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….

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.

Angry Children – part 2

(3:32 mins) Anger as an emotion can be pretty challenging.

Bullying among young kids

(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?

Celebrating Dads

(3:06 mins) A tribute to all dads recorded for Father’s Day

Children & Screens – Finding the Balance

(4:41 mins) Is time spent on screens affecting my child’s development?

Connecting with kids – building love bridges

(6:10 mins) Quality time can be a rare commodity for today’s busy parents.

Coping with test-driven education in the early years

(3:50 mins) Do you feel like school is pushing your child too far?

Dealing with Kids’ Tantrums

(4:15 mins) Has your child left toddlerhood but still having tantrums?

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

(4:09 mins) Sibling rivalry! It’s so tough… yet it’s biologically normal and we can see it as a ‘teachable moment’.

Dealing with your anger as a parent

(3:48 mins) There are going to be days you run out of patience and your anger gets the better of you.

Defusing Your Anger as a Parent – The Parental Pause

(5:08 mins) Want to know a simple strategy to defuse your anger when you’re losing it with your kids?

Fathering Alone

(3:32 mins) Going it alone as a dad?

Finding support as a single parent

(2:45 mins) Sole parenting has its challenges. Here’s where to find support.

Help! My child is stealing things

(3:12 mins) How do we teach our children at different ages and stages that stealing is wrong?

Helping Children cope with Death

(4:20 mins) When someone your children loves dies, here are some of the things which are good to know.

Helping children make friends

(3:46 mins) Making and keeping friends can be a challenge even for adults. How can we help our kids?

Hitting, biting and other parenting challenges

(4:47 mins) Hitting, biting, running away? Here are some insights for those truly tough parenting moments.

How to cope with chaos at home

(4:36 mins) Wishing your home was less chaotic and more calm?

Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School

(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?

Impact of screens on kids under 5

(4:35 mins) What are all these screens doing to my child’s brain?

Why movement and play are crucial in childhood

(3:34 mins) Move it! Here’s why you should take those words very seriously in your home.

Moody Teen or a Real Worry

(3:44 mins) Teens are supposed to be moody, right? Sure. But when do we need to step in?

Why boys behaviour is their language

(3:25 mins) Does your son tend to go straight to anger? Here’s why.

Out of Control Toddlers

(3:13 mins) Help! My young child is hitting, biting and frankly out of control.

When siblings really dislike each other

(3:43 mins) What do you when siblings take their rivalry beyond ‘normal’?

When Kids silliness becomes too much

(3:53 mins) Is your child’s silliness affecting your lives?

Parenting Lambs – our more sensitive kids

(3:56 mins) Have you got a sensitive, shy ‘lamb’ in your family? Here’s some tips for supporting them.

Boys and Mums – The tween years PART-1

(4:08 mins) Ah, the joys of the pre-teen years! Some special tips for mums of sons.

When kids come home ‘naughty’ from other people’s houses

Ever had your child go off to a playdate or sleepover and come home with a bad attitude?

Parenting an only child

(2:57 mins) One may the loneliest number but it doesn’t mean your ‘only child’ is at a disadvantage.

When kids are mean – Relational Aggression

(3:13 mins) Has your child been subject to put downs, sarcasm and other forms of relational aggression?

When Children tell lies

(2:58 mins) Fibs, white lies and pathological lying… how do we deal with that?

Boys and Mums – The tween years PART-2

(5:18 mins) Is your son/s approaching adolescence? Here’s how to stay connected while he gets tricky.

Parenting Roosters – our challenging kids

(4:09 mins) Got a strong-willed, feisty child in your house? Help is at hand.

When Children Fear Death

(4:31 mins) Death is a tricky subject to navigate with our kids. But it’s important to talk about it.

Understanding children’s choices

(3:31 mins) Why on earth is my child doing THAT? Let’s look at it through their eyes.

Tips for Step-Parents Part 1

(4:33 mins) Navigating a broken family?

Perfectionism in children

(3:22 mins) Is your child a perfectionist?

Teaching children self-regulation

(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?

Preparing children for a death

(3:44 mins) When someone your children loves is going to die, how can you prepare them?

Teaching children body safety

(3:35 mins) Porn has been a game changer for parents, so how do we help our kids protect themselves?

Supporting siblings of children with special needs

(3:34 mins) For families where at least one child has additional needs, their siblings can sometimes struggle.

Preparing kids for a divorce

(4:11 mins) Going your separate ways? Here’s how to prepare the kids.

Sleep, night terrors and bedwetting

(4:59 mins) Sleep: are you getting enough?

