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Hope in the Darkness

In the second blog of this CHRISTMAS series by Val Mullally the “H” stands for “Hope”. 
What a strange year. Global chaos, and for some the turmoil is much closer to home. Yet there are glimmers of hope – of what is possible when people pool their resources and respond with compassion. Stories of hope and courage, like the amazing international response to rescue a huddle of Thai boys, who would have been doomed to die, if people had not been inspired by hope

Last edited December 16th 2018

Do you worry about what sort of world your children will have to survive in?
What sort of future will your child have? Aggressive behaviour is escalating worldwide. War is not an option. A call to action for parents. Let’s BE the difference that makes the difference.

Last edited January 07th 2019

It’s hard to set limits with a strong willed child! Parenting expert Val Mullally shares insights into how we as parents can be the healing balm to create calmer, happier interactions.

Last edited March 03rd 2017

The first in our Christmas 2019 blog series by Val Mullally.
How do I offer Charity without undermining a person’s dignity?
Here are two words that can make a huge difference: Compassionate Curiosity 

Last edited December 16th 2018

Every parent remembers those sleepless nights with a sick child. When you are so tired all you want to do is sleep – but when your child isn’t well he NEEDS you! 

Here is a beautiful reflection

Last edited November 12th 2017

Today is World Mental Health Day. On this day last year I was going to work to see people who were struggling with mental illness. I had little personal insight into what it was actually like. Fast forward one year on. I have seen it from the other side. And it is harder and darker and more terrifying than I could ever have imagined.

Last edited November 12th 2017

How to be good parent? ‘Any area in your life that has inconsistent results is an area where you have not made a decision to be consistent in your actions.’ Parenting blog by Val Mullally

Last edited June 04th 2017

‘My relationship with my then-teenage son was as scratchy as wire-wool on sunburnt skin.’ Parenting Expert Val Mullally shares her AHA moment. How to create a happier home.

Last edited August 20th 2016