Maggie Dent

Commonly known as the “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience.…

Dr Kaylene Henderson

As a doctor, child psychiatrist, parenting educator and mother to three young children, Dr. Henderson is often asked to share her expertise at conferences, on radio and in parenting publications around the…

Preparing your toddler for the birth of a new baby sibling

Expert, practical tips for encouraging a close bond between your toddler and their new baby sibling

Preparing Your Child To Start School

Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.

OCD in children (what are the signs and at what point should you get help)

OCD is misunderstood but important for parents to know about. Learn what the signs are and when to seek help.

Understanding your child’s personality

By understanding which temperament traits your child has been born with, you can help them reach their full potential.

Common childhood mental health problems and developmental conditions explained

Many mental health conditions start in childhood. Learn about the common signs to look out for.

Different types of anxiety that present in children and when to get help

Learn about the different ways that anxiety presents in kids and when to seek professional help

Understanding how your own childhood influences you as a parent

A fascinating look into how our childhood influences our parenting styles and why parents are quick to judge one another!

Teaching young children to ‘use their words’ when they’re upset

We'd all love our kids to 'use their words' when they're upset - learn expert tips for encouraging this in your child

Handling goodbyes / separation anxiety at childcare or school

Expert tips for handling those tricky drop-offs as you help your child settle into childcare or school

Balancing work and parenthood

The struggle is real! Discover an expert's views on how we can balance work and parenthood.

Dr Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia's leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author.

The importance of family traditions

Family traditions bring families together and create powerful memories. What counts as a tradition, and how can we build better traditions for our kids?

Understanding your Parenting Style

There are dozens of ways to “parent”. But some styles tend to get better results than others. Find out which style of parent you are in this video.

Parenting on the same page as your partner

Getting aligned with your partner can be tough. But it can make family life easier. Here’s some ideas to parent on the same page.

One great strategy for dealing with sibling rivalry

Teaching siblings to get along is one of the biggest challenges of parenting. This video explains easy steps to encourage sibling kindness.

Keeping your child safe from child abuse

We want to keep our children safe from abuse, but what do we teach them? And at what age?

Sibling Conflict

Resident expert Justin Coulson answers a ParentTV members question. "I have identical twin boys and they are so competitive. They fight all the time. I always dreamed that my twins…

Ways to really listen so your child shares more

Ever asked the kids how their day was and had no response? Here are ways to find out what’s really going on in your child’s life.

How to teach your child self control

Self control is an attribute that predicts success in school, work, relationships – life. Here’s how to teach self-control to kids.

What you need to know about parenting daughters

Girls need to be raised differently to boys – in some things. Here are some ideas for raising daughters.

Life after separation and divorce

There are 5 key things that make separation and divorce easier on children ... here they are.

Dr Kristy Goodwin

As a children’s technology and development expert, speaker and author (& mum who also needs to wrangle her smartphone from her children’s clutches from time to time!) Dr Kristy Goodwin…

Why can’t I put my phone down?

Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV. (10:39)

What times of the day should I limit or avoid screens?

(9:37 mins) This video will highlight two critical times of the day when parents/carers need to be careful about using screens.

How much screen-time is healthy for my pre-schooler 2-5 years old?

Learn how much time is healthy for pre-schoolers to be spending on screens.

Is it okay to hand over my phone if my child tells me they’re bored?

(5:30 mins) Dr Kristy dispels the myths and gives simple advice about whether it’s okay to give kids screens when they’re bored.

Learn if it’s okay to use screen-time as a digital reward or punishment tool.

(6:25 mins) Learn if it’s okay to use screen-time as a digital reward or punishment tool.

Is it okay to use screens on play dates?

Discover the risks of using digital devices on play dates and simple ideas to tackle this sometimes tricky situation.

Dealing with Tween Techno Tantrums and Meltdowns

Digital and technology expert Dr Kristy Goodwin answers ParentTV members question: "What does it mean and how do I manage a complete meltdown from my 10 year old son when…

How much screen-time is appropriate for my child 5-8 years old?

Understand how to calculate healthy screen-time limits for your child, so you can stop feeling guilty.

Technology Time For Siblings of Different Ages

Digital and technology expert Dr Kristy Goodwin answers ParentTV members question: "As a parent of three young children (7, 4 and 1) I am beginning to see difficulties in ensuring…

How can I keep my child safe online?

