Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families

By Dr Justin Coulson

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The Happy families podcast with Dr. Justin Coulson is designed for the time poor parent who just wants answers now. Every day Justin and his wife Kylie provide practical tips and a common sense approach to parenting that Mums and Dads all over the world are connecting with. Justin and Kylie have 6 daughters and they regularly share their experiences of managing a busy household filled with lots of challenges and plenty of happiness. For real and practicable advice from people who understand and appreciate the challenges of a time poor parent, listen to Justin and Kylie and help make your family happier.

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#414 'Tis The Season to be Cranky
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Making Christmas a happy time for everyone Topics included in this episode: how to keep things calm this Christmas creating structure for a smoother day practicing acceptance getting on with relatives and others being in our space Purchase the 'Tis The Season to be Cranky webinar, or find it in your Happy Families Premium Membership. For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Dec 07, 2021
#413 Kids Asking For Expensive Gifts
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How to avoid materialism in your children this Christmas 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 Material Parenting: How the Use of Goods in Parenting Fosters Materialism in the Next Generation Purchase How To Unspoil The Kids This Christmas or find it in your Happy Families Membership Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 06, 2021
#412 Childhood Depression
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Topics included in this episode: What research says about how we can help those suffering from depression. Connection, physical activity and mentors. Why curiosity and a desire to learn can help overcome depression. You can contact Kids Helpline anytime on 1800 55 1800. You can call Lifeline anytime on 13 11 14. Invest in your family with a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Dec 05, 2021
#411 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Subjects up for discussion: Littlest Miss Coulson was excited for a special Saturday chore Justin took one of his daughters out for a special birthday ice-cream Kids spell love T.I.M.E Kylie left the kids with a list of chores and she came home to a wonderful surprise If we don't give our children opportunities to surprise us, they never will Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Dec 02, 2021
#410 Best Of - Playful Parenting
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In this best of episode Justin & Kylie chat about ways we can be more playful with our kids. It's a really important conversation, especially ahead of the holidays! Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Dec 01, 2021
#409 Report Cards - Do They Matter? An Interview With Alfie Kohn
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Justin & Kylie speak with Alfie Kohn about report cards In this episode, they discuss: Alfie's opinion on report cards When children are being evaluated, it reduces their motivation Intrinsic vc extrinsic motivation Grades for effort What should parents do with the report cards? Learn more about Alfie Kohn #137 Punishment & Rewards with Alfie Kohn #150 Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn #160 The Trouble With Time Out with Alfie Kohn #249 Best of - Discipline, Punishment & Rewards with Dr Alfie Kohn Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 30, 2021
#408 A Co-Parenting Listener Question
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Topics included in this episode: A listener question about co-parenting when the other parent is not quite meeting their responsibilities The 7 C's of Separation and Divorce Why and how you need to work together with your ex when it comes to parenting Read Dr Justin Coulson's 7 C's of Separation and Divorce. Invest in your family with a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 29, 2021
#407 Dad Alone
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Topics included in this episode: Kylie's week off at her health retreat Is taking holidays apart a good or bad thing? Appreciating your partner Invest in your family with a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 28, 2021
#406 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Podcast listeners share what they learnt from Parental Guidance In this episode, they discuss: Black Friday sales! Coparenting, boundaries, setting routines, nature parenting Which parents did you connect the most with? Justin's tender moment with his most difficult child Kylie's experience with her daughter who didn't get a "gold hat" Measuring kids by 'awards' and 'rewards' Click here to locate our Black Friday Sales Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 25, 2021
#405 The Homeschool Parent - Deb
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Justin & Kylie speak with Deb from Parental Guidance! In this episode, they discuss: What made her want to go into homeschooling? How does she juggle everything? What is the hardest thing about homeschooling? Do her kids really get along well? Her daughter's struggle to give up her screen How did the experience on the show affect her family? What were her biggest learnings? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 24, 2021
#404 The Routine Parents - Brett & Tony
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Justin & Kylie speak with Brett & Tony from Parental Guidance! In this episode, they discuss: How did Tony & Brett end up with quadriplets? What made them want to have kids? What was their biggest learning? Were they disappointed they didn't go through to go camping? Which parents would they put through to the Crowded House? Would you recommend a season 2? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 23, 2021
#403 The Strict Parents - Andrew & Miriam
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Justin & Kylie speak with Andrew & Miriam from Parental Guidance! In this episode, they discuss: What did they hope to gain from being on the show? Their impressions while watching the show How did the kids feel about being on TV? How did the show impact their parenting? Which parenting style impacted them the most? How did the show strengthen your family? For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 22, 2021
