When we talk to parents most recognise that play is important to their children. However, in our busy lives, we as parents can feel that we don’t have enough time to spend playing with our children.
It’s normal to question yourself as a parent at times and wonder if you are doing it ‘right’. Effective parenting is an innate skill, but the good news is parents can learn how to be more effectively engaged with their children.
Families of all kinds may be experiencing difficulties due to the pace of modern life, but strong families make for healthier communities.
By being involved in your daughters’ or stepdaughters’ life and showing that you care for them, yourrelationship can thrive and they will more likely grow up to be strong, confident and self- respecting women
Boys learn a lot about being a man by watching and listening to their Dads from a young age. Here are some suggestions to help you build your relationship with your son.
Children are not born with the knowledge of how to manage their emotions. They learn how to handle their emotions through watching and learning from the people most important to them, usually their caregivers.
For fathers who are separated and still parenting their children, these tips will help give you ideas on how best to connect with your children and how to look after yourself more effectively.
Being shy is a feeling that most of us have experienced. Your child may be going through this same experience now, but the big difference is that you can do things to help them become less shy and more confident around others.
Trauma can be a single event, or it can be an event lasting over a period of time such as persistent bullying, family separation or violence, natural disasters for COVID-19.
Here are some suggestions to help you address the challenges of living in a stepfamily.
The teenage years can be stressful at the best of times. It is a time of rapid growth and change for the teen, which can often have an impact on the relationship with their parents.
As caring adults, we can all play a role in helping our young people feel more secure and okay about themselves at this time.
Mothers can contribute greatly to helping their sons keep physically active and to promoting feelings of safety and connectedness.
Studies show teenage boys have a sense of independence that contributes hugely to their happiness at this stage of their lives. Here are some suggestions to help you support your teenage boy.
Good parenting is hard work. However, there are certain things you can do that support your children’s development and will help you feel more confident and fulfilled as a parent.
Separated parenting has some unique challenges which can be helped and overcome with the ideas and strategies below.
Teenagers’ behaviour is highly correlated with the strength of their relationship with their parents. Here are some suggestions to help you understand and stay connected to your teen.
Good parenting is hard work. However, there are certain things you can do that support your children’s development.
Transitioning from partners to parents can be a challenging time. It is understandable you may have different thoughts, feelings and emotions than your partner.
School refusal is about an overwhelming anxiety that is so terrifying and disabling that your child cannot go to school regardless of the consequences to themselves and the effects on your family.
It is very clear that step or blended family life is almost inevitably complex, and hugely challenging. Here are some suggestions to help you address the challenges of living in a stepfamily.
We’ve all had to deal with some major changes to our lives and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and your children may be anxious at this time too. Here are some suggestions to help you support your anxious child.
Relationships Australia WA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work, and pays our respects to Elders past, present and future for they carry the cultural wisdom, the stories, the traditions and dreaming. With a commitment to reconciliation, we acknowledge the ongoing impact of past policies and practices, and commit our endeavours to creating a just society and sector that celebrates the ongoing resilience and self-determination of our first peoples and communities.