(3:57 mins) My four evidence-based tips for staying connected when your kids seem hell-bent on pushing your buttons!
(4:16 mins) Death is a reality that we all need to face including our children.
(4:09 mins) How do you explain to a child that someone they love has died by suicide?
(3:06 mins) A tribute to all dads recorded for Father’s Day
(2:50 mins) Why it’s important for kids to climb trees
(4:39 mins) Mothers need each other. Here’s how to find your tribe.
A fascinating look into how our childhood influences our parenting styles and why parents are quick to judge one another!
(4:15 mins) We all want our children to be confident and capable, right?
(2:14 mins) Play ideas with a 4-year-old
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.
This video looks at how by questioning authority, our children are learning things in their own way.
(4:20 mins) When someone your children loves dies, here are some of the things which are good to know.
(6:10 mins) Quality time can be a rare commodity for today’s busy parents.
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:53 mins) Sometimes the world can be a harsh place for our sensitive children.
(3:34 mins) Move it! Here’s why you should take those words very seriously in your home.
(3:44 mins) When someone your children loves is going to die, how can you prepare them?
(2:22 mins) Play ideas with a 3-year-old
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…
(3:48 mins) There are going to be days you run out of patience and your anger gets the better of you.
(4:09 mins) Sibling rivalry! It’s so tough… yet it’s biologically normal and we can see it as a ‘teachable moment’.
By understanding which temperament traits your child has been born with, you can help them reach their full potential.
(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 struggle is real! Discover an expert’s views on how we can balance work and parenthood.
Family traditions bring families together and create powerful memories. What counts as a tradition, and how can we build better traditions for our kids?
(4:30 mins) Does one of the parents in your house travel a lot for work or other reasons?
Expert, practical tips for encouraging a close bond between your toddler and their new baby sibling
Sleepovers can be fun – but are they safe? Here are the top tips for keeping kids safe at sleepovers
(4:36 mins) Wishing your home was less chaotic and more calm?
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?
(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!
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…
(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.
(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.
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…
(3:43 mins) What do you when siblings take their rivalry beyond ‘normal’?
Ever had your child go off to a playdate or sleepover and come home with a bad attitude?
(8:52 mins) Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV.
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…
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…
(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?
(3:25 mins) Does your son tend to go straight to anger? Here’s why.
Predictability for your child is more than just a routine. Allison discusses how creating a predictable environment for your child can help mould their behaviour and brain function.
What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.
Teacher Tom explores how punishments and rewards work in a child’s mind and the concept of ‘natural consequences’.
Self control is an attribute that predicts success in school, work, relationships – life. Here’s how to teach self-control to kids.
(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.
(6:28 mins) Learn how to gently support your child’s tantrums in public without feeling ashamed or the “bad guy”!
(4:29 mins) In this video we break down the three big reasons kiddos stop listening and what you can do about it today!
(3:31 mins) Why on earth is my child doing THAT? Let’s look at it through their eyes.
This video helps analyse how it is you speak to your child and how changing your approach can help improve your child’s behaviour.
(3:32 mins) Anger as an emotion can be pretty challenging.
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…
(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.
(3:12 mins) How do we teach our children at different ages and stages that stealing is wrong?
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 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…
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…
Practical tips for making your child’s transition to ‘big school’ as smooth as possible.
What is play and why is it important for our children? Teacher Tom gives some insightful examples into the importance of play for children.
Learn some educational ways you can use screens with your pre-schooler.
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
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…
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?
Teacher Tom talks about the importance of giving our children different items that enables them to create their own ‘play equipment’.
Expert tips for handling those tricky drop-offs as you help your child settle into childcare or school
(4:40 mins) When preparing your child for preschool here are three areas that are essential and they may not be what you think!
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…
(2:57 mins) One may the loneliest number but it doesn’t mean your ‘only child’ is at a disadvantage.
(2:31 mins) As kids get older they deserve some privacy, but there’s a process involved, based on trust.
(3:56 mins) Have you got a sensitive, shy ‘lamb’ in your family? Here’s some tips for supporting them.
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…
Disappointment forges strength, perseverance, and resilience, so we need to support our kids through challenges, not try and clear them out of the way.
(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.
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…
(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.
(3:46 mins) Making and keeping friends can be a challenge even for adults. How can we help our kids?
(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.
(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.
Addressing the tricky questions about dessert and whether kids should be eating it
(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.
Answer the age-old question of why kids find veggies so challenging
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…
Was your food grazer child born that way or is grazing a learned behaviour?
Find out if your child is actually a fussy eater or frustratingly normal.
Dealing with food refusal. What to do when the baby-feeding honeymoon is over.
