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Family Forum

About Family Forum

Family Forum is an initiative of the Advertiser, which aims to answer your questions about families, relationships, health and finances.

Relationships Australia South Australia supports Family Forum as a community resource and appoints members to the group with expertise in various professional disciplines. However, the advice provided by the Family Forum panel does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Relationships Australia South Australia, its management or employees.

Family Forum is a panel of general practitioners, medical specialists, lawyers, therapeutic and financial counsellors that discuss each letter before the appropriate professional prepares the final answer.

Read the latest posts below.

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Fill out the form below or send questions to Family Forum, The Advertiser, 31 Waymouth St, Adelaide 5000.

We treat communications in strict confidence except when the law demands otherwise, as in child abuse.

Class Acts

A reader asks: “I am puzzled to know how teachers control behaviour and maintain discipline in the classroom these days. All the old methods are forbidden, and rightly so for some of them, but are children punished at all today?” Continue Reading

Will Dismay

“MY widowed mother died recently and left nothing to my sister or me. Instead she divided her estate equally among the grandchildren (we each have two children). I wonder why my mother left me out? It might sound silly, but it hurts.” Continue Reading

Homework Help

“My wife and I have always taken an interest in our children’s homework. Now our children are in high school, it has become increasingly apparent that this behaviour is unwelcome. Should we lessen our interest, or cease it perhaps?” Continue Reading

Eye Concern

“Over the past few months my wife has developed very dark circles under her eyes. I have never seen another person with similar darkness. Is there any medical condition which could cause this? My trouble is she refuses to talk to her GP.” Continue Reading