Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
If you've ever thought that the saying 'monkey see, monkey do' is highly applicable to children, then you'd be right.
Bethany Lambert had a problem.
"Is that your son?" a dad at my eight-year-old's swimming lessons asks, pointing. I nod. "He's a really good swimmer." To me, the compliment is akin to winning gold.
If you make a mistake, a furious parent will come down upon you like a wolf on the fold.
The behaviour we ignore is behaviour we accept
"Everything's going wrong," my daughter sobbed on my shoulder.
Why it's important to remember that your eldest child is still a child too
When it comes to how much time children spend on a device it's all about quality not quantity.
It's tempting to get involved and approach the other children's parents, but we should resist. Try these ideas instead.
Three years ago, Julie Mudrick grew worried about her son Luke, who was in grade three at the time.
Most teenagers have a relatively smooth path to adulthood, with just the occasional bump along the way. And there are things parents can do to ease the way.