Global Day Of Parents

by Parents worldwide are in the spotlight this week as we celebrate Global Day Of Parents today which will be followed by a top level parenting conference in Melbourne next week. Dr Kristy Goodwin, one of Australia’s leading authorities on the impact […]

Pieces of me

by I don’t want to do this anymore! I can’t handle this! I feel like screaming! I f***ing hate this! These are the thoughts that power through my mind when I’m at the brink of a mental explosion and when the girls […]

Why kids don’t listen…

by PARTNER CONTENT ‘How to talk so kids will listen & Listen so kids will talk’ is a book and course written in the 80s, with accompanying shoulder pads, ‘word art’ fonts and classic music of that era. I’ve asked the authors, […]

The interview with my grandsons

by I have come to realise that being a grandparent isn’t vastly different from when you are a parent, except that you can choose when to walk away, you need to be careful not to get too involved and not to overstep […]

One of THOSE days

by Those days—you know the ones—where everything comes to you easily and naturally and you feel you can conquer the world.  Kids lunches packed, breakfast made, kitchen tidied, children blissfully following the rules without a complaint. On these days you’ve done the […]

The dark side of parenting

by Last night I had a terrible dream about my daughter, Audrey, and since Jade (my partner) doesn’t want to talk to me about it (he doesn’t like to entertain morbid thoughts about our children, which I fully understand) I thought I […]

Lessons from parenthood

by Parenthood is one of those things that changes everybody and for the most part, for the better. For me personally, it has definitely shaped the person I am today and in particular, highlighted the importance of three key areas in life: […]

Diagnosis: spirited

by I have what they politely call ‘spirited’ children. You know the ones: the type checkout operators suddenly open extra lanes for, that you hear coming before they arrive. Children that, while others sip babycinos on their mother’s laps, are hell-bent trying […]