Parenting Stories

Being a parent is a universal experience for many people. While each child (and their family) is unique, there are many common themes. Hearing other parents’ stories can be a source of comfort and can help us to feel less alone. It can also be a great way to get new ideas, strategies and hope that things can be different in our own families.

In this section you will find some of their stories – stories that share the challenges and joys that they have experienced in their parenting journeys.

If you would like to talk about your own parenting stories, please contact us.

Parent Story: Teenage Boys

Parent Story: Teenage Boys

I live with two boys aged 14 and 17, a husband and two dogs. Actually I should say some days I live with them, other days we co exist in the same house. It depends on whether they have had a run in...

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Parent Story: Toddler Fears

Parent Story: Toddler Fears

As a counsellor at Parent Line NSW I often speak to parents who are struggling with understanding their child’s reactions to what seem like everyday issues.  In the early years, children are busy...

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Parent Story: Bedtime Stories

Parent Story: Bedtime Stories

Children have an innate connection and love of stories. As a parent I have used story telling as a powerful teaching and therapeutic tool. Sharing stories with my children has taught us all a lot...

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Parent Story: Saying Sorry

Parent Story: Saying Sorry

Have you ever heard the saying “love means… never having to say sorry”? I don’t know who thought this one up! In the real world of raising children, it doesn’t work.  Trial and error is the...

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