Christmas is a time for celebrating and spreading joy. It is that time of the year when families all over the world get the chance to come together and rejoice under one roof. In many cases though, this excessive ‘family time’ results in conflicts and uprisings that taint the entire Christmas spirit. Moreover, it is a…

This article was written by Australia Counselling member Narelle Gillies, who works as a Crows Nest counsellor with teens and young adults. As a therapist and youth mentor, working with teenagers in high schools and in private practice, I am struck by how often I hear comments like “they just won’t listen to me”. These kids are usually…

“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation in the way we raise our children.” – Marianne Williamson More and more parents are recognising the need to bring about a change in the manner we raise our children. The conventional concept of “disciplining” needs to be…

Character building is a process that begins with early childhood and is nurtured with the interactions with individuals as you meet. A healthy family life contributes a lot to shaping your personality. Broken families may lead to a broken individual inside you and you grow up harbouring negative feelings within you and channelling the negative…