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A Balanced Approach to Parenting

By: Dr Justin CoulsonI had a call from a journalist recently. She asked me, “Have you heard of Panda parenting? It’s kind of different to Tiger Parenting. It’s a bit more like Lawnmower or Snow Plough parenting. But it’s kind of different to helicopter parenting, and closer...

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Mothers Pray: Your Prayer Adventure

By: Jenny BaxterThis Motherhood Life Hack  is all about prayer, and praying for the ups and downs in your motherhood life.Here are some more pointers about prayer to help you on your prayer adventure.Prayer is no small thing It is as simple, and as complex, as verbalising something to God....

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Navigating Your Children’s Unequal Abilities

By: Dr Justin CoulsonIt’s an objective fact: one of our children is always going to better than another child at any given activity. One child might be academically sharper. Or one child may exhibit greater athleticism and coordination. Perhaps it’s nothing to do with talent, but...

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Motherhood Life Hack: Look after Yourself

By: Jenny BaxterWho looks forward going to the doctor for your pap smear? Or a mammogram? Yay! Not!Injuries and health checksBeyond testing your physical system, all those invasive and intrusive examinations test your limit of tolerance to unpleasantness. Groan.It’s hard to look after...

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Dads: How To Stay Connected With Your Kids

By: Dr Justin CoulsonEven When You Don’t Live TogetherResearch is unequivocal. Dad matters. As long as he is safe towards his family,  the more a dad is present and involved in his children’s lives in a positive way, the better the outcomes for everyone. Fathers make unique...

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What to Do When Your Teen is Caught ‘Sexting’

By: Dr Justin CoulsonDear Dr Justin,I have a teenage daughter who has been sending inappropriate photos to boys, and one has been shared around amongst her peer group. We’ve raised her to know that’s wrong, but she still doesn’t seem to get it. What should we do?Sexting (or...

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Teach Your Kids Self-Awareness

By: Jenny BaxterHow to teach your kids self-awareness so they understand themselves better, and know the impact they are having on others.This blog expands on 20 Ways to Rock at Being a Mother No. 5: Be Self-Aware, which outlines your personal benefits of self-awareness, and how you can...

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How can I help my child be resilient?

By: Dr Justin CoulsonToday’s parents are working overtime to help pave the way for their kids. The New York Times has dubbed them ‘snowplow’ or ‘lawn mower parents’ – ‘machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their...

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Navigating Your Teen’s Quest For Independence

By: Dr Justin CoulsonDear Dr Justin,My daughter started high school and already there are parties and outings organised where no parents are allowed. She’s only 12 and I think too young to go unsupervised. Am I being unfair?The teen years are a glorious time for our kids. It is a time of...

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