My Child is Struggling Because Everything Is Being Cancelled

By: Dr Justin Coulson

We’re living in unprecedented times. Offices are shut, streets are increasingly empty, and some people are locking themselves away. The uncertainty that we are grappling with is challenging enough for us as adults, but it’s also hard on our children. Read more

Helping Your Child with Depression

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Eli is eight years old. He has been diagnosed with depression. And, like it is for anyone with this diagnosis, depression is a daily battle for Eli. His father is essentially absent. His single mother is single-handedly raising three children, working full-time, and trying to do the impossible; stay calm and level while doing it all. Read more

What to Say to Children and Teens About COVID-19

By: Collett Smart

Like many reading this, I am a parent to 3 children – and the talk of COVID-19 hasn’t left our house much in the last few weeks, especially since the flow of information (and misinformation) has picked up. It’s difficult to ignore isn’t it? Read more

Boys Have Body Image Issues Too

By: Collett Smart

Part of my day job sees me lucky enough to spend time with teens. I have run media literacy seminars for students, in schools around the world, for a number of years now. Whenever I ask a group of tween or teen boys what they think the main area of body focus is, for boys, they yell out, ‘A six-pack!’ (I’ve even heard 9-year-old boys talking about and trying to compare their six-packs.) This line is the same, whether I am in Zimbabwe, New Zealand, the USA or Australia. Read more

3 Habits to Develop Healthy Parental Downtime

By: Robert Garrett

Parenting involves sacrifice – that’s hardly news to anyone with kids. Whether it’s getting up early on a Saturday morning to take them to their game or going without something in order to provide for them, it’s just what we do. Read more

What if my Child is the Bully?

By: Collett Smart

Nothing stirs the heart of a parent more than bullying. I don’t think there is a week that goes by without a story in the media about a child being bullied. Read more

Winning Or Losing: How To Handle A Bad Sport

By: Dr Justin Coulson

You’ve been on the sidelines of the netball court (or soccer pitch, etc) cheering and encouraging.  Read more

Perfectionism – Stealing Children’s Confidence and Responsibility?

By: Robert Garrett

I can be quite ‘particular’; others call it perfectionism. Regardless of what you call it, this sometimes obsessive tendency for things to be ‘just so’ can undermine our goal to build confidence and responsibility into our kids. Read more

How To Raise A Rebel

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I’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:

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Do You Have Generational Gaps in Life-Skills?

By: Jenny Baxter

Generational Gaps: Who would have thought what your grandparents didn’t know makes a difference to you?
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