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February 13, 2018

No matter how many children you have, and what your schedule is there are certain pressure points within the day during which you wonder how you can get everything done.

One of these times that we chat to clients about on a regular basis is the time between coming home from the last activity of the day and your children going to sleep.  The reality is that in only a couple of hours, a myriad...

December 27, 2017

As the school holidays in Australia reach over the halfway point and the new school year beckons, parents start to focus some attention to what needs to be put in place before school returns.  That includes the shopping trips for uniform, stationary and lunchboxes as well as the practical aspects of managing childcare if you are working full time.

For many of the families we see, there is al...

October 23, 2017

If you have a child who needs to be toilet trained and things aren't working or you aren't sure where to start then this blog is for you! Here are some tried and tested tips which we hope will help you to move forward:

1) REMOVE THE MYSTERY: For many toddlers the idea of the toilet is something they do not understand in a practical sense.  They are used to their nappies or pull ups and whils...

August 8, 2017

We all know the theory on the importance of family mealtimes.  They should be a time free from screens and should be an opportunity for the entire family to spend time together talking about their day and common points of interest.  However, in most families this is an idyllic scenario that despite every good intention never quite materialises. At Kids on Track we hear a lot about mealtimes...

July 13, 2017

Puberty is a word that we hear associated with negative connotations all too often.  We all know the stereotypes, a boy who seems to turn sullen and is unable to speak in actual words and only grunts overnight and girls who suddenly become very highly strung, dramatic and over emotional.

The reality is that when the signs of puberty first start to hit it can be unsettling and  out of th...

May 15, 2017

 To all the incredible moms out there,

Yesterday being mother's day here in Melbourne gave me a chance to think of all the amazing mothers I have had the privilege of working with over the years.  Whether I met them on one of their darkest days as their child was about to have surgery, on a long night by their child's hospital bedside or over tea in their home discussing toilet training and...

April 27, 2017

This week I flew back to Australia from the UK and I discovered that there is nothing worse than being wide awake when everyone else is sleeping and being woken by changes in the environment that don't seem to bother anyone else!

Many of the parents we see who have children with sleep disruption who are over the age of 2 and so there is no obvious physiological reason why these children can'...

April 6, 2017

 It's that time of year again!  Children worldwide are on holidays for the Easter break and many parents are wondering how to manage the juggle!  With children around more, there are lots of things that we hear families worry about - the change in routine, the settling back into school at the end; the lack of structure and therefore too many hours of screen time and of course managing to fi...

February 24, 2017

During the last couple of weeks, we have heard one sentence more than any other from our clients.  That is "my child/ren don't listen to me/ us!"  It is still the beginning of a new school year in the Southern hemisphere and in the northern one, children have just had the disruption to focus caused by the mid term break.  

Listening is a skill that children develop at different rat...

January 30, 2017

With schools in Australia going back this week and many others around the world, just weeks into a new term, many parents are aware that in the next couple of months, children are likely to pick up any bug flying around after the break.  For many parents the most tricky of these to deals with are forms of gastro bugs where a child is forced to be home from school due to diarrhoea and in man...

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