Parenting an only child
This video explores some of the challenges of parenting an only child and dispels some of the myths about being an only child.
How to gradually build independence in tweens
(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.
Helping your child when they’re concerned about a friend
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 make friends
(3:46 mins) Making and keeping friends can be a challenge even for adults. How can we help our kids?
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…
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…
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…
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…
When friends fallout – a parent’s guide to tween friendships
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 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…
Tweens and privacy – how much is too much?
As kids get older they deserve some privacy, but there's a process involved, based on trust.