Raising girls in a sexualised world

(2:59 mins) From Instagram to advertising, our girls are still being told sex sells. How do we tell them otherwise?

Sensitive kids

(3:53 mins) Sometimes the world can be a harsh place for our sensitive children.

Mothers finding a Sisterhood

(4:39 mins) Mothers need each other. Here’s how to find your tribe.

When Parents are absent

(4:30 mins) Does one of the parents in your house travel a lot for work or other reasons?

After the Separation

(4:45 mins) Separation and divorce have to be among the biggest challenges a family can face.

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

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…

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.

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…

Rachal 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 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…

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…

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?

Allison Davies

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…

Understanding Overwhelm

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.

Understanding Hyperactivity

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…

What to do if you suspect your child has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Music therapist and brain care specialist Allison Davies answers a ParentTV members question: “I have concerns that my 14 year old has signs of sensory processing disorder. Since birth he…

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…

How do you grow up grateful kids

We all want to grow up kids who are full of gratitude rather than full of the greeduy-gimmee’s. The most important thing to know in this is that gratitude is…

Dr Megan Yap

Dr Megs is a mum to two delightful, but at times challenging little people, a paediatrician and a passionate home cook. Her little ones are the centre of her universe…

Medical Causes of Failure To Thrive (poor weight gain) Part 1

(5:36 mins) What causes poor weight gain in children? Learn about how failure to thrive is diagnosed and how to manage it in this 2 part video series.

Treatment of Failure To Thrive (poor weight gain) Part 2

(3:40 mins) What causes poor weight gain in children? Learn about how failure to thrive is diagnosed and how to manage it in this 2 part video series.

Constipation Causes, Signs and Symptoms (Part 1)

(11:46 mins) In this video, learn about the causes of constipation as well as how to recognise it and prevent it.

Constipation Treatment and Medication (Part 2)

(13:51 mins) Dr Megs talks through various treatment options for constipation and which are suitable for your child at various ages.

Vulvovaginitis (Itchy Girl Bits)

(7:54 mins) This video covers the causes and treatment of the common “itchy girl bits” complaint of childhood.

Causes Of Fevers in Children – Part 1

(6:11 mins) Learn the definition of fever, how to take temperatures and how to manage them in this 2 part video series.

Treatment Of Fevers in Children – Part 2

(4:29) Learn the definition of fever, how to take temperatures and how to manage them in this 2 part video series.

Causes Of Tummy Pain

(9:30 mins) Tummy pain is a common symptom of childhood, learn to distinguish between the less serious and more serious causes of abdominal pain and when to seek medical attention.

Causes of Bed Wetting (nocturnal enuresis) – Part 1

(5:23 mins) Dr. Megs runs through risk factors, medical causes and treatment options for nocturnal enuresis otherwise known as bedwetting in this 2 part video series.

Treamtment of Bed Wetting (nocturnal enuresis) – Part 2

(4:38 mins)  Dr. Megs runs through risk factors, medical causes and treatment options for nocturnal enuresis otherwise known as bedwetting in this 2 part video series.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) – Part 1

(6:11 mins) This 2 part video series covers the signs of ADHD, the natural history of executive functions, and when an intervention may be required.

Treatment and Diagnosis of ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) – Part 2

(4:56 mins) This 2 part video series covers the signs of ADHD, the natural history of executive functions, and when an intervention may be required.

Autism Part 1: What are the signs and symptoms

(15:04 mins) Learn about what Autism is, how common it is in Australia, the risk factors associated with the condition and the features.

Autism Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment

(11:01 mins) Part 2 of our Autism topic covers the old and new classification systems for ASD, how and who can diagnose it, and the different diagnosis and treatments available

What Do Peadiatricians Do?

(1:15 mins) Find out the different ways a paediatrician can support you and your child through this video.

Early childhood language development – “red flags” (at what point should parents seek help)

(7:02 mins) Learn about normal early childhood language milestones and the “red flags” that might indicate further assessment is necessary.

Deb Blakley

Accredited Practising Dietitian who specialises in food challenges with children.

Fussy or typical?

Find out if your child is actually a fussy eater or frustratingly normal.

Milk monsters – addressing the issue of young children who still have bottles or drink too much milk

Wondering what to do with your baby or toddler who loves milk but won’t eat?

How we unwittingly teach kids to become emotional eaters

Find out how not to teach your kids to eat for emotional reasons

“Forbidden” foods

Addressing the sticky subject of feeding kids sweets and lollies

My kid ate everything and now they won’t eat anything!

