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6 Surprising Self-Care Strategies that Work

By: Dr Justin CoulsonPicture this scenario: You’re opening up to a friend about the overwhelming challenges you face as you juggle your children and your multitudinous other responsibilities. You outline the weight of the burdens you carry. The kids, the job, the financial stress, the...

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Parenting an ADHD Child

By: Dr Justin CoulsonADHD is one of the most provocative diagnoses that exists in the world of child and adolescent psychology. Tell someone that your child has ADHD and armchair experts will tell you exactly what the issue is: There was no such thing as ADHD when I was a child. Sure, let’s...

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What’s Your Parenting Style?

By: Dr Justin CoulsonThere’s a phrase I hear a lot. It’s usually some variation on the following: “There’s no one right way to parent.”In the past I’ve politely nodded my head in agreement while experiencing an uncomfortable inner tension. I’m agreeing...

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The Batman Effect

By: Dr Justin CoulsonIt’s provocative, and I know some people won’t like what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it: …Mindfulness doesn’t work for everyone.Ok. I’ve put it out there. Mindfulness is the past decade’s biggest fad in Positive...

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7 Tips for Raising Girls

By: Dr Justin CoulsonA short while ago my new book about teenage girls, Miss-Connection, was released. The book appeared on some bestseller lists around the country. Since then, I’ve been asked, repeatedly, for the “secrets” to raising happy, responsible, strong teenage girls.To...

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The Most Effective Way to Build Motivation

By: Dr Justin CoulsonHere’s a quick quiz for you.Think about the children you raise, the students you teach, or the employees you oversee. If you want them to be motivated and have the BEST attitude towards whatever you’re asking them to do, what matters most?Take a look at the...

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What Legacy Are You Building?

By: Dr Justin CoulsonPause and think, for just a moment, of the most excellent person you have ever met…What made them so “excellent”?Is it possible to create an inventory of their attributes; the characteristics of excellence they embody?Aristotle said…“We are what...

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High-Performance Habits

By: Dr Justin Coulson“I need a volunteer!” is always a statement that guarantees most people will suddenly stare at their shoes or the ceiling. But when I add the statement “And they need to be the fittest and healthiest human specimen in the room”, most people feel...

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Attitude is Everything

By: Dr Justin CoulsonWhen my youngest daughter was around 18 months old we shared an experience that taught me a valuable lesson about how our attitude is everything.With six daughters, quiet Saturday afternoons are a rarity. But my eldest was at her part-time job, Kylie (my wife) was out with our...

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The Cultivation of Character

By: Dr Justin CoulsonA brave mum raises her hand to ask me a question. There are close to 400 parents in the packed auditorium. The topic was teens and screens, but her question stretches well beyond those boundaries.She says, “I don’t want my son playing those violent games. But how...

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