Restorative Practices @ Home

By |2018-10-05T11:23:23+10:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 go wrong. Sometimes they go wrong regularly. This can happen anywhere, but it can often happen at home, and it is hard to talk about it. What can we do?

Emotional Literacy

By |2018-06-22T11:42:43+10:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Emotional Intelligence is widely recognised as important for human flourishing. It includes: the ability to identify and appropriately express one’s emotions, the ability to manage and self-regulate negative emotions, and the ability to empathise with others’ emotional state. While people will be gifted to different degrees with Emotional Intelligence (EQ), like all intelligences, we can

Love Language Gifts

By |2018-04-26T05:47:10+10:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 and powerful. Love is like a language. People ‘speak’ love in different ways, some through words of affirmation, others through thoughtful gifts, acts of service, quality time or touch.

Building Optimism

By |2018-04-20T04:49:23+10:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Things go wrong. Disasters happen. We fail. We mess up. No matter our age or talent, we all face adversity from time to time. Learning to respond with optimism and self-mastery can be the difference between a productive, joy-filled life and one mired with hopelessness. A persistent pessimistic mind-set is also a risk factor

2015 March

By |2017-09-07T03:48:31+10:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mum Likes ME Best! In this issue we have called in one of our parenting experts Dr Gregory Popcak to share some of his insights into the frustrating phenomenon of sibling rivalry and some simple ideas to help your family become a more peaceful, respectful and more harmonious. Let us know what you think in the

Feasting and Fasting in Marriage

By |2017-09-07T03:47:39+10:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In marriage the fasting and feasting cycle is evident in the use of natural fertility methods which are the methods of family planning approved by the Catholic Church*. A couple’s marriage is nourished and strengthened when they make love. It is also strengthened by times of abstinence; these times may result from various factors including

Too Many Children?

By |2014-12-22T23:12:09+10:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cross-posted from Lightly Salted, by Peter Holmes a father of eight. Today I was chatting with a friend who has a largish family. When I say 'largish', I mean five or more children. We don't have to go back very far in history to see that families of ten or more children were much more common than