What you say before your child walks out the door could save a life

We have all been there, our child (son or daughter) walks out to go off to a party or a club and we say ” have a good time” or “don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” or “take care” or “be careful”. That’s it? I really do feel we need to spell out what exactly […]

What every parent with a child who self injures needs to read

First a little about the author: Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering the issues of self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling […]

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!

Life quotes from Dr. Seuss “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Sometimes the most simplest truest and most important messages can be found and read at just the right moment when we need them…Is this that moment for you? You found Dads […]

Dads Equality

I’d like to talk about Dad’s Equality, equality seems to be the topic of the year so why not include dads? I have been thinking about all the things that greats mums do and all the things great dads do and I am racking my brain to find anything that good mums do better? Of […]

Equality Vs Power and Control

There has been so much effort over the last few years in trying to curb men’s behavior when it comes to violence in the home. There will be much more work done in this area and anyone that thinks that using violence is ok should think again. I have always wondered want benefits are there […]

When you just cant be there!

If you’re separated or divorced and don’t have a good access arrangement, this might help you stay better connected. Missing your child and feeling like they’re missing out on you is a heavy weight to carry.  Kids are resilient and I found that if they are loved and cared for at both houses then they […]

19 things I wish I had of known that could have saved my marriage

I remember standing at the alter listening carefully to the minister say the following words because I believed them to be true, not quiet realizing the amount of effort it would take from both sides to make them work and go the distance. Those classic words I, ____, take you, ____, to be my wife, […]

Encouraging mens mental health conversations

It can be hard for men to open up and talk about how they are feeling. And this can have serious impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. In fact research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that men are three times more likely to die by suicide and twice as likely to have a […]

The secret for an argument free zone

I always wondered when the debating of simple tasks and requests would start or unnecessary attitude, i can tell you its around 10-12 then buckle up at 13+. Prior to that, they are beautiful pliable sweethearts that allow you to guide them, take them and pick them up from anywhere and they follow instruction without question (their […]

Don’t look, it can ruin everything

If you like eating sausages, there is a saying that goes…Don’t look how the sausage is made, it will ruin everything. We grow up learning about childbirth and never really connect the dots that when it happens to our partner, it’s a very full on confronting experience and not for the lighthearted. Childbirth for Men […]

xox when they need rescuing

I recently read an article about having an sms word if your children are ever in a spot they feel that they can’t get out off and need “rescuing”. The article was very good but the plan they were using was called the X Plan. The idea was to send an “X” if they needed […]

Once bitten twice shy

The dictionary explains it this way “If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again” Often referred to in love terms, hurt holds us back from exploring, letting someone in, going past a first date […]