Caring for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) presents a unique set of challenges as well as opportunities for learning and development. The hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inattention and other behaviours that are associated with the condition can open you and your child up to a rollercoaster of events and…

Every parent has his unique parenting style which may be based on several factors including your own upbringing and cultural and religious background. Even couples may have their own differences when it comes to imparting life lessons and rearing their brood. That’s perfectly normal. But despite these differences, there are a few crucial matters that you and…

Say “learning disorder” and most people will immediately think of dyslexia. However, the brain can have difficulty receiving, processing and responding to all kinds of information and this can affect performance in the areas of writing, arithmetic, listening, speaking or spelling as well as reading. Here are the most common misconceptions about what learning disorders…

Whenever two individuals interact, sooner or later, there will be some kind of conflict. But in relationships and especially within families, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The price we pay for being our own unique, independent selves is that sometimes… it doesn’t quite fit with someone else’s unique and independent self. Rather than fearing…

This article was written by Australia Counselling member Narelle Gillies, who works as a Crows Nest counsellor with teens and young adults. “The way we see ourselves, others, and the world, is shaped in the setting of our family of origin. The views we develop there stay with us throughout life.”  Richardson, R.W. (2011) Family Ties that Bind…

Is the institute of marriage really founded on the structure phrase “until death do us part”? Recent figures state otherwise, for one third of Australian marriages meet the dreadful fate of divorce each year. 50,000 couples are knocking at the door of divorce bureaus every year while the divorce cost of Australia accumulates to around…