Signs & Symptoms
Treating babies for bites and stings
Living in Australia we all know they’re around, those creepy crawly, slithery, stinging creatures that inhabit the planet with us. We are fortunate enough to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, it is inevitable...see more
Signs & Symptoms
Understanding your child’s fevers
Fever is incredibly common in children. Having an understanding of why children (and adults) can develop a fever is important. There are many myths about fever, the number one being that a fever is the actual illness...see more
The 4 things you need to know about treating babies for burns and scalds
Children are curious. They learn by play and exploring the world. This is a wonderful way to grow and develop, however, the problem is that you children lack the ability to understand danger and consequence...see more
The importance of parent-teacher relationships and how to build them
Children trust educators the most after their families. Teachers play a crucial role in the brain development of children by further developing their social and emotional skills, building on what they have learned at home, and helping them grow into well-rounded individuals. Even though I haven’t been in a classroom for a few years, I still have a strong passion for and connection to the education system. I understand that it can be difficult to...see more
What developmental skills should a 5-year-old have?
Are humans competitive by nature? Or is it something we have become because this world has become so fast and aggressive? These were the thoughts that raced through my head as I watched my 5-year-old play with a bunch of other kids his age at the park. They were playing tag, and my child seemed to be the first one to be tagged.Again, and again.Again. So there I was, sitting on the bench, rocking my...see more
Make learning fun with these activities for 5-year-olds
I sit in a corner on my favourite chair and sip my coffee. It’s still hot, which for many parents is nothing short of a miracle. But that’s not the only reason I’m happy. I’m watching my son and his two best friends run around our yard, and I don’t have to ask them to be careful or put away their gadgets. They’re wearing their paper pirate hats, and paper binoculars as they search the...see more
What are the developmental red flags for 5 year-olds?
The first five years of a child’s life seem full of so many changes. It’s only when you look back at the pictures, that you truly realise how much they have changed in just the past year! Every day, they get taller, run faster, and learn something new. They tick off milestones and outgrow their clothes, and as parents, we pride ourselves on watching them grow and rooting for their success. But in today’s competitive...see more
How do I know if my child has a developmental delay?
We all like to think of our children as unique, amazing little humans who have their own thoughts and personalities (truth!). But when it comes to tracking their milestones, we are pedantic about making sure they are on or ahead of the curve. While the curve is there for a reason (so we can benchmark standard progress), it is important to note that children often develop at their own pace and in their own time....see more