2020 was a strange, stressful year

Requiring adjustments on so many levels in the ways we live our lives (and still does well in 2021!). I was able to see firsthand how this upheaval, this disruption of life on such a large scale, affected our littlest people, our children. Children are so resilient, there’s no doubt about that, but we can’t […]

Children’s mental health conditions

According to the World Health Organisation (2021), worldwide, 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental health conditions, but most of them do not seek help or receive care. The consequences of not addressing mental health and psychosocial development for children and adolescents extend to adulthood and limit opportunities for leading fulfilling lives.  I aim for this book to start the conversation. To […]

My own journey with anxiety

I have anxiety. Only formally diagnosed in adulthood but looking back I think I’ve always had it. I was a nervous child, happy, but an over-thinker. I would catastrophise sometimes the smallest of issues causing myself so much angst. Of course, on the outside, no-one would have guessed it on most days (but not on […]


Click to link with useful information regarding children’s anxiety: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/anxiety-in-children https://kidshelpline.com.au/parents/issues/anxiety-kids-and-teens?gclid=Cj0KCQjwweyFBhDvARIsAA67M70rehUy0m854Ku24666C1ntnLjUl0ifWxmqdvj3X-3V2DXrKE3q42UaAjOeEALw_wcB https://headspace.org.au/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwweyFBhDvARIsAA67M70n3wzk71O9Otks4h8xkZyOvsBZqMEA7R5NxQuxxYuK8Vet8Y6hKTsaAnztEALw_wcB https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents/mental-health-and-children?gclid=Cj0KCQjwweyFBhDvARIsAA67M73TgeuZU45x9gT3yw9NTjcszuR6O95mEbN4C550ExMUlzjd_AsSeBUaApOfEALw_wcB You don’t need to DO anything exceptional to be remarkable, you are amazing just by BEING YOU! Links to self-esteem resources: https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/behaviour/understanding-behaviour/about-self-esteem https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/self-esteem-in-children