Is Smacking Smart?

We asked…the kids told: “It’s naughty to smack” (4 year old boy)  “Only God is allowed to smack” (6 year old boy) “It’s wacking someone. You do it when someone is being rude to you. But I never do that…no one should do it” (7 year old boy) So why do we smack? “Smacking is […]

Top 5 (Free!) Ways to Spend Time with Your Kids

Written by Dean Spirou, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant 1. Deliberately schedule in some one-on-one time Sounds straight forward but how often do we really spend uninterrupted one-on-one time with our children?  Children crave our undivided attention.  Deliberately scheduling in individual time with them is one of the best ways to build a […]

Top 5 Tips for Getting Children Back into the School Routine

​​Written by: Emma Ballantyne, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant Are you still feeling like it is hard getting on top of the school routines now that Term 1 is underway? Here are our Top 5 suggestions for ways get back on track: 1. Plan ahead. Work out what needs to be done, what’s […]

Safer Social Media

Top 5 Tips for Parents to Ensure Safer Social Media use by Teens Written by Shristy Bastola, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant Tuesday 9th February, 2016 is “Safer Internet Day”. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for ways to support and encourage safer social media use. 1. Befriend your teen! E.g., befriend them […]

Screen time vs the world

I have a confession to make. When my kids were younger, I relied on DVDs to the extent that I joked that my sanity was sponsored by Pixar.  Lately my kids have disappeared with the iPad to watch and play all things Minecraft related, while I escape into my own social world of bloggers, Facebook […]