Anxiety & Mindfulness

  Written by: Stephanie Van De Ven – The Mindful Mama My son started showing signs of anxiety a few years ago. At around 8 years old he began tapping his fingers on any surfaces that he could several times in a row and making what I thought was strange-throat...

Travel-related Q&A

Q: What can I do in advance to prepare my children for a good/happy/tear-free flight? A: Try to board with a well rested child. I see many people boarding with a tired child and hoping they’ll sleep on the plane, but often over tiredness and over stimulation from new...

Adult Mental Illness

My name is Christine and I am a professional worrier. You read that right, a professional, I worry like it’s my job… if only I could get paid for this ability, because I’m really good at it, and I’d be a billionaire by now.  I’ve had anxiety my whole life, but it...

Paediatric Anxiety

“My tummy hurts” he said as he chewed his fingernails, looking around wide-eyed. My son was almost 4 when we started to notice that he was experiencing paediatric anxiety. For the most part, he had been an easy infant, toddler and preschooler. He was quieter,...

Urban Posh Kids Review by Ashleigh Scott

I recently received the car seat poncho from Urban Psh Kids shop for my 3-year-old daughter Winnie. This product is a creative solution to a tricky problem. The general consensus is that the safest way to protect your child while in a car seat is to ensure they are...