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Making the morning rush a positive experience for parents and children

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Weekdays can be stressful for both parents and children. There’s a lot to get done and time is short. In the rush of preparing school lunches, getting children (and parents) dressed for the day...

Mental health support for Australian families

(6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)
Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges...
Young woman sitting on a bench in a city park

Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family

(8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Nina raises a family and experiences depression. She and her husband speak openly about her illness with their three sons and Nina says that while coping with depression isn’t easy, talking about it has...

Anxiety in children

(8 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Transcript In this modern fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon for anyone of any age, and that includes children, to at times be anxious. Hi, I’m Doctor Joe. Probably generations ago, people were also anxious about things and...

Children and alcohol

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Transcript Children, teenagers and alcohol is something that does exercise our minds, particularly as the holiday season approaches. Hi, I’m Doctor Joe. It’s probably fair to say it’s something that exercises our minds at any time of...

Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Reader question My sixteen year old son left his mobile phone lying in reach of his three year old brother the other day. When I rescued it, the first thing I saw on the screen...


(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Dr Joe discusses the importance of staying healthy with sleep, good food choices, exercise and relaxation for teenagers as they prepare for exams.

Mobile phone use in kids

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
A lot of you probably watching this video grew up without mobile phones. And there’s a very simple reason for that. Hi, I’m Doctor Joe. Anybody probably who is older than twenty five is...

Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young

(12 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)
Reader question: I have a daughter who will start high school next year, but is already starting to look like a little woman. I also have a son who has just done a year of...
Father and teenage son

The joys, trials and tribulations of having teenagers

(4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Little children, headache; big children, heartache. -Italian Proverb Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. -Bill Cosby There are few things more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers...
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