#402 The Tiger Parents - Kevin & Debbie
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Justin shares his favourite part of the whole show from Parental Guidance! In this episode, they discuss: What were their expectations going into the show? Debbie's disappointment in how she was portrayed on the show Did they question their own parenting style? Were they always on the same page with their parenting? "Never Give Up" Justin's favourite part of the entire show How has the experience strengthened their family? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 21, 2021
#401 I'll Do Better Tomorrow - The Family Meeting
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In this episode Justin and Kylie discuss: The Coulson family discussed how they can make their family happy after watching the show The girls share which parenting style they think Justin & Kylie use The girls share which set of parents they liked the most Which parenting style will the girls use when they're parents? What would the girls like to do more of? Purchase Tweens, Teens, & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 18, 2021
#400 Meet Justin’s Parental Guidance Co-Host
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In this episode Justin and Kylie discuss: What it was like working with Justin Ally's parenting style Ally's favourite parenting style on the show How Ally's parenting has changed since the show Are Justin & Ally perfect parents? What has changed in Ally's home since the show Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 17, 2021
#399 Free Range Parents - Penny & Daniel
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Topics included in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with Penny & Daniel, the winners of Parental Guidance How they feel about winning Were they always on the same page about their parenting? How their childhoods effected their parenting Parenting from fear How being on the show effected their parenting How the experience strengthened their family For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 16, 2021
#398 Are You on Auto Parent?
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In this episode Justin and Kylie discuss: a recap of last night's episode of Parental Guidance giving kids instruction a review on Brett and Tony's approach of using routine emotions are contagious tips to reign our own emotions back in anger, fear, control Purchase Tweens, Teens, & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 15, 2021
#397 Playing to Your Strengths
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In this episode Justin and Kylie discuss: a recap of last night's episode of Parental Guidance ways to notice strengths in our kids an analysis of free range parenting Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 14, 2021
#396 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics included in this episode: Kylie is working with an emotion coach Kylie shares what she's learnt with her daughter ABC model Stinking thinking Justin nailed it this week with Miss 7 at bedtime For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 11, 2021
#395 Sorry, Not Sorry
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In this episode Justin and Kylie discuss: a recap of last night's episode of Parental Guidance how different parenting styles affect compromise within our families why forcing kids to apologise is teaching kids to lie Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 10, 2021
#394 Doing Hard Things
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Topics included in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss last night's episode of Parental Guidance Kids earning money How far do you push your kids? Kylie shares a story from her childhood Facing your fears When to let children trust their gut It's not about pushing. It's about encouraging and supporting. Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 09, 2021
#393 It's All About the Screens
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Topics included in this episode: We look back at the new parents we met last night in Parental Guidance Washing kids' mouth with soap Screen time use from little kids to teens Setting boundaries with screens Purchase Tweens, Teens, & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 08, 2021
#392 You Can’t Handle the Truth
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Topics included in this episode: We look back at the little lies that came up during the cake decorating challenge in Parental Guidance Why our kids lie and how we can respond The fact that telling lies is a normal part of growing up For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 07, 2021
#391 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics included in this episode: Kylie shares some feedback from a listener about a sensitive episode last week Justin shares some feedback from a listener about sleep training Kylie shares her reflections she's had while watching Parental Guidance Justin wants to get into nature with the family and spend some quality time For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 04, 2021
#390 The Importance of Self Control
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Topics discussed in this episode: Family photos The chocolate test Why does self control matter? 7 ways we can help build self control Out of sight, out of mind Be consistent & follow through Gentle reminders Self control games Motivation Support their autonomy Be a model Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 03, 2021
#389 Stranger Danger
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***Trigger warning - Episode discussses child abuse*** Topics on the podcast today: Justin & Kylie discuss last night's episode of Parental Guidance Stranger danger conversation Statistics around child abuse 5 important things to talk to your kids about Most strangers are good people If a stranger approaches you, check with a parent If you're going somewhere with a stranger, always stay in public Heirarchy of helpers If you ever feel unsafe, find another adult Common sense rules If you feel unsafe, move away If a stranger promises you things, say no If a stranger ever touches you in a way that makes you feel unsafe, scream as loud as you can! How to help your children be safe around family/friends Your body is yours No one should ever touch your body If a person ever tells you to keep a secret related to your body, they're an untrustworthy person Talk to your parents Keeping our Children Safe from Child Abuse Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 02, 2021
