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.…
Teaching children self-regulation
(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?
The Teen Tipping Point
When our children become teenagers there is so much going on in their world! Maggie discusses how we as parents can work with them to make sure we aren't pushing…
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?
Mothers finding a Sisterhood
(4:39 mins) Mothers need each other. Here’s how to find your tribe.
Teaching children body safety
(3:35 mins) Porn has been a game changer for parents, so how do we help our kids protect themselves?
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?
Teachers, please keep fighting for play-based learning
In this video, Maggie Dent voices her support for the Australian teachers and educators who are trying to advocate for play-based learning, despite the pressure to implement formalised learning conditions…
Parenting Roosters – our challenging kids
(4:09 mins) Got a strong-willed, feisty child in your house? Help is at hand.
How to communicate with your child’s school when you have a problem
When a child brings a problem at school to our attention we can very often jump to conclusions about what happened. Here Maggie gives some tips on how to stay…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Are sleepovers ok?
Sleepovers can be fun – but are they safe? Here are the top tips for keeping kids safe at sleepovers
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
Nathan Wallis is a popular neuroscience educator and parenting commentator who has a special gift for translating complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand info for parents, teachers, and anyone else who works…
What does a neuroscience expert want his grandchildren to do to boost their brains?
Nathan Wallis is a renowned neuroscience educator, but as a dad, he’d only just began to learn about the brain. In this video, Nathan, who’s now a grandfather, shares what…
Are the brains of boys and girls different?
In this video, neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis unpacks why we need to understand gender as non-binary, and what brain differences there actually are between males and females.
How to heal the brains of traumatised children
When a child has experienced trauma, it’s important to build their brain from the bottom up to help them heal. In this video, neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis explains what each…
Does birth order really matter? Here’s what neuroscience can tell us
Statistically, we know that firstborn children usually go on to become the highest-qualified and biggest earners of the siblings. But why? Nathan Wallis, neuroscience educator, talks us through the neuroscience…
Why the first 1000 days of a baby’s life are so important
We now understand that outcomes for children are not just determined by their genes, but also by the environment they interact with in the first thousand days of their life.…
Why your child needs a positive disposition to themselves as a learner
The research tells us that children under the age of seven shouldn’t be focused on literacy and numeracy. Instead, neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis explains, they should be in free play,…
Why your child (and teen) is ruled by emotion over logic
When your child is between two and eight, and again in adolescence, they’re ruled by their frontal cortex, or feeling brain. Neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis, explains what this means for…
What’s happening in your teen’s brain and why it can make them unreasonable
Teenagers undergo a massive period of brain development in which their frontal cortex basically ‘shuts for renovations,’ as neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis, says. In this video, Nathan talks us through…
Four brains: The simple explanation of human brain development
Childhood is a journey in which each part of the brain slowly comes online. Nathan Wallis, neuroscience educator, talks us through the four-brain model, a simple way of understanding the…
Encouraging kids to think in shades of grey, not just black and white
In this video, Nathan Wallis, neuroscience educator, talks about helping kids who see things in black and white (or right and wrong) to think more creatively, and see shades of…
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…
Making mistakes is ok!
Teacher Tom helps kids understand that everybody makes mistakes and nobody's perfect.
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.
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…
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…
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?
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…
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…
Alternatives to punishments and rewards
Teacher Tom explores how punishments and rewards work in a child's mind and the concept of 'natural consequences'.
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…
I’ve got the Power – The Mastery Cup
Children who need power and recognition have creative ways of getting it. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the Phoenix Cups' course here.
Freedom Fighter – The Freedom Cup
Spirited children will fight fiercely for freedom. Parenting with Freedom Cup filling in mind can be Freedom Cup filling for the whole family. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding…
What’s your biggest cup?
Learn about your families basic human needs and explore each person’s unique “needs profile”. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the Phoenix Cups' course here.
I will survive – The Safety Cup
Your children are driven to thrive so what can you do to ensure they’re survival cup filling as much as they can. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour…
You can’t pour from an empty cup
Regardless of your parenting style, you’ll be a better parent with full cups so let’s make a cup filling plan. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the…
All you need is Love – The Connection and Love Cup
Children don’t “attention seek”, they “connection seek” to fill their Love and Belonging Cup. You can download the 'Connection Plan' Sandi mentioned here. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding…
Just for the fun of it – The Fun Cup
When the Fun Cup is empty, it’s not fun for anyone so how can we put fun back into our everyday routine? Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour…
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…
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!
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,…
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?
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 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 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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
Your beliefs shape how you feel about yourself. Dr Vanessa Lapointe tells us that sometimes these beliefs can make us feel bad, but they don't have to and you can…
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…
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…
What does growth mindset mean?
Growth mindset is something being spoken about a lot at the moment. In this video Dr Vanessa explains exactly what it means in everyday life.
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…