New parents set to benefit from paid leave expansion

The path has been laid for new parents to access more flexible and generous paid parental leave with the changes passing federal parliament. The new laws combine two existing payments into a shared 20-week scheme, expand access and make it easier for new fathers to...[Read More]

8 Things Good Parents Do for Their Children

People know the importance of good parenting, but what makes model parents? What do they do for their children that shows they are good parents? Here, we unlock the mystery of good parenting with a list of 8 things good parents do for their children. 1. They provide...[Read More]

Why is it important to discuss inheritance planning with your family

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example, poor wealth management...[Read More]

5 things you can do to live a happier life

Everyone wants to be happy. And, although the definition of happiness may vary among individuals, it’s no secret that most of our pursuits in life are influenced by what we think brings us joy. Some people find fulfilment in building their career or caring for their...[Read More]

Helping kids with living expenses

There’s a family event of sorts that gives parents mixed feelings of sadness, apprehension and relief — and children a lot of excitement: when a child leaves the proverbial nest. Now, this can happen early during your child’s teenage years or much later in life....[Read More]

Baby bonus to help families grow with IVF

Falling pregnant can be an emotionally and financially taxing experience for women accessing IVF treatment but a first-of-its-kind NSW government program aims to relieve the costs for expecting families. Women who have IVF treatments in private clinics can laim a $2000...[Read More]

Work from home opportunities can be for everyone in 2023

One of the few important things the pandemic has taught everyone is that it’s possible to be productive and earn a living from home. In fact, some companies have seen the benefits of remote working options and continue to offer them as part of their flexible working...[Read More]

How to Raise Successful Kids — Without Over-Parenting [TED Talk Video]

  By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for...[Read More]

Children’s privacy on Facebook tightens

Australian children who join Facebook will automatically have tighter privacy settings under a global shift by the social media giant to protect young people. The change will kick in on Tuesday for Australian children under the age of 16, and teenagers already on the...[Read More]

Teaching kids about money at every age

Teaching Kids About Money to Cultivate Good Financial Habits It’s every parent’s dream to secure their children’s future. Of course, not everyone has the wealth required to do this, and the next best thing you could do as a parent is to teach them how to budget...[Read More]

Fair go push on parental leave

Businesses are being encouraged by the federal government to equally fund paid parental leave schemes for men and women so families can maximise time with their children. While all parents are entitled to 20 weeks of government-funded leave, not all employers are...[Read More]

Things to do to entertain teenage kids living at home

Sometimes, it may seem as though we have no connection to our formerly young, now-adolescent children. It can be difficult to relate with teenagers as they navigate adolescence by developing their own interests, experimenting with various social groups, testing...[Read More]

6 Tips on teaching your kids about investment

How to Teach Your Kids About Investment As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. This is why you teach them about cleanliness, health, nutrition, good behaviour, the value of education and so on. But how come very few parents take the time to teach their...[Read More]

Family law – separation and divorce in Australia

No matter how sincere and pure people’s intentions are when they utter their marriage vows and say ‘I do’, there comes a time in some marriages when the relationship irretrievably breaks down. In such cases, separation is usually inevitable and the couple could...[Read More]

The different parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true. However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on how they approach...[Read More]

Paid parental leave scheme to be expanded

Single parents will now be able to access the full 20 weeks of paid parental leave, under changes to the scheme announced in the federal budget. The 2022/23 budget unveiled changes to the paid parental leave scheme, which would expand eligibility for the...[Read More]

Parents: Positive choices begin with you

As a parent, you already know that your job is to keep your children safe, healthy, and happy. One day, though, they’ll fly the proverbial coop and be responsible for themselves. Luckily, the lessons you teach them now can help them make difficult choices in the...[Read More]

Why Most Parenting Advice is Wrong [TED Talk Video]

  Parenting books promise to show people how to raise happy, successful children, and in the process to reveal why each of us turned out the way we did. But the science of child development tells a different story about how parents influence children—a story...[Read More]

‘E-babies’, online couples to become the norm

Tiffanie Turnbull (Australian Associated Press)   Would you start a family with someone you met online? Within two decades that will be the norm. New modelling conducted by Monash University and dating website eharmony predicts that by 2038, more than half of...[Read More]

Don’t post pics of kids in uniform: AFP

Maureen Dettre (Australian Associated Press)   Proud parents are being warned not to post photos of their children on their first day of school without the appropriate privacy settings. Photos posted online of a child’s first day at school can reveal a lot...[Read More]