General Parenting

Don’t take your child’s emotions personally

By ParentTV on 16 Oct 2019

“It’s not fair! I never get to do anything and you get to do whatever you want!” My 11 year old stormed off into his room, slammed the door, continuing…

Safety

What parents need to know about child protection

By ParentTV on 9 Oct 2019

Have you ever made your child kiss a family member goodbye when they don’t want to? Does your child know the correct, English-language names for their body parts? Do you…

Mental Health

The importance of letting kids feel uncomfortable feelings

By ParentTV on 3 Oct 2019

It can be incredibly difficult for parents to see their kids struggle with anything, even when it is their own emotions. However, it is important for parents to step back…

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

No friends is no fun: How to help kids make and keep friends

By ParentTV on 30 Sep 2019

For kids, the whole process of finding, making and keeping friends can be really challenging. Who are we kidding, it’s hard for adults, too, right? But for little people, the…

General Parenting

Short Film “Just Breathe” Helps Kids Process Their Emotions

By ParentTV on 24 Sep 2019

My kids suffer massively from overwhelm. Maybe it’s a family trait because I do too. I’ve discovered the incredible benefits of meditation, and now my feelings of overwhelm are less…

General Parenting

When kids start swearing…

By ParentTV on 20 Sep 2019

Swearing these days is a lot less taboo than it was a couple of decades ago. Most adult TV shows and movies use explicit language freely, as do comedians and…

Mental Health

10 Strategies For Parenting an Anxious Child

By ParentTV on 5 Sep 2019

This post was written by ParentTV expert Dr Jodie Lowinger 10-20 percent of school-aged children experience anxiety. Anxiety can make children miss out on school, social activities and sleep. As…

Education

How Important Is Reading To Your Child for School Readiness?

By ParentTV on 29 Aug 2019

As a busy parent it can be hard to build reading to your child daily into your routine, but research shows it has numerous important benefits to childhood development. Not…

General Parenting

Learning their limits: Why you need to let your child take physical risks

By ParentTV on 20 Aug 2019

Picture this: You’re at the park, and your four-year-old has taken their balance bike to the top of the hill. They’re gazing down the path, and smiling to themselves. You…

Sexuality Education

Problematic Sexual Behaviour in Children

By ParentTV on 13 Aug 2019

A national study from the University of South Australia has uncovered an increase in reports of children under the age of ten exhibiting problematic sexual behaviour towards each other, and…