Dealing with food refusal. What to do when the baby-feeding honeymoon is over.

Kids who won’t eat veggies or fruit

Answer the age-old question of why kids find veggies so challenging

How do I know if my child is eating enough?

Many parents worry that their child isn’t eating enough. Find out if you should be worried or not.

I think my child is too big/overweight

Find out if your child is overweight and what you can do to help without harming

Dessert – addressing the tricky questions of what, how much, when, and if you should use it as a reward or withhold as punishment

Addressing the tricky questions about dessert and whether kids should be eating it

Grazers – kids who snack all day but won’t eat meals

Was your food grazer child born that way or is grazing a learned behaviour?

Toddler Eating Issues

Resident expert Dietician, Deb Blakley answers ParentTV members question: “My son started daycare yesterday. He has trouble eating and doesn’t manage solids well. Its an issue as he is starving…

David Loyst

David Loyst has been growing the communication, social and emotional brains of typical children and children with autism for over 25 years – including his two children for the last 20 years.  He has…

My kids make me crazy what’s up with that

In this video David looks at why parents feel so crazy when their kid’s behave in certain ways.  David also gives some great suggestions using a conscious attachment parenting framework…

How do I parent my child so they will develop their social and emotional brain?

David Loyst explores the different types of parenting and how these help develop your child’s social and emotional behaviours.

Don’t take your kid’s behaviour personally!

David Loyst talks us through using consciousness to become aware and manage our internal states so we can feel what is going on inside our child.

Accepting reality as a parent

Taking action and going with the flow as you parent your child. Using surrendered action as the means to help your child grow.

Listening to and advocating for your child

How to hear your child and advocate for them with power and grace – co-depending and listening.

Elise Easdown

Hi!  I’m Elise,  Australian, mum of three, a paediatric Occupational Therapist and owner of What’s On 4 Kids.  As you can see I like to be busy, I call it…

Does my child need to crawl before they walk?

(4:07 mins) Research has found crawling has many developmental benefits such as integrating both sides of the babies brain, eye hand coordination, developing binocular vision and building self-confidence. When your…

What does a paediatric Occupational Therapist do?

(2:21 mins) Have you wondered what a paediatric Occupational Therapist does? Children don’t go to work you think? While they might not go to work like adults, their days are…

Why does my child constantly need to move and fidget?

(3:28 mins) Why does my child constantly need to move and fidget?

My child doesn’t hold their pencil properly, when do I need professional help?

(3:16 mins) My child doesn’t hold their pencil properly, when do I need professional help?

Why it’s important for kids to climb trees

(2:50 mins) Why it’s important for kids to climb trees

How a growth mindset can be developed through play

(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play

When is the best time to toilet train my child?

(3:52 mins) When is the best time to toilet train my child?

Play ideas with a 3-year-old

(2:22 mins) Play ideas with a 3-year-old

Play ideas with a 4-year-old

(2:14 mins) Play ideas with a 4-year-old

Play ideas with a 5-year-old

(1:32 mins) Play ideas with a 5-year-old

Katie Forsythe

Katie Forsythe is the baby sleep consultant parents have been waiting for.

Sleep – how much is needed at age 3-5 years?

At such a busy age full of exciting new developmental stages and leaps it’s important that little ones get the sleep they need to be able to grow and thrive….

Toddler nutrition and sleep – what foods best encourage sleep

Food fuels your toddler’s body and they can be fussy little monkeys which makes it even harder! Learn which foods you should be focusing on to promote sleep and which…

What age is best to move a child from cot to bed

Moving from a cot to a bed is a big leap and it’s one that many families rush into without stopping to consider the possible ramifications. Make sure you have…

How to tell when your child no longer needs a nap

Children can drop their nap all together anywhere between the age of 2.5 to 5 years…so how do you know where your child fits into that range? We talk you…

Bedtime monsters – what’s the best approach?

Monster spray OR reassuring your little one that there are no monsters…what is the best approach? It’s so hard when your child has irrational fears impacting their sleep but we…

The facts on night terrors vs nightmares

Both night terrors and nightmares are awful to witness as a parent but they’re really different processes and need to be responded to in very different ways. Learn how to…

Bedtime wind down tips for young children

We all know that bedtime routines are important but what’s the best order to do things and how can we try to help our little ones wind down enough so…

Quiet time ideas for young children who no longer nap.

