Tag Archive for: PARENTING

How the Ultimate Dad Dads

In Hamish Blake’s new podcast about fatherhood, many of the interview guests tell us what they wish they’d done differently as a Dad.

Do You Interrupt Your Child’s Study to Ask How It’s Going? Try This Instead

An online poll found that most students said their parents hindered their study by asking the wrong things. Here are betters ways to support them.

Why Do We Make Our Kids Do Weekend Sports?

Thousands of kids play sport every weekend. But why? To become pros? No! That’s the wrong reason that’ll make you a toxic parent on the sideline.

Unpacking The Parent-Teacher Tensions in the Education System

John Anderson is joined by Professor James Tooley for a fascinating conversation about the role of education in the modern age.

Finding Glimmers of Hope in the Trenches of Motherhood

Mirette Abraham’s new book offers wisdom and encouragement to mums, as one who’s ‘been there’ and made it to the other side.

Connecting with Teens – 6 Tips

Somehow it’s socially acceptable for adults to belittle teens – which only divides us. How can we change the stereotype, and connect with our teens better?

Compassion is Key in Handling Cyber Safety Issues with Kids

Focus on the Family say that compassion goes a long way when it comes to handling online incidents and tricky topics with our kids.

“It’s Time to Put Children First” Says National Children’s Commissioner

After two years of uncertainty and disruption, Commissioner Hollonds said it is time to put the needs and mental wellbeing of children first.

‘The Starling’ Shows Us We Can Overcome Grief in Many Ways

‘The Starling’ is about expectant parents Lily and Jack (Chris O’Dowd), who soon after giving birth to their daughter Katie lose her to SIDS.

Swim Australia CEO is Concerned Australians Families Are Opting Out of Swimming Lessons

New research suggests a lot of Aussie kids aren’t ready to enjoy the water safely – with a number of families opting out of swimming lessons.

Forget ‘Overscheduling’ versus ‘Boredom’ – Self-Direction is the Key to School Holidays.

The long days of school holidays can be challenging for families. And if they’re lucky enough to have time off, children complain about how ‘bored’ they are.

Australia’s Top Baby Names 2020

The data is in, and Australia’s top baby names are revealed! Around one in ten babies born last year were given a top ten baby name.

Being in Love is Great For Your Kids

A recent study has shown that the more the love between parents goes up, the more challenging behaviour in the child goes down.

Children’s Entertainer Colin Buchanan Creates Online Kids Church

The free online video series by Colin and Compassion Australia offers short talks featuring messages of encouragement, Bible readings, prayers and music.

5 Ways to Promote Happiness in Your Family

Happiness in your family yields heaps of benefits! Healthier hearts, improved immune systems, decreased stress and less pain being a few.

How To Raise A Rebel

I am consistently being told by parents that they want to raise kids who are strong, independent thinkers. They want to raise leaders.

5 Better Conversations To Have About Screens

It’s time to move beyond the conversation about ‘screen time’ and talk instead about the interplay between technology and wellbeing.

Raising Confident Kids Who Love God: Darlene Zschech’s Insights

In a recent interview with pastor and worship artist Darlene Zschech, we got talking about parenting, and raising the next generation.