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March 18, 2018

Easter holiday programs

Easter holiday programs. Holiday workshops are a great way to break up seemingly endless days at home, while at the same time providing a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn from other each other and make new friends. Please contact me if you have any questions about the programs. Ashgrove | ZONES OF REGULATION A fun 'booster' group for students who have ...

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March 18, 2018

Tummy Pain in children

Nothing worse for a parent than knowing your child is in pain or ill and not knowing what to do about it or whether to worry.  Tummy pain is a very common symptom in childhood.   Almost any medical problem in a child can present as a “tummy ache” and the challenge is to sort out the serious from the not-so serious.  Most parents know their children and if they can ...

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Hi there everyone, Here is the long anticipated “Part 2” to our enthralling article on Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Had an absolutely epic weekend just gone, celebrating my big brother’s birthday in Sydney (and Troy and I left the rugrats at home with grandparents – WOOT WOOT!!), so boy am I glad that I had written this week’s blog post in advance!! As ...

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So it’s a big couple of weeks for parents and kids hasn’t it?  School has gone back for the year and things are returning to normal after what has hopefully been a relaxing and rejuvenating break for everyone.   My daughter started school last week for the first time as a preppie.  I’d be totally lying if I said I didn’t feel stressed about it (and I HAVE lost ...

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yawning baby
January 8, 2018

Sleep problems

Sooooooo on the topic of “restfulness” – many of my patient’s parents and friends struggle with their children’s sleep (or lack thereof) and face bedtime battles.  Troy and I are not immune to this ourselves!  For us mainly it’s 2 year old Nicholas not wanting to go to bed, throwing a tantrum and then protest spewing all over the clean sheets, resulting in us ...

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blood
December 11, 2017

Iron deficiency

Well hello again everyone! So today I thought I’d let you guys know about iron deficiency in children.  Quite a few bloggees recently requested the topic and I thought that it was a good “meaty” topic to bite into (ha ha!! Sorry… I seriously cannot help myself). Iron is a really important mineral that is responsible for VITAL body functions.  This ...

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child and mother

Hello again all you awesome peeps out there that look after little people. Today I am going to blog about “Mummy guilt.” If you are a dad, or a foster parent/carer – please don’t think that I am excluding you.  I am certain that all types of carers have some form of this kind of guilt (and this blog is ALL INCLUSIVE), but if you will just oblige me this once, ...

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devices

Helloooooooo there parents and carers! Electronic screens and “smart” devices.  Smart phones/iPhones, iPads, tablet android computers… These days they are EVERYWHERE.  It seems even the youngest of children know how to use them and they are so readily available.  They seem innocent enough, these little colourful, hand held devices that kids are often mesmerised ...

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The first five years of your child’s life are critical for brain development. Early stimulation from all senses create the foundations for learning and behaviour. As children grow, they develop skills and reach milestones that we are able to observe and compare to determine their progress. Before a child begins to speak, they use listening and basic communication ...

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feeding baby
November 20, 2017

Failure to thrive

The term “Failure to Thrive” is enough to strike fear in a parent or carer’s heart… Or at least it does in mine (but then, I’m an Asian mum and I’m a feeder!!) Initially for many mums, it feels like the weight of the expectation of breastfeeding your baby your “home-made liquid gold” when it is born, might crush your very skull and all of its contents… ...

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Easter holiday programs
Easter holiday programs. Holiday workshops are a great way to break up seemingly endless days at home, while at the same time providing a fantastic ...
Tummy Pain in children
Nothing worse for a parent than knowing your child is in pain or ill and not knowing what to do about it or whether to worry.  Tummy pain is a very ...
Autistic Spectrum Disorder – ...
Hi there everyone, Here is the long anticipated “Part 2” to our enthralling article on Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Had an absolutely epic ...
Autistic Spectrum Disorder – ...
So it’s a big couple of weeks for parents and kids hasn’t it?  School has gone back for the year and things are returning to normal after what ...
Sleep problems
Sooooooo on the topic of “restfulness” – many of my patient’s parents and friends struggle with their children’s sleep (or lack thereof) and ...
Iron deficiency
Well hello again everyone! So today I thought I’d let you guys know about iron deficiency in children.  Quite a few bloggees recently ...
Mummy (parental) guilt
Hello again all you awesome peeps out there that look after little people. Today I am going to blog about “Mummy guilt.” If you are a dad, or ...
Screen time and electronic device ...
Helloooooooo there parents and carers! Electronic screens and “smart” devices.  Smart phones/iPhones, iPads, tablet android computers… These ...
Does my child need to see a ...
The first five years of your child’s life are critical for brain development. Early stimulation from all senses create the foundations for learning ...
Failure to thrive
The term “Failure to Thrive” is enough to strike fear in a parent or carer’s heart… Or at least it does in mine (but then, I’m an Asian mum ...
Itchy girls bits (vulvovaginitis)
So a really good mate of mine (who I haven’t caught up with for aaages – sorry Vick!!) texted me and suggested that I blog about thrush in little ...
National Disability Insurance ...
As many of you may be aware, the NDIS has started its roll out throughout Queensland. In fact there are over 7,000 people enrolled in Queensland ...
Constipation (part two)
Hi again mums and dads! So to continue on from where we left off last week on this “hard” topic (ha ha!), we were going to discuss the ...
Constipation (part one)
So I promised I would try to blog about constipation today.  I like to try to keep these blog posts relatively SHORT, so they are easy enough to ...
Sore throats
Sore throats are pretty common.  You know that ache of the start of a sore throat when it begins and you groan as you realise what is coming right?  ...
Being sun smart with kids
It is no news to Queenslanders that Australia is the “skin cancer capital of the world” – something we have all heard more than once.  But did ...
Excessive screen use and our kids
With advancing technology, our children seem to be spending more and more time using screens. The American academy of Paediatrics recommends NO ...
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is so gross.  One of my best friends was out running once in the evening and a bug flew into her eye.  The reward for her hard work ...
ADHD
I see a lot of children through my clinical work who have troubles with attention and concentration, and this may manifest as a variety of different ...
Nappy rash
Nappy rash is a really common problem that we see in infant children who still wear nappies (diapers). It can be uncomfortable and at times painful ...