Mourning the loss of your child’s midday nap is certainly hard for any parent but we have the lowdown on the best way to encourage quiet time so your little…

Tips for ditching the dummy

What is the ideal age to kick the dummy habit and what is the best approach? Losing a comfort item that your little one is strongly attached to can be…

Best way to approach early risers for 3-5 years

Waking up in the wee hours to start the day is definitely not something most parents enjoy but when there is a small child in the house that thinks it’s…

Best approach night lights

A pretty nightlight is a lovely addition to a nursery but when is it actually something that’s necessary? And if you do introduce one, when is the best age to…

Should I start with night sleeps or naps first?

Considering tackling your little one’s behavioural sleep issues can be an overwhelming prospect but it doesn’t have to mean that you’re signing up for 24/7 intense sleep training duty. In…

Sleep guidance when room sharing with your child

For whatever reason you may wish to continue room-sharing with your little one but also reduce the amount of wakings they have overnight. This is completely achievable, and we talk…

Tips for avoiding older siblings being disturbed

The fear of waking a sleeping older sibling can be enough to put parents off the idea of trying to help their younger child learn to sleep better. We have…

Does it matter which parent does the baby whispering?

It can be confusing working out who is better off going to your little one when you first start sleep training. Should it be dad because your little one will…

How to break the feed / sleep association

You baby wants to feed to sleep and it might be the only way they know how to drift off but for some people in their situation this just doesn’t…

How to introduce a comfort toy

A comfort toy or cloth can be a great idea as it means your little one has a reassuring item that can help soothe them back to sleep regardless of…

When should I introduce a pillow

Many a well-meaning older generation family member has suggested that maybe the sleepless toddler would prefer a pillow but when is the right time to introduce one?

Does overnight sleep guidance necessarily mean bedtime sleep guidance?

Not everyone necessarily wants to eradicate the bedtime feed-to-sleep habit but that doesn’t mean you can’t work on the rest of the night and get the overnight wakings resolved. We…

Teaching your older baby to find their dummy

Sleep guidance does not mean you necessarily have to remove the dummy from an older child’s sleep environment, but it will mean that we have to help them learn to…

Ideal bedtime routine

Having a bedtime routine is an important part of making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. This is the ideal bedtime routine I recommend.

Ideal nap time routine

It’s not realistic to do a full bedtime routine for every nap but there are certainly some easy ways to ensure that your little one is as calm and ready…

Rachel Doherty

Rachel is a social worker and teacher with over 20 years experience in working with children and teenagers. The mother of three kids herself, Rachel knows the hurly-burly that comes…

When friends fallout – a parent’s guide to tween friendships

(5:35 mins) The tween attitude is all about defining themselves, but that doesn’t mean parents can’t put some limits in place to make life more livable.

What’s with the tween/teen attitude?

(7:40 mins) The tween attitude is all about defining themselves, but that doesn’t mean parents can’t put some limits in place to make life more livable.

What to do when your child has no friends

(5:01 mins) Tween friendships are built on respect, trust, shared stories and having fun. Sometimes you have to teach your child how to be a friend before they can find them in real life.

Mean girls and king pins: A parent’s guide to dealing with bullying

(4:13 mins) Bullying is all about power and there are lots of things parents can do to make sure kids don’t give their’s up too easily.

How to gradually build independence in tweens

(5:09 mins) Becoming an adult takes practice, that starts in the tween years. It’s the little things parents do that enable kids to build up the skills to look after themselves.

Helping tweens deal with disappointment

Disappointment forges strength, perseverance, and resilience, so we need to support our kids through challenges, not try and clear them out of the way.

How much is too much for after-school activities?

(4:07 mins) It’s all about balance. No matter how much they do, kids need time to rest, play and get their homework done.

What to do when your tween says they hate you

(3:18 mins) Big emotions can lead to harsh words, so separate the rules from your relationship to keep them in check.

Tweens and privacy – how much is too much?

(2:31 mins) As kids get older they deserve some privacy, but there’s a process involved, based on trust.

Letting kids quit activities

(3:14 mins) Quitting sounds negative, but kids should have space to try things and walk away when they don’t like it.

How To Parent Self Centred Kids

Resident expert Rachel Doherty answers a ParentTV members question. “I have 3 daughters (4,7 and 10) I am also single Mum (for the last 4 years). My oldest daughter, Sophie,…

Stephanie Wicker

Stephanie Wicker is an educator, speaker and counsellor supporting families and educators through the murky waters of early childhood behaviour. Providing evidence-based consultations and therapy, she supports families craving stronger relationships and…

How to manage tantrums in public

(6:28 mins) Learn how to gently support your child’s tantrums in public without feeling ashamed or the “bad guy”!

