Four Words Can Change Your Child’s Life

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The way parents speak to their children can have a major impact on their mental and emotional health. Article I consulted on, written by journalist Megan Blandford for SBS News Parents play a protective role in their child’s mental health. Children with parents who never or rarely told them they were proud of them were nearly five times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, nearly seven times more likely to formulate a suicide plan and about […]

Comparing our Kids

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All parents love their children but what if it seems that one particular child is more favoured. Why does this sometimes transpire and why do we compare our kids? Often, we may have a child who is particularly like us. They may have the same interests, similar personality, care about the same things we do plus they may be very interested in what we do, how we do it and what we think. All this […]

Ringtone defeats child

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Have we become so in-tuned to our phone ring and bing, it defeats our child’s plea for attention? There was a recent story on mobile phones being banned from use in a USA Daycare centre when parents are collecting their child. The outrage this caused was extraordinary. Should we ban phones from being taken into childcare centres when parents pickup their child? The reason given was the staff felt the children were often being ignored by […]