#388 Smacking - It’s Not OK
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Topics included in this episode: Parental Guidance aired last night The spanking debate We do the best we can until we know better The science is clear - smacking is ineffective Should smacking be illegal? What does the word punishment mean? The 3 E's Articles mentioned in this episode: The Fallacy of the ‘I Turned Out Fine’ Argument The Spanking Debate: Changing Minds Takes a Generation 7 Reasons Australia is WRONG about smacking our kids Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 01, 2021
#387 Why Do Some Kids Thrive Despite Adversity?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie respond to a listener's question about why some kids thrive despite adversity. Children's personalities, temperaments and environments. One stable adult in a child's life. A sense of mastery over life. Listen to episode #375 Not What I Expected here. Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 31, 2021
#386 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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***Trigger Warning - Episode discusses infant loss*** Topics on the podcast today: Kylie shares an emotional experience that made her reflect on her experiences with her children For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 28, 2021
#385 It's All Been Worth It
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We spoke to some of the Happy Families Podcast listeners to discover what their most recent 'it's all been worth it' moment was. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 27, 2021
#384 Sleep Training - A Conversation With Carly Grubb
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Topics on the podcast today: The history about sleep training Kylie shares her experience with sleep training What can we do? Educate yourself on normal sleep behaviour for your baby's age Be flexible Room sharing Breast milk supply Contact naps Baby wearing Partner involvement Little Sparklers & their Facebook page The Beyond Sleep Training Project & their Facebook page Purchase Teens, Tweens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 26, 2021
#383 Creating Boundaries
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Topics on the podcast today: 6 more sleeps until Parental Guidance airs Justin & Kylie respond to a listener's question about boundaries Behaviour regulation Little People, Big Feelings Consistency Understanding developmental stages Lighten up For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 25, 2021
#382 When Push Comes to Shove
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Here's why you should not imitate Mila Kunis, when she dished out some on-the-fly conflict resolution advice to her child. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 24, 2021
#381 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Up for discussion in this week's I'll Do Better Tomorrow is using family traditions to help our children know that they belong to something bigger than themselves. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 21, 2021
#380 From the Doctor's Desk
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Links to studies mentioned: Screen time and early adolescent health Developing a Representational Theory of Mind Physical Activity and Mental Health For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 20, 2021
#379 How I Work with Amantha Imber
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Topics discussed in this episode: How our phones distract us from life Distraction free phones Nudge theory What Amantha has done in her home to make it a distraction free zone How to make hard work fun Chronotypes How I Work with Amantha Imber Greg McKeown, Effortless Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 19, 2021
#378 Teaching Perseverance
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Topics included in this episode: Getting started, pushing through & keep things moving Learning to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable An analogy about space shuttles & perserverance Kylie shares an anecdote about their family choosing to do something hard For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 18, 2021
#377 Under Pressure
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Topics discussed in this episode: Why there's no such thing as the perfect school Why kids, especially our senior students, should stress less when it comes to grades and test scores School marketing and university created scarcity Read Justin's thoughts on homework in this article. Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 17, 2021
#376 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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It's that time of the week where we sit back and reflect on the wins, and what we can do better next time. Topics discussed in this episode: Going to bed on time, "night guy" Messy rooms and cleanup Teaching their kids to drive Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 14, 2021
#375 Not What I Expected?
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In this episode we take a deep dive into all the weird, crazy and downright disgusting things our kids have done. A big thank you to everyone who sent us a story, and fair warning - most of them include bums, penises, poo, wee and a little dose of vomit just for good measure! Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 13, 2021
#374 Getting Back to School After COVID with Michael Parker
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Topics discussed in this episode: Michael Parker wrote a book called Talk With Your Kids About Things That Matter Getting back into the swing of things after lockdown What to do if your child would prefer to be at home than at school? How are the seniors coping? Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 12, 2021
#373 Am I Doing Enough for my Children?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie answer a question about how important are extracurricular activities for children's development? Am I good enough as a parent? Kylie's experience growing up with no extracurricular activities How many extra-curricular activities to get involved in? When to start extra-curricular activities? The power of free play Children exploring lots of different activities and giving things up fast Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 11, 2021
#372 Is the Squid for Your Kid?
