Parenting Support

We all want to raise happy, healthy children, but sometimes their behaviours can leave us feeling frustrated and at a loss to know how to help.  The good news is that once you learn how to read the meaning behind the behaviours, everything changes. Parenting could be the most important work you will ever do, […]

Alternatives to Punishment and Time-out

So you’re over the meltdowns, the toddler tantrums, and the teenage mood swings and would like to find alternatives to punishment and time-out, but are not sure where to turn. You have realised that these approaches don’t work, and are often make tings even worse, but are unsure what else to try. Rest assured, there […]

Registered NDIS Provider

Do you have a child who is struggling to keep up in school? Perhaps they are NDIS participants, with a diagnosis of anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia or autism? I help parents who are looking for answers to their child’s learning difficulties, temper tantrums and emotional outbursts. My aim is to help your child build strong foundations for […]

Challenging Behaviours and Learning Difficulties

At times, all parents feel at a loss to understand what their child might be needing from them. This is normal. The vast array of options to address a child’s challenging behaviours and learning difficulties can leave many of us feeling totally confused.  Child Behaviour as the Tip of an Iceberg Challenging behaviours are like the tip […]

Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums. It happens to all of us. That moment when your toddler completely “loses it”. You feel frustrated, embarrassed and totally at a loss to know what to do. Your toddler is expressing some really big feelings here. They’ve probably been sending out signals for a while, but in your need to focus on […]

Meltdowns and Mood Swings

Are you worried that your child’s meltdowns and mood swings might be  signs of ADHD? Do you ever find yourself completely at a loss, with no idea how to respond? You’ve probably worked out that systems of punishment, time-outs and rewards are rarely, if ever, successful, but what else is there? Responding Rather than Reacting […]

Anxious Children

Anxious children are often  highly sensitive and easily overwhelmed. In their distress, they may have regular meltdowns, or prefer to shut themselves away. These behaviours can be very hard to be with, and its’s not always easy to know how to respond. Your anxious child may also complain of headaches, tummy aches or resist going to […]

Circle of Security Parenting Support

 The Circle of Security Parenting support program offers help for parents who would like to develop their parenting skills.  First time parenting can be a scary time. With so many new emotions surfacing, it’s normal to wonder if you are doing everything “right”. Perhaps you are worried that giving your children too much attention will “spoil” […]

Learning Difficulties and Challenging Behaviours

Starting school is an exciting time, and parents always have great hopes for their children’s future. However, for many children, life in the classroom can be quite overwhelming. This feeling of overwhelm may increase anxiety, resulting in learning and behavioural challenges. These behaviours are often seen as signs of autism, ADD, ADHD or dyslexia. Behaviours are […]

Signs of ADHD

Parenting a restless and impulsive child can be challenging, with parents often becoming concerned that their child has signs of ADHD.  An assessment can  lead to a diagnosis that your child has some sort of disorder. However, an holistic view sees ADHD simply as a collection of behaviours, usually linked to gaps in early stages […]