My husband and I recently became empty-nesters. Our daughter’s wedding was in April. It’s a strange new reality for us, organising a life that was previously built around family and adult children at home, into a completely different scenario. Continue reading “Empty Nesters, New Beginnings – Tips for Your New-Look Relationship”
By: Collett Smart
A shortage of healthy touch can have detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing, even leading to psychologically damaging effects.
Continue reading “The Importance of Touch in Raising Teens – Tips for Parents”
By: Collett Smart
Has the artist of Hedger Humour been peeping in my windows? We often wonder about the benefits of chores, and whether the sighing, dodging and procrastination are worth the effort (and that’s just the parents I am talking about! 😉) Continue reading “Chores Lead to Success, Later in Life (even if teens don’t love them!)”
“Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.” – Susan Lieberman Continue reading “Family Traditions Help Kids Make Sense of Life”
By: Michelle Mitchell
The feeling of packing your bags up and heading home is always bittersweet, especially if it wasn’t in the original plan. Continue reading “Home Will Be the Hero: Creating a Safe Place for Our Tweens and Teens”
One in five Australians are part of a blended family. Statistically, 30% of the kids in your child’s school class will be part of a blended family. In fact, blended families are one of Australia’s fastest growing family types. Continue reading “Helping Your Blended Family Thrive, Not Just Survive”
Parenting is an exercise in organisation, communication, and flexibility at the best of times. Co-parenting, particularly in blended families, is even more complicated. And in the midst of a pandemic, it’s exponentially harder. Continue reading “A Roadmap for Co-Parents During COVID-19”
My wife and I are parents to six daughters.
Yes… six. Yes, we intentionally conceived them. No we weren’t trying for a boy. Yes, we do own a television (which we clearly do not have time to watch.) Continue reading “Stop Stuffing Stuff In: Why Relationships Don’t Work on Efficiency”