Children

Quiet Time Activities for Kids
Quiet Time Activities for Kids [caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 3 Quiet Time activities for children by Sophia Smith[/caption]   Sometimes, parents just need a moment to rest and relax when they get home from work and they do not have the strength to cope with the ...
Have a Safe and Happy Easter
Happy Easter You would have noticed that this week there was no post on Monday. Well that’s because I wanted to save it until today! I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Easter.   Some of you will be with your kids, enjoy the day and the joy that it brings for them. It can be easy to for...
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life. It can also be incredibly difficult. Although there are countless books on parenting and plenty of self help available, nobody can really be prepared for the responsibilities of raising a child. Dealing with a hyperac...
The power of letting go
Letting Go It is time to learn and accept that we cannot control everything With Easter being just around the corner it is the perfect time to start thinking about letting go, acknowledging and accepting what we can and cannot control. Each of us will have different views about what is and is not ac...
Preparing for Easter School Holidays
Preparing for Easter School Holidays & Special Days! Can you believe that Easter is only 2 weeks away? It is mind-blowing to think how quickly 2016 is going. With Easter only just around the corner it is time to make sure that you have plans in place and have prepared for Easter special days and...
Stacy Barrass - Feature Blog
This month we are shining the spotlight on Stacy Barrass! What is your name? Stacey Barrass, divorcee, mother of 3 ‘crazy’ boys, Managing Director of a domestic and commercial cleaning company; www.thedomesticgoddess.com.au and encourager of building self-esteem in women who have escaped from do...
Co Parenting Adolescents
Co parenting Adolescents Today we are talking about teenagers (aka adolescents). Adolescents can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to co parenting adolescents and trying to ensure that they spend time with both of you, life can become even more complicated. Adolescents as you know...
Power of Music
The power of music during times of change Achieving stability for your child whilst your family takes on a new form can be a challenging task, however with the right tools, it can be achieved. Music can be an extremely powerful tool during times of change. It can provide a platform to help your chil...
Diane Viola's tips for enhancing Christmas
Tips for Enhancing Christmas Diane Viola - Relationship & Family Coach Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane Viola a Relationship & Family Coach based on the Gold Coast.  Diane does some fantastic work with families and children experiencing separation and divorce.  Part of th...
Leonie Percy - Feature Blog
Leonie Percy - Feature Blog Leonie Percy is the founder of Yogamamata and Mother Om but most of all is the feature of this months blog series. What is your name? Leonie Percy http://www.leoniepercy.com/about/   How long have you been separated for? 4 years   How many children do you have...
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders Today we are going to talk about parenting plans and consent orders. You have probably heard both terms various times and you may be wondering what the difference is. What are they? Firstly a parenting plan is an agreement made between the parents. It concerns matt...
School Graduation
Welcome back to Our Children Australia. Today we are talking about school graduations. Firstly if you have a child graduating from school this year – congratulations. This is a big milestone for both them and you. School graduations though for divorced and separated families can be tarnished espec...
Our top 3 communication tips
Today we are going to talk about 3 communication tips. Given that this site is here and focuses on co-parenting communication we wanted to give you our top 3 tips to help you along the way. Stick to the facts When you are communicating whether it be if you have something to say or if you are replyi...
Flexibility and Parenting Orders
Can you have flexibility in Parenting Orders? Today’s blog post comes as a result of a user question, and I think that came out of last week’s blog regarding orders and whether if you have orders in place, can you still have flexibility to do your own thing? So as I said last week, if your order...
Times and parenting orders - what does yours say?
Agreed vs Set times Today we’re talking about the time provisions in parenting orders and specifically what we want to talk about today is whether your orders are termed to be “as agreed” or whether the times are set out to be specific times. Most parenting orders should have both, so there sh...
School Holidays
It's hard to believe that school holidays are almost here! School holidays are going to be here before we know it. This is the last September/October school holiday, our last two week period before the upcoming six week school holiday period at Christmas time. So now is the time to start thinking ab...
Happy Father's Day
Next week is Father's Day, can I say happy Father's Day to all of our dads out there, I certainly hope that you have a wonderful day with your children. With Father's Day approaching, I will always put out our reminders to parents on Mother’s Day and Father's Day, think about this coming day as a ...
3 Common Mistakes People Make when Drafting Parenting Agreements
Today we’re talking about the three common mistakes that people make when they’re drafting parenting agreements. The first one is that parenting agreements are left open for interpretation; that is, they make very generalised orders. So the orders (or parenting agreement) might read something li...
Contravention Proceedings
Today we are talking about what happens when a party is not complying with court orders. Generally if you have an order in place and you have a parent who is on a consistent basis not complying with the orders a number of different things could be taking place. You might be inclined to what them pun...
Why won't my ex spend time with our kids?
Why won't my ex spend time with our kids?  Have you heard someone say this before.  Are you saying it?  So what are you supposed to do when the other parent is supposed to be spending time with your children and they are just not showing up? There are 3 points I really want to cover.   If i...