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Attachment Theory: Beyond The Memes

If you’re in any of the same online bubbles as me, you’ve probably seen a resurgence of people talking about “attachment” and “attachment styles”. These articles often mention the four main attachment styles of adult relationships – secure, anxious-preoccupied, dismissive-avoidant and fearful-avoidant attachment – which are certainly worth investigating. Though I love seeing attachment theory […]

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How do we work together to discipline our children?

Discipling children is challenging and it is difficult to get the balance right. But it is possible if both parents look at their own childhood and how they were disciplined and get in touch with their childhood feelings. Mining your childhood in this way will uncover buried treasure and help you be a better parent.

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Creating happy children

We think we influence our children by what we tell them. Of course, this is important. But we influence our children much more by how we say what we say, by what we don’t say, and, most importantly, by what we actually do. In effect, we are communicating to our children every moment of the day, not just when we sit down with them to have a deep and meaningful.

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What do I do when my ex won’t let me see the kids?

Shared parenting is the starting point for separated partners but an angry parent will often try to sabotage this. The journey can be tough and expensive, but doing the right thing by your kids is important. If you are the parent missing out, your first step is…

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ADHD and the attention span of children

Children and young adults are more anxious, depressed and hyperactive than children were thirty years ago. Hyperactivity is the leading mental health issue for young people. Over eleven percent of Australian children are diagnosed with the condition and that number increases each year. The treatment usually offered to worried parents is drugs. For Attention Deficit […]

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