A Letter To My Sons About Becoming Good Men (In a Culture That Degrades Females)

By: Akos Balogh

Dear Ben and Archie*,

You may have noticed the many stories in the news about how lots of women have been hurt by men. Women like Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins, and many others. It’s been sad to watch their pain. Read more

The Spanking Debate: Changing Minds Takes a Generation

By: Dr Justin Coulson

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. Read more

Why Advice About Alcohol Falls on Deaf Teen Ears (and What You Can Do About It)

By: Dr Justin Coulson

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. Read more

“They Just Have This Intolerable Hatred of Their Bodies” Says ‘Raising Girls Who Like Themselves’ Author

By: Katrina Roe

It’s pretty clear that something is going wrong with our girls when parents report that primary-aged girls are attempting to cut off their tummy fat with scissors. Read more

My 7 yr-old Only Eats Chips

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Dealing with a fussy eater can be a challenge. Poor eating habits in middle childhood and the tween years tend to be long-lasting. We need to take them seriously. Read more

3 Simple Tips for Managing Screen Time for the Whole Family

By: Dr Justin Coulson

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! Read more

7 Verses to Uplift a Mother’s Heart

By: Sabrina Peters

To all the mumma’s out there, this is for you! A standing ovation of praise and gratitude for all your service and sacrifice (most of which is largely unseen), a big warm hug from one tired woman to another and a perspective-shifting injection of His beautiful word over your life. Read more

Chores Lead to Success, Later in Life (even if teens don’t love them!)

By: Collett Smart

a comic strip of a mother and daughter at a sink. The mum asks her daughter, why didnt you wash this pan? The daughter responds, that pan wasn't part of the official dinner dishes! Mum says, listen, when i ask you to do the dishes after dinner, that means every dish in the sink, not just the ones for dinner AND it also means cleaning the counter and making the kitchen look tidy! The daughter groans.

Has the artist of Hedger Humour been peeping in my windows? We often wonder about the benefits of chores, and whether the sighing, dodging and procrastination are worth the effort (and that’s just the parents I am talking about! 😉) Read more

Happy Families Podcast: Dealing With Fussy Eaters

By: Dr Justin Coulson

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.
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Happy Families Podcast: The 3 Words Your Child Needs to Hear

By: Dr Justin Coulson

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? 
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