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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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Raising Children to Love or Fear

By: Dr Justin CoulsonAre you raising children to love or fear you? Most parents have a deeper goal in mind for their children than mindless obedience.“I’m in my 40’s and I’m still afraid of my old man.”The comment came from a wiry, sun-tanned farmer sporting a fresh...

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Helping Our Children Through Dark, Difficult Days

By: Dr Justin CoulsonDear Dr Justin, my husband has tried to take his own life twice in the past six weeks. He is now in hospital receiving care but I’ve just told the kids he’s dealing with some emotional problems and needs special help.My eldest (11) is not talking, is acting...

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Ten Things I Want My Tween Son to Know

 By: Jennie ScottOK, son. You’re in that weird stage right now where you’re technically not a teenager yet, but you’re not a little kid anymore, either. I know it’s super strange. Your body is changing, your voice is sounding different, and your brain is struggling to...

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