10th World Meeting of Families

By Drs Ron & Mavis Pirola | June 9, 2022

Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness One might well say, “You don’t know my family; it’s a path to messiness (or worse)!”…

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Feeling COVID tired, our children are feeling too

By Susanne North | October 23, 2020

Are you feeling a bit COVID tired? I am. Our children are feeling it, too. Right now, the world is collectively grieving. Everyone is experiencing some…

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The Sacredness in Simplicity

By Susanne North | May 14, 2020

Simple is sacred. In an over-performance culture, the greatest gift a parent can give is a sense of belonging and acceptance. Susanne North explores how…

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The World on a Forced Sabbatical

By Susanne North | May 8, 2020

It has taken a deadly, invisible and microscopic enemy to force the whole world to stop dead in its tracks. Susanne North explores the upside…

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Parenting – the Simple Way

By Susanne North | July 16, 2019

In a world full of uncertainties, anxieties and an over-performance culture of never being good enough, the biggest gifts that parents can give to children…

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Discipline with Love

By CathFamily | February 17, 2019

When parents think of ‘discipline’ they are usually thinking in terms of ‘punishment’. But another definition is ‘instruction’. Dr Justin Coulson points out that the…

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Our daily Bread

By Isabella Garcia | November 16, 2018

How sharing dinner is a ritual at the heart of a family’s life. Many of our fondest memories from childhood relate to meals we have…

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Restorative Practices @ Home

By Vic and Liz O'Callaghan | October 5, 2018

No one puts their feet on the floor each morning with the intention to cause harm to others… write Vic & Liz O’Callaghan. Sometimes things…

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Beyond Fear

By Francine Pirola | September 6, 2018

The fear of an unplanned pregnancy is one of the prevailing realities of modern coupledom. No matter how much we love babies, how much we…

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Tackling the Tricky Questions

By Francine Pirola | June 29, 2018

Those tricky questions! They come when we least expect them and at the most inconvenient of circumstances. How can parents tackle the tricky questions from…

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Emotional Literacy

By Francine Pirola | June 22, 2018

Emotional Intelligence, sometimes abbreviated to ‘EQ’, is widely recognised as important for human flourishing. Some psychologists would argue that it’s the most important of the…

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Love Language Gifts

By Francine Pirola | April 26, 2018

Developed by Gary Chapman, the Five Love Languages, is a simple framework that can teach us how to love more effectively. The theory is simple…

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