Tag Archive for: TIPS

Curfews: Using Limits with Teens

By: Rachel Doherty Curfews can be a useful way for parents to influence the behaviour of their teens. Especially when they’re making poor choices or hitting the party scene. Teenagers at some point will dip into the world beyond their home.…

5 Signs That It’s Time to Look for a Counsellor

When life kicks you, it’s easy to become disoriented. Counselling is simply a way of pressing the “reset button.” If relationships matter to you, there’s one important principle you need to bear in mind: it takes two to tango. A relationship…

How to Motivate Kids – and Why Rewards aren’t the Answer

How do you motivate kids? It may be one of the biggest struggles parents and teachers experience. We remind them to clean their room or do their schoolwork. They reply that it’s too hard.We cajole them to turn off their screens and play outside…
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Burnout Begins With Weariness. Here’s How to Stop it Going Further

Robert Coles, the eminent American psychiatrist, once wrote a book called The Call of Service. Collating his work over three decades with charity workers, civil rights campaigners and community volunteers, Coles explored the reasons why people…

Surviving the Fortnite Craze: A Guide for Frustrated Parents

Are you tearing your hair out over your child’s Fortnite gaming habits? Is the all-consuming console game affecting your tween or teen’s mood and sleep? Taking over their social life and dragging them away from sports, homework and chores—not…

Ways to Stay Warm this Winter Without Blowing your Budget

By: Jari Smith Winter is here! The season of hot chocolate, knitted jumpers and chapped lips. Although many parts of Australia don’t get as chilly as others, some of us can’t handle even slightly cool temperatures without a hot water…