This issue we tackle some hot topics in the teen scene such as technology and how to find the right balance in your family for screen time vs. real time. Can you fit a selfie stick in your handbag? And how do all these filters and ‘fake’ photos affect our children’s thoughts of body image? Any free photo app can shave inches off your waste or take the red out of your eyes so how can you keep it real for them? Plus some tips for fulfilling your career goals if mainstream school isn’t the right fit.


Yes this issue is full of tips for those parenting tweens and teens and you are not alone – the challenges, joy, tears, laughter and dreams are better shared! I loved the spin from our Daddy Diaries columnist this month – it goes to show how our worlds change as we embrace family life with children!


This month Bleach* Festival kicks at locations all across the Gold Coast so grab your diary and make the time to experience the culture and art scene that is blossoming on the coast. Find an in-depth look at all the fun in our pages this month and we will see you there!


Lastly spare a thought as school holidays are just around the corner, check out some ace ideas to kick start your plans and the kids will go wild with the launch of Disney’s remake of Cinderella. Our friends at Yatala Drive-In are offering an epic VIP experience for haven fans so be sure to visit our giveaways page and enter to win!


Read our March issue of haven online HERE!




haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.