Learn the current cyber-safety risks facing young kids and simple strategies to keep them safe online.

Teacher Tom

Teacher Tom is a preschool teacher, blogger, speaker, artist and author. For the past 15 years, he has taught preschool at the Woodland Park Cooperative School in Seattle. The children…

When you get into a fight with one of your friends

We all get into fights with our friends from time to time.  Tom shares so good ideas of what you can do when you are in a fight with your…

Speaking to children without stupid questions

Do you find yourself asking your child questions and not receiving an answer? Teacher Tom discusses the notion of speaking to children with stupid questions and how we need to…

Fights with friends: When getting mad is not so bad

Teacher Tom gives kids some good advice about arguing with friends and how it can be a path to somewhere better in your friendship.

How kids learn through their injuries

Do you let your kids hurt themselves? Teacher Tom talks about the importance of doing this and how children learn from this.

Why it’s a good idea to share with your friends

Sometimes sharing can be a really difficult thing to do.  In this video Teacher Tom talks about why it's a really good idea to share with the people around you.

The danger of speaking to children with commands

This video helps analyse how it is you speak to your child and how changing your approach can help improve your child's behaviour. Watch Teacher Tom's related video, "The Power…

The Power of Informational Statements

In a previous video, Teacher Tom talks about the dangers of speaking to children in commands, so if this is the case, how do we speak to children? This video…

What is so good about a junkyard playground

Teacher Tom talks about the importance of giving our children different items that enables them to create their own 'play equipment'.

What does open ended play mean?

Teacher Tom discussed the importance of open ended play and how encouraging this in today's technology focused world is an important milestone that many of our children are missing out…

Why you need to encourage your child to question authority

This video looks at how by questioning authority, our children are learning things in their own way.

Sandi Phoenix

Sandi is a behavioural specialist and founder of the Phoenix Cups approach to guiding behaviour. She is highly regarded nationwide as a speaker, coach, mentor and Professional Development Facilitator for…

Rachel Downie

Rachel is an educator, speaker and social entrepreneur who specialises in bullying and self-harm prevention. Rachel has worked in public and private school settings since 1996, across four states in…

What to do if bullying doesn’t stop

So what is a parent to do if the bullying doesn't stop? You've informed the school and are working with your child, but what if this is not enough? Rachel…

We asked 20 000 students, “What is something that you do on the internet at home that you’re not allowed to?”

Rachel has asked 20 000 students, "What is something that you do on the internet at home that you're not allowed to?" The results are confronting and enlightening and it…

What if my child has bullying behaviours

This is possibly one of the hardest things to face as a parent, but how you react and deal with the situation can make all the difference!

What parents need to understand about online gaming

Rachel discusses what to look out for when it comes to online gaming and children's behaviour. She gives an important insight into two of the most popular games causing issues,…

What bullying is and what bullying isn’t

What is a parent to do when their child comes home and says they have been bullied? The very first thing a parent needs to do is asses the situation…

What to do if your child is in fact being bullied in person or online

If your child is, in fact, being bullied, whether online or in person, what is the next step and how do you go about it in the right way?

Why children don’t tell anyone they are being bullied

Often by the time parents hear about the bullying that has been taken place, it has been going on for quite some time. This can lead to us as parents…

How do I know if my child is being cyberbullied and what should I do if they are?

These days, bullying no longer stops at the school gate when a child is picked up - it follows them home. Rachel discusses what the signs are that your child…

How to teach your child to support others who are being bullied

So what do you do as a parent when your child comes to you with the problem of someone else being bullied, or perhaps they have witnessed some disturbing or upsetting…

How to teach your child to deal with bullying using comebacks not insults

How can you teach your child the right response to a bully? Rachel talks through practical tips that you can give to your children and even role play with them,…

Holly-ann Martin

Holly-ann Martin is the founder and Managing Director of Safe4Kids, a company specialising in child abuse prevention education. Through Safe4Kids, Holly-ann develops and distributes child protection education resources to parents,…

Why do I need to talk to my six-year old about pornography?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, gives us some of her strategies for talking abut pornography with kids and helping them to…

Why kids need to keep telling people if they’ve been abused

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks about the importance of children disclosing abuse to multiple people in order to be heard…

What are the actual statistics on child abuse?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, gives an outline of the current statistics on child sexual abuse.

