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Separation and divorce: the impact on a family

It can be particularly difficult to cope with the breakdown of a family, through separation or divorce. How people deal with a separation or divorce is different for each person, and there is no right or wrong way of dealing with it.

However, it can be helpful to understand how separation and divorce can impact the people within a family. Read today's article to find out more.

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How do your children interact with others?

There are many challenges parents encounter in their efforts to raise children to be competent, well-adjusted individuals who are able to respond to frustrations in non-violent and effective ways.

One of the most commons issues parents face is how to manage their child’s behaviour effectively, without aggression.

The key to managing a child’s behaviour is for parents to have positive interactions with their child that encourages good behaviour, rather than focusing on the negative behaviour. At the same time, it’s important for parents to establish and enforce some household rules that are age appropriate, reasonable and meaningful for the child.

Read today's article for some tips on how to manage your child's behaviour.

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How do your children interact with others?
How do your children interact with others?
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Maintaining healthy relationships

Relationships have the potential to create happiness for two people beyond that which they may ever experience alone, but also the potential – when things go wrong – to bring sadness and anger.

Relationships can be experienced along the complete emotional spectrum between these two extremes: as each of us is unique, so are our relationships.

While everyone starts a relationship with high hopes, many people find their relationships follow a disappointing pattern. For some people relationships just seem to work, and for others they may seem doomed to fail. There are many factors that impact how people experience relationships, and many positive things you can do to improve your own relationship.

Read today's article for some healthy relationship practices to follow.

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Maintaining a healthy relationship
Maintaining a healthy relationship
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Learning curve: tips for dealing with school refusal

When a child continually refuses to attend school, there is significant stress for the child, family and school community involved.

Chronic school refusal can have devastating impacts – both short and long term – on a child’s social, emotional and academic development.

Successfully addressing school refusal requires a collaborative, problem-solving approach between the family and school community.

Read today's article for advice and tips on how to help your child refusing to attend school.

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Back to school: addressing school refusal
Back to school: addressing school refusal
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Good Sleeping Habits

Having difficulty sleeping can be very distressing during the night, and severely interfere with your daytime functionality and mental state.

Long-term, lack of sleep has a severely detrimental effect of both body and mind.

Whilst there are many factors that can affect your ability to sleep, establishing good sleep-related habits is extremely beneficial if you want to get a good night’s sleep.

Read today's article for some useful tips that may help you.

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The secrets of strong and happy families

Having to spend your days reprimanding your children, sending them to time-out, always battling about rules, and breaking up fights is no way to enjoy being a parent. While it’s true that this is, unfortunately, part of the deal when it comes being a parent, raising children should still be an enjoyable experience. We all want to have happy family experiences, have fun together and build strong loving bonds.

But how do we ensure that we still have these moments together, even in the midst of all the duties of maintaining a household, meeting our children’s basic needs, and trying to raise responsible and respectable children?

Strong, happy families don’t just happen on their own; they practice certain strategies that build the important connections families need to relax, understand each other, and enjoy happy moments together.

No parent has all the right answers all of the time. Read today's article for some simple guidelines that can help to make the time you spend with your family richer.

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The Secrets of Strong and Happy Families
The Secrets of Strong and Happy Families
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Meet our counsellor of the week – Richard Metres

Available for counselling appointments in Croydon, Melbourne.

Richard is a kind, compassionate counsellor with over 30 years’ private practice experience in the USA and Australia. He works with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Richard supports clients as they explore feelings, thoughts, expectations and past experiences, to gain awareness of the barriers that have limited their lives and their relationships. His counselling practice incorporates mindfulness techniques, trauma and feminist lenses, and a systems-based approach depending on the unique and individual needs of each of his clients.

Find out more about Richard by clicking on his profile below or alternatively, find a counsellor near you here:
http://lifesupportscounselling.com.au/our-counsellors/

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Meet our counsellor of the week – Christina Von Cohausen

Christina is available for appointments in Frankston, Heidelberg and South Yarra.

Christina is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals and couples. Christina’s advanced training in a wide range of therapeutic modalities enables her to support clients addressing a multitude of concerns. The Rogerian principles of integrity, respect and authenticity underpin Christina’s practice, ensuring that each and every client has a safe, empowering space to explore new ways of thinking, being and relating in the world.

Christina works holistically, assisting clients to fully integrate their experiences using a variety of techniques, including: emotion-focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness, positive psychology and Imago relationship therapy.

Christina is passionate about supporting couples and individuals in their efforts to create more fulfilling patterns of relating.

Find out more about Christine by clicking on her profile. Alternatively check our website for a location near to you.

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How mindfulness can lead to a happier life

The human brain is capable of producing 50,000 thoughts a day, so it’s little wonder that we sometimes feel overwhelmed, anxious, or as if our minds are racing at a million miles a minute. If it feels like your life is getting out of control, like you’re not getting enough done or constantly playing catch-up, then mindfulness might be for you.

In a nutshell, mindfulness is exactly that: being mindful; it’s about being actively aware of what you’re doing in the present. For instance, if you’re cooking dinner or doing the vacuuming, concentrate on what you’re doing in that moment rather than what you’ll be doing in a few hours.

Read today's article for things you can do everyday to achieve mindfulness and become happier and more productive in your life.

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The dangers of adolescent binge drinking and drug use

It’s not unusual to want to go out and have a good time with friends, but in a country where consuming alcohol is such a big part of socialising, drinking is often seen as being inextricably linked to having a good time; even taking drugs is now considered conducive to a good night out.

For a lot of young people, saying no to alcohol or drugs can almost feel impossible for a number of reasons, though principally, it’s out of a fear of missing out or not fitting in with mates. Naff as it may sound, peer pressure, even when you’re in your twenties, is still an issue for a lot of young people.

That’s not to say all peer pressure is bad. A mate pressuring you into giving up smoking – that’s a good thing; being pressured by friends into signing up for a marathon or to join a gym – there’s nothing too terrible about that, either, providing they’re respectful about the reasons they think you should participate.

Read today's article for more information about the effects for adolescents of binge drinking and drug taking.

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