Using Music to Express Emotion
Music Therapist Allison talks about the importance of teaching children (and ourselves as adults) to move emotions so that we can better deal with them. Music is one of the easiest ways that we can do this.
Taming tantrums at home
Why do toddlers tantrum and why does it get out of control sometimes? Learn evidence-based techniques helping your child amidst the storm and teaching early stages of self-soothing.
The danger of speaking to children with commands
This video helps analyse how it is you speak to your child and how changing your approach can help improve your child's behaviour. Watch Teacher Tom's related video, "The Power…
What sort of rewards or incentives can I give my child?
Primary School principal, Andrew Oberthur, talks us through his guidelines for appropriate use of incentives, affirmations and rewards for kids.
Learn if it’s okay to use screen-time as a digital reward or punishment tool
Many parents dangle the ‘digital carrot’ to entice kids to behave or motivate their behaviour, or ban the gaming console, or the TV as a form of punishment. Dr Kristy…
What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.
Super Heroes, Gun Play and Rough Play
Claire Orange, parenting expert, answers a ParentTV viewer's question about superhero play, gun play and rough play.
How attachment caregiving helps rewire the brains of traumatised foster kids
A 2005 Child Development study showed that an attachment-based caregiving approach to looking after traumatised foster children is instrumental in healing their brains. Dr Vanessa Lapointe explains how and why…
What to do instead of technology
Sometimes, getting kids off their devices is a monumental battle. Here’s Jason Gibson's strategy for making it a little easier to provide good alternatives.
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!
The difference between tantrums and meltdowns
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…