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Please don’t tell my parents

I've written many times about the importance of letting your child know that you are happy to be part of a plan if something should...

Being a present Dad when you’re not present

Dads can stay connected with their kids even when they're living apart Research is unequivocal. Dad matters. As long as he is safe towards his family, ...

Goggle Girl taking off

It takes a split second: distracted answering a call, checking social media, momentarily looking away, and a child can die by drowning. Yet this terrible...

What to do when your teen is sexting

Sexting (or ‘sex texting’) has become increasingly common in the past five years. Kids don’t call it sexting though. They just call it “sending...

Love them or hate them

It didn’t take me long as a school mum to work out that there are two types of people in this world - those...

Now that R U OK? Day is over – What next?

Alex* was a popular kid. He seemed OK. He was good at sports, doing fine at school, and came from an affluent, strong family. But...

Doing less is more

In our quest to be great parents, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to...

The case against boredom

Recently there has been a groundswell of popular opinion extolling the value of letting our kids be bored. A recent New York Times article...

The best and brightest podcasts for parents

What podcasts are you listening to these days? Whether your answer is, 'What's a podcast?' or 'I'm looking for a new podcast to listen to',...

Why your kids should go to Mass with you

What if our children don't want to go to Mass? Should we insist? Isn't there a danger that forcing the issue will make them...
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