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Kate Shelby

Mother, writer and lover of superheroes In tight outfits

My name is Kate. When I'm not writing I am busy raising my children and tackling the curve balls of parenthood. My writing is influenced by my current life and past history. I don't shy away from telling it how it is. I love superheroes, villains and chocolate. You can visit me anytime australianmum.com
Please Don't Say This About My Child Who Has

Please Don't Say This About My Child Who Has ADHD

Receiving an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis for your child can be a shock and a relief at the same time. Unfortunately, the diagnosis does come with a stigma which is just another burden to bear.
10/08/2016 7:11 AM AEST
Australia Doesn't Understand The Cycle Of Youth

Australia Doesn't Understand The Cycle Of Youth Incarceration

We are not looking after these kids. We are turning a blind eye. We are not providing sufficient intervention. The cycle needs to be interrupted well before incarceration occurs. If you look at the current options you will see they are out of touch with this generation.
26/07/2016 10:42 AM AEST
I Thought I Knew Parenting Would Be

I Thought I Knew Parenting Would Be Hard

After I gave birth to my first child I knew my world would change. However, I was very naive to think after a very difficult delivery I would have a few months to recover. My baby will just sleep and eat for a while, won't he? Um. No.
25/07/2016 6:48 AM AEST
What It's Like To Be The Child Of An

What It's Like To Be The Child Of An Alcoholic

I can only speak from my personal experience having grown up with one parent that has a severe alcohol addiction. Now that I'm older I can put together the puzzle pieces, work out how being the child of an alcoholic has had some impact on the decisions I have made.
06/07/2016 6:09 AM AEST