South East Brisbane Psychology Articles

Parenting through separation

 

When parents separate, it can be especially difficult for children. Psychologist Pauline Ogilvy explains how communication can help to make the transition as stress-free as possible.

 

Tips to help your child sleep better

 

Sleep problems in children are not unusual. Psychologist Janece Famularo writes about this to offer helpful tips.

For both children and adolescents it can be up to 40% who have problems with sleep at some stage. For children with a disability this figure can be even higher.

 

Quality Time

 

Psychologist Pauline Ogilvy gives some suggestions for finding family time and spending meaningful moments with your child, even on your busiest days.

 

Keeping the Spark Alive

 

When 'couple' becomes 'family', your journey together takes a new turn. While it's an exciting time, the arrival of a baby can wreak havoc on the balance you and your partner had worked out in your relationship. It can be all too easy to forget why you're with your partner in the first place. Remember that 'newlywed' feeling of dewy-eyed rapture you got every time you looked your loved one in the eye? What happened to it?

Avoiding mealtime problems

 

Family gathering around the dinner table remains an important part of our social fabric. It is an opportunity for family members to share their day's experiences, enjoy each other's company and join in the planning of family activities.

Preparing toddlers for newborns

 

Expecting a new baby in the household it is typically an exciting time with much attention paid to this up coming event. Often owing to the uncertainty of when baby will arrive there is a need to pack and have arrangements in place for the care of the other child(ren). A place for the baby to sleep, baby clothes, changing and bathing equipment, car seats and a pram or buggy need to be ready for use. This involves some organisation and can be an uncertain time for the older child(ren) in the family if they are not sure of what to expect. Sometimes siblings have fears of being displaced, and no longer being the child that parents lavish all their attention on.

Taming toddler tantrums - Under 5

 

Kicking and screaming, wailing and whining, foot stamping, floor pounding, arm flapping... No, it's not performance art, it's a toddler tantrum. Here's how to cope with your little one's amateur dramatics - and keep your sanity.

Encouraging children to sleep well - Under 5

 

Once children arrive, sleep and having enough of it takes on another meaning. Sleep is so precious and getting enough of it at times is difficult.

Tune in or turn off?

 

Once children arrive, sleep and having enough of it takes on another meaning. Sleep is so precious and getting enough of it at times is difficult.