Helping Toddlers Sleep

Helping Toddlers Sleep

Fifty percent of children over the age of one wake regularly. One third of all parents of toddlers report having a significant problem with their child’s sleep (so worrying or being concerned about toddler’s sleep is far from unusual!). Toddlers need adequate sleep....
Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is common. By the age of five, the majority of children will be dry at night. But some won’t be. Those that haven’t reached the milestone of consistently dry nights are said to be experiencing primary nocturnal enuresis. Children who revert to bedwetting...
Chores Build Successful Adults

Chores Build Successful Adults

Insisting that chores get done can feel like a never-ending battle: a constant cycle of reminding, cajoling, nagging and threatening consequences! Is it worth it? Yes. Chores teach children a full set of life skills – so they can move on confidently into adulthood...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Traditions are recurring things that a family does: a set or behaviours and routines that have special meanings within a household. They may seem quaint or even silly, but they have a real usefulness. Even if you don’t realise it, your family will already have some...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are not uncommon in early childhood centres. Children can become distressed when they see their parent leaving: it’s called separation anxiety and it’s a normal stage in child development. But, it can be unsettling. Considering that...
The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of...