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What’s Your Parenting Style?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

There’s a phrase I hear a lot. It’s usually some variation on the following: “There’s no one right way to parent.” Read more

The Batman Effect

By: Dr Justin Coulson

It’s provocative, and I know some people won’t like what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it: …Mindfulness doesn’t work for everyone. Read more

7 Tips for Raising Girls

By: Dr Justin Coulson

A short while ago my new book about teenage girls, Miss-Connection, was released. The book appeared on some bestseller lists around the country. Since then, I’ve been asked, repeatedly, for the “secrets” to raising happy, responsible, strong teenage girls. Read more

The Most Effective Way to Build Motivation

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Here’s a quick quiz for you.

Think about the children you raise, the students you teach, or the employees you oversee. If you want them to be motivated and have the BEST attitude towards whatever you’re asking them to do, what matters most? Read more

3 Simple Strategies to Supercharge Your Attitude

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I don’t like to deal with absolutes… always, never, everything, nothing. After all, I’m a research scientist. For people like me, I prefer statements like “it depends”. I try to avoid being too certain. Read more

What Legacy Are You Building?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Pause and think, for just a moment, of the most excellent person you have ever met…

What made them so “excellent”?

Is it possible to create an inventory of their attributes; the characteristics of excellence they embody?

Aristotle said… Read more

High-Performance Habits

By: Dr Justin Coulson

“I need a volunteer!” is always a statement that guarantees most people will suddenly stare at their shoes or the ceiling. But when I add the statement “And they need to be the fittest and healthiest human specimen in the room”, most people feel immediately safe. “I’m off the hook,” they think as they immediately scan the room for someone to dob in. Read more

Attitude is Everything

By: Dr Justin Coulson

When my youngest daughter was around 18 months old we shared an experience that taught me a valuable lesson about how our attitude is everything. Read more

The Cultivation of Character

By: Dr Justin Coulson

A brave mum raises her hand to ask me a question. There are close to 400 parents in the packed auditorium. The topic was teens and screens, but her question stretches well beyond those boundaries. 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