What can we do about child-to-child sexual abuse?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, discusses the phenomenon of child-to-child sexual abuse and what we need to be teaching kids about…

Teaching body safety using the concept of public and private

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks about why it’s important to use the correct anatomical names for body parts when talking…

Why should kids be encouraged to take risks?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks about why it’s important for parents to encourage their kids to take risks in their…

Teaching kids about consent

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks about the importance of teaching children consent and allowing them autonomy over their bodies.

How can I teach my kids to recognise the physical symptoms of feeling unsafe?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, gives her suggestions for how to teach children to recognise the physical sensations that could warn…

What do I say if a child tells me they’ve been abused?

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks us through what to say and do if a child discloses that they’ve been sexually abused.

How to help your children build a network of safe people

In this video, Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director of Safe4Kids and child abuse prevention educator, talks about building a Safety Team with kids. Their Safety Team is a network of trusted…

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is an author, parenting expert, and registered psychologist (British Columbia #1856) who has been supporting families and children for more than fifteen years. Author of Discipline without…

Help my child is sucking on things, picking their body and starting to talk like a baby

A ParentTV member submitted the below  "Ask An Expert" question and Dr Vanessa Lapointe answers her question in this video. "Our daughter who was 5 in November and started Prep…

How to relate to your kids so that they get that you love them

Did you know that there are six stages of attachment that all children ideally progress through in the first six years of life? Not experiencing one or more of these…

Why you should do nothing when your child says I’m bored

(3:28 mins) All parents are familiar with the phrase "I'm bored".  In this video I share with you why it's a great thing that your kids get bored and why…

What does divorce really mean for my family?

Divorce can be sad and traumatic for children and families, but we can get through it, and sometimes that means changing how we look at what it means to be…

How my brain changes as I grow up

Dr Vanessa Lapointe explains how the brains of young people change as they grow up and how this impacts their thinking, learning, emotions and relationships.

Discipline without damage doesn’t mean without limits, boundaries or growing up

Often times when people hear that children shouldn’t be given consequences or put in time out, but rather understood empathically and championed developmentally, they get worried! Usually the worry is…

Help! My Child Is Biting People

Parents are often horrified and embarrassed when their child sinks their teeth into others or even themselves for the first time! However, biting is actually a completely normal and natural…

What is a learning disability and why are they exceptional?

Dr Vanessa Lepointe unpacks some of the myths about learning disabilities and explains that, instead of the negative connotations given by the word disability, young people should see them as…

Children are not small adults

One of the mistakes parents often make is thinking of their growing children as though they were small adults. In this mindset, we can often, by downward extension, apply the…

Help, my child is a runner!

Dr Vanessa answers a ParentTV members question: "Our 3-year-old is a fan of fleeing. It's almost as though his circle of security spans around the whole globe. He is well…

Flexi Flow

Flexi Flow is a learning services provider that weaves creative therapies with neuroscience. Mindfulness & wellbeing increases connectivity in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is linked to improved…

Seated Mindfulness – Eye Exercises

In this activity, children are prompted to exercise their eyes in a number of ways requiring them to be mindful of what they are doing.

Playing With A Poi

Movement activities that help children's focus and attention to expand and grow.

Stretching – Neck Rolls

This activity incorporates the stretching of the neck while seated.

Learn To Juggle

Juggling is an excellent skill for kids to learn as it requires concentration, perseverance and hand-eye coordination. In this video, Max from Flexi Flow will breakdown the skills you need…

Breathing Yoga Part 1 – The Rectangle

In this activity, children will learn how to inhale and exhale nice a deep by drawing imaginary shapes with their fingers.

Ground Sitting

Movement activities that help children's focus and attention to expand and grow.

Mindfulness and Growth Mindset

In the same way a gardener cannot force a seed or plant to grow, neither can a teacher simply make a student become more motivated, develop a growth mindset, or…

Breathing Activities – Angel Wings

In this activity, children will breathe in patterns, with actions, to encourage an increase of oxygen within their bodies, helping them to reset and calm.

The Face Massage

A quick mindfulness exercise you can do with children to give their brain a break before starting on the next activity.

Infinity Breathing

In this activity, children will breathe in patterns, with actions, to encourage an increase of oxygen within their bodies, helping them to reset and calm.