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3 Habits to Develop Healthy Parental Downtime

By: Robert GarrettParenting involves sacrifice – that’s hardly news to anyone with kids. Whether it’s getting up early on a Saturday morning to take them to their game or going without something in order to provide for them, it’s just what we do.However, sometimes we can...

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What if my Child is the Bully?

By: Collett SmartNothing stirs the heart of a parent more than bullying. I don’t think there is a week that goes by without a story in the media about a child being bullied.I sat with another parent in pain as she told me about her daughter’s anguish at being bullied. The mother found...

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Winning Or Losing: How To Handle A Bad Sport

By: Dr Justin CoulsonYou’ve been on the sidelines of the netball court (or soccer pitch, etc) cheering and encouraging. You’ve avoided saying anything about the shoddy refereeing being done by the 15-year-old. You’ve ridden the emotions of your child’s game as...

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How To Raise A Rebel

By: Dr Justin CoulsonI’ve been running parenting workshops full-time around Australia for close to ten years and in all that time no parent has ever told me:“I want to raise weak children who are followers and who can’t think for themselves. Obedient sheep. That’s what I...

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Do You Have Generational Gaps in Life-Skills?

By: Jenny BaxterGenerational Gaps: Who would have thought what your grandparents didn’t know makes a difference to you? The ProblemDuring a trip to England, I told a new friend my backstory – about my mother’s death when I was a teen. My friend’s mother is alive and...

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5 Better Conversations To Have About Screens

By: Dr Justin Coulson“Excess screen time has reduced our attention span to eight seconds, one less than that of a goldfish.”That’s a direct quote from the July 2019 International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists held in London. Other gems included commentary on how...

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Talking to Children About the Bushfires

By: Dr Justin CoulsonThe ongoing bushfires around Australia are extraordinary. We’ve all seen them. Too many have experienced them or had close encounters, either personally or through a friend or loved one. Homes, lives, animals, environment – so much gone. No matter where you live in...

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You’re Taking Forever!!!

By: Dr Justin CoulsonIf you’ve got kids (and even if you don’t), you’re well aware that Christmas morning is the most hotly anticipated moment of the year.Kids sneak out of bed well before dawn to see what Santa’s left under the Christmas tree. Parents the world over are...

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