Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It’s Always Got Something to Do with You

Over the course of my career, I have made it my business to study parents.  The family unit has changed so much in that time.  Where I once would most often see a traditional mother and father in my office, today tradition doesn’t exist.  I don’t think I have ever met two sets of parents who even remotely resemble each other.  As a result I can never ever treat any two of my clients exactly the same.   What works for one family unit may not necessarily work for another.

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However, there is one thing that I have noticed all great

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Social Media – Parents Must Think Before they Post

I spend so much of my time speaking to young people about choosing appropriate photos for their social media accounts, however, I am often surprised to discover how often adults post inappropriate images.  I’m not talking about adult’s sexting, but simply oversharing!  Oversharing their children’s naked bums, tummies, bathing habits and tantrums.  A few times this week I have stumbled across parents posting cute, but very personal, private photos, which I am not sure children or teenagers would be comfortable sharing with the world if they had a choice.

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(Mum Courtney Adamo was banned from Instagram after posting this photo

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leave Some Things for Your Children to Conquer

My grandfather came to Australia when he was 14 years old. He grew up in Cyprus during the war and his parents and his family (eleven brothers and sisters) were eating locusts and desert berries in order to stay alive. So my grandfather was put on a boat, leaving behind his family, he travelled to Australia to start a new life for himself. Talk about growing up quickly!

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When my grandfather came to Australia there were lots of ‘Greek things’ he wanted to bring with him. He brought with him his culture, he brought with him his love for family

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