Many parents worry that their child isn’t eating enough. Find out if you should be worried or not.
Wondering what to do with your baby or toddler who loves milk but won’t eat?
Addressing the sticky subject of feeding kids sweets and lollies
Find out if your child is overweight and what you can do to help without harming
Find out how not to teach your kids to eat for emotional reasons
(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.
Learn about the different ways that anxiety presents in kids and when to seek professional help
(4:31 mins) Death is a tricky subject to navigate with our kids. But it’s important to talk about it.
Many mental health conditions start in childhood. Learn about the common signs to look out for.
OCD is misunderstood but important for parents to know about. Learn what the signs are and when to seek help.
(3:22 mins) Is your child a perfectionist?
(5:30 mins) Anxiety is not an enemy state… but we need to get a handle on it.
Discover the risks of using digital devices on play dates and simple ideas to tackle this sometimes tricky situation.
(9:37 mins) This video will highlight two critical times of the day when parents/carers need to be careful about using screens.
(6:25 mins) Learn if it’s okay to use screen-time as a digital reward or punishment tool.
Learn how much time is healthy for pre-schoolers to be spending on screens.
(4:35 mins) What are all these screens doing to my child’s brain?
(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.
Understand how to calculate healthy screen-time limits for your child, so you can stop feeling guilty.
Learn the current cyber-safety risks facing young kids and simple strategies to keep them safe online.
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…
(4:41 mins) Is time spent on screens affecting my child’s development?
Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV. (10:39)
(11:46 mins) In this video, learn about the causes of constipation as well as how to recognise it and prevent it.
(4:29) Learn the definition of fever, how to take temperatures and how to manage them in this 2 part video series.
(7:54 mins) This video covers the causes and treatment of the common “itchy girl bits” complaint of childhood.
(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.
(4:59 mins) Sleep: are you getting enough?
(13:51 mins) Dr Megs talks through various treatment options for constipation and which are suitable for your child at various ages.
(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.
(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.
(6:11 mins) Learn the definition of fever, how to take temperatures and how to manage them in this 2 part video series.
(1:15 mins) Find out the different ways a paediatrician can support you and your child through this video.
(5:50 mins) What do we do when our kids start lashing out in anger.
(4:08 mins) Ah, the joys of the pre-teen years! Some special tips for mums of sons.
(5:10 mins) Sometimes mums in particular can struggle to understand boys…
(5:18 mins) Is your son/s approaching adolescence? Here’s how to stay connected while he gets tricky.
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?
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…
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…
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….
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
(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…
David Loyst explores the different types of parenting and how these help develop your child’s social and emotional behaviours.
(1:32 mins) Play ideas with a 5-year-old
(3:16 mins) My child doesn’t hold their pencil properly, when do I need professional help?
(3:52 mins) When is the best time to toilet train my child?
(3:05 mins) Have you recently started toilet training your little one? Here are some tips and tricks to getting them successful quickly!
(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…
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…
(7:02 mins) Learn about normal early childhood language milestones and the “red flags” that might indicate further assessment is necessary.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
(4:15 mins) Has your child left toddlerhood but still having tantrums?
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…
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,…
(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?
Girls need to be raised differently to boys – in some things. Here are some ideas for raising daughters.
(2:59 mins) From Instagram to advertising, our girls are still being told sex sells. How do we tell them otherwise?
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…
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…
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…
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 –…
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…
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…
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…
Check out these fabulous different ways you can use cucumber to create a healthy lunchbox for you kids.
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…
Do you let your kids hurt themselves? Teacher Tom talks about the importance of doing this and how children learn from this.
(3:35 mins) Porn has been a game changer for parents, so how do we help our kids protect themselves?
We want to keep our children safe from abuse, but what do we teach them? And at what age?
Taking action and going with the flow as you parent your child. Using surrendered action as the means to help your child grow.
(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.
(3:34 mins) For families where at least one child has additional needs, their siblings can sometimes struggle.
(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
(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.
How to hear your child and advocate for them with power and grace – co-depending and listening.
(15:04 mins) Learn about what Autism is, how common it is in Australia, the risk factors associated with the condition and the features.
(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.
(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…
(4:45 mins) Separation and divorce have to be among the biggest challenges a family can face.
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.
(4:11 mins) Going your separate ways? Here’s how to prepare the kids.
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…
There are 5 key things that make separation and divorce easier on children … here they are.
(4:33 mins) Navigating a broken family?
(3:44 mins) Teens are supposed to be moody, right? Sure. But when do we need to step in?
(3:32 mins) Going it alone as a dad?
(2:45 mins) Sole parenting has its challenges. Here’s where to find support.