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Topics discussed in this episode: the hit Netflix show 'Squid Game' why this show is a hard no for viewing by children ways we can discuss with our kids what they should do if their friends show them clips from 'Squid Game' why you should not be letting your kids play versions of 'Squid Game' online Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 10, 2021
#371 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Happy birthday Mrs Happy Families The Coulson family go on vacation One of the Coulson girls gets a little scare on a boat An accidental trip to a nudist beach Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 07, 2021
#370 Dr Jessica Kaufman on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with Dr Jessica Kaufman about Covid 19 vaccines for kids How are Australian parents feeling about vaccinating their kids? Do children need to be vaccinated? What side effects to children experience from the vaccine? Does it matter which brand children receive? Needle phobia Learn more about Dr Jessica Kaufman Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 06, 2021
#369 Talk With Your Kids About Things That Matter with Michael Parker
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin and Kylie discuss asking hypothetical questions with your kids Philosophy and curiosity Justin and Kylie share an experience they had with their kids asking hypothetical questions Michael shares tips for talking about meaningful things with your kids Asking 'Why' Find Michael's book here: Talk With Your Kids About Things That Matter For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 05, 2021
#368 A Very Big Announcement
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Topics discussed in this episode: A very big announcement about a new TV show How to respond when your child does something out of character The Miss-Connection Summit For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 04, 2021
#367 Tip For the Day - Competent Then Confident
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Today it's a public holiday in Queensland, so we've prepared a short tip for the day so you can spend more time with your family! For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 03, 2021
#366 Best Of - Bedtime is the Right Time
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Topics discussed in this episode: School holidays is ending 5 Questions to ask your kids at bedtime to create high quality night time nurture experiences Gratitude Optimism Open conversations Admitting your mistakes Endearing acknowledgements of love For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 30, 2021
#365 Best Of - You Don't Have to Fix Everything
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Topics discussed in this episode: What to do when the expert's parenting techniques 'don't work' Getting parenting right isn't about habits, it's about our hearts Are we supposed to intervene? Knowing when to step out The vicious cycle For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 29, 2021
#364 Best Of - Fight Club
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Topics discussed in this episode: What to do when the kids just won't stop fighting Better ways to resolve conflict Emotion catching Intervening Shorter disputes - warmer relationships For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 28, 2021
#363 Best Of - The Art of Coordination
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share about how they manage their family Weekly couples meeting, weekly family meeting & quarterly couples immersion How to get your partner on the same page See previous episode #273 Coordinating Everything Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 27, 2021
#362 Best Of - Are Your Kids "Entitled"?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Ingratitude & entitlement Gratitude inspires us to do good How to tell if your kids are entitled Red flags Modelling gratitude Working together No doesn't always have to be a hard no Minimise competition For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 26, 2021
#361 Best Of - Playful Parenting
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Topics discussed in this episode: In this episode Justin & Kylie chat about ways we can be more playful with our kids. Creating margin Intention Mindset Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 23, 2021
#360 Best Of - Screen Time Stresses
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin is struggling with the amount of devices & device time in their house Justin & Kylie discuss a news report about an 8 year old who turned Pro at Fortnite The 3 C's of screen time - Consumption, Connection & Creation Active vs passive use of screens Kids and smartphones: a warning for parents about harmful impacts Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 22, 2021
#359 Best of - 'Creating Margin'
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin's life motto is "Always bite off more than you can chew!" 3 tips to help you create margin in your life "The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least." - Steven R. Covey Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 21, 2021
#358 Best of - 'Taming That Voice Inside Your Head'
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie review a past episode: #207 Taming That Voice Inside Your Head A listener wrote into the show with a curly question for Justin & Kylie Could there be an indirect impact on our children based on what we say about ourselves? Intergenerational transfer of cognitive mindset Tips on how to filter our own mindsets and inner voice Find out more about the Miss-Connection summit here Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 20, 2021
#357 Holiday Best Of - 'Yes it's a Chore'
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss their discovery of Hellofresh Justin & Kylie review a past episode: #195 Yes, It's a Chore They answer a question from a listener about how to get her kids to do their chores Kylie explains the 10 Minute Tidy and why it works for them, as well as other chore strategies 3 key principles to remember when it comes to chores Find the episode with Alfie Kohn here - #137 Punishment & Rewards with Alfie Kohn Find the pocket money episode here - #5: Turning your children into “Savers” For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 19, 2021
