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.…
Angry Children – part 1
Does your child regularly lose their temper?
Raising remarkable boys
(5:10 mins) Sometimes mums in particular can struggle to understand boys…
How you can have more fun with your kids… why we all need to lighten up
(5:23 mins) Ever heard the expression that parenting is all joy and no fun?
Talking to children about suicide
(4:09 mins) How do you explain to a child that someone they love has died by suicide?
Building confidence in kids
(4:15 mins) We all want our children to be confident and capable, right?
When anger turns physical
(5:50 mins) What do we do when our kids start lashing out in anger.
Calming anxious kids
(5:30 mins) Anxiety is not an enemy state… but we need to get a handle on it.
Is my child ready for school?
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
Is your child being ‘naughty’ or just not coping
(3:30 mins) Are you missing something when you think your child is being ‘naughty’?
How to talk to your children about death
(4:16 mins) Death is a reality that we all need to face including our children.
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…
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
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!
Balancing work and parenthood
The struggle is real! Discover an expert's views on how we can balance work and parenthood.
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
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.
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
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.
Dr Justin Coulson
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia's leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Life after separation and divorce
There are 5 key things that make separation and divorce easier on children ... here they are.
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?
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.
Are sleepovers ok?
Sleepovers can be fun – but are they safe? Here are the top tips for keeping kids safe at sleepovers
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 does my child throw techno-tantrums?
(8:52 mins) Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV.
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)
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.
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.
What are some guilt-free (even educational) ideas for screen-time for pre-schoolers?
Learn some educational ways you can use screens with your pre-schooler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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…
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…
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!
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 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,…
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…
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,…
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…
Dr Arne Rubinstein
Dr Arne is an expert on Rites of Passage and adolescent development, with 30 years experience as a medical doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator. The programs, seminars and…
What to do when your teenagers muckup
It is inevitable that at some point your tween or teen will do something wrong. Often, it is not something a parent can control, but what you can control is…
Is it luck your teens don’t make bad choices?
Is what sort of teenager you end up with just luck or is it possible to grow the right type of teen? Dr Arne explores when the right time to…
How to help you teen create a healthy personal identity
During the teenage years is when children start to develop their own personal identity, separate from their parents. Dr Arne discusses the practical things that parents can do to encourage…
How to connect with your teen when they are not interested
(3:26) Dr Arne shares some fantastic tips on when is the best time to and how to best connect with your teen, especially when they are not interested.
How storytelling works magic with your kids
(4:16) Do you share stories of your childhood or teenage years with your children? Dr Arne talks through how sharing your childhood experiences (the good and the bad) with your…
The importance of mentors in your child’s life
Does your tween or teen child have a mentor? Dr Arne explores who a mentor is, what role they play in your child's life and why this is so important.
Helping your teen make wise decisions
What do you do when your child gets to an age where they want to start making their own decisions...staying out late, going to parties etc? How do we work…
Why it’s important to honour your child
One of the most special sit-down conversations with your teen should be one that Dr Arne refers to as 'the honouring'. Learn what it means to honour your child, why this…
Is my teen addicted to technology?
If you were to ask them, many parents would say the thing they are most worried about when it comes to teenagers is drugs, but there is a new addiction…
What is a rites of passage?
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…
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'.
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.
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.
Alternatives to punishments and rewards
Teacher Tom explores how punishments and rewards work in a child's mind and the concept of 'natural consequences'.
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.
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…
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…
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…
What it means for play to be self selected
What is play and why is it important for our children? Teacher Tom gives some insightful examples into the importance of play for children.
What to say instead of be careful
We are all guilty of telling our children to be careful, but when we say this to a child, how do they interpret what we are saying?
I’m Alli ~ Mum, Wife, Educator, Advocate, Speaker, Neurologic Music Therapist and creator of Brains = Behaviours. Since 2005 I’ve run private music therapy practice in both clinical and community settings in…
Understanding the Sensory Systems
Let's take a look inside your child's brain and see why they behave the way they do, because behaviour is always a by-product of what is going on in the…
What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.
