Parenting

What about my rights?
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.  It is your chil...
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&...
Parenting Programs
Don't gasp - parenting programs aren't that bad! Have you suggested that your ex attend a parenting program only to be met with a gasp and fury? It really isn’t that surprising when you think about it – how would you like it if someone told you that you needed to do a parenting program?...
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 ...
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...
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...
Raising Grateful Kids
Ways to Have More Grateful Kids This Christmas   Christmas holidays are the most exciting part of the year. The build-up to it starts months earlier and in the end the excitement pays off in the form of gift giving. It’s a fine tradition, and kids are especially looking forward to it. On the ...
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...
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids This is a guest post written by Manuel Cadaing for mhealth. mhealth offers physiotherapy, clinical pilates, orthotics and other related health services in Melbourne to improve well-being, fitness and performance.   Kids are fast learners. They can ...