Families and
parenting

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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Holiday stress. Finding ways out of the rabbit hole this Easter

There are those of us that love and relish the holidays and those of us that dread the pit of anxiety that builds and looms,...
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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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Why many of us find Christmas stressful

As 2020 draws to a close, for many in New South Wales their celebrations and holiday plans have been disrupted. We know how incredibly disappointing...
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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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Father’s Day during COVID: a challenge and an opportunity

Father’s Day means many things for different men, and can come with associated feelings of love, connection, and caring; and sometimes, grief, loss and regret....
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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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Daily Quarantine Questions

It’s important to reflect at the start of each day and ensure you’re doing everything you can during this time to stay positive. We’ve created...
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How many balls are we juggling? Parent…Teacher…Partner – Oh My!

I have this amazing friend. She’s warm, generous, funny and creative. She’s a mum, a teacher, a wife and the kind of friend that comes...
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The positives of families staying at home during the coronavirus crisis

Most Australians are well aware of the stay-at-home directive from the state and federal governments due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, NSW families...
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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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How to stay productive and look after your wellbeing during the coronavirus

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, schools and work places are closing indefinitely around Australia. Which means many of us will be working from...
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Christmas time hints and tips to make the season truly jolly!

It’s interesting that many people comment about how quickly Christmas comes around, and here we are again. Christmas is generally associated as a time where...
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Wise co-parenting while still furious at my ex

We all start a romantic relationship or marriage with the best of intentions and the belief that it will last forever. It can therefore be...
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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 to keep it real in our relationships

This is the age of multiple connections. Desktops, Laptops, Smart phones, tablets, smart watches and our obsession with social media is keeping us in a...
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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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