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 >

Returning to work after maternity leave: how to make the transition easier

Many of us think that returning to work after maternity leave is like coming back to work after a long holiday. Yes, we may have forgotten our logins, our brains may be a bit foggy, and we may be spending… Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Show Love and Care to Your Children

Parenthood means everything to me. I love, love, love being a father. To make things even better, I have been serving as a parent educator for a few years now, and this has been an absolutely awesome journey. Because of… Continue Reading >

Recognising all Mothers this Mother’s Day!

As Mother’s Day approaches so does the Federal election, how are both these relevant I hear you ask?! Firstly, there are over a million of us living in step and blended families. Did you know that Step mum out number… Continue Reading >

Recognising Stepmothers on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just one day of 365 days to recognise and acknowledge the role of all women and all female carers; mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, guardians, carers in their often unsung and unpaid roles as carers of Australian children.  Biology… Continue Reading >

Suggestions to Support your Children as they Transition Back to School

Some families have coped more successfully than others with the disruption and change COVID issued in. Mattson Newell, a director for Partners in Leadership, a Fortune 500 Company, realised that the most successful people displayed a quality not covered by IQ… Continue Reading >

3 Steps To Cope With Difficult People In The Festive Season

The holiday season is fast looming. Does that thought fill you with joy or trepidation? If the answer is trepidation, you would certainly not be alone. Because although this time of year is supposed to be one of jollity and… Continue Reading >

How to help toddlers and preschoolers manage tantrums and meltdowns

We’ve all been there, waiting patiently on the sidelines while our child falls to pieces getting ready, leaving the supermarket or receiving the wrong snack. Tantrums and meltdowns can catch you by surprise and look different depending on the day…. Continue Reading >

Strategies to stay sane with a newborn

No matter how exciting it is to be a parent the constant care of a newborn can absolutely drain you. The addition of a new baby to the family can be a huge adjustment for everyone. A whole day can… Continue Reading >

When Teens Lose Their Mojo

Raising a teenager is not easy. And to make it worse, lockdowns and COVID have put that task on steroids! When your child starts moving into the teen years their world is thrown upside down; their body suddenly changes, they… Continue Reading >