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Finding Ways to Deal With Holiday Stress This Easter

Whether you associate the Easter long weekend with enjoyable family time and Easter eggs, or high expectations and sugar crashes, you can learn to navigate...
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How To Be a Good Dad

There’s a wealth of evidence to show that fathers’ positive involvement in parenting and care work is great for children, families, and for dads themselves....
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Blended Families and Successful Step-parenting

Even when family members aren’t related biologically, they can still form close, loving bonds and live cooperative and fulfilling lives together. Here’s how to ease...
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Managing family dynamics at Christmas

The holiday season can bring with it connection and joy – but also family challenges. Here, we put forward some tips to help you manage family dynamics over the...
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Why many of us find Christmas stressful – and what you can do about it

We’re told that it’s supposed to be the happiest, most joyous time of the year – so it can be hard if we actually find...
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Can a relationship survive if you disagree about having children?

Discussing the desire to start a family can be a difficult and fraught conversation at the best of times. With shifting timelines, study, career and...
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The ultimate lockdown parenting resource guide

Are you juggling life in lockdown with being a parent, homeschooling, working from home… or all of the above? We’ve put together a huge list...
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Building resilience in children – How to encourage resilient kids

Challenges and disappointments are a part of life. While it’s crucial to protect our kids’ safety, it’s just as important for us to help them...
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It’s men’s health week, but it’s still mostly women who take care of it.

It’s Men’s Health Week and it is true enough that there are significant health issues to be addressed. The biggest risk seems to be that...
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Every mum is unique. We’re here for you.

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all kinds of mums, mother-figures, and other important women in our lives. Mother’s Day can be a challenging time for...
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Tips for navigating parenting in an online world

Our many devices, necessary for work and family life, are often hard to put down. While the online world has opened up valuable and essential ways...
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How to deal with ’empty nest syndrome’ when your kids move out

When kids leave home, it can be devastating for many parents, who might experience sadness, loss of meaning and purpose, and anxiety about their children’s...
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Tips for new parents

There’s arguably no event in life more significant than the birth of your first child. For many, becoming a parent can be a joyful experience,...
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The 7 parenting tips you and your partner should agree on

Many couples experience conflict related to child rearing, especially when difference emerge on how they should be cared for. But according to the experts, there...
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Creating safety for our children

Safety is a basic human right. Safety for children is more than the absence of risk in relationships. It is the presence of calm, secure...
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Celebrating Fatherhood This Father’s Day

Father’s Day means many things for different men, and can come with associated feelings of love, connection, and caring But sometimes, it can also come...
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The impact of financial hardship on rural families and how it affects relationships

Many families in NSW rural communities have had to deal with income anxiety and financial hardship as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. Income anxiety...
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The Positives of Families Staying at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

As the pandemic continues, families may still find themselves spending far more time together than they normally would. Here’s how to ease any tensions before...
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Co-parenting in the COVID-19 world – Avoiding a crisis

Life as a separated parent can be a challenge at the best of times and parenting can be both a joy and a stress, but...
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A Guide to Amicable Co-Parenting

Surviving, and even thriving in a co-parenting arrangement can be challenging. But with dedication, communication, and a willingness to put the needs of children first,...
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Men, fathering and depression

About five per cent of Australian men develop postnatal depression in the first year after their child is born. While many men and first-time fathers...
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Having protective conversations with children

Most parents will instinctively want to feel that their child feels safe and secure every day of their young lives. Part of that process is...
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Being a father and white ribbon day

Being a father is one of the most important roles that shapes men’s lives. Caring for the next generation is a key role for most...
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Can your relationship survive children?

When Yvonne and Mark were newlyweds, they remember the fire-works that flew across the room. “He could be standing anywhere,” Yvonne recalls “and I swear...
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How does problem gambling affect individuals and their families?

How does problem gambling affect individuals and their families? According to the federal government’s Problem Gambling resource, up to 500,000 Australians either are, or are...
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