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Ideas to help you create a peaceful home with a busy family

  Trying to create a peaceful home can feel like an impossible task some days.  I don’t know about you but I’ve got a busy, loud sometimes chaotic home, with my partner and four kids aged from 19 to 12.  I like to think that it is our safe haven where we can seek solace [...]

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I worry about how to protect my children from harm

I worry about how to protect my children from harm. What can I teach them? Firstly, without becoming too controversial, I would like to state that regardless of whether we teach our children protective behaviours, this may not necessarily keep them safe from harm. Ultimately it is adults’ responsibility to keep children safe. As [...]

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Step and Blended families

One third of marriages in Australia have at least one previously divorced partner (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) which means that a significant number of couples are now parenting either a step or blended family. If you are a part of a family like this you most likely will experience some unique issues [...]

What should your child be eating

What should your child be eating  In an earlier post (Food and Your Child's Behaviour) I talked about food and how it can impact on children’s behaviours and the importance of avoiding certain additives and preservatives to help your child’s mood and behaviour. Today I’m going to talk about the types of foods, vitamins [...]

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Taking control of emotional eating

Taking control of emotional eating Today there is an abundance of food available to us, we no longer eat to satisfy hunger. For some people emotional eating can really become a big problem because food is used to soothe emotional distress, celebrate, mourn, socialize or relieve boredom. Physical and emotional hunger are very different, [...]

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