Stop using your children as pawns, your breaking them

I am seeing a common trend of parents fighting through our court systems relentlessly to gain sole custody of their children. At a first glance that statement sounds heroic, which in some instances is, however for the majority of cases I see its tragic. There are times when a parent is not the safest option […]

What to do when your child refuses to go to school.

School refusal is on the rise. It is across all socio-economic spheres. Rich or poor, educated parents or uneducated parents, it plays no favouritism. It can be frustrating and at times devastating for parents to deal with. It also causes schools great frustration. But, it is ultimately the child who is most disadvantaged, as they […]

Should your Child be able to negotiate whether they go to school today?

If you even contemplated saying yes to this question, we have a problem. Today more than ever, we have students not going to school and missing a substantial amount of days. Unlike the days of old, these students are not staying home to work and help support the family, they are staying home to play […]

Put down the iPhone and look at your baby!

Sitting in a CafĂ© I noticed a Mum feeding her baby while looking intently at her phone. I soon realised she was not alone. Other Mums and Dads were there with their kids. Some toddlers had their own devices to stare at, while Mum and Dad played Candy Crush, shopped online and were twits on […]