Magazine Articles

Haven Magazine for Families
Saturday, 7 October, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness

Mental illness is typically associated with those who have a diagnosed clinical disorder. But is there better terminology and better understanding?

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 September, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Boys vs. Emotions

In the confines of a clinic, many men and fathers report feelings of anxiety on a regular basis according to Tanya at Fabic.

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Supporting our Tweens

The tween years provide meltdowns for many and anxiety all round - but why is this so?

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 3 July, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Life is One Big Classroom

Learning is often associated with the traditional classroom, school and education facilities. But learning goes far beyond the classroom. 

Haven Magazine for Families
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
EOFY: Review, Reflect, Appreciate

As the end of the financial year draws near there can be an anxiety, even panic as many go into the process of getting all their financial affairs completed by June 30

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 May, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Mothering or Smothering?

Mothering and smothering. Two very similar words in annunciation but, by geez by gingo, their meanings are polar opposite! 

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 3 April, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Kids' Parties: What are we teaching our children?

Parties can be filled with giggles, excitement and create many happy memories. On the other hand, parties can be filled with many opportunities for life lessons to be learned.

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - The Classroom of Life

We often limit learning to a classroom, school or learning institute. But what if every moment of every single day is an opportunity to teach and learn? What if life is really one ginormous classroom?

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - And Here We Go Again!

 2017 is here and so we begin another cycle around the sun. Fabic’s behaviour specialist and counsellor Tanya Curtis wants to know how ‘new’ your ‘new year’ will really be?

Source Kids Magazine
Monday, 19 December, 2016
Tanya Curtis Source Kids Magazine - Tips to Support Understanding During Toilet Training

Toilet training can be so simple for some and yet can take what seems like forever to be successful in others.

Haven Magazine for Families
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Holiday Season: The Pros and Cons

School holidays are here. “Yippee!” Say some parents. “Omg!” Say many others as they start counting the sleeps until school goes back. Why the contrast?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - The True Gift of Christmas

Christmas is well-and-truly coming. Some get excited, others get stressed and anxious and for others many meltdowns proceed. But why the stress? Why the angst? Why the meltdowns?

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 3 October, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine - Travelling Terrors - Can We Avoid Them?

The countdown to your holiday has ended. Finally, the day has come. Everyone appears excited as we prepare for the new places to visit, new people to meet, new adventures to explore and lots of new, new, new. But soon, the inevitable. The meltdown of all meltdowns. But why?

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 2 September, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine Spring Clean Unwanted Behaviour Patterns

Coming into spring, it is all too common to spring clean your room, your house, your garden, your wardrobe etc. But have you ever considered spring cleaning your own behaviour patterns?

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine Parties Make Great Classrooms

Fabic Behaviour Specialist Tanya Curtis explores the possibility of parties being part of the classroom of life.

 

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine Perfectionism and Behaviour Issues in Schools

When we watch the news, read the paper, talk to a neighbour or a man down the street, it is apparent that schools are experiencing a significant rise in behaviour issues.

Source Kids Magazine
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Tanya Curtis Source Kids Magazine Perfectionism is it debilitating my child?

Perfectionism is simply an image we create of how we expect something to happen.

When these expectations aren't met exactly as expected anxiety can be truggered, which leads to unwanted behaviours.

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine Winter and our Mental Health

What do you think of winter? Do you love the season and look forward to it, or do you flat out loathe it? Tanya Curtis looks at the impact of winter on our mental health and provides five ways to keep the winter blues at bay. 

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 May, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine A Mother's True Role

Motherhood, mum, mother and all the associated words come with many images. Fabic Behaviour Specialist and Counsellor Tanya Curtis reveals more about the harm of these images and what a mother’s role is truly all about.

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 April, 2016
Annie Tran Haven for Families Magazine

Promoting healthy eating behaviours is vital to your child’s development. Many parents can feel stuck with what to do when their ‘fussy’ child won’t eat. Parents often ask “is my child just picky with food or do they have an actual feeding problem?”.

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 April, 2016
Tanya Curtis Haven for Families Magazine Foods and Moods

Do foods really impact our moods? Fabic behaviour specialist and counsellor Tanya Curtis looks into the correlation.

Source Kids Magazine
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016
The Playground is a Classroom of Life by Tanya Curtis

Observing a playground full of children, it does not take long to identify a similar feel to a hospital and even an airport. How you may ask? Three vastly different places, how could they possibly be similar? Simple, all three places are filled with emotions of varying intensity from one spectrum to the other...

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Sport: Healing or Harming the Soul? by Tanya Curtis Behaviour Specialist

Our Australian culture is very much sports-orientated. It’s a culture that can start from the day a baby is born and is often carried throughout their life. But how far is too far when it comes to promoting a sports-oriented culture within your home?

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 February, 2016
The Parent and Child Romance - Haven for Families Magazine

More than any game, toy, food, material possession, praise or positive reinforcement, more than anything in this world, children want to be seen and confirmed for who they truly are.

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 February, 2016
Love is an Observation by Tanya Curtis Behaviour Specialist

What is love? This is quite a valid question this month as we go about flaunting our love for another on Valentine’s Day. But do we really know what it means?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015
The Christmas Holiday Phenomenon and School Holidays A Golden Opportunity

It’s a common phenomenon that children seem to flourish in speech and communication development over the christmas holidays. So what’s the secret ingredient?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015
Do you know your Number 1 job by Tanya Curtis

Whatever your age, we all have jobs in life. They might be trivial jobs that our parents assign us as kids, or they might be important jobs that our bosses and superiors assign us in the professional workplace. But what is your number 1 job in life?

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 November, 2015
Perfectionism Tanya Curtis Behaviour Specialist

Is perfectionism affecting your child? Do you even know the signs? Behaviour Specialist Tanya Curtis gives us the low down on what she describes as the ‘hidden epidemic’ impacting our kids - and even the adult population.

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 November, 2015
Annie Tran Occupational Therapist Haven for Families Magazine Article

When your child gets to preschool or kinder, there may be some worry that they don't tick the boxes on developmental milestones. He or she is getting ready for school so we need to teach them the necessary skills to support their transition and learning.

Haven Magazine for Families
Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Playing By My Rules by Tanya Curtis

From the outset of a baby being born we must be aware that children are easily influenced. Children of all ages including our babies and toddlers become aware of all that is around them and begin to sense the expectations of how they should be in life.