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‘A Lasting Tale’ Helps Families to Capture Our Elders Memories

By: Laura Bennett

These days we are inundated with pictures of our everyday lives. Sure, our social media may only capture the highlights, but as you scroll back through your phone’s camera roll, most of us would have a fairly good diary of key millstones, family events, and the many times our cat looked cute while sleeping.
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The Most Influential People in the World

By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez

Think about the most influential men and women who have ever lived; those who have brought the most good into the world. I’m sure that a few names spring to mind. But perhaps they aren’t the most influential people in the world. Perhaps the most influential people in the world were their parents. Read more

“Take Back Your Family” From the Western World’s Broken Model, Says Author Jefferson Bethke

By: Laura Bennett

In the last two years, many of us have asked, why did we do it that way? Why did I jam my schedule so full? Why didn’t I get off the wheel of the daily grind sooner? Read more

How to Be a Better Friend and Understand Your Adult Children

By: Jenny Baxter

How do you be a better friend, colleague, or for that matter, mother to your adult children? Read more

The Beauty of Family Traditions

By: Collett Smart

I’m regularly asked, “What is the secret to raising healthy teenagers?”

I think we often wonder if there’s some big secret to raising healthy teenagers. Something we are missing, that others know the answer to.

My answer is usually this, “There is no magic bullet, the small things ARE the big things!” Read more

Blokes Need to Bond: Men’s Health Week 2021

By: Michael Crooks

It is crucial for men to remain connected to their close network of family and friends, particularly during the pandemic. Read more

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