Don’t Blame The Smartphones!

Don’t Blame The Smartphones!

We berate our teens for being addicted to their screens. We complain that our kids are unable to sit still or get their homework done. And yet, I believe that they are a product of the environment that we have created for them. We can’t just blame smartphones here....
Can 2021 Make You A Better Parent?

Can 2021 Make You A Better Parent?

I’m not one for this “New Year – New You” nonsense … it puts us under so much pressure to do better and achieve more. But what I do advocate is grabbing the learnings from the life that we live – and from that determining whether we continue as we are...
Minimising Conflict at Home this Christmas

Minimising Conflict at Home this Christmas

Presents need wrapped ( in my case some haven’t arrived yet!) – Relatives are coming home ( well, at least you hope they are ) – Turkeys need stuffed – AND Covid is still here. Nerves are understandably frayed. No wonder we are at the end of our...
You Are Only As Happy As Your Saddest Child

You Are Only As Happy As Your Saddest Child

10 Pointers to Create a Happier Home “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” – And yet I am seeing more young people than ever looking for for support. Many kids are finishing school for the holidays, relieved that there is some sort of respite from the...