Magazine Articles

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.

Haven Magazine for Families
Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Waiting for the First Words by Kathryn Maroney

The milestone for a child's first words is 12 months. So what does it mean if your child has not begun speaking by then?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 September, 2015
Allowing Dads To Be Who They Are by Tanya Curtis

What does the role of Dad ask men to be? What impact does this have on all fathers in the world? Are our expectations causing undue stress and anxiety on fathers without us even realising?

Haven Magazine for Families
Saturday, 1 August, 2015
When to intervene in the development of my child’s speech - by Kathryn Maroney and Tanya Curtis

How do we know when is the ‘right time’ to intervene in our children’s speech development or when do we leave our children to develop their sounds in their own time?

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015
Children and Anxiety - July Haven for Families Magazine Article by Tanya Curtis

Anxiety in children is often unrecognised and misunderstood, yet it is affecting many children on different levels of intensity.

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Little Runaways - June Haven for Families Magazine Article by Tanya Curtis

Going to public places can often be a nightmare for many parents due to their child being a 'runner'... running from shops, car parks, beaches, the park... in fact anywhere there is not a closed in space.

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 May, 2015

Too frequently we accept sibling rivalry as a norm – “That’s just what siblings do!” siblings sometimes fight, call each other names, are in competition with each other and can often be mean to each other. Why do we accept sibling rivalry as “just the way it is?”

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015

Do I share the whole truth, partial truth or withhold the truth from my child?

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 March, 2015

Children tend to grow quickly from their cute toddler stage into young children, teens and beyond. As they develop, our way of being with them requires constant evaluating and modifying...

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 February, 2015

Starting the school year and school day can bring about a degree of anxiety for children - and frequently parents too.

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 December, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

Have you ever wondered why at the end of the festive season so many people are ‘relieved’ that ‘it’s all over for another year’?

Haven Magazine for Families
Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

It is not uncommon for children to be lied to by their parents...

Haven Magazine for Families
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

How do I support my existing child to adapt to having a new family member?

Haven Magazine for Families
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

I’m a dad. How do I show affection to my pubescent daughter?

Haven Magazine for Families
Friday, 1 August, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

Parties can sound very exciting but are they truly supportive?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

Have you ever been in a shopping centre, or any public place for that matter, and your child has a meltdown? It’s like ... OMG, how embarrassing! But where does this embarrassment come from?

Haven Magazine for Families
Sunday, 1 June, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

Is it possible that the human body instinctively knows what it will respond positively to and what it will respond negatively to?

Haven Magazine for Families
Thursday, 1 May, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

Q: How can I support my child to get their emotions under control?

Haven Magazine for Families
Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Tanya Curtis Magazine Article - Haven for Families Magazine

There is a very big difference between being ‘strict’ and ‘teaching responsibility’.