Should fidget spinners be banned?

By Barb Kelly, Clinical Psychology Registrar It seems every kid has one. I waited for weeks patiently for mine to arrive from ebay. I eventually gave up waiting and bought an over-priced one. Because I just HAD to have one. Fidget spinners. In case you haven’t...
How to have an extra special Christmas

How to have an extra special Christmas

(with kids with extra needs) Let’s be honest, for many children Christmas and special events are challenging! All this build up to one day, where they are overwhelmed with presents, noise, change, unusual foods and often a loud man wearing completely the wrong...
A Mindful Mother’s Day

A Mindful Mother’s Day

  “Children don’t need perfection from their parents, they just need “ordinary” love and a parent that is “really” present.” Mother’s Day is a day which can trigger many different emotions for people. Mostly we think about breakfast in bed, presents from the...
The War in our Brain and in my Lounge room

The War in our Brain and in my Lounge room

This morning in my lounge room I experienced the joy of a musical instrument war. My son plays the trumpet and my daughter plays the violin. Every day it is a battle to get them to practice but today they both decided that they wanted to practice at the same time....