General Parenting

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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.

Helping kids cope with change

Brooke from Kids Helpline talks through how children respond to change and what parents can do to help a child who is going through a period of change.

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.

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…

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?

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…

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?

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.

Celebrating Dads

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

Family Relationships – connecting, communicating and resolving conflict

Young people are figuring out how to connect, communicate and resolve conflict with their families. How do we model healthy conflict resolution to our children, and also give them permission…

Behaviour

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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.

When Kids silliness becomes too much

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

Super Heroes, Gun Play and Rough Play

Claire Orange, parenting expert, answers a ParentTV viewer's question about superhero play, gun play and rough play.

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!

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…

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…

When Kids Won’t Stop Whining

Maggie Dent discusses how to stop your child from whining. Maggie talks about how triggering whining can be for parents and what whining tells us about our children and their…

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…

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!

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.

Technology

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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.

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,…

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…

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)

Teens and Social Media – Why it Matters and How to Keep it Healthy

Social media is a big part of a teenager's life. As parents, it's our job to understand why it matters so much to our teens and how we can help…

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…

Is my child addicted to technology?

If you were to ask them, many parents would say the thing they are most worried about when it comes to their children becoming teenagers, is drugs, but there is…

Mental Health

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Reducing Anxiety In Kids with Mindfulness and Meditation

We hear a lot about mindfulness and meditation these days, but what is it, how can we teach these skills to our children and together, how can we use them…

Teens and Depression – The Warning Signs and What to Do

Are you concerned your teenager might be depressed, or heading that way? Here's a great overview of what to look out for in your teen's behaviour and mood that signal…

Helping your child understand anxiety

What is happening in a child's body when they experience anxiety? And once you as the parent understand, how can you explain what is going on for them, to your…

Checking in on your child’s Emotional Wellbeing

There are many things that can impact on a child's emotional wellbeing. One thing, in particular, is actually the emotional wellbeing of their friends. In this video, Brooke discusses how…

Preparing children for a death

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

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.

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…

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?

Teens and Depression – Why Teens are Vulnerable and What Parents Can Do

The brain changes that teenagers experience make them particularly vulnerable to depression. Knowing the different areas where this vulnerability occurs can help parents understand how best to support their adolescents…

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.

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

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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…

Responding to your child’s problems at school

In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, outlines the options parents have when choosing how to respond to problems their child is having at school.

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.

Toxic friendships

All friendships have their ups and downs, but when it comes to toxic friendships, what do parents need to know and how can we teach our children about the damaging…

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,…

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.

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.

Should I ask for my child to change classes?

Andrew Oberthur, Primary School Principal, talks about why it’s not always a good idea to ask for your child to change classes when they’re unhappy. Instead, parents and teachers need…

What can I do if my child’s unhappy at school?

In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, outlines the best way to approach your child’s school to talk about why they’re unhappy there, and what can be done to…

Helping children make friends

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

Baby

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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…

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…

Cradle cap and other common newborn rashes

When your child gets a rash, it can be quite alarming! Find out what cradle cap is, what causes it and how to treat it, as well as other common…

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.

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.…

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…

When will my baby fall asleep on their own?

One of the most popular questions every parent asks is when will my baby fall asleep on their own. In this video Meg shares what to expect when it comes…

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?…

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…

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…

Nutrition

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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

Weight and Body Image Issues in Children

Accredited dietitian and nutritionist Deb answers a ParentTV members question: "Just asking some advice on how to address children, in particular, preteen/teen girls who have issues with their weight/ body…

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…

I think my child is too big/overweight

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

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?

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

Kids who won’t eat veggies or fruit

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

Cow’s milk intolerance in babies and young children

Learn how to recognise the signs of cow milk protein intolerance and how you can treat 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?

Health

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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.

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.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

What is the difference between allergy and intolerance? What are the signs of food allergies? How to reduce the risk of food allergies in babies? Find out in this video!

Sleep, night terrors and bedwetting

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

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.

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.

Cow’s milk intolerance in babies and young children

Learn how to recognise the signs of cow milk protein intolerance and how you can treat it.

What Do Peadiatricians Do?

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

CPR For Babies (0-12 months)

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

First Aid for Snake and Spider Bites

Would you know what to do if your child was bitten by a snake or a spider? Learn the correct way to administer first aid for snake and spider bites.

Breast / Bottle Feeding

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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?!

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.

How to break the feed / sleep association

Your 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 can I prepare a breastfed baby for childcare?

There is always going to be a transition period for a baby who is starting childcare. If you breastfeed your baby to sleep or they haven't started taking a bottle yet,…

How do I stop night feeds, and when is a good age to do this?

Many new mothers are conflicted about when to try and drop their baby's night feeds. Pinky discusses how and when the best time to drop night feeds is for your…

Help! My breastfed baby won’t take a bottle and I’m going back to work in a few weeks.

Pinky shares her tips on how to introduce a bottle to a breastfed baby.

My baby is unsettled after feeding. What could be causing it?

Pinky discusses the common reasons your baby might be unsettled after feeding including reflux, allergies and intolerances.

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…

Tips on how to gently wean your toddler

As your baby grows you may start having to think a little more about yourself and putting up some breastfeeding boundaries. Find out some helpful tips about how to wean…

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.