safe family

Creating a Safe Family Where Your Children Can Thrive

By: Focus On The Family

Most parents understand the need for physical safety but is your home emotionally safe as well?  Read more

slow kid

How to Get a Go-slow Kid Moving Every Time

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Parents of go-slow kids live with the constant frustration of waiting. Using routines and clear expectations will make life so much easier. Read more

children

I've Been Talking about You

By: Rodney Olsen

In my work I regularly meet with people such as church pastors over coffee or a meal. We talk about a range of matters but one of the topics that seems to come up again and again is family. My wife and my children are incredibly important to me so it should be no surprise that they are always in my thoughts and conversations. Read more

study tips

Exams Approaching? Here Are Some Effective Study Tips

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

Students across Australia are preparing for end of year exams.
It’s a time of stress for both students and their families, but there are ways to make study more effective and reduce the stress.
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comparison

5 Ways to Deal With Unhealthy Mum Comparison

By: Amy Van Veen | Focus On The Family

After just one mothers group at a local community centre, new mum Claire* found it too negative an environment to go back.

“I felt like I was back in high school,” she said, adding that everyone seemed to be trying to prove their baby was best, comparing the development of their newborns and sizing up each other’s parenting techniques. Read more

parenting

Parenting From a Big Picture Perspective

Being a parent in the modern world is tough. Parents can feel guilt about their imperfections and confusion about their role.

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las vegas

Las Vegas: How to Help Kids Make Sense of Tragedy

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Talking to children about tragedy is a tough topic for most parents. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, here’s four things to share with kids. Read more

know it all

5 Sure-Fire Ways to put Know-It-All Kids in Their Place

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Know-it-all kids have a way of making life misery for parents. Yet, their most annoying qualities are likely to be their greatest assets. Read more

teen behaviour

Understanding Your Teen’s Behaviour

You CAN understand your teen… and how they think!

Learn what’s going on in your teen’s brain from a neurological perspective,  how to understand your teen’s emotions, and the impact of puberty and hormones. Read more