Why it’s Important Not to Rush and Fix Our Kids Feelings

“You’ll be ok!”, “Don’t cry, its alright”. These are human responses to our children when they are upset. They are well meaning phrases that can pop out of our mouths automatically, they come from a place of wanting to protect… Continue Reading >

Do Consequences Help or Hinder?

Consequences and punishments are used to reflect back to the child the effects of the decisions they make. However, they often have the opposite effect causing more unwanted behaviour. Consequences are only helpful if; 1; The consequence is a natural… Continue Reading >

Family violence and COVID-19: Hidden in isolation

We know that the consequences of crises and large-scale disruptions are more serious for people who are already disadvantaged. This means that the visible and invisible impacts of the recent bushfire crisis, and now the COVID-19 global pandemic have been… Continue Reading >

What parents need to know.

by Jay Anderson Parenting can be tricky! Non-one gets taught much about it at all. Most people learn by experience, by observation and by trial and error.  In fact, most people will parent how they were parented, unless they have… Continue Reading >

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but gee they’re fun to play with!

The sight of a child playing with sticks and stones is usually enough to elicit some kind of freak-out response from most parents and with good reason; sticks and stones can be dangerous right? But really, that can be said… Continue Reading >