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How to Deal With Child to Parent Aggression

By: Dr Justin CoulsonAggressive behaviour by a child towards a parent is one of the least studied areas of domestic violence. This is due in large part because parents are reluctant to admit that it happens. Many parents feel embarrassed, confused and even responsible for their child’s...

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“Don’t Believe In God? Lie To Your Children”

By: Akos BaloghA fascinating article appeared in the Wall Street Journal late last year. Erica Komisar, a well known and respected author and Psychoanalyst wrote a piece entitled ‘Don’t believe in God? Lie to your children’.In her article she writes:I am often asked by parents,...

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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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