General Parenting

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Why you should do nothing when your child says I’m bored

(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…

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…

What counsellors wish parents knew

Amanda from Kids Help Line discusses the top three things the counsellors at Kids Helpline wish that parents knew about kids and young people.

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.

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.

How To Handle A Toddler

Midwife Cath gives insight into toddlers and why they behave the way they do, as well as some tips and tricks to help encourage cooperation.

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…

Connecting with kids – building love bridges

(6:10 mins) Quality time can be a rare commodity for today's busy parents.

Talking to children about suicide

(4:09 mins) How do you explain to a child that someone they love has died by suicide?

Play ideas with a 4-year-old

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

Behaviour

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Toddler Sibling Conflict

Toddler behaviour expert Steph Wicker answers a ParentTV members question: "I have a 3yo speech and gross motor delayed little man and a 17mo little miss. I'm finding it increasingly…

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…

When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth

All teenagers get it wrong sometimes. As parents, it’s important that we understand how to balance a strong emotional connection with solid boundaries to nurture their growth.

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.

Dealing with Kids’ Tantrums

(4:15 mins) Has your child left toddlerhood but still having tantrums?

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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)

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.

Impact of screens on kids under 5

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

Children & Screens – Finding the Balance

(4:41 mins) Is time spent on screens affecting my child's development?

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…

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.

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.

Mental Health

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How to talk to your children about death

(4:16 mins) Death is a reality that we all need to face including our children.

Understanding Suicide in young people

Suicide is a very tricky topic to understand and talk about as there is a lot of stigma and misinformation out there about it. Amanda from Kids Helpline discusses everything…

Parent strategies to help your child reduce anxiety and feel strong

If your child is experiencing anxiety, what can you as a parent do to help, what strategies can you implement and when do you need to seek help for 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…

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.

Perfectionism in children

(3:22 mins) Is your child a perfectionist?

How parents can help kids feel safe during bushfires

In this video Maggie Dent speaks directly to parents about how they can talk with their kids when tragic bushfires happen.  She gives practical tips and guidance to parents to…

Preparing children for a death

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

Understanding the causes of mental health issues in young people

There has been a significant increase in mental health issues in children and young people and Kids Helpline is seeing this every day. Amanda explains some of the causes of…

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?

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

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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.

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…

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,…

What you need to know about 7 and 8 year old girls – when the social nastiness gets going

What is happening in our 7 and 8 year old girl's development that causes changes in behaviour around this age? Claire discusses what is going on in their brains and…

How do you grow up grateful kids

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…

How much is too much for after-school activities?

(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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

Baby

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Should I start with night sleeps or naps first?

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…

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?…

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.…

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

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

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?

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.

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. 

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…

Top Five Tips for Babies and Toddlers

In this video, Midwife Cath shares her Top Five Tips for parenting in the first 3 years. She covers swaddling and wrapping your baby and the importance of floor play.…

Ideal bedtime routine

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. Having a bedtime routine is…

Nutrition

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“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…

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!

Medical Causes of Failure To Thrive (poor weight gain) Part 1

(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.

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.

How do I know if my child is eating enough?

Many parents worry that their child isn’t eating enough. Find out if you should be worried or not.

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

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?

I think my child is too big/overweight

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

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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CPR For Babies (0-12 months)

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

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!

Eczema Treatments

How to apply creams and ointments, tips for using wet dressings and how to make a bleach bath.

Treatment of Failure To Thrive (poor weight gain) Part 2

(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.

Children and Drowning Prevention

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

Vulvovaginitis (Itchy Girl Bits)

(7:54 mins) This video covers the causes and treatment of the common "itchy girl bits" complaint of childhood.

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.

Medical Causes of Failure To Thrive (poor weight gain) Part 1

(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.

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.

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…

Breast / Bottle Feeding

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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.

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?!

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!

How do I stop night feeds and what 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…

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 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.…

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.

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…

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…

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,…