Blog Category: Newsletter Articles

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The one question mums of sons should ask

As a mother of four sons, a former boys’ basketball coach, counsellor and a secondary[...]

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Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]

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The things you don’t realise about being a grandparent

Recently one of my best and longest-serving girlfriends became a grandmother. I am beyond thrilled[...]

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Being a wise, ‘wonder woman’ teen girl out and about

As our girls get older and want to stretch their wings as adolescence arrives in[...]

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Dear mums of smelly, unmotivated, lazy, moody and confused 14-year-old boys

“The problem I am having is with my 14-year-old son who does not apply himself[...]

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When children are hard work …meltdowns, tantrums, screaming and whining.

Babies, toddlers and young children are learning how to do so many things in the[...]

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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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Little boys beginning big school

We have seen some disturbing trends in recent times: Increasing number of 4-6-year-old boys being[...]

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A ‘good enough’ Christmas

Take a quick trip to a shopping centre around Christmas and you will likely witness frenetic rushing,[...]

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Helping your teen girl with volatile emotions

I once shared an article on Facebook written by Susan Stiffelman called Why Is My[...]

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Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question:[...]

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Helping kids learn to lose well

Increasingly here in Oz we’ve been hearing about violence in junior rugby clubs around the country. On[...]

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Horror movies, GTA and other parents’ boundaries

I recently received a message from a mum of a 7-year-old who was concerned about[...]

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Helping our teen girls shine

I often have mums of teen girls speak to me about how worried they are about[...]

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Top 5 Tips for Today’s Parents

Recently during an interview on Channel 9 in Perth I was asked what my five[...]

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Self-care in the age of 24/7 negative news cycles

So often when I tune into the news online, on the radio or on TV,[...]

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The silver lining to every natural disaster

Whether it be storms, earthquakes, bushfires or floods, life can hurl some unexpected hurdles our[...]