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What to Do When Parents and Grandparents Disagree

By: Dr Justin Coulson

In Australia, two-thirds of parents are both working and raising young children. And many of those families are turning to grandparents to fill the vital role as carers for their kids. Read more

How to Banish Screens and Make Mealtimes Matter

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Meal time matters. It’s a widely acknowledged fact. Researchers have found that families that eat their meals together have children who are 35% less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24% more likely to eat healthier foods and 12% less likely to be overweight. Read more

The ‘Gift’ of COVID

By: Robert Garrett

I was recently talking to the Head of Human Resources for a large organisation about their corporate strategy. During our chat she said something that caught my attention, “to be honest, COVID has been a gift”. It was an odd phrase in light of the current state of the planet – over 315,000 deaths globally (at the time of writing) and a significant rise in unemployment and financial devastation. Read more

10 Promises to Declare over Your Family

By: Sabrina Peters

There are so many great things that we can do (and should do) for our kids, but in the midst of all the practical demands may we never forget our role as their parent is to raise spiritual giant killers (not obedient robots). Read more

Mum of 3 Children Killed by Car Smash, Speaks of Forgiveness and Hope

By: Clare Bruce

The mother of three children killed in a horrific road crash in Sydney on Saturday night says she forgives the driver involved, and “cannot hate him”—and has asked the community to pray for her family. Read more

Jack’s Butterflies. Freeing Families From The Cocoon Of Disease

By: Timothy Charles

You may never look at a butterfly in the same way after hearing Jack’s story. Jack Gates, the fourth of six children, was born with Ohtahara Syndrome in 2011 Read more

The Benefit of Adopting a Mantra

By: Duncan Robinson

I’ve been thinking a lot about goals, and how to achieve them. I’ve got a few this year. Read more

Great Fathers Make Time For Their Children

By: Robert Garrett

Time and money are two of life’s scarce resources. How a person spends those limited resources provides an interesting window into their real priorities. Read more

Why Your Dining Table Has Great Significance

By: Susan Sohn

A number of years ago my parents made the big decision to move from our farm and family home into our small, very quaint town. As many of you know, a move like this is huge. Read more

“Instant Family” a Funny, Touching Celebration of Adoption and Fostering

By: Laura Bennett

Diverse people gathering together around a common goal: it’s a sure-fire theme for a heartwarming film – and Instant Family is no exception. Read more