Parenting

Developing a skincare routine for your tween

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As much as we would like them to, unfortunately our children can’t stay young forever. It’s inevitable that they are going to grow up and experience all of the exciting, fun and scary aspects that puberty brings along with it. One of the not-so fun parts of puberty is the ever-changing balance of hormones which […]

The problems of parenting as a perfectionist

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Perfectionist parents can think they’re setting their children up for success, but most young people find too many routines and rigid rules stifling. I previously wrote an article about the different styles of parenting and how authoritative parents have the best outcomes. In these families, kids learn to negotiate and share their opinions, they develop […]

Bedtimes for older kids

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Bedtimes can be a real battleground between parents and their teens. Study, sleep and socialising all seem to compete with one another. I asked my Facebook community what their thoughts were on bedtimes for teenagers. The discussion covered what time parents send their kids to bed on school nights, weekends and holidays. Interested to hear what the outcome was? […]

Don’t Lose Your Tween In The In-Between

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Kerrie Atherton talks about the importance of connecting with your children during the crucial tween years when they can be exposed to so many negative influences. As founder of Empower Life Solutions, Kerrie has worked extensively with adolescence at risk in schools on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, for the past nine years. Kerrie has a wealth […]

What life looks like as a kid in 2017

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Do you know what challenges children and teenagers face in this 21st Century life? Here’s 5 things you might not know about the child of 2017. I’m a bit of a history fan and often marvel at how kids coped during the long years of World War I and II. To somehow cling onto a […]

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