Parenting

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Often a previously sweet child turns into a rebellious young person. Father of 3 teens, Dr Justin Coulson explores how to get through the teen years.

Time and money are two of life’s scarce resources. How a person spends those limited resources provides an interesting window into their real priorities.

Most adults will see things on this list that even they could work on improving! Social skills develop with practice and can also decay with neglect.

If your kids are back at school, or about to be, these ideas can help ease the transition from holiday time to school time. 

To help parents navigate sleepovers safely and successfully, parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson suggests a number of strategies.

With smacking now being seen as less ‘acceptable’, the lashing out often takes the form of yelling. Here are four solutions to turn your anger around.

It may be counter-intuitive for a frazzled mum or dad who’s longing for some quiet—but giving the kids the freedom to be noisy is great parenting.

When your kids aren’t listening to you which WILL happen, try these three things: speak softly, consider your timing and use the ‘gentle reminder’.

If your teen’s night time decisions are starting to stink of a lack of respect, then it may be time to put a curfew in place.

The world our children will work in needs them to be willing to discard the way things have always been in order to try new things.


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