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Category Archives: Families

  • We need to talk about extra-curricular activities

    • November 13, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Whenever I conduct group discussions with parents about their finances an intense conversation about extra-curricular activities follows. Our most recent study Middle Income Families: Lifestyle & Priorities was no exception. Parents lament that the cost of all their children’s various activities is simply too high and invariably uncomfortable compromises have to be made.

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    Nov

    13

  • Housing affordability means re-evaluating the Australian dream

    • April 18, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    We are hearing a lot about the challenges of housing affordability lately. Just how will first home buyers manage to get a foothold in the property market? This issue does much more than foster debate about the practicalities of housing. It is asking Australians to abandon a pillar of their anticipated future. Owning a home is a core aspiration in this country and it is no longer guaranteed. The Australian dream has to adjust accordingly.

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    18

  • Modern parenting: From “self-esteem” to “resilience”

    • April 2, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Parents of tweens and teens often lament about the language and tone their kids use when speaking to them. That they would never have dreamt of addressing their own parents in such a forthright manner. It should be no surprise really that today’s tweens and teens are so outspoken. Throughout their lives they’ve been encouraged to assert themselves. The mantra of their parents has all been about instilling “self-esteem”. What is lacking in their lives, however, is resilience.

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    Apr

    02

  • The issue Australian mums are angriest about

    • May 27, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    There is one issue above all else that gets the overwhelming majority of Australian mums riled. When it comes to the immunisation of children they are extremely vocal and have little tolerance for those that choose not to immunise. This is one area where they seek legislative intervention to make it compulsory.

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    27