Why it’s OK to be a Grinch with kids’ Christmas gifts

16 December, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Christmas is a time for giving, but does that mean kids should get everything on their lists? Experts say a less-is-more approach is actually better for children.


What to do if you find out your child is a cyber bully

30 November, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Discovering your child is a victim of cyberbullying is distressing enough for any parent – but what if your son or daughter is the bully?


How do I get my baby to sleep?

17 November, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Feel like forever since you’ve had a good night’s snooze? These tips may help your bub – and you – sleep right through.


What to do if your child hates going to school

9 October, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Whether your preschooler is having trouble separating from you or your teen simply will not attend class, school refusal a complex issue.


6 stress-busting tips for students

2 October, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

This year has been hard on young people, especially students. As the year draws to a close and exams loom, these tactics can help them stay positive.


Parenting dilemmas: When can I leave my child home alone?

14 September, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Staying home on their own is a rite of passage for kids growing up, but how do you know if they are ready?


7 types of play that are awesome for kids

8 September, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Child’s play is a vital part of growing up, and essential for learning and developing life skills. But some forms of play are more valuable than others.


Why you shouldn’t cancel your kid’s swimming lessons in winter

31 August, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Keeping up your child’s swimming lessons during the cooler months will pay off in the long term, experts say.


Can hypnobirthing help ease the pain of childbirth?

27 August, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Designed to take the fear and anxiety out of childbirth, hypnobirthing has some high-profile supporters. So what is it all about?


Why rewarding children might be holding them back

24 August, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Can rewarding kids for positive behaviour actually be doing them more harm than good? Some experts say yes.