The Extent of Unconditional Love

It’s amazing how much you learn about yourself once you become a parent. You discover how capable you are, how much you’re willing to sacrifice, and your ability to love unconditionally. My 3 children have taught me the value of each of these. I often hear people coin the phrase “supermum” when they see a […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

What It Really Means to Be a Parent

It is often commonplace to associate parenting with nappies, feeds, and the endless amount of toys. But there is so much more to parenting than that. For me, being a parent is about maintaining a child’s innocence, while at the same time, shaping who they later become in life. I am often complimented on how well-behaved […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

The True Spirit of Christmas

Over the years, I have struggled with my attitude towards Christmas. In my household as a child, this holiday season did not hold great significance, nor did it not mean a thing. We celebrated every year by seeing family and sharing gifts. But the focus was on our loved ones, not a love for gifts. […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Parenting: Modelling Good Behaviour

Parents often take on many roles: teacher, motivator, entertainer, cleaner; each role diverse to the others. But in the 4 years that I have been a parent, I have discovered that only one role has been, by far, the most important. And that is my responsibility to be a good role model. People often believe […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Do ‘Stay at Home Mothers’ Really Do Nothing?

People often theorise that the dreams you encounter in your sleep, are reflections of how you truly feel in reality. A few days ago, I had a dream that made me feel worthless and tested my position as a ‘stay at home mother’. Ever since I became a mother, I have encountered many small minds. […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

The Strength of a Parent

People often say that you can be your own worst enemy, and I think this statement can sometimes ring so true. As a parent, you can find yourself pointing out only your faults, whilst neglecting all that is positive. For the past week, my two girls have been sick on and off. They got better […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

A Mother’s Love for Her Children

I never thought that anybody could make me so proud that my eyes filled up with tears. But my oldest daughter did just that today. Alisha, as you may have read in my advice, is a bit delayed in her speech and has been attending a Kindergarten especially targeted towards these needs. All the parents have […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.

Age: Measure of Maturity and Responsibility?

Ever since I became a mother at 18, I’ve noticed how judgmental society can be purely based on your age. It is of the consensus that the younger the parent, the less mature and less responsible they must be. Most do not believe that a “child” can raise another child, as they do not understand […]

Thuy Yau is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share personal stories about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She volunteers her time as Newspaper Project Manager for Millennium Kids, a youth empowerment organisation.