Why children stop listening

(4:29 mins) In this video we break down the three big reasons kiddos stop listening and what you can do about it today!

Tips for rapid toilet training

(3:05 mins) Have you recently started toilet training your little one? Here are some tips and tricks to getting them successful quickly!

Connecting with your kids

(3:57 mins) My four evidence-based tips for staying connected when your kids seem hell-bent on pushing your buttons!

How to use evidence based punishment techniques

(6:29 mins) Let’s have a chat about what punishment actually means in the world of behaviour science. By looking at examples of real punishment that we use daily without noticing can draw a light onto how punishment doesn’t have to be the enemy.

Why most punishment doesn’t work

(4:11 mins) Are you struggling with consequences that simply don’t work? Do you find yourself relying on punishment that, in the end, feels useless and make you seem like the “bad guy”? Learn why most punishment does not work and be free of the parenting guilt we often mix with using ineffective punishment.

Why children are defiant

(3:27 mins) Let’s have an honest talk about why children may be consistently defying you at home. Struggling with talk back, slammed doors or aggression at home? This may be the video for you!

Why sharing isn’t a big deal and what to do instead when your little one refuses

(4:13 mins) The title says it all! Let’s talk about why making kids share isn’t a big deal and how to practice genuine empathy at home.

Preparing toddlers for childcare or preschool

(4:40 mins) When preparing your child for preschool here are three areas that are essential and they may not be what you think!

Taming tantrums at home

(6:38 mins) Why do toddlers tantrum and why does it get out of control sometimes? Learn evidence-based techniques to helping your child amidst the storm and teaching early stages of self-soothing.

Helping your daughter to not become a ‘mean girl’

Behavioural specialist Stephanie Wicker answers ParentTV members questions: “My 4 year old girl is in kindy and her teacher has told me that she is picking on other kids, mainly…

Toddler Sibling Conflict

Toddler behaviour expert Steph Wicker answers a ParentTV members question: “I have a 3yo speech and gross motor delayed little man and a 17mo little miss. I’m finding it increasingly…

Vanessa Hamilton

Vanessa Hamilton is a Sexuality Nurse Educator and Mum to three wonderful boys. She is the founder of Talking The Talk Sex and Health Education working as a highly respected…

What Does Sexuality Education For Children Look Like?

(4:25 mins) In this video, Vanessa talks about what sexuality education looks like for children and gives some great tips for parents about where to start.

Understanding Human Sexuality

(7:19 mins) Vanessa unpacks what human sexuality is to give you a clearer understanding when talking to your children.  She unpacks the different elements of human sexuality and explains them…

Naming Private Parts

In this video, sexual health nurse Vanessa answers a members questions about teaching the correct name of private parts to a toddler: “I’m wondering about teaching toddlers to use correct…

Amy Whiteford

I’m Amy, the recipe developer, photographer and voice behind Healthy Little Foodies. I’m a Mum to two boys, Finn (5) and Rory (2) and I’m trying my hardest to bring them…

Banana and Blueberry Fritters

A fruity, sweet snack or dessert. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 6 small fritters Calories 62 kcal 2 ripe bananas 1/4 –…

Plum and Almond Baked Oats

Delicious oats baked with plums and almonds to make a hand held breakfast great for kids and babies. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 28 minutes Total Time 38 minutes…

5 lunchbox ideas with cucumber

Check out these fabulous different ways you can use cucumber to create a healthy lunchbox for you kids.

Sweetcorn Quinoa Fritters

Made with store cupboard / freezer ingredients and easy to make. Great for baby-led weaning, toddlers and for lunch boxes Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time…

Fruity Oat Breakfast Bites

Oats baked with fruit to make little hand held breakfast bites or a healthy kids’ snacks. Great for blw (baby-led weaning). Course Breakfast / Snack Prep Time 5 minutes Cook…

Rainbow Fritters

Fritters packed full of different coloured veggies made with chickpea flour. Course Lunch / snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 8 minutes Total Time 18 minutes Servings 10 Ingredients…

Mini Blender Muffins

Mini blender muffins perfect for baby-led weaning, toddlers or to pop into lunch boxes. Course Breakfast, Snack Servings 12 mini muffins Ingredients 1 banana 80g (1 cup) oats 125g (1/2…

Sweet and Sour Quinoa Balls

Sweet and sour quinoa balls are perfect for a lunch box, finger food or as part of a main meal. Great for kids and for baby-led weaning (blw) Prep Time…

Tuna and Potato Cakes

Great for baby-led weaning and the whole family will enjoy too. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Ingredients 500 g Potatoes (peeled and cut…