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Fussy eaters and the numbers game

Any parent of a fussy eater will tell you that it can feel pretty lonely in the trenches of the daily mealtime battle. And when you add to that the guilt, judgement and even shame that comes with parenting a fussy eater, you start to get a better picture of just how...

PODCAST: Postnatal depression and anxiety

Up to 1 in 10 expecting mums struggle with antenatal depression and more than 1 in 7 new mums are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year. Even more are thought to suffer with anxiety. This episode of the MumLife Australia podcast is all about raising awareness...

Fever in children

Fever is common in children. Whilst it’s not an illness in itself, it is usually a sign of infection in the body.  Fortunately, a fever usually lasts only a few days. “A normal temperature range for a child is usually up to 38°C.  Fever is when the...

PODCAST: The Wonder Weeks

In 1971 Dr Frans Plooij and his wife Hetty left for Gombe National Park (Tanzania) to study chimpanzees. For nearly two years they closely observed newborn chimpanzee babies at close range. What they discovered in Tanzania would later be observed back home in human...

Using Emotion-Coaching to thrive in the daily grind

Emotion can be thought of as a process that integrates virtually every function of the human brain (Siegel & Hartzell, 2014). Even as adults it can be challenging to regulate our emotions during stressful moments. Imagine, then, how difficult it must be for...

How screentime is sabotaging your child’s sleep

I’m preaching to the converted when I remind parents of the importance of sleep for their children. We all want our kids to sleep! We’ve all experienced the emotional eruptions that occur when our kids are tired and we know, only too well, how we can’t function, let...

PODCAST: Preventing tooth decay in children

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. According to the Children Dental Health Survey, around 50% of Australian children will have at least one hole in their teeth by the age of five. So what are the causes of tooth decay in children and what can...