Teens

Why Punishment and Rewards Stop Working on Teens

By Britta Marsh on 18 Oct 2018

If you have a teenager at home, it won’t come as any surprise that the rewards and punishments that used to work so effectively when they were kids can stop…

General Parenting

When kids respond emotionally to the word “no”

By Britta Marsh on 16 Oct 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert Dr Justin Coulson It’s important that our kids know that their feelings are normal, even though not all behaviour is acceptable. So how…

Behaviour

Taming Toddlers: meltdowns, tantrums, screaming and whining

By Britta Marsh on 16 Oct 2018

This post was written by ParentTV Expert Maggie Dent. Babies, toddlers and young children are learning how to do so many things in the early years – learning to walk,…

Technology

When is it okay to introduce social media to kids?

By Britta Marsh on 11 Oct 2018

This post was written by kids and tech expert, Dr Kristy Goodwin. “You’re the worst Mum in the world. I’m the only person in my whole class who isn’t allowed an Instagram account. You’re…

General Parenting

What does your definition of discipline teach your child?

By Britta Marsh on 8 Oct 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert, Dr Justin Coulson. When it comes to discipline, there are two schools of thought. Some parents think discipline is about punishment. They believe…

General Parenting

Are you a helicopter parent?

By Britta Marsh on 1 Oct 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert, Vanessa Lapointe Helicopter parenting has become the go-to buzzword in the child-raising world. Everybody is critical of parents deemed to be overly protective…

Nutrition

Why kids won’t eat food because it’s healthy

By Britta Marsh on 28 Sep 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert, Deb Blakely Kids eat food for different reasons than adults do. Kids eat food for very immediate reasons: because they are hungry because…

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

We need to talk about the power of touch

By Britta Marsh on 25 Sep 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert, Maggie Dent In many ways touch has been contaminated by our fear-based world. We have let our children down by withdrawing one of…

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

How To Help Your Daughter Navigate Tricky Friendships

By Britta Marsh on 5 Sep 2018

Friendships are such an integral part of our lives. From an early age we start connecting socially with peers who are not our family. We might meet them through kindergarten,…

General Parenting

Dealing With Your Child’s Negative Self-Talk

By Britta Marsh on 22 Aug 2018

We can all be prone to negative thinking, and children are no exception with their often black and white perspective on things. If a child struggles or fails at something…

General Parenting

Tips For Tackling Tough Conversations With Your Child

By Britta Marsh on 20 Aug 2018

By far the hardest conversation I have ever had was telling my children that their father had left. Seeing their hearts break (and being the one to break them) was…

Behaviour

Dealing with a Child that is Lying

By Britta Marsh on 30 Jul 2018

Lying is a stage that every child goes through. With this in mind, how do we deal with our little story tellers and help them understand that lying is unacceptable?…

General Parenting

The Keys To Raising A Resilient Child

By Britta Marsh on 24 Jul 2018

Life constantly throws challenges and hurdles in our path. Most adults have ways of dealing with tough situations. Sometimes our coping strategies are healthy, other times they are not, but…

Mental Health

Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety

By Sam Jockel on 16 Jul 2018

Sweaty palms and that feeling in the pit of your stomach – perhaps you have a job interview, a big meeting, are moving house or are dealing with a relationship…

General Parenting

Why your child’s emotional intelligence is so important

By Britta Marsh on 21 Jun 2018

Emotional intelligence is essentially the ability to identify and manage your emotions, as well as being sensitive to the emotions of others. It is an important factor in how we…

General Parenting

Parenting In This Worrisome World

By Britta Marsh on 14 Jun 2018

This post was written by ParentTV expert Maggie Dent Today’s world is a worrisome place in so many ways. The global disasters and horror stories that filter through to our TVs,…

Behaviour

What Every Parent With An Angry Child Needs To Know

By Britta Marsh on 5 Jun 2018

This post was written by ParentTV Expert Dr. Vanessa Lapointe On a recent school day, my son and I walked through the door with the usual routine in front of us…

General Parenting

This is changing the life of parents all over the world

By Sam Jockel on 28 May 2018

I can’t even begin to count the amount of what the actual moments I have had as a parent.  One of the hardest things about being a parent is that…