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.…
How to help your friends when they’re struggling
Maggie Dent gives some good advice here for teens who are noticing their friends aren't doing so well, want to help, but aren't sure how to go about it.
Bullying among young kids
(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?
Finding support as a single parent
(2:45 mins) Sole parenting has its challenges. Here’s where to find support.
When Children tell lies
(2:58 mins) Fibs, white lies and pathological lying… how do we deal with that?
Calming anxious kids
(5:30 mins) Anxiety is not an enemy state… but we need to get a handle on it.
Teaching children self-regulation
(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?
Connecting with kids – building love bridges
(6:10 mins) Quality time can be a rare commodity for today's busy parents.
Angry Children – part 1
Does your child regularly lose their temper?
Is my child ready for school?
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
When Kids silliness becomes too much
(3:53 mins) Is your child’s silliness affecting your lives?
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…
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
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
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 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!
Preparing Your Child To Start School
Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.
Balancing work and parenthood
The struggle is real! Discover an expert's views on how we can balance work and parenthood.
Understanding your child’s personality
By understanding which temperament traits your child has been born with, you can help them reach their full potential.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Nathan Wallis is a popular neuroscience educator and parenting commentator who has a special gift for translating complex neuroscience into easy-t0-understand info for parents, teachers, and anyone else who works…
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.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Neuroscience and motor development: What to do and what to avoid
In this video, Nathan Wallis, neuroscience educator, talks us through what we need to do (and not do!) to support the motor development of babies.
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.…
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…
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 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.
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 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'.
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…
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…
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.
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?
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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 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 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,…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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 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.
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…
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 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.
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 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
Helping you understand your big crazy feelings
Sometimes our feelings can be so big they scare us a little bit. In this video, Dr Vanessa shares why you have big crazy feelings and what is happening in…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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…