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HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS

Blended Families Loving

WORDS KEAN BUCKLEY, Relationship and Retreat Specialist

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he best example of relationship I know is my wife, Kathleen. Wise, gentle, patient (ask my friends!) and fair, she is an influential partner and respected parent. Many people say they feel the love between us, and within our home. Kathleen makes me look good, (I’m a counsellor) and helps me to be the best dad by being more consistent in love having made this her discipline. Kath is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure all members of the family are respected equally. Many times she has ensured I didn’t pass on ‘my experience’ with the force of righteous conviction it came with. My strength was the willingness to give my family a better me! It wasn’t always easy. In the first eighteen months it was as bad between us as I could have wished. I often felt like leaving. Our arguments were fierce when two different parenting styles came together, in a blended family of two 6-year-olds, one 8 and one to seal the deal! Today, I would bet on me being with Kath at the end. We become happier and grow closer regularly. So how do we do it, whilst running two businesses and bringing up four children that all get along with each other? The key was taught to me by Falu Eyre – C.R.I. Commitment – think about how many families are broken due to the lack of it? Many experience a number of break-ups which may affect self-confidence more than we know.

KEAN BUCKLEY is the founder of beyourself.com.au which has run for 8 years facilitating over 150 retreats. couples-retreat.com.au

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Holistic bliss april vol 56  

Australia's premier holistic lifestyle magazine created on the Sunshine Coast

Holistic bliss april vol 56  

Australia's premier holistic lifestyle magazine created on the Sunshine Coast