Dealing with Dreamworld tragedy

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How do we manage our children’s concerns, anxiety and fears after the horrific story this week of the Dreamworld tragedy? This story came coming into our lounge room and was on every news feed, channel and radio outlet. There was no escape, we all heard and we all know about this dreadfully sad tragedy. We are all affected, saddened and distressed. Our hearts are with the families who have lost their precious family members, mother […]

How to recover from a breakup faster

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When you’re dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, everyone will have an opinion on how best get over it. Your parents will remind you there are “other fish in the sea”, your friends will encourage you to get over your ex by getting yourself a diversion for the night, taking you out and getting you too drunk to remember him. While your friends and family mean well their actions and advice may be prolonging your […]

What can I possibly say to that?

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How do I respond to a friend who has lost their child or family member? I recently discovered a little boy who attended the childcare centre I once owned died from cancer. He was only four years old. The last word was he was doing well and hopeful of a complete recovery. The news clearly devastated everyone. I haven’t had anything to do with the families or business for some months now since selling, but […]

Dealing with the Monster-In-Law

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Are we pre-destined not to get along with our Mother In Laws? While most mother-in-laws are brilliant and get along with their child’s chosen partner really well, there are some that do seem to create issues between themselves and daughter-in-laws. I see many problems come into the Counselling room generated between the mother-n-law and the sons wife. Many of the issues could have been either dissolved or negated if they had known some basic rules […]