General Parenting

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How to relate to your kids so that they get that you love them

Did you know that there are six stages of attachment that all children ideally progress through in the first six years of life? Not experiencing one or more of these…

Raising Optimistic Kids

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

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.

Top 5 Tips for Babies and Toddlers

In this video, Midwife Cath shares her Top 5 Tips for parenting in the first 3 years. She covers swaddling and wrapping your baby and the importance of floor play.…

Raising hopeful kids in a world of negative news

Our children are often impacted negatively by unfortunate world events thanks to modern technology. So what is the best approach to a child who is fearing the worst from our…

When Do Kids Learn To Play Independently?

Parenting expert Claire answers a ParentTV member's question: " My oldest, 4 and 1/2 year old daughter (lamb) still is unable to play on her own. She constantly needs someone to…

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…

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…

The importance of mentors in your child’s life

Does your tween or teen child have a mentor? Dr Arne explores who a mentor is, what role they play in your child's life and why this is so important.

How storytelling works magic with your kids

(4:16) Do you share stories of your childhood or teenage years with your children? Dr Arne talks through how sharing your childhood experiences (the good and the bad) with your…

Behaviour

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

All teenagers will get it wrong at some point during their adolescence. It's important to know how to manage teenage behaviour to stay connected to your child to help nurture…

Teenage Flare-Ups: Why They Happen and How to Deal With Them

What is happening in the teenage brain during the adolescent years often results in misinterpreting everyday communication. If you understand this as a parent it will help reduce the number…

Why Teens Will Often Be Driven Towards Risky Behaviour (Sexting, Drinking etc) and What Parents Can Do

The human brain does not fully develop until around 24 years of age. As a result of this teens are driven towards risky behaviours due to the changes that are…

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.

When does shyness become a problem?

Parenting expert Claire Orange talks through shyness in children, what to look out for and be concerned about, and ways that you can empower and boost a shy child's confidence.

How To Cope With Backchatting and Rudeness

One of the most common problems parents face is backchatting or rudeness from their child. Maggie Dent discusses why this happens and what parents can do to stop this negative…

Help! My Child Is Biting People

Parents are often horrified and embarrassed when their child sinks their teeth into others or even themselves for the first time! However, biting is actually a completely normal and natural…

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…

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…

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!

Technology

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

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

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…

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…

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,…

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 teen addicted to technology?

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

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…

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?

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.

Mental Health

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Anxiety in Teens – What You Need to Know About Anxiety

Most of our teenagers will experience anxiety at some point in time during their adolescent years. It's importnant as their parents to help them understand what it is, why it…

Anxiety in Teens – How to Manage Anxiety

Knowing what anxiety is, why it happens and why it feels the way it does is only one part of the solution to helping our teenagers navigate these big feelings.…

Teens and Depression – The Warning Signs and What to Do

If you are worried about your teen and depression it is worthwhile finding out what the warning signs are and what you can do if you are concerned. This video…

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

Teenagers are particularly vulnerable to depression due to the changes happening in their brain during the adolescent years. It is important to know why this is the case in order…

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…

Understanding Overwhelm

What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.

Preparing children for a death

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

Perfectionism in children

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

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.

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.

Social Wellbeing / Friendship

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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.

Adolescents and Friendships: What Parents Need to Know

During the teen years, friendships and a need to belong become a very significant part of life. It's important to understand how real this is and how you can best…

Managing the boisterous bluster of 8 and 9-year-old boys

Claire discusses what causes the change in behaviour we need to be aware of in boys around this age. She talks through strategies on how to set your son on…

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…

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…

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.

How to help children to make friends

Teaching children how to make friends is a really important life skill that they will carry into their adult years. Claire talks us through some great steps to teach our…

What to do about the child who only wants intense, suffocating friendships

In this video, Claire explores how parents can help a child who is being suffocated by a particular friend and also what to do about it if your child is…

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 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!

Baby

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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.

Top 5 Tips for Babies and Toddlers

In this video, Midwife Cath shares her Top 5 Tips for parenting in the first 3 years. She covers swaddling and wrapping your baby and the importance of floor play.…

My baby has separation anxiety and won’t go to anyone but me

Pinky explores the 'velcro baby', why some babies have separation anxiety and how we can help them to be better settled with other people.

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 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.

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.

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.

Sleep Regression and Developmental Milestones

What do you do when your baby was sleeping through the night and now has suddenly started waking up twice a night? Pinky discusses sleep regression and developmental milestones.

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,…

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.

Nutrition

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Health

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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.

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…

Children and Poisoning

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

Children and Drowning Prevention

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

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…

Children and Limb Injuries (Suspected Broken Bones)

Sarah talks through assessing limb injuries, checking for broken bones and what the next best course of action is.

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.

What to do when your child burns themselves

Sarah teaches parents about the different types of burns, how to administer first aid for a burn and when to seek medical health.

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.

What To Do If Your Child Is Choking

Sarah teaches parents what to do when their child is choking.

Education

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Sleep

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Sleep Tricks For Toddlers

Putting a toddler to bed at night can be tricky! Midwife Cath shares her tips and tricks to getting toddlers to sleep and stay in their own bed!

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,…

Sleep Regression and Developmental Milestones

What do you do when your baby was sleeping through the night and now has suddenly started waking up twice a night? Pinky discusses sleep regression and developmental milestones.

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,…

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.

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…

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?…

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…

Is breastfeeding my baby to sleep creating bad habits?

One of the most popular questions breastfeeding expert Meg Nagle gets asked is 'does breastfeeding my baby to sleep cause bad habits'. Find out the answer to this question in…

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…