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7 Tips to Tackle Fussy Eating in Toddlers

By: Dr Justin CoulsonDanielle and Jason are MasterChef fans, and feel like they have gotten in touch with their inner ‘foodie’. Their three year-old son, Jonah, does not share his parent’s enthusiasm for culinary sensations, picks at dinner, and avoids certain foods. His...

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“Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home”

By: Robert GarrettWhen our kids were little, people would say, ‘enjoy them now, because when they’re teenagers …’ Consequently, I had this sense of resignation that when they hit their teen years, we’d lose connection with our kids and there was nothing to do but...

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Helping Children Face Their Fears

By: Dr Justin CoulsonDoubt and fear seem to be intrinsically woven into the hearts of some children. Their worries and anxieties cause them to shrink, lean out, and avoid. Sometimes, as parents, we fail to recognise that fear responses are normal, healthy, and to be expected.Other children harbour...

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Sexting: What to Do if It Happens to Your Child

By: Dr Justin CoulsonA friend of mine had an awful ‘sexting’ incident occur with her 11 year-old daughter. Her daughter was having an innocent conversation with a boy from school via text when he asked her to send “noodz” to him. I have two daughters and a son who are...

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Success at School: IQ vs Personality

By: Dr Justin CoulsonA guy I know – let’s call him Justin – was a failure at school by nearly all measures. I (oops, “he”) had few friends. And academically… well, let’s just say that Justin’s report cards were never worth framing and putting on a...

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What to Do When Parents and Grandparents Disagree

By: Dr Justin CoulsonIn Australia, two-thirds of parents are both working and raising young children. And many of those families are turning to grandparents to fill the vital role as carers for their kids. In fact, almost one in four children receive some care from grandparents. And the...

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How Do You Talk To Your Teen About Porn?

By: Collett SmartNote: The use of * throughout this article is so that it gets through any web filters you may have.Young people are naturally curious and innately want to know more about love and sex, yet porn has the ability to destroy everything that is good about romance, love and...

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