Why movement and play are crucial in childhood
There are many reasons why movement, music and unstructured play are essential for very young children’s healthy development – and many ways to incorporate them into your children’s days.
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…
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.…
Preparing children for a death
(3:44 mins) When someone your children loves is going to die, how can you prepare them?
The parent tech squad
When you’re trying to work with your kids on the issue of technology, it can be helpful to have a team to call on for backup. Those people are your…
Preparing your toddler for the birth of a new baby sibling
Expert, practical tips for encouraging a close bond between your toddler and their new baby sibling
The importance of family traditions
Family traditions bring families together and create powerful memories. What counts as a tradition, and how can we build better traditions for our kids?
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.
What is counselling and how does it work?
We often hear people say: "you should go and speak to someone", but who is that 'someone' and what do they do? Amanda demystifies who a counsellor is and what…
Play ideas with a 3-year-old
(2:22 mins) Play ideas with a 3-year-old
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…