Lifes journey

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 ...
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...
New Year Resolutions
Help Your Children Make the Best New Year’s Resolutions   January is always the perfect time to start fresh, give up a poor habit or establish a new, healthy one. So, yes, it is the perfect time for all the “New Year – New Me” goals. We often see New Year’s resolutions as exclusively ...
Power of You - Harnessing your power
This morning I found that I had some time to myself (a rare occurrence these days). So I seized that opportunity and made my way to a local coffee shop with my journal in hand.   I never know what is going to come out when I sit there with a pen and my journal. Today I found myself writing abou...
Dating after divorce
Do's & Don'ts to Avoid Relationship Mistakes While Dating After a Divorce   Dating after divorce will never be easy. You will always feel the need to move on and go with your life, but there will always be fear of repeating the same mistakes.   Don’t worry. Getting back in the dating wor...
Overreacting, overtired parents
Are You Overreacting Because You Are Tired? Have you ever found yourself overreacting or going mad at your child because you were tired beyond your limits? I don’t know a parent who hasn’t had one day when they wish bedtime would come sooner rather than later. This is normal. It does not mean yo...
Taking one day at a time
Taking One Day at a Time When you are tired and stressed it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Little niggles become larger than life and what you would have ignored previously has become the trigger to start world war 3.  When this is your life the easiest thing to do is take one day at ...
Tired parents equals bad behaviour
Tired? Who isn’t!   Spoiler alert – Parenting is hard and most parents I know are tired! Ok so we may all know that. The truth is we make it 10 times harder when we try to fit that ideal of ‘perfect parents’.   Yes everyone may be fitter, stronger, and healthier now. However, modern d...
Parental sacrifice can impact our children
Parental Sacrifice .... Child's Loss What can we learn from Karl Stefanovic and Cassandra Thorburn? Firstly this is not an article about their relationship or their separation. It is about the sacrifice that we make as parents.  I read a news article recently and it made me realise that parents mak...
Lessons daughter taught
6 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned from My Daughter Earlier As a dad in today’s world it can be hard raising a daughter. Even when you make the right decisions, it can still lead to the wrong conclusion. Our lovely little ladies follow different rules than when raising boys. Am I raising her to be st...
Divorce in a Weekend
Divorce in a Weekend = A New START   There have been many articles written lately about the delays that families face in the Family Court process; and it is true. The wait times for hearings are getting longer.  Judgements are taking longer and all the time the Court lists are growing longer a...
Preparing for Separation
Preparing for Separation   Sometimes our dreams, plans and hopes don’t always turn out the way we expected. This is no different when it comes to relationships. No one enters a truly committed relationship expecting it to end. Unfortunately for some it does. This doesn’t mean they have fail...
Single Parents of Teens
3 Things Single Parents Of Teens Must Do To Keep Sane No one ever claims being a single parent is easy and as single parents of teens you know this to especially be the case. In fact, media portrayals of single parenthood rarely glamourize it. Struggles with maintaining a balance between single life...
Failed? No. A new opportunity to begin again? Yes!
For some of you going through divorce it will be a very hard journey. Some of you may be hiding it, you may not want to acknowledge that you are going through this. You may in fact feel like you have failed.   It isn’t easy – especially if your main thought and feeling is that you have fail...