively short space of time to have everyone out of bed, dressed, groomed, fed and in the car on time is daunting for even the most experienced of parents. 

If you think about it, there is...

March 4, 2019

One of the greatest joys of my job are the different types of families I get to meet and work closely with.  I work with many types of households; single parent households; step parents, foster carers and many other varieties. 

The most challenging part can sometimes be working with parents who are recently separated and helping them to navigate the minefield that co-parenting can beco...

January 9, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying that ‘change is a part of life’. These changes can be new people, new environments, a change in family dynamics or even a schedule change.  For some people, these changes are adapted to easily and others take longer to adjust and can be thrown into panic mode.

Nowhere is this more true than when a child starts a new year at school.  The school itself may be new, th...

December 6, 2018

The Summer holidays are days away, a thought which often invokes a mix of emotions for many parents.  While school holidays ‘should be’ synonymous with relaxation and a slower pace of life, the reality is that sometimes it is not. The theory is that several weeks of possibilities lie ahead and the door is wide open for exciting adventures and new experiences for the whole family.  The reali...

October 17, 2018

With term 4 well under way in Australia, many parents both with children at school or at university are dreading the stress heading for their household once exams hit! Many people when studying for exams become anxious due to feeling out of control, feeling unprepared and feeling that they haven’t done enough.  The good news is that there are practical steps you can take to support your chi...

September 12, 2018

Having a baby is supposedly the most natural thing in the world! But as any parent will tell you, introducing a new child to the family can bring on a mix of emotions and does not always feel this way. These feelings are often brought into sharper focus when there are older children in the family who continue to demand time and attention.  A recent study has found that nearly 80% of childre...

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