General Parenting

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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…

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 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,…

How to talk to your child and get them to open up

Amanda from Kids Helpline shares her tips for talking to children, tweens and teens in a way that makes them feel safe and comfortable to open up about what they…

Play ideas with a 4-year-old

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

Raising Optimistic Kids

How can we help our children become more optimistic in the face of challenges and in life in general?

What is counselling and how does it work?

We often hear people say: "you should go and speak to someone", but who is that 'someone' and what do they do? Amanda demystifies who a counsellor is and what…

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 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…

Play ideas with a 3-year-old

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

Behaviour

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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.

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…

When Kids Use Colourful Language

A ParentTV Member asked our experts: "My little girl has started Prep this year and picked up a lot of language that we don’t use at home. She has started…

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…

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!

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.

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!

Help! My child is stealing things

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

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…

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…

Technology

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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.

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.

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…

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 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.

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.

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…

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.

Impact of screens on kids under 5

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

Mental Health

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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…

Therapies and techniques used to treat anxiety in children

Dr Jodie discusses practical research-supported therapies used to treat anxiety in children.

What is counselling and how does it work?

We often hear people say: "you should go and speak to someone", but who is that 'someone' and what do they do? Amanda demystifies who a counsellor is and what…

Calming anxious kids

(5:30 mins) Anxiety is not an enemy state… but we need to get a handle on it.

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.

Anxiety in Teens – How to Manage Anxiety

This video explores the most effective strategies that your teenager can use to help them strengthen their mind and body against anxiety.

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

The impact of mind and body connection in helping with anxiety

What role does sleep, diet and exercise play in childhood anxiety and why is important to be aware of the mind and body connection?

Preparing children for a death

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

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…

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

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Helping your child navigate dating, relationships and break ups

Inevitably at some point in your child's life, they are going to enter the world of dating, relationships, and breakups. Here you can find out what you need to know…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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,…

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.

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 about the socially anxious child?

When should parents be concerned about their child's social anxiety? Claire discusses the steps you can take to help your child when it comes to this difficult situation.

Baby

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When will my baby start to sleep through the night?

The age-old question every parent wants to know! Are there things you can do to help your baby sleep through the night, or is it just something that comes with age?…

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. 

Do I have to let my baby cry it out?

There are a number of different schools of thought when it comes to letting your baby 'cry it out'. Meg discusses the different approaches and what works best in the different…

Nappy rash: prevention and treatment

Nappy rash is very common when you have a baby. Learn how to treat it and things you can do to help prevent it.

Milk monsters – What to do when your child is still drinking bottles or just too much milk

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

Reflux in Babies

Reflux can be very worrying for parents, and most babies will grow out of it. Find out what reflux is and how to manage it.

My baby won’t self-settle. Will they ever be able to fall asleep on their own?

Can you teach your baby to fall asleep on their own and is this the right approach? Pinky explores the concept of self-settling and looks at how babies fall asleep.

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…

Medical causes of crying in babies and settling tips

Having a baby who cries a lot can be exhausting and distressing. Find out what could be causing them to be unsettled and how you can help them.

How To Wrap or Swaddle Your Baby

Midwife Cath discusses the importance of wrapping or swaddling your baby for eating and sleeping, and shows you how to use a wrapping technique she pioneered.

Nutrition

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Health

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Sleep, night terrors and bedwetting

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

CPR For Babies (0-12 months)

Learn how to perform CPR on your baby aged 0 to 12 months.

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.

Children and Poisoning

Sarah talks through how to poison-proof your house and what to do in the event your child has been poisoned.

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.

Children and Drowning Prevention

Sarah talks about the reality of children drowning and what parents can do to help prevent an accident.

Children and Head Injuries

Learn what to do when your child sustains a head injury, what first aid you can administer at home and when you need to seek medical help.

How to remove a tick

Do you know how to remove a tick safely, without causing more damage or poisoning? Sarah discusses the latest research in tick removal and how to do it safely.

What to do when your child is bleeding

At some point in your child's life, they will cut themselves resulting in the presence of blood. Sarah teaches parents how to suppress blood flow and when to seek medical…

Foreign bodies and peas up nose!

At some point in your child's life, they will stick something, somewhere in their body it does not belong! Sarah looks at where these hiding places are, how to remove…

Breast / Bottle Feeding

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Is breastfeeding my baby to sleep creating bad habits?

One of the most popular questions I am often asked is, does breastfeeding my baby to sleep cause bad habits. Find out the answer to this question in this video.…

Busting Myths About Low Milk Supply

Lactation consultant Pinky McKay busts myths about low milk supply and talks through the signs you should be worried about and the things you don't need to be concerned about!

Can I breastfeed my second baby if I didn’t breastfeed my first?

What should you do if you didn't breastfeed your first child, but you would like to try with your next baby? There is hope and Pinky shares some tips on…

How do I stop my baby from biting when I am breastfeeding?

Is there a way to encourage your baby not to bite while feeding...especially once they get teeth? Meg shares her tips and tricks in this video.

Is my baby weaning or having a breastfeeding strike?

It's sometimes hard to know if your baby is weaning or going on a breastfeeding strike. Find out how to tell the difference in this video. It's sometimes hard to…

Is breastfeeding my baby in bed ok?

In the middle of the night, it is not uncommon for a mother to breastfeed their baby in bed for convenience. But is this the best practice, or is it,…

My partner wants to bottle feed our baby but I’m unsure

My partner wants to bottle feed our baby to bond, but I don’t want to introduce a bottle. What can we do?!

How do I breastfeed a newborn and occupy a toddler at the same time?

Pinky shares her ideas on how to keep a toddler busy while you breastfeed your baby.

How can I pump more breastmilk?

There are a few reasons your baby may not be able to breastfeed and has to take your breastmilk from a bottle. In this video Meg shares some ideas of…

What is Mastitis and how do I know if I have it?

Pinky explores what Mastitis is, what the symptoms are to look out for and what the best course of treatment is.