How to Talk to Kids about Bad News in the Media

By: Collett SmartWe know that we can’t shield our children, because they will hear ‘bad news’… from peers, siblings, online… But how much is too much information? And what is age appropriate? (I cover both younger children and teens in this video).How to Talk to...

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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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Make way for Gen Alpha

By: McCrindleThe new generation of youngsters is Gen Alpha (see why we named them that, here). They are currently aged under 10 and are born between 2010 and 2024. They are the children of Gen Y, who are currently in their 20-30’s. There are 3 million Gen Alpha’s in Australia, who are...

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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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Helping Our Kids Feel Good By Doing Good

By: Dr Justin CoulsonWe all want our kids to feel good. Ice cream. Cake. Beach days. Playdates. These are all great for bringing joy. But typically, these good feelings don’t last. Once the ice cream is gone, or the playdate is over, our kids often lose the zest and pep they were feeling.So,...

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The Case Against Boredom

By: Dr Justin CoulsonRecently there has been a groundswell of popular opinion extolling the value of letting our kids be bored. A recent New York Times article argued, ‘Boredom teaches us that life isn’t a parade of amusements. More important, it spawns creativity and...

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What to Do When Your Child Is Fearless!

By: Dr Justin CoulsonMy childhood friend Joel was fearless.When he was about six, Joel’s parents installed a balcony on the back of their pole home. For some reason, the builder couldn’t install the safety railing straight away. The fall from the balcony to the ground was at least 6...

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