peaceful upbringings for
every Australian child
The Family Peace Foundation’s core belief is that every child in our society has a basic human right to be raised in a peaceful home environment. Our aim is more peaceful homes, workplaces and communities, leading to a safer and more productive Australian society.
We discuss a range of topics related to alcohol, family violence, health & well-being, family rituals and finance, and feature the relevant information here to help you nurture a peaceful home environment.
Falling in love, starting out, maybe getting married then expecting a first baby seem so far from the tragic reality of family violence. So what happens to cause up to one third of all relationships [...]
The Family Peace Foundation wants to do everything it can to keep young people safe, including protecting them from harms that might result from drinking alcohol. This fact sheet provides information for parents, guardians and [...]
Family routines and rituals are an important factor in strengthening families. Family rituals help family members feel good and create a sense of belonging by letting everyone know what’s important to the family and [...]
Financial literacy is a combination of financial knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to make sound financial decisions, based on personal circumstances, to improve financial well-being. Financial literacy is an essential everyday life skill [...]
THE LINK BETWEEN THINKING AND FEELING Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling distressed or anxious about something, only to find a few weeks later that it was a non-event? Or maybe [...]
The Family Peace Foundation believes that there is strong evidence of an association between the consumption of alcohol and violence. Not only is this wrong, it is also expensive. Conservative estimates suggest that in [...]
Sleep more. Do more. Dream more Get more zzzzzs. Less texts. More zzzzs. Kids need 10 Sleep is our single most important behavioural experience. The average person spends over a third of their life [...]
Recognise every emotion All feelings matter Validate all feelings All feelings are acceptable, but all behaviours are not. Learn to recognise your partner’s or your child’s emotions as an opportunity to connect and help [...]
Be grateful, daily Notice 3 good things At the end of every day, take a moment to ask yourself and every family member ‘what 3 things went well today and why?” Helping children learn [...]
Strengthen what you share Let your similarities connect you Nurture your similarities Similarities connect us Every day, jot down a few things you have in common with your partner, and talk about them with [...]
Say what you need. Act with kindness. Start with: “I need” Many of us are quick to complain and criticise our partners when things aren’t going well between us. Yet behind most blaming and [...]
Time is precious…but not as precious as your children. That’s why it’s so important to set aside at least 8 minutes every day of distraction-free time to engage with each of your kids, one [...]
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