How To Travel With Your Child As A Single Parent
Travelling with your child is always an exciting adventure for creating wonderful memories. It can also be a stressful one since you are travelling alone with your child. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. In fact, if you want to have a great time on your vacation, you need to prepa...
Separation is Real 
There’s no getting around the pain of separation – it’s damn real. Whether it was you that decided to end the marriage, or your partner, there is always an element of hardship and emotional turmoil involved. There are a variety of different ways to ease the pain, but the best thing...
Ensuring Your Children Will Have the Right Support Post-Separation
How do children cope post-separation? Well, at first, it’s a challenge. Primarily because it’s so different to what they are accustomed to and such a huge shock. But like most things, after a substantial amount of time, it becomes normal and it’s no longer such a shock. In saying t...
How do you Tell Your Children?
Separation and divorce is unpleasant, to be completely truthful, divorce is an absolute world-wind of emotional turmoil. But, one of the hardest aspects of separation or divorce is explaining your decision to your child/children and trying to manoeuvre a conversation of such heartbreak. While there&...
Sometimes Love is Not Enough
During the early stages of a romantic relationship, it’s all about breaking down barriers and connecting with one another. What soon follows, if the relationship progresses, is usually, love.  During the “honey moon” stage in a relationship, people often describe feeling &lsq...
Finding your next dollar
Money is tight and I don’t know what to do….   Have you ever wondered where you are going to get your next dollar from?  Where are you going to find the money you need to pay the rent, electricity, phone and then still have some left over for food?   Yes it is that ti...
Keep me out of Court
Keep me out of court!!!!!!!   Have you separated recently and are wondering what’s next.  Have you heard from friends, neighbours, colleagues about the cost, delays and emotional toil going to Court can take?  You are not alone.   Nearly everyone involved in the family ...
I have rights to see my child... or do I?
Who has the rights - the parent or the child?   If I had a $1 for every time a parent said to me “but I have rights” - I would be very rich by now!  The truth is - you don’t have rights. Your children do.   It is not your right to spend time with your kids.  ...
Dental Care and Happy Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting time. It can be a hormonal time too. Pregnant women tend to become more susceptible to oral infections and are at increased risk of gum disease and permanent tooth damage. Effective care is required not only for the mother but also for a healthy future of the child to be bor...
Challenges while Raising Kids and Caring for Elderly Parents
Raising kids can be a tough job on its own, but when you add caring for your elderly parents to the equation, you find yourself in a situation that might seem impossible to manage. It can exhaust you, especially if you have a full-time job to combine with your family obligations. Here is some advice...
Communication Post-Divorce
Communication Post-Divorce Communicating with your ex-partner is not always the easiest thing in the world to do.  Often it depends on how you communicated during your relationship and what circumstances occurred for your relationship to finish.  For those that just fell out of ...
Legal Context of Social Work in Domestic Violence
Legal context of social work in domestic violence Domestic violence laws in Australia are complicated as each State and Territory have different laws, which can make it difficult to understand what protection orders mean in different parts of the country.  The Queensland Parliament updated the...
Technology Facilitated Abuse in Co-Parenting Communication
Technology facilitated abuse in co-parenting communication It is common for victims of domestic and family violence to be court ordered to co-parent with their ex-partner.  Just like separated families who have not experienced domestic or family violence, regular communication with your ex-partner ...
Separation with domestic violence
Separation with domestic violence If you are considering leaving a relationship that is dominated by domestic violence, there are many things for you to think about before you walk out that door.  Of course, if you are in physical danger, get out right now!  And please DON’T GO BACK!  Research ...
What Does Coercive Control Look Like?
What does coercive control look like? Coercive control is a tactic used by perpetrators of domestic and family violence that requires no physical contact with their victim.  They can use coercive control to isolate, stalk, harass and intimidate all through seemingly innocent means.  The aim of coe...
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships Communicating about your children with your co-parent who is either your ex-spouse or significant other is never an easy thing to do.  Parents who do communicate successfully, keep their children as the focus of their communications and they respect...
Guide Your Child Properly on Their Journey to the Stars
Guide Your Child Properly on Their Journey to the Stars   Helping your child reach for the stars doesn’t mean that you have to prepare them for the celebrity life from their early childhood. Of course, if your child expresses interest in this kind of life, there’s nothing wrong with giving ...
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence Most people today have heard about domestic or family violence.  But usually what comes to mind is loud screaming, broken bones and bruised faces.  We expect to see the consequences of the domestic violence and without that visual evidence, it...
Co-Parenting and School
Co-Parenting and school   Who else here haves children in Kindergarten and ready to start school in 2018? Have you decided which school they will be going to? Have you chosen a school and your ex another? Being a parent is tough enough but when you are battling an ex as well it can feel like t...
How Working with Children Helps You Find Happiness and Fulfilment
How Working with Children Helps You Find Happiness and Fulfilment Sometimes, when we’re overwhelmed with obligations. When we can’t remember why we do all the things that we do. And when everything is complicated and difficult, help can come from unexpected places. When the stress becomes too mu...