Parents

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

5 min read

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. These are the opening words to Patrick Ness’ 2011 children’s fiction book, A Monster Calls. A recent visit to a book shop ended the way it often does for me – I go in with my thoughts and purse trained towards one particular book or author, […]

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

5 min read

Family Counselling can often be considered a bit taboo in Australian culture – it’s not something you regularly hear people talking about openly. Like most things that aren’t talked about openly, this tends to breed misunderstanding and confusion around what actually happens in a family counselling session, and what to expect with things like: How many session […]

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

2 min read

This is a question I hear a lot. A big part of the answer relates to specialisations in the mental health field, and what different professionals in counselling and psychology bill themselves as ‘experts’ in. The thing is with counselling (as opposed to psychology), we don’t tend to put as much emphasis on specialisations because of one […]

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

3 min read

This is the philosophy that early childhood educators hold onto in their practice – the belief that children of all ages are active participants in all matters affecting their lives. Children are regarded as equal members of society whose feelings, thoughts and actions are respected and valued.It seems fitting for early childhood educators to hold […]

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

2 min read

The SKATTLE team have been having a lot of conversations recently around the relationship between productivity and happiness. There are bounds of studies and research into how these factors can have a positive effect on one’s work lifestyle. It has had the team wondering; do these factors interact in the family life, too? Many studies argue […]

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

3 min read

I will be the first to admit that sometimes, I’m not the best at communication. More than once I’ve written a SKATTLE article, and upon proofreading it, wonder “What was I even talking about here?!” Sometimes I’ll be having a conversation with a friend and see them become totally lost in my rambles. Even though […]

Remember Us

Remember Us

5 min read

I don’t know if it’s because of the time of year, but I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking about the role of remembering. Of memories, of what we hold on to and why. There’s a particular practice within the narrative approach known as ‘re-membering’ that I’ve always considered ‘nice’, even ‘lovely’. However, ‘nice’ and […]