Who is like the mum or dad at home? Neither it’s called parenting…

A common question asked of same-sex couples who have children is who takes on specific roles within the household, in short, who plays the role of mum and who plays the role of dad?   I like to challenge this… Continue Reading >

How to talk to your child about racism

By Maria Thattil   Educating your child about racism and how to speak to others when someone appears to be “different” from what is perceived to be “the norm” is not simple. Kids are naturally curious; this curiosity can manifest… Continue Reading >

Recognising ALL our dads on Father’s Day  

This Father’s Day we are imploring Australians to give thanks and think about ALL our Fathers. Whether they are single dads, stepfathers, donor fathers, blended fathers, traditional dads etc.  Whatever the role your father plays for you or the man… Continue Reading >

I Thought I Was the Only Unicorn in the Village!

At the ripe old age of 51, I was thrust into the role of a full-time dad to my 2yo daughter Charlie when her mum suddenly moved away. I couldn’t be more amazed at the little dweeb that I’m now… Continue Reading >

Put your own oxygen mask on first

If you have been on a plane recently then you will have heard the airline safety message, “fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others, including children”. Does this sound a bit crazy…….. cruel….. unrealistic….. or down-right sensible?  … Continue Reading >

Opinion Piece: Raising Boys Today

“Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails; that’s what little boys are made of.”   “Boys will be boys.”   “Man up.”   “You throw, like a girl.”   “You cry, like a girl.”   It is constantly built in… Continue Reading >