“If you do what I ask you to, you’ll get a gold star on the reward chart.”
“No treats until you’ve done your job.”
“We’re not going to the park if you won’t do what you’re told!” Continue reading “Channelling the Inner Batman”
By: Jennie Scott
Tears streamed down my child’s face, the frustration apparent.
The frustration was clear, but the real issue wasn’t. I couldn’t get to the root of the matter. Was it exhaustion? A misunderstanding? Did something happen at school? What was really going on?
I never figured it out. My questioning and probing did no good with the child sprawled across my bed, so I couldn’t make sense of it.
Which basically summarises being a parent. Continue reading “To the Parent Without the Right Answers”
Have you read The Barefoot Investor? It was the number 1 non-fiction book in Australia last year – all about finance. In his introduction to the book Scott Pape, the author, describes the day his family lost their Victorian bushland home to a fire. As they surveyed the damage, he said his first thought was: “I’ve got this.” He knew that despite the drama, he had his financial security sorted and could get his family through. Continue reading “We’re All Just Making It Up As We Go Along (Even This ‘Parenting Expert’)”
By: Clare Bruce
If you’re daunted by the prospect of another year of school lunch-making, these tips from nutritionist and dietitian Cindy Williams will help get you inspired. Continue reading “The Five Essential Ingredients for a Great School Lunchbox”
Dear Dr Justin,
My husband and my 9 year-old son are constantly fighting. It’s little niggles here and there. But it is non stop. They are constantly talking past each other and he (my husband) has started getting really angry. How can we make things better between them? Continue reading “7 Ways to Really Listen so Your Child Shares More”
By: Ally Barnes
My hubby and I are expecting our first baby, and to help get us prepared, I’ve been asking friends for their best advice. Continue reading ““The Most Valuable Advice I Received as a New Parent” – 70 Tips”
By: Duncan Robinson
A year into my daughter’s schooling career, I’m realising something: asking the question ‘how was school today?’ gets about as much response as it does when my wife asks me, ‘how was work today?’ Continue reading “13 Questions to Ask the Kids, Better Than ‘How Was School Today?’”
“I’ve got a question for you”, the cab driver stated expectantly. I was on my way to give a talk about parenting. He had asked where I was going and why, and his eyes lit up when he found out what I do for work. Continue reading “Success: Why We Should Focus On Who (Not What) Our Children Become”
My wife and I are parents to six daughters.
Yes… six. Yes, we intentionally conceived them. No we weren’t trying for a boy. Yes, we do own a television (which we clearly do not have time to watch.) Continue reading “Stop Stuffing Stuff In: Why Relationships Don’t Work on Efficiency”