#356 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: How the Coulson's teach their kids about music appreciation Justin & Kylie get a night away without the kids Kylie makes an icecream cake Justin makes the kids at the birthday party put up their own tent Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 16, 2021
#355 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: 03:20 The impact of Covid19 lockdowns on our children 08:26 Children who are youngest in their cohort tend to be diagnosed with ADHD 13.48 Associations between school enjoyment at age 6 and later educational achievement Links to studies mentioned - Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19 Youth, the pandemic and a global mental health crisis The Combined Effects of Young Relative Age and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on Negative Long-Term Outcomes Younger children in a school class at greater risk of long-term negative outcomes like low educational achievement and substance misuse Children Who Enjoy School Aged Six Tend To Get Better Grades Ten Years Later Associations between school enjoyment at age 6 and later educational achievement: evidence from a UK cohort study For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 15, 2021
#354 Half-Arsed Parenting with Susie O'Brien
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Topics discussed in this episode: Susie shares about how she got to this point in her career Comparing how our parents parented vs how we parent Permission to parent the way you want to Learn to say yes/no when you want to Learn more about Susie O'Brien or purchase her book The Secret to Half-Arsed Parenting Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Sep 14, 2021
#353 Feelings Not Words
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie slow dance in the kitchen Justin & Kylie answer a listener's question about negative self-talk Stinking Thinking High emotions = low intelligence Cognitive distortions Focus on how they feel, not their words Gentle explore their emotions Empower them to problem solve Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 13, 2021
#352 Internet Crazes
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Topics discussed in this episode: Crazes amongst teens over the years Why Justin got caught up in some of them in his youth How to start a conversation about safety if your teen is participating in internet crazes For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 12, 2021
#351 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie reflect on the podcasts for the week One of the Coulson girls plays a practical joke on Justin Kylie does the 54321 with her youngest daughter For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 09, 2021
#350 The Family Front Lines of Lockdown
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Topics discussed in this episode: A lot of the country continue with life in lockdown We hear from some of these families For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 08, 2021
#349 An Interview With Lea Waters
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Topics discussed in this episode: Lea shares a statistical update on the mental health of teenagers (in regards to lockdown) Covid fatigue Responding to sceptics of positive psychology tactics Small things you can do to feel happier amidst the pandemic 3 key scientific tips for lockdown How to build on your family's strengths Find Lea on social media @profleawaters or on her website leawaters.com Purchase Lea's book The Strength Switch Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 07, 2021
#348 A Listener Question From the Covid Pressure Cooker
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Topics discussed in this episode: COVID week on the podcast Dr Justin and Kylie discuss getting along and sibling relationships Tips for helping siblings to get along Role modeling Compassion and empathy Episode mentioned in the podcast: #344 Introducing Wally Goddard Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 06, 2021
#347 When You Can't Get Help
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Topics discussed in this episode: Mental health tips for when you can't access professional help The toll that the pandemic is taking on families and children Ways to help your mental health if you're in a state that's experiencing a lockdown For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 05, 2021
#346 Father's Day Tribute
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Today's podcast is a very special Father's Day Tribute for Justin, with some really special messages from his daughters. Justin shares some of his own thoughts about being a father & what he's learnt along the way Parenting isn't about the kids. The product of parenting isn't the kids, it's the parents It really does go too fast You will feel that you can never be enough Showing up is the main game As a parent, you have to a hope builder Dancing is joy The trust they place in you is impossible to live up to Letting go is harder than you can imagine Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 02, 2021
#345 Meet Justin's Dad
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Topics discussed in this episode: How Justin ended up on the back of a paddy wagon His first impression of Kylie What does he know now that he wishes he knew when he had small children Justin's favourite memory of his Dad What is he most grateful for? Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Sep 01, 2021
#344 Introducing Wally Goddard
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Topics discussed in this episode: Wally explains how he became a parenting expert Wally talks about his experience with foster parenting Investing time into your family Justin talks about why Wally means so much to him Teach compassion by living compassion Enjoy life with your children Wally talks about his father Follow Wally on Facebook For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 31, 2021
