Rachel Doherty

How To Parent Self Centred Kids

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, is very selfish and I would say narcissistic to a degree (her Dad is and favours her) so she seems very self-entitled and will argue and manipulate constantly. She can be lovely but is generally the one who puts a ”downer’ on any family time by creating drama. Please help – spending time with and giving her special times with her friends seems to reinforce her need to be No. 1 in our family. Thanks very much.”

Related Videos

Naming Private Parts

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…

Helping your daughter to not become a ‘mean girl’

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…

Dealing with Tween Techno Tantrums and Meltdowns

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…

Toddler Eating Issues

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…

Sibling Conflict

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…

Help my child is sucking on things, picking their body and starting to talk like a baby

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…

Teaching children self-regulation

(4:19 mins) Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions?

Dealing with Kids’ Tantrums

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

Bullying among young kids

(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?