This may be a shock to you, though 37.3% of Australians aged 14 years and over consume alcohol on a weekly basis; 7.7% of Australians aged 14 and over have used analgesics for non-medical purposes once or more in their life; 4.5% of Australians aged 14 years and over have used tranquillisers/sleeping pills (including benzodiazepines) for … More Addiction proof your child
Families are complicated at the best of times; not one family is the same as another. It is particularly difficult when, as a child, your relationship with your mother is not the same as those around you. Seeing mothers and their children going out and having fun together, cuddling and joking around. A natural response … More Book Review – Toxic Mom Toolkit: It’s not you. It’s her.
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If any other adult treated you the way your Toxic Mother treats you, what would you do? Think of the office colleague who rolls her eyes at your suggestions in meetings, but later re-presents them to praise from management — how do you behave socially with that…
Today is the beginning of Mental Health Week, though how does it affect you? Does it cause you to stop and think? Or do you find you continue on your day-to-day routine, forgetting until you see that post on Facebook? Just like mental illnesses, this week can often be unseen – either because we do … More Mental Health Week: 5 ways you can respond
Growing up I dreamed of having 6 kids, going to Africa to help with missions, explored every opportunity to sponsor kids, I jumped at every opportunity to help others before considering what was involved. I still do mind you, though I have improved a lot. A lot of my desire to help others, was actually … More Helping others: 5 questions to boost your helping productivity
The first thing I do when I begin to get anxious is to try and distract myself from the anxious thought. Funny thing is that when I try to not think about it, I find I can’t think of anything else! So why do we get anxious? Everyone gets anxious – the year 12 student … More Anxiety: Is it really a bad thing?
In a war, a country never fights on their own – allies are drawn in through their friendships with other countries in order to fight the battle. So why should anyone fight a war within themselves by themselves? Why do it alone when there is always someone to recruit, no matter where they come from … More You Don’t Have to Fight Alone