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...
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...
14 tips to help with Parenting During Exam Time
Parenting During Exam Time   Parenting children itself is an extremely difficult task let alone parenting during exam time. Exams have the ability to turn children into stressed robots. Over the last month we have brought you articles on how your children can get through this period. This artic...
8 tips on How to Approach Exam Season
How to Approach Exam Season Exam time can frequently be unpleasant and nerve-wracking. How does your child approach exam season? While some anxiety can be positive, being excessively curious or tense can be dangerous. This is particularly so when the event that it meddles with your final result. Rig...
Tips for Getting Through Exams. Is your child prepared?
Tips for Getting Through Exams Exam time is one of the most anxious and nerve-racking time for many students either before or after exams and in many cases both. What to contemplate and what not to is a conundrum most students face. This article presents some useful tips on getting through exams so ...
Studying for Exams - A guide to get your kids through
Studying for Exams: Helping Your Children Develop the Best Way to Study for Their Exams Studying for exams can be a tremendous problem not only for children but also for parents. Many parents are dumbfounded when it comes to helping their children develop a way to study efficiently and effectively. ...
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'.  ...
Keeping your family home
You could keep your home through your divorce The stress of separation and divorce doesn't need to be coupled with the loss of your family home. This is a really important time to have a conversation with a trusted professional about your finances to discuss your options. You may be surprised with t...
Home Security Tips Keeping You Safe
Home Security Tips To Keep The Family Safe   In today’s society, good home security will save you a lot of frustration and heartbreak. Often, ensuring your house is safe and secure can come down to a few simple details. These details can make the difference between your house being broken int...
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 ...
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...
Vitamin D Deficiency in children
Vitamin D Deficiency in children – not so sunny after all…   By Mirielle Schreuders BHSc MNP   “Using sunscreen correctly can prevent sunburn and is believed to protect against SCC. Using sunscreen has not, however, been shown to prevent melanoma or BCC” The American Academy of Ped...
True Cost of Separation
The True Cost of Separation   Separation & divorce is akin to a roller-coaster. The end of a relationship is such an emotional period in your life and can bring about significant anxiety and concerns. What do you do now? Where will you live? What happens to your house? What about your finan...
Boundaries and Teenagers
The importance of boundaries with teenagers – continued As I mentioned in my previous article, parenting a teenager can be a rewarding process but it is not without its challenges. There is a fine balance between guiding your teenager through their life process and allowing them to make their own ...
Are you a selfish parent?
Are you a selfish parent? I'm a selfish parent. At least, I strive to be. Yes, - I STRIVE to be a selfish parent. Many people think of selfishness as a bad thing.  Selfishness - which means, to be primarily concerned with oneself - is sometimes synonymous with NOT being concerned about others. And ...
Boosting confidence in kids
Boosting Confidence: A Parent's Guide for Supporting Children's Self-Esteem Even though at first thought self esteem seems like one of those things which we build as adults, the truth is that it is one of the most crucial “ingredients” of our personality which should develop from early childhood...
Self-Care it is so important
The importance of Self-Care A year ago I found myself a single mum at 41 to a little girl just over a year old. I felt scared and angry. I did not know how this could have happened to me. I let my anger consume me until finally I broke down. I learnt the hard way the importance of self-care. First t...