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Father's Day Tribute

Father's Day Tribute

BY MICHAEL GROSE  This Father's Day take a moment to reflect on how good fathering really matters to girls, to boys, to mothers and also to men's wellbeing.Read more

Raising children - the NEW strict

 Raising children - the NEW strict

By MICHAEL GROSE  There is a new definition for being a strict parent, which is making many effective parents feel unnecessarily guilty.Read more

10 steps to prepare for life with children

10 steps to prepare for life with children

By MICHAEL GROSE It's hard to explain to the unitiated what parenting is about. After all, you don't know what you don't know. Here's a 10 step program to prepare prospective parents for the delights and dilemmas of raising a young child.Read more

A guide to helping teens make smart choices

A guide to helping teens make smart choices

By MICHAEL GROSE Decision-making is hard work for parents as we are always treading a fine line between being too protective and allowing young people more freedom. Here's a user guide to helping young people make smart choices.Read more