(3:48 mins) There are going to be days you run out of patience and your anger gets the better of you.
(3:57 mins) My four evidence-based tips for staying connected when your kids seem hell-bent on pushing your buttons!
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…
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.
(4:36 mins) Wishing your home was less chaotic and more calm?
(5:23 mins) Ever heard the expression that parenting is all joy and no fun?
(5:50 mins) What do we do when our kids start lashing out in anger.
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…
(2:14 mins) Play ideas with a 4-year-old
(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…
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.
(4:39 mins) Mothers need each other. Here’s how to find your tribe.
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…
(4:31 mins) Death is a tricky subject to navigate with our kids. But it’s important to talk about it.
Expert, practical tips for encouraging a close bond between your toddler and their new baby sibling
(3:43 mins) What do you when siblings take their rivalry beyond ‘normal’?
Sleepovers can be fun – but are they safe? Here are the top tips for keeping kids safe at sleepovers
(3:06 mins) A tribute to all dads recorded for Father’s Day
(5:08 mins) Want to know a simple strategy to defuse your anger when you’re losing it with your kids?
(3:53 mins) Sometimes the world can be a harsh place for our sensitive children.
(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.
How to hear your child and advocate for them with power and grace – co-depending and listening.
(4:30 mins) Does one of the parents in your house travel a lot for work or other reasons?
(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.
(3:44 mins) When someone your children loves is going to die, how can you prepare them?
A fascinating look into how our childhood influences our parenting styles and why parents are quick to judge one another!
(4:11 mins) Going your separate ways? Here’s how to prepare the kids.
(4:15 mins) We all want our children to be confident and capable, right?
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…
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…
Self control is an attribute that predicts success in school, work, relationships – life. Here’s how to teach self-control to kids.
(3:13 mins) Has your child been subject to put downs, sarcasm and other forms of relational aggression?
(3:32 mins) Anger as an emotion can be pretty challenging.
(3:53 mins) Is your child’s silliness affecting your lives?
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…
(3:28 mins) Why does my child constantly need to move and fidget?
(3:13 mins) Help! My young child is hitting, biting and frankly out of control.
(3:12 mins) How do we teach our children at different ages and stages that stealing is wrong?
(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?
(3:31 mins) Why on earth is my child doing THAT? Let’s look at it through their eyes.
What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.
Ever had your child go off to a playdate or sleepover and come home with a bad attitude?
(3:25 mins) Does your son tend to go straight to anger? Here’s why.
Does your child regularly lose their temper?
(3:18 mins) Big emotions can lead to harsh words, so separate the rules from your relationship to keep them in check.
(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.
We’d all love our kids to ‘use their words’ when they’re upset – learn expert tips for encouraging this in your child
(3:30 mins) Are you missing something when you think your child is being ‘naughty’?
(2:58 mins) Fibs, white lies and pathological lying… how do we deal with that?
(6:38 mins) Why do toddlers tantrum and why does it get out of control sometimes? Learn evidence-based techniques to helping your child amidst the storm and teaching early stages of self-soothing.
(8:52 mins) Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV.
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.
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?
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!
Learn some educational ways you can use screens with your pre-schooler.
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
Practical tips for making your child’s transition to ‘big school’ as smooth as possible.
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
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…
(2:57 mins) One may the loneliest number but it doesn’t mean your ‘only child’ is at a disadvantage.
(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.
(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.
(3:46 mins) Making and keeping friends can be a challenge even for adults. How can we help our kids?
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.
(3:56 mins) Have you got a sensitive, shy ‘lamb’ in your family? Here’s some tips for supporting them.
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.
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…
(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.
(2:31 mins) As kids get older they deserve some privacy, but there’s a process involved, based on trust.
Addressing the sticky subject of feeding kids sweets and lollies
Answer the age-old question of why kids find veggies so challenging
Find out if your child is overweight and what you can do to help without harming
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…
Dealing with food refusal. What to do when the baby-feeding honeymoon is over.
Find out how not to teach your kids to eat for emotional reasons
Was your food grazer child born that way or is grazing a learned behaviour?
(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.
Addressing the tricky questions about dessert and whether kids should be eating it
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?
(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.
Find out if your child is actually a fussy eater or frustratingly normal.
Understand why your child throws a tantrum when you ask them to turn off the phone, gaming console or TV. (10:39)
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…
Learn the current cyber-safety risks facing young kids and simple strategies to keep them safe online.
Understand how to calculate healthy screen-time limits for your child, so you can stop feeling guilty.
(4:35 mins) What are all these screens doing to my child’s brain?
(9:37 mins) This video will highlight two critical times of the day when parents/carers need to be careful about using screens.
Learn how much time is healthy for pre-schoolers to be spending on screens.
(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.
(6:25 mins) Learn if it’s okay to use screen-time as a digital reward or punishment tool.
(4:41 mins) Is time spent on screens affecting my child’s development?
OCD is misunderstood but important for parents to know about. Learn what the signs are and when to seek help.
(4:20 mins) When someone your children loves dies, here are some of the things which are good to know.
(4:09 mins) How do you explain to a child that someone they love has died by suicide?
Learn about the different ways that anxiety presents in kids and when to seek professional help
(4:16 mins) Death is a reality that we all need to face including our children.
(3:22 mins) Is your child a perfectionist?
Many mental health conditions start in childhood. Learn about the common signs to look out for.
(1:15 mins) Find out the different ways a paediatrician can support you and your child through this video.
(11:46 mins) In this video, learn about the causes of constipation as well as how to recognise it and prevent it.
(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.
(4:29) Learn the definition of fever, how to take temperatures and how to manage them in this 2 part video series.
(4:59 mins) Sleep: are you getting enough?
(7:54 mins) This video covers the causes and treatment of the common “itchy girl bits” complaint of childhood.
(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.
(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.
(13:51 mins) Dr Megs talks through various treatment options for constipation and which are suitable for your child at various ages.
(5:18 mins) Is your son/s approaching adolescence? Here’s how to stay connected while he gets tricky.
(5:10 mins) Sometimes mums in particular can struggle to understand boys…
(4:08 mins) Ah, the joys of the pre-teen years! Some special tips for mums of sons.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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?
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
(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?
(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…
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.
(3:52 mins) When is the best time to toilet train my child?
David Loyst explores the different types of parenting and how these help develop your child’s social and emotional behaviours.
(3:05 mins) Have you recently started toilet training your little one? Here are some tips and tricks to getting them successful quickly!
(2:22 mins) Play ideas with a 3-year-old
(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…
(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?
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…
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,…
(4:15 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Check out these fabulous different ways you can use cucumber to create a healthy lunchbox for you kids.
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…
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?
We want to keep our children safe from abuse, but what do we teach them? And at what age?
(3:35 mins) Porn has been a game changer for parents, so how do we help our kids protect themselves?
Taking action and going with the flow as you parent your child. Using surrendered action as the means to help your child grow.
(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.
(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
(15:04 mins) Learn about what Autism is, how common it is in Australia, the risk factors associated with the condition and the features.
(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.
(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…
(4:25 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.
(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.
There are 5 key things that make separation and divorce easier on children … here they are.
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 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.
(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.