DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
This mother of 5, gave birth to 4 boys before realising she carried the mutated gene that resulted in 2 of her boys being diagnosed with the life-limiting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Read her reaction in my article for Kidspot which appeared on July 28, 2017 via the link below:
PARENTAL ALIENATION – NO ACCESS
Sharing custody after a relationship breakdown can be hard on parents who want to spend as much time with their children as possible, but what if your ex-partner turns your kids against you? A mother and a father share their heartbreak at not seeing their children for years, in this article I wrote for Kidspot on June 30, 2017.
POSTNATAL DEPRESSION IS REAL
Robin planned to walk into traffic because she felt no one was listening to her cries for help. Unsuccessfully managing 3 children under 3 years old with no sleep, no energy and very little support led to a diagnosis of PND and time in a psychiatric ward. Read her story that I wrote for Kidspot in May 2017, by clicking on the link below
HOW SAFE ARE SLEEPOVERS?
Sleepovers are a rite of passage but they can be fraught with danger and stress. Debbie Clarke runs self defences classes and gives some tips for ensuring your kids remain safe. This article I wrote appeared on the Essential Kids website dated May 16, 2016
IS SWAPPING SCHOOLS THE ANSWER TO COMBAT BULLYING?
When kids are bullied should we pull them out of that school to get away from the bullies? I speak to a man who was bullied his entire school life and two mothers whose children were bullied. Find out what they have to say in this article published on Essential Kids on July 29, 2014
If you want expert advice on how to ensure your children eat a balanced diet even though they appear fussy, read my article that appeared in Australian Family magazine in November 2015
FUN WITH EXERCISE
Get your children off the couch and running about with these fun things to do. They will be enjoying themselves so much, they won’t even realise they are exercising. Read the entire story I wrote for Australian Family Magazine in May 2015