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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

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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Happy Families Podcast: Me Time vs We Time

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Do you need time away from the family or does the family need time together? Read more

Happy Families Podcast: Perfect Parenting Will Crush Your Soul

By: Dr Justin Coulson

We all want to be good parents, but what happens when your perfectionism gets in the way of that? Dr Justin Coulson discusses this on the Happy Families podcast. Read more

Happy Families Podcast: Ultimate Parenting Triggers

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Having triggers is a part of the human experience but can we control them? Read more

Happy Families Podcast: Teach Your Children To Love Giving

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Kylie shares a great tradition that their family does together to give to others
  • Secret Sisters in the Coulson house
  • Brand new science released tells us that we can actually create kids who want to give

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Happy Families Podcast: When Kids Ask for Expensive Gifts

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Topics discussed in this episode:

– How to avoid materialism in your children
– Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’s
– Get creative
– Plan ahead
– Change the focus
– Be an example Read more

How to Discipline Children Effectively Without Using Consequences or Punishment

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Hi Dr Justin,

I’ve been reading your books and trying my hardest to follow what you say we should do. But I’m struggling with one thing. You say we should remember to discipline our children by teaching them. My question is what is the difference between acceptable consequences vs punishments. Read more