Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:44

Feel isolated and alone with your new baby?

Do you have a partner, but they may not offer the support you need, or be home enough for what you need?

Do you have plenty of family around, but don't feel like you can call on them when you are feeling down or struggling?

Have you moved to a town where you really don't know many people, and none close enough to call on?

Do you have friends but they all have their own 'stuff' going on and you don't want to add to that?

Do you feel like you should be coping and able to do this parenting role and don't want to tell anyone else of your feelings?

Have you asked for help but don't want to keep asking?

Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:06

The truths of having a second child

You have had your first child, you have all survived and learnt a lot along the way. Adding a second child shouldn't take as much adaption, or should it?

Sorry to those that had a hard time with their first child, but I breezed through the first year of my eldest child's life. Although 6 weeks prem, her development was spot on, she had good routines and a very placid nature. In fact I got bored and went back to study.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:04

Will your kids cause your divorce?

Will your kids cause your divorce?

Many arguments that partners have are over parenting techniques and practices. Difference in opinions can snowball all the way to the divorce court, is that what you want?

As they say, parenting doesn’t come with a rule book, so we have developed a list of questions to ask yourself and your partner. If you are your partner are both parenting under the same guidelines there will be less parenting stress and a more secure child.  

Open up the discussions by looking at the below questions, and see what works for your family. These questions can be used as a guideline for decisions to be made once your child is at an appropriate age.

Thinking of becoming pregnant?

Here’s 20 questions to see how much you have actually thought it through.

Will you and your partner be able to parent together, or will it cause a break in your relationship?

Raising children will add stresses on any relationship.When there are two parents with two sets of values raising one child it is common that there are differences in opinion in parenting.  

Here’s a list of 20 questions to ask yourself and then discuss with your partner before you decide to become parents. This list is also suitable for those that have already started the journey to parenthood with pregnancy or a young baby.

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