Bullying, Sleepovers, Exercising, Fussy Eaters, PND;

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

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

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

KEEPING KIDS SAFE AT SLEEPOVERS

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

COMBATING BULLYING

FUSSY EATERS

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

FUSSY EATERS

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

PLAY MORE WEIGH LESS

Parents share their children’s health struggles:

SAVING IZZY

Isabella Crosby was born with a life threatening disease which affects her liver. A transplant may be her only chance for a future. Please click on the link below to read the full story published in the Winter 2017 issue of Offspring Magazine.

Saving Izzy

TICKED OFF

Nine year old Scott Guerini used to fundraise for Telethon kids. Now he needs all the help he can get as he suffers with Lyme Disease – a condition not recognised in Australia. Please click on the link to read the full story that was published in the Spring 2015 edition of Offspring Magazine.

Ticked Off

CHARLOTTE’S FIGHTIMG_1612

Tiny Charlotte endured her first operation at just three days old and now takes 13 medications daily. I met Charlotte and her mother, Laura to find out the extent of her health issues. Please click on the link below to read the full story which appears in the Summer 2016 issue of Offspring Magazine

Charlotte’s Fight

TWICE THE TRAUMA

A young mother shares her story about coping with premature twin boys both born with an extremely rare cleft lip and palate. Clink on the link below to read my article which appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Offspring Magazine 

TWICE THE TRAUMA

JOSHUA’S JOURNEY

Joshua was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism that means he may grow no taller than 3 feet. Follow his journey by clicking on the link below which will take you to an article I wrote for the Autumn 2016 issue of Offspring Magazine 

JOURNEY