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January 25, 2019

Hey, just checking in. I’m keen to hear about how you’re going with the dream of raising your family. Did you get what you signed up for? The kids, the family, the relationship, and all that goes along with it. You know those ideas that you had in mind when you were eagerly awaiting your little bundle of perfect? Has this parenting thing panned out...

November 8, 2018

If you’re raising your kids as part of a team, you might have worked out by now that your ‘special someone’ is just a little bit short of perfect. (I know, right). It turns out that in the harsh light of life and amidst the full noise of parenting, your special someone might not be exactly on your page.

If you’re rolling around in matrimonial/relatio...

July 20, 2018

On a good day, parenting is awesome. In those fleeting moments of parental symphony we get to feel fully connected to our kids and it’s like all is well with the world. But parenting when we are hurting or in seasons of pain, is a whole different story. Parenting through seasons of loss such as separation, bereavement or divorce is seriously challen...

February 10, 2018

For some kids, heading back to school is met with eager excitement. And for others, it’s the source of much anticipation and dread. Just the thought of all that newness at once can throw some kids into a tailspin – a new class, a new classroom, new teachers, new friends, old friends, new subjects, new books – all of this together can feel quite over...

February 10, 2018

Ask any parent what their dreams are for their child and you will probably hear of their desire to see their kids reach their full potential and live a happy, loved and satisfied life. As parents it’s our greatest hope that our kids would have a positive view of themselves and the confidence to back their own talents and abilities as they navigate t...

November 17, 2017

The ‘gold standard’

If you’ve been on the parenting wagon a while you might have come across the idea of parenting on the same page. It’s an idea that is bandied around a bit as a gold standard for successful parenting. So it’s like opposites attract and then boom, you become a parent and somehow (miraculously) you have to hang out on the same page a...

October 19, 2017

“Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to stay tuned in and emotionally connected”.

One moment you are drying their tears after a scooter crash and the next you are consoling them over a broken heart. Just when you thought you were getting the hang of this parenting thing the ground shifts...

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