Anxious Children – Tips



By Karen Torrisi Anxiety is something that is very common in children and seems to becoming more common. It is not uncommon to hear a parent saying they are having problems with their children and anxious behaviours or OCD?? Here are some …
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Tips on Cyclone Anxiety



Kids can get just as anxious in a cyclone as adults can. They are very perceptive. How to help them before or after a disaster? Stay as calm as you can, and try not to over-talk your own anxieties in …
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5 Tips to Connect to your Child



There isn’t a parent I know that doesn’t start to count down the days leading to school holidays. As parents we are full of plans and love the change of routine that school holidays bring. Whether it be no more …
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Returning to Work & Daycare Hours



Question – I am about to return to work after 15 month leave after having my first baby. I am offered flexible work hours – either two long, 10 hour days or three shorter days. What suits a 15 month …
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When granddad can’t get better?



What can you say to your children? What do you do? When someone I love is sick and can’t get better, how do I tell my children? This is a question that unfortunately comes up in our lifetime. It is …
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Daycare Separation



My three year old has been in day care for nearly a year. She goes two days a week. Trouble is she still cries/is clingy/needs to be cuddled by a carer whenever I leave. She seems happy when I pick …
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Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days



By Anahad O’Connor | NY Time Health | October 28th 2015 Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new …
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How to teach your kids about sugar



CASEY SEIDENBERG | NZ  Sugar provides a burst of energy that might be fun for a minute but usually doesn’t last too long. This article is dedicated to all the kids out there who think the orange juice they drink …
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Anxiety puts Mother and baby bond at risk



Thursday, 2 October 2014  | Anna Salleh | ABC Women who are anxious and insecure in their close relationships are more likely to have problems bonding with their young children, a new study has found. The findings could be useful in identifying mothers-to-be …
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Fear of Water



My three year old is terrified of getting in the swimming pool. We’ve only recently started swimming lessons and have not been successful at all. We has suspended lessons for now. My son is not all that keen on the bath either. …
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