Smacking does for your relationship with your child what hitting your spouse/partner might do for your marriage.
There. I’ve said it. Continue reading “It’s Time to Stop Smacking”
By: Akos Balogh
I feel sorry for the teenagers of today.
They have to navigate many challenges that I never had to deal with as a teenager of the ‘90’s: social media, a pornified culture, digital technology…I don’t envy them or their parents. Coming of age in the early ‘90’s sure had its advantages (including the music). Continue reading “How To Help Teenagers Navigate Our Secular Culture”
A few weeks ago our whole family jumped into the car for an adventure. Some nearby National Parks were beckoning. We had a hike planned and everyone was along for the ride. Continue reading “Playing It Safe May Be the Biggest Risk of All”
Self-control isn’t something we’re born with – its something we hone as we grow. Children especially struggle with control and delayed gratification, but there are ways in which we can guide them to the right behaviour in childhood. I have 7 ways to teach your child self-control, as a matter of fact! Continue reading “7 Ways to Teach Your Child Self-Control”
By: Duncan Robinson
I buy a lottery ticket once a year. It isn’t a sound investment; it isn’t a wise move. Every mathematical equation tells me it is a bone-headed decision and a waste of $2. Yet once a year, I’ll head to the local newsagent and buy a lottery ticket. A miniscule investment with the hopes of a monumental return. Continue reading “Wise Investments”
You may have noticed a really big difference between children and grown-ups. No I’m not talking about the physical size difference, or the more obvious maturity that most adults have compared to their kids. I’m talking about our approach to life. Continue reading “How to Play with your Kids – and Enjoy It”
Instead of toughening our children up, let’s develop that sensitivity and find ways to support their resiliency at the same time. It is possible to be sensitive and resilient.
Hi Dr Justin,
How do you teach a child not to swear when swearing is everywhere – on television, on YouTube and even occasionally from their parents! My daughter thinks it’s ok to say frigging as it’s not the “real” word. Continue reading “Ask Dr Justin — How Do I Teach My Child Not to Swear?”
By: Michele Landmead
Each week I receive a number of calls from parents who are concerned about their adult children. Most want to know what they can do to help. After they describe the situation, I suggest they continue to pray.
Often the parent replies, “Well, I do that, but what else can I do?”
“Nothing,” I respond. Continue reading “What to Do When Your Adult Child Won’t Grow Up”
By: Sabrina Peters
Having a baby is totally AMAZING but let’s be honest for a second. It can be kinda scary, mega hectic and ridiculously lovely all meshed into one. There’s so much the books don’t cover and your friends forget to tell you. Here are some things I learnt on the job! Continue reading “50 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before Babies”