A Message to Mums of Premmie Babies, and Grieving Parents

By: Clare Bruce

When everything your family is going well, it can be easy in holidays and family celebrations, to forget that others are doing it tough.
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Ask Dr Justin – Should We Be Tracking Our Kids?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Hi Dr Justin,

I worry – consistently – about my kids’ safety when they’re not at home. I’m thinking about getting them to use a location tracker so I know they’re safe. What do you recommend?

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Should We Be Giving Our Teens Alcohol?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Many parents believe they are doing the right thing by giving their teenagers alcohol. And it does make some sense. Serving alcohol to our children in our homes is completely logical from our ‘grown-up’ perspective. Read more

A Strategy to Boost Your Child’s Gratitude

By: Michelle Mitchell

It is not difficult to notice times when authentic gratitude is lacking in our homes. I have come to recognise that an indulgent life doesn’t make kids happy. Read more

Teaching Your Kids About Debt, Gratification & Priorities

By: Robert Garrett

Teaching your kids financial skills is one way to set them up for their future. Australian households owe $2.34trillion (as at March 2018), the second highest level of household debt in the world; only Switzerland has more. In 2016 around one third of Australian households were classified as ‘over-indebted’. Read more

Are Parental Controls Really That Effective?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Dear Dr Justin, a few weeks ago we found our ten-year-old son looking at an explicit website on his iPad. He says he found it accidentally when he was looking for games and we believe him.  Read more

How to Find The Joy in School Holidays

By: Dr Justin Coulson

School holidays are a chance for families to shake off the end of term blahs and find a bit of joy in their lives. Read more

Protecting Kids From Risky Media and Web Content: 12 Tips From a Psychologist

By: Clare Bruce

Today’s children are the first “born with a phone in their hands”, not knowing what it’s like to live without web-connected devices close at hand. Read more

What is the Best Way to Say ‘No!’ To Your Kids?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Hi Dr Justin, I hate saying no to my kids. I keep softening up, getting talked around, giving in. I’m getting walked all over. How do I set limits and still feel like I’m being a good mum? Read more