Teaching Teens About Healthy Disagreement

By: Robert GarrettIn Braving the Wilderness, author Brené Brown says, “In philosophy, “you’re either with us or against us” is considered a false dichotomy or a false dilemma. It’s a move to force people to take sides. [However] the ability to think past...

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Pandemic Parenting – It’s OK to Do Less

By: Dr Justin CoulsonPandemic parenting. It’s intense and surreal (and sometimes claustrophobic). There are so many new expectations on parents at the moment. Many of us are working from home, managing our own stresses in a new environment with more or less technical difficulties.Many of us...

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A Roadmap for Co-Parents During COVID-19

By: Dr Justin CoulsonParenting is an exercise in organisation, communication, and flexibility at the best of times. Co-parenting, particularly in blended families, is even more complicated. And in the midst of a pandemic, it’s exponentially harder.How are we supposed to co-parent with the...

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When Schooling Comes Home

By: Collett SmartThere is a staggered start to online learning all over the country this month – as school holidays officially end. Like many of you, I am picking up this next plate to add to those already spinning in the air. I am actually a teacher as well as a psychologist and let me...

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How Housebound Families Can Stay Sane

By: Collett SmartMany around the world have been housebound for some time now. We’re not even sure when this way of living will come to an end. How might we navigate everyone being at home, in a confined space, for most of the day, for an unknown period of time… and still maintain...

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10 Promises to Declare over Your Family

By: Sabrina PetersThere are so many great things that we can do (and should do) for our kids, but in the midst of all the practical demands may we never forget our role as their parent is to raise spiritual giant killers (not obedient robots).Our role as their parents is to pray for them, guide...

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