How to prepare your daughter to deal with her hormones.

Parenting teenagers can be daunting, and because this sneaks up on you sooner than you think, it’s wise to prepare for this milestone early, ie while your daughter’s a tween – or before her hormones kick in and turn her into...

PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR “BIG SCHOOL”

There are many new experiences, perspectives and conversations that come with the advent of parenthood. Suddenly you find yourself discussing at length, and listening intensely to other parents, on topics that you never before dreamed...

Curb Your Cravings…Forever!

Why do we crave cakes and crisps more than cauliflower and carrots? We asked nutrition experts what our unhealthy urges mean – and how to curb them… We all get food cravings and certainly don’t want...

Insomnia: How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

So how do you get the rest you need? We take a look at the top tips from Kevin Morgan, a professor of psychology who specialises in the causes of and treatment for insomnia, and...

Is your child addicted to screens? Here’s what you can do about it

Luke’s parents gave him a cell phone last year for his 10th birthday. Since then, the amount of time he spends playing video games on and off his phone has increased. Luke has gained weight and...

5 tips for parents to build communication skills with children with autism spectrum disorder

We are researchers who coach parents to communicate with children with disabilities. Here are five strategies families can use to help children with autism spectrum disorder build their communication skills, along with examples of how to...

Insomnia in pregnancy is common but it’s not normal. Here’s how to beat it

Many pregnant women find themselves waking up in the middle of night to go the bathroom (for the third time) or struggling to find a comfortable sleep position. Mildly disrupted sleep is common and bothersome but...

Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. Alcohol is also known to increase the risk of miscarriages, stillbirth and other placental complications. But what if a...

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their...

A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega...

Colic, chiro and no more crying!

Moaning, cramping, reflux, restlessness… For those moms and dads struggling to comfort a colicky baby, why not try chiropractic treatment? By Collette Merritt and Dr Greg Lacock I heard this statement for the first time about...

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