#343 Meet Kylie's Dad
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Ahead of Father's Day this Sunday, Justin and Kylie sat down for a heartwarming interview with Kylie's Dad. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 30, 2021
#342 Getting Caught Up in the Thick of Thin
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Topics discussed in this episode: Don't sweat the small stuff. Screen time during lockdowns. The association between adolescent health and screen use. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 29, 2021
#341 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie immerse themselves in their mistakes One of the Coulson girls take the family car without permission & Justin responds in a way that surprised everyone Kylie reflects on the accuracy of her memories from childhood For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 26, 2021
#340 Big House, Bad Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: A listener calls in with her concerns about the children she is a nanny for Lack of connection can result in children acting out Ongoing nurturing connections Emotional regulation Limit setting, structure & clear expectations Children need to have experiences tailored to their individual needs Cultural continuity Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 25, 2021
#339 Jeremy Macvean Founder of The Fatherhood
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Topics discussed in this episode: What is the movement The Fatherhood all about? The new generation of Dads Jeremy talks about what's in his new book Is fatherhood what Jeremy expected? How do fathers manage the struggle between work & family? Jeremy's best advice for fathers Learn more about Jeremy Macvean Purchase his book - The Father Hood: Inspiration for the new dad generation Find The Fatherhood on Facebook and Instagram Purchase The Do's & Dont's of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 24, 2021
#338 Lockdown Toys & Games
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Topics discussed in this episode: Lockdown is hard on our kids Toys and games to entertain kids Activity ideas for young kids and big kids Encouragement if you're struggling and stressed For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 23, 2021
#337 Behind the Scenes at the Coulsons
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin and Kylie's principles for being great parents Do the important things first before the 'not so important' things fill up your life. Why you need to get enough sleep! Check out Steven Covey's Big Rocks video here. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 22, 2021
#336 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Tips for getting through 'the monthly cycle'. Reading recommendations for older kids. Spontaneous family adventures. Check out Justin's reading recommendations: The Keepers Trilogy by Lian Tanner The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 19, 2021
#335 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: 01.09 - Smacking Physical punishment consistently predicts increases in child behaviour problems over time Physical punishment is not associated with positive outcomes over time Physical punishment increases the risk of involvement with child protection services The only evidence of children illiciting physical punishment is for externalising behaviour Physical punishment predicts worsening behaviour over time 07.20 Screen usage and reading When do children need to start learning to read? What do screens get in the way of? 10.45 Which country has the most burnt out parents? How do we assess parental burnout? How to minimise and navigate parental burnout? Physical punishment and child outcomes: a narrative review of prospective studies Longitudinal Associations Between Screen Use and Reading in Preschool-Aged Children Parental Burnout Around the Globe: A 42-Country Study International Investigation of Parental Burnout For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 18, 2021
#334 Rock Solid Study with Katie Jones
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Topics discussed in this episode: Study stress What causes all of the stress? Stress isn't about having too much to do, it's about how to get it all done Motivation & wellbeing Life balance Tips to help kids get through their exams The obession with 'the number' at the end of year 12 Time management vs scheduled outcomes Command words Unmotivated teens You can get a copy of Katie’s Free Parent Guide: ‘The 3 Huge Mistakes (even smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments’ at www.rocksolidstudy.com And check out her free and super-practical video tips at the Grade Transformation blog: www.gradetransformation.com.au Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 17, 2021
#333 An 18 Year Old at the Crossroads
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Topics discussed in this episode: How to guide an 18 year old while respecting their decisions Minimising the contention at home Having an honest conversation The importance of autonomy Connection Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 16, 2021
#332 ADHD
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Topics discussed in this episode: Important ADHD background information Tips for parenting ADHD children Three basic psychological needs For more information and to register for Justin's ADHD webinar click here. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 15, 2021
#331 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Jacob Townsend's powerful example of confidence with a stutter Justin's experience with his daughter - connection is the currency of our relationships Kids spell love T-I-M-E Justin and Kylie's experience in guiding their daughter through a breakup For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 12, 2021
#330 Maintaining Influence With Your Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: How we create influence through connection Why trust is so important Asking a simple question like 'what do you think' can empower our kids For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 11, 2021
