Gingerbread House Making

Come along and make your gingerbread house ready for Christmas. Includes Gingerbread House, Board, Icing, Cellophane and Ribbon -for $25. BYO decorations (lollies and other treats!) Ages 9 and up. Proceeds used to support the work of the Launceston Salvation Army in the Launceston Community. Call...

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Gingerbread House Making

Come along and make your gingerbread house ready for Christmas. Includes Gingerbread House, Board, Icing, Cellophane and Ribbon – for $25. BYO decorations (lollies and other treats!) Ages 9 and up. Proceeds used to support the work of the Launceston Salvation Army in the Launceston...

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Why Your Kids Need a Tribe

By: Dr Justin CoulsonEveryone needs to be known by someone. Just one significant other.For our kids, knowing that they are known and loved by one caring adult is the central predictor of resilience. Having great people around them is one of the next critical resources for building...

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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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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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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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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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Lantern Festival

Celebrate with friends and learn how to make traditional latterns, while learning about the culture of this event. There will be Lantern Displays, Food Vendors, Local Entertainment including Launceston’s Taiko Drummers, the cast of Launceston Musical Society’s ‘Godspell’...

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