Whose problem is it, anyway?

Early school aged children are invited to lots of birthday parties. It?s a time when firm friendships have not yet been made and often the entire class is invited to celebrate this exciting milestone. Whether it?s an expensive play centre event, a lavish party or a low-key backyard gathering, what do you do when the…

Blended and Step Families

The most important aspect of our lives is our relationships What do you do when you?re ready to introduce your children to your new partner? This is not a ?one-fix-all? type of answer. It?s multi-faceted and depends on you, your children, your new partner and their children. Somewhere to start: Be empathetic ? consider your…

What is a contravention application?

Something I’m often asked, is “how do CONTRAVENTION Applications work?”. The families I support are often in the midst of arguments, tantrums, stand-off’s and sometimes parental alienation. Many families see this co-parenting stuff as a high stakes game.? It’s all about competing, comparison, owndership, one-up-manship, tit-for-tat and pick-up-your-game. Some families will fight about anything –…