John speaks with Sallie Hammond (22/2/20)

https://www.wayfm.org.au/podcast-player/15351/john-speaks-with-sallie-hammond-22-2-20.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 5:48 | Recorded on February 22, 2020Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyBorn in Launceston – Sallie grew up the youngest of 7 children and grew a deep...

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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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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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Are Activity Trackers Good for Children?

By: Dr Justin CoulsonWearable trackers like the Fitbit, Garmin, Moove, or even smart-watches are gaining significant market-share with children – and with Christmas so close, it’s likely that they’ll be in plenty of Santa stockings.Market research shows that sales of...

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How to Trust Your Motherly Intuition

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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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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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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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