The challenges facing LGBTQIA+ families
Challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ families include difficulties in the journey to parenthood, intrusive questioning, and discrimination in mainstream services. Allies are important in combating discrimination, and raising inclusive children through conversations and exposure to diverse resources is recommended.
How to cope with postnatal rage
The term postnatal rage is, thankfully, gaining visibility. Conversations about postnatal rage have become more common over the past few years with the rise in parents openly discussing their early experiences and challenges on social media platforms.
Thriving in a Blended Family: Step Parenting for Success
The main challenge for stepparents is to develop their own unique role within the family that works for everyone.
COVID-19s serious impact on women's health
A study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has found a third of women have experienced a huge impact on their maternal mental health and wellbeing. Women have also reported ongoing fatigue and parenting stress as a result of the pandemic.
3 reasons why children have big feelings
Dr Justin Coulson is a three-time bestselling author, a TEDx speaker, and one of Australia's most popular relationships and parenting experts. In this article he explains why our little ones have big feelings and the developmental realities.
Caring for dads and their mental health
Despite the focus on men’s mental health, fathers are experiencing increasing levels of anxiety and stress from the effect of the pandemic, lock downs, balancing work and family, natural disasters and financial strain from the rising cost of living.
Aussie fathers choosing parental leave
The shape of Australian families continues to change and so too does the role of Aussie fathers. According to the first Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Gender Equality Scorecard, fathers’ uptake of parental leave has doubled in the last 12 months.
Mental Load: Behind The Superwoman Myth
In The Superwoman Myth: Can Contemporary Women Have It All Now? The authors ask, Who knows when the family is low on toilet paper, does the birthday and Christmas shopping and juggles child care in your house? These are all examples of mental load, and in most households, it’s usually handled by one person. Is that person you?
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