How to manage Sensory Overload
With so much sensory information rivalling for our children's attention, how do we help them manage the messages to try and avoid them coming to the point of overwhelm? Click…
The difference between tantrums and meltdowns
Do you know the difference between and tantrum and a meltdown? Allison explores that characteristics of and motives behind each of these, sharing ways in which you can help manage…
What is anxiety and why are children experiencing it?
What is anxiety and what does it look like in a child, both physically and mentally? Allison discusses the signs to look for and causes for the increase of anxiety…
Using Music to Express Emotion
Music Therapist Allison talks about the importance of teaching children (and ourselves as adults) to move emotions so that we can better deal with them. Music is one of the…
How Predictability Helps Children Function
Predictability for your child is more than just a routine. Allison discusses how creating a predictable environment for your child can help mould their behaviour and brain function.
What is hyperactivity? Music Therapist Allison talks through what is happening in the brain when hyperactivity occurs and what that means for a child's behaviour. Watch the next video on…
Using Rhythm to Manage Hyperactivity
Music Therapist Allison talks about how we can use music to encourage the change in a child's behaviour. This is particularly useful for children who are experiencing hyperactivity. Watch video…
Why Children Don’t Make Good Decisions
It can be frustrating when we explain things over and over again to our children, but they continue to make the wrong decision. This video helps us to understand the…
Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. Karen also founded the popular website, Hey Sigmund, after realising the power of solid information. She can often be…
The Adolescent Brain – The Important Changes Parents Need to Know About
The adolescent brain is going through extreme changes during the teenage years and it's important to understand this as a parent.
When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth
All teenagers will get it wrong at some point during their adolescence. It's important to know how to manage teenage behaviour to stay connected to your child to help nurture…
Strengthening Teens Against Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure is a very normal part of adolescence. As parents, there are things we can do to help our children withstand some of these pressures.
Teenage Flare-Ups: Why They Happen and How to Deal With Them
What is happening in the teenage brain during the adolescent years often results in misinterpreting everyday communication. If you understand this as a parent it will help reduce the number…
Adolescents and Friendships: What Parents Need to Know
During the teen years, friendships and a need to belong become a very significant part of life. It's important to understand how real this is and how you can best…
Anxiety in Teens – What You Need to Know About Anxiety
Most of our teenagers will experience anxiety at some point in time during their adolescent years. It's importnant as their parents to help them understand what it is, why it…
Anxiety in Teens – How to Manage Anxiety
Knowing what anxiety is, why it happens and why it feels the way it does is only one part of the solution to helping our teenagers navigate these big feelings.…
Why Teens Will Often Be Driven Towards Risky Behaviour (Sexting, Drinking etc) and What Parents Can Do
The human brain does not fully develop until around 24 years of age. As a result of this teens are driven towards risky behaviours due to the changes that are…
Teens and Social Media – Why it Matters and How to Keep it Healthy
Social media is a big part of a teenager's life and as parents it's our job to understand why it matters so much to our teens and how we can…
Teens and Depression – The Warning Signs and What to Do
If you are worried about your teen and depression it is worthwhile finding out what the warning signs are and what you can do if you are concerned. This video…
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…
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…
The impacts of social media on our kids emotional health
Social media has become a normal part of everyday life for teens growing up. Vanessa takes a deep dive into how this impacts the emotional health of our kids and…
Why your “ex” isn’t your “ex” at all
Having separated from the father of her children Dr Vanessa Lapointe talks from personal experience about why your "ex" isn't really your "ex" at all.
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 find your way when your kid is losing their mind
It can be hard when your child is losing their mind to not jump into with them and also lose your mind. The science of child development tells us that…
How to navigate the new girlfriend / boyfriend after separation
With about 2/3 of marriages ending in separation and divorce, there are a lot of mums and dads out there who eventually end up back on the dating scene and…
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…
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…
Do you make your child say I’m sorry?
Knowing how important it is for us to get along with others, we can become really focused on making sure our children mind their manners. This often includes making our…
5 Ways To Grow Your Child’s Social and Emotional Brain
It is one thing to know how to grow your child’s physical self, but what about growing their hearts and souls? Here Dr. Vanessa talks about the aspects of social-emotional…