#329 Tricky Behaviours with Andrew Fuller
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Timestamps for this episode: 00.32 Justin introduces Andrew 00.53 Is it appropriate to say we manage the tricky behaviours of others around us? 01.53 Andrew's acronym R.E.S.O.L.V.E. 02.09 R.espond with respect 02.46 E.ngage 03.35 S.eek understanding 04.39 O.bserve their feelings 05.47 L.ower the tone 07.37 V.alue add 08.17 E.mpower 08.55 Ad break 09.40 How to use the R.E.S.O.L.V.E. model with a tricky toddler 12.23 How to use the R.E.S.O.L.V.E. model with a tricky teenager 15.12 Technology and teens 16.24 Justin's summary 17.46 Andrew's process of forming his model Tricky Behaviours by Andrew Fuller For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 10, 2021
#328 Toddler SOS
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Topics discussed in this episode: How toddlers and pre-schoolers are biologically wired Tips and tricks for working parents during lockdowns Change and variety will keep toddlers entertained for longer Read Dr Jenny Chesters' 'Parenting During Lockdown' article here. Read Dr Jenny Chesters' full report on 'Life Satisfaction During the 2020 Pandemic in Australia' here. For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 09, 2021
#327 Gold Medal Parenting
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin has been thoroughly enjoying watching the Olympics The sexism on display when the Norwegian Beach Handball Team chose to compete in shorts instead of bikini bottoms How we can encourage our children in any activity without taking it too far Facebook post mentioned #321 I'll Do Better Tomorrow For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 08, 2021
#326 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie reviews her decision to read her daughter's journal Justin was distracted from quality time with his daughter #321 I'll Do Better Tomorrow For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 05, 2021
#325 Teen Movie Night
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Topics discussed in this episode: The Goonies Grease The Princess Bride North Shore Pretty Woman Dirty Dancing Dead Poet's Society Remember The Titans Hidden Figures She's The Man Bend It Like Beckham Jumanji Cinderella Man Les Misérables We Bought A Zoo Ferris Bueller's Day Off The Last of the Mohicans #320 And the Oscar Goes To Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 04, 2021
#324 Fully Human with Steve Biddulph
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Topics discussed in this episode: How to look after your own mental health while parenting What is Super Sense? How to tap into your own Super Sense How to help our kids tap into their own Super Sense Hurry is the enemy of love Learn more about Steve Biddulph and his new book Fully Human For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 03, 2021
#323 Can You Count to 1 Million (Part 2)
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Topics discussed in this episode: Celebrating 1 million downloads on our podcast! Review of 5/10 top highights from the year Mothers Day Bath Disaster How to Make Roadtrips Work Goodbye Benson Raising Boys Interview with Maggie Dent One of Justin's most embarrasing moments Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 02, 2021
#322 Can You Count to 1 Million (Part 1)
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Topics discussed in this episode: Celebrating 1 million downloads on our podcast! Review of 5/10 top highights from the year Kylie Quits Crap-House Wife Running With a Wedgie Conversation with Susie O'Bryant Mother's Day episode For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Aug 01, 2021
#321 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Hamish Blake's birthday cake extravaganza Turning self-comparison into inspiration to be better Justin scored a hug with his 7-yr-old Kylie read her daughter's journal For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 29, 2021
#320 And the Oscar Goes To
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Topics discussed in this episode: Monster's Inc Brother Bear Finding Nemo Mulan Brave Moana The Lego Movie Wreck It Ralph Tarzan Pocahontas The Princess Bride The Greatest Showman The Sandlot Kids The Sound of Music Mary Poppins Spirit Toy Story How To Train a Dragon Cheaper By The Dozen National Treasure The Slipper & The Rose The King & I The Scarlet Pimpernel Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 28, 2021
#319 The A to Z of Feelings with Andrew Fuller
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Topics discussed in this episode: Andrew Fuller's new book The A to Z of Feelings Feelings are often confusing How do parent's stay on top of their own big feelings? Dealing with lockdown For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 27, 2021
#318 That Was A Close Shave
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Topics discussed in this episode: Finland's National Sleepyhead Day Listener question about leg hair removal at a young age for girls Young girls and body image The 3 E's Susan Engel - Beauty Sick For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 26, 2021
#317 Welcome to Holland
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Topics discussed in this episode: The secret to family success in the mornings Justin shares the poem Welcome To Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley Remove judgment Move forward with acceptance Learn to find joy Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 25, 2021
#316 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie get outside with the family Mazes, minigolf & happy kids Meltdowns Kylie's struggle with feeling pressure to be the perfect parent For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 22, 2021
#315 Blinded Me With Science - More From the Dr's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: Rates of postnatal depression in new mothers during Covid lockdowns Bed sharing in the first 6 months of life Vaccinations & how to regulate the stress Listening to our teenagers Parental listening when adolescents self-disclose: A preregistered experimental study Rates of postnatