Is Loyalty Dead? Family Life in an Unfaithful World

By: Rachel Doherty

Loyalty seems a discarded value in the 21st century world. But what if it’s essential to good family functioning and effective parenting? Read more


How to Give Your Teens Advice They’ll Listen To

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Giving advice to teens can seem like an important role for parents. But if you want them to listen to you, you’ll need to find a clever way to share your thoughts that keeps them tuned in. Read more

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12 fundamentals every 12 year old needs to know

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

A 12 year old is just on the cusp of becoming a teenager which means parents have a few more months to make sure the fundamentals are in place to help them transition to adulthood and survive the roller coaster ride ahead. Read more

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When Are Kids Old Enough to Take Public Transport Alone

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Having your child use public transport for the first time without you is one of those moments that can creep up on a parent. To work out when the time is right, I’m sharing a simple parenting rule. Read more


Me, Myself and I: The Self-Centred World of Teens

By: Rachel Doherty

Teenagers have a reputation for being selfish, but it’s better for parents to see this behaviour as self-centred instead. Read more


14 Things to Squeeze into the Last Week of Holidays

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

It’s not long now until the kids go back to school! But there’s still time to squeeze in a few last minute activities to keep that holiday feeling going. Read more


The 12th Day of Christmas: Celebrate Being Unique

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

To finish off the 12 days of Christmas, it’s time to celebrate what makes each of us unique. There’s no point wasting time comparing! Instead, embrace your differences. Read more


The 11th Day of Christmas: Direct Your Energies Wisely

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

The Christmas story tells us of the wise men who followed the star. One gift we can give our family this Christmas is the opportunity to develop wisdom and self-control. That way they can grasp the good life with both hands! Read more


The 10th Day of Christmas: The Gentle Approach to Life

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Gentle people make others feel appreciated. As we wander through the 12 days of Christmas, today is all about finding our gentle selves. Read more


The 9th Day of Christmas: Loyalty Matters

By: Rachel Doherty | Tweens 2 Teen

Christmas is just days away now! As we start getting ready for our time with family, there’s still room to look at what brings us together. Loyalty. Read more