A 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. Continue reading “The Cultivation of Character”
Smacking is one of those topics in parenting that never really goes away. It’s always in the headlines or creating some kind of provocation on social media. Continue reading “The Spanking Debate: Changing Minds Takes a Generation”
In late 2019, shortly before COVID-19 began to do its damage, I was in a coastal NSW high school talking to students in Grades 9 and 10 about the latest alcohol statistics. Those stats tell a very good news story. Kids today drink less than ever before. Continue reading “Why Advice About Alcohol Falls on Deaf Teen Ears (and What You Can Do About It)”
Have we all become slack-jawed zombies, staring blankly at our screens? According to research from around the globe, one of the most significant impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on parents and children (outside of the enormous and sad loss of life) is that screens are taking over! Continue reading “3 Simple Tips for Managing Screen Time for the Whole Family”
Sometimes kids just don’t like certain foods, or they want a sense of control over how and what foods get put on their plate. In this episode of the Happy Families podcast, Justin and Kylie discuss fussy eating.
Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: Dealing With Fussy Eaters”
As a parent, how can you show unconditional love towards your child when you don’t agree or accept their decisions that they’re making in life?
Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: The 3 Words Your Child Needs to Hear”
Do you need time away from the family or does the family need time together? Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: Me Time vs We Time”
We all want to be good parents, but what happens when your perfectionism gets in the way of that? Dr Justin Coulson discusses this on the Happy Families podcast. Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: Perfect Parenting Will Crush Your Soul”
Having triggers is a part of the human experience but can we control them? Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: Ultimate Parenting Triggers”