Blog Category: Newsletter Articles

Helping our kids master disappointment

Hasn’t 2020 been a year full of disappointment?! From loss of job opportunities, travel opportunities,[...]


The scary reality of a teen’s search for identity in a world of socials, selfies and fake news

One of the fundamental biological drivers of adolescence is the search for identity. And let’s[...]


Why our tween and teen boys need a safe adult tribe

All tweens and teens benefit from having a safe circle of grownups somewhere in their[...]

Understanding teen boys’ anger

Let’s be honest. We all get angry at times and that is because it is[...]


Helping boys understand loss and death

Even as adults we find significant loss experiences of any kind hurt. So we can[...]


Schools key to our kids’ recovery: Why the 3 Cs count before grades

I am writing this blog not in my usual role as a parenting author and[...]


Gentle Steps to Recovery

As flattening the curve is happening across parts of the world and particularly in Australia[...]


2020: The Year We Lost Our Normal Easter

Two of the most important times in the calendar year for family connection are often[...]


Coping with the Corona Chaos

* EDIT: In the original version of  this article, I mentioned that kids with asthma[...]


Top tips and links for families in isolation

Please note we would recommend you visit any of these sites mentioned on this page[...]


Why parenting is really all about neuroplasticity

When our precious babies are born, their brains are full of neurons with no connectors.[...]


Giving your kids the gift of emotional intelligence

Emotions can be so unpredictable and tricky for adults to understand at times, so what[...]

Our adolescents are passive and inactive and we can’t just blame screens 

We grown-ups know that eating well, sleeping well and exercising well are the three key[...]


The magic of movement still really matters in our digital world

Early homo sapiens had to move to survive and we are still biologically wired to[...]


Let’s get creative – it is good for your health and wellbeing!

One of the greatest blessings of having a childhood filled with hours of unstructured play[...]


Taming the parental busy bug

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” — Steve Biddulph It seems that the more sophisticated[...]


Please help me with my lazy, unmotivated 18yo son who is stuck on the couch and going nowhere

It has only been in the past few years that I have started to hear[...]


A letter to a 21st Century teen: 10 things I want you to know

Dear Teen, There are so many doomsayers and negative voices speaking despairingly about what’s wrong[...]