6 Surprising Self-Care Strategies that Work

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Picture this scenario:

You’re opening up to a friend about the overwhelming challenges you face as you juggle your children and your multitudinous other responsibilities. You outline the weight of the burdens you carry. The kids, the job, the financial stress, the endless laundry, and the fact that you are the one carrying the mental load of the household. Read more

Parenting an ADHD Child

By: Dr Justin Coulson

ADHD is one of the most provocative diagnoses that exists in the world of child and adolescent psychology. Tell someone that your child has ADHD and armchair experts will tell you exactly what the issue is: Read more

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

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