Health

Osteopathy and newborn checks

KELLY EDEN talks with the team at Merivale Osteopathy about the value of osteopathic treatment for new mums. A few weeks after my oldest daughter was born, I noticed she seemed uncomfortable sleeping with her head turned to the left. Like the baby advice says, I would …

Tell Me

What does it feel like to be in love? Is it embarrassing to have sex? Can a grandmother have children? What does LGBT mean? What happens if you don’t feel like having sex? Why do you get pimples? All excellent questions! Tell Me collects questions …

Osteopathy and newborn checks

KELLY EDEN talks with the team at Merivale Osteopathy about the value of osteopathic treatment for new mums. A few weeks after my oldest daughter was born, I noticed she seemed uncomfortable sleeping with her head turned to the left. Like the baby advice says, I would …

Let’s get physical, physical…!

Psychotherapist, WONITA WOOLHOUSE, delves into the merits of the HUDDLE Kids exercise programme – aimed to empower children through exercise. While my career has evolved into psychotherapy, my paediatric occupational therapy background remains intricate to the work I do today – it has been a …

Preparing for periods

KELLY EDEN shares how discussing menstruation with your children can become a normal part of conversation rather than a “special talk”. When’s the right time to start talking about periods? When I was teaching, the puberty lessons began in Year 7. But with my own girls, …

Healthy role models

As a parent, you should have no doubt that you are the most influential person in your children’s lives.  Through direct interaction, or by setting an example, the parent’s own healthy or unhealthy habits will be followed by their children. Most of our clients come …

The ride to resilience

Resilience doesn’t come in an animal-shaped gummy supplement. The journey towards resilience is just as important as achieving resilience. The definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” All I take from that definition is ‘suck it up’ or ‘harden up’ …