The Joy and Trauma of New Parenthood

Wow Mother’s day again already!? I think I was so shell shocked for the last Mother’s day that I barely remember it, but I was there. There are pictures of my little one making an odd face while my mother… Continue Reading >

Trauma, connection and stress in the home

Connection is the foundation of a thriving, respectful and productive relationship with your baby. Without connection, you dive into dark and murky waters feeling your way into uncharted territory. Your relationship with your child starts before birth when they start… Continue Reading >

5 Common misinterpretations of kids’ mealtime behaviour.

Can you tell what their facial expressions and gestures mean?   I recently went to a conference on “parenting for resilience”  given by Professor Louise Newman, Director of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital. One… Continue Reading >

FAMILY SAFETY: What we learnt after having a HOUSE FIRE.  

One saved photo of a precious family memory – (camping along the Murray River.)   You might think that a house fire will never happen to your family. I hope it doesn’t! However, despite our best efforts to keep our… Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Avert Bullying

What social psychology can teach us about how to deal with bullying. We all have days when people are not particularly nice to us but bullying is a whole new level of mean that can leave people feeling completely disempowered…. Continue Reading >