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Graduate Job Readiness

By: McCrindleThe transition from being a student into the turbulence of the workforce is a significant milestone in a young person’s life.It signifies the beginning of newfound independence and responsibility, which can be exciting and overwhelming for some. For most students, the trajectory...

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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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60 Things I Would Tell My 16 Year Old Self

By: Sabrina PetersWhen I was 16 I thought I knew everything. A few years have passed since then and I have realised I actually didn’t know everything (ha funny that right)! If I could stand face to face with my 16-year-old self I would have a lot to tell her. She probably wouldn’t...

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How to Deal With Child to Parent Aggression

By: Dr Justin CoulsonAggressive behaviour by a child towards a parent is one of the least studied areas of domestic violence. This is due in large part because parents are reluctant to admit that it happens. Many parents feel embarrassed, confused and even responsible for their child’s...

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“Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home”

By: Robert GarrettWhen our kids were little, people would say, ‘enjoy them now, because when they’re teenagers …’ Consequently, I had this sense of resignation that when they hit their teen years, we’d lose connection with our kids and there was nothing to do but...

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Sexting: What to Do if It Happens to Your Child

By: Dr Justin CoulsonA friend of mine had an awful ‘sexting’ incident occur with her 11 year-old daughter. Her daughter was having an innocent conversation with a boy from school via text when he asked her to send “noodz” to him. I have two daughters and a son who are...

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