Parenting

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.  ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Prepare Your Baby for its First Visit to Your Local Dentist Clinic
Prepare Your Baby for its First Visit to Your Local Dentist Clinic   Baby teeth are the most delicate thing to handle for any doctor and mothers often shillyshally at the idea of providing perfect dental care or making right decisions about when exactly to take their baby to local dentist’s c...
Kindergarten Matters: the Importance of Early Childhood Education
Kindergarten Matters: The Importance of Early Childhood Education   As the kids hit pre-school age, many parents are left wondering whether enrolling their children in kindergarten is the right decision. It’s important to mention that kids learn a lot about the world around them in early chil...
5 Ideas for a Boys Birthday Party
5 Ideas for a Boys Birthday Party   Finding birthday ideas for boys birthday parties can be a difficult task. It seems that there are thousands of ideas for girls, but for boys, the search is much harder.   Children's' party interests have changed over the years. They no longer want ice cr...
5 Night Routines for Parents
5 Night Routines for Parents to Overcome Fatigue and Help Their Baby Sleep Longer When you hear them purr and gurgle, now that’s when your heart melts and your whole body goes into a spiral of emotions, with your brain screaming “It’s impossible I’ve given birth to THIS adorable creature!”...
Travelling Activities - Keep kids occupied
10 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy While travelling When you are travelling somewhere, you want to make the trip as smooth as possible. But, if you have kids it may be complicated to a certain extent. They can’t keep calm during the entire trip, they get nervous and tired but are unwilling to slee...
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...
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 ...
Why I Encourage My Child to Play Outside
Why I Encourage My Child to Play Outside   Playing outside is the perfect opportunity for kids to be kids. Not to mention, it’s good for their health too. It's the place for them to run around, hop, skip, jump, and do all sorts of activity that gets their bodies moving. According to author an...
Learning Disability - Approach it the right way.
How to Approach your Child's Learning Disability the Right Way Finding out that your child has a learning disability of some kind is definitely not something you simply acknowledge and immediately start dealing with. It often hits both the parents and the child like lightning. More often than not, t...
Coach Your Children
HOW TO ENCOURAGE AND COACH YOUR CHILDREN – RATHER THAN NAG THEM The language a parent uses can empower or dis-empower a child – get it right and you can leave a child feeling inspired. However, get it wrong and the child will limit themselves and feel disempowered, criticised and 'nagged'.  ...
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 ...
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...