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Talking to Children About the Bushfires

By: Dr Justin Coulson

The ongoing bushfires around Australia are extraordinary. We’ve all seen them. Too many have experienced them or had close encounters, either personally or through a friend or loved one.

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Teaching Your Child the Art of Psychological Flexibility

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Have you ever watched what happens when your child or teen is upset, sad, or challenged?

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You’re Taking Forever!!!

By: Dr Justin Coulson

If you’ve got kids (and even if you don’t), you’re well aware that Christmas morning is the most hotly anticipated moment of the year.

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The Santa Conversation

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Christmas time is here, a time when our children talk about all the things that Santa will bring them.

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Are Activity Trackers Good for Children?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Wearable trackers like the Fitbit, Garmin, Moove, or even smart-watches are gaining significant market-share with children – and with Christmas so close, it’s likely that they’ll be in plenty of Santa stockings.

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Why Your Kids Need a Tribe

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Everyone needs to be known by someone. Just one significant other.

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A Balanced Approach to Parenting

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I had a call from a journalist recently. She asked me, “Have you heard of Panda parenting? It’s kind of different to Tiger Parenting. It’s a bit more like Lawnmower or Snow Plough parenting. But it’s kind of different to helicopter parenting, and closer to free-range parenting.”

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Navigating Your Children’s Unequal Abilities

By: Dr Justin Coulson

It’s an objective fact: one of our children is always going to better than another child at any given activity. One child might be academically sharper.

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What to Say to Your Kids When They’re Going on Their First Date

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Australia doesn’t have much of a dating culture. Our kids aren’t usually asking someone on a date, going out as a couple, and then dating someone different next week.

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Dads: How To Stay Connected With Your Kids

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Even When You Don’t Live Together

Research is unequivocal. Dad matters. As long as he is safe towards his family,  the more a dad is present and involved in his children’s lives in a positive way, the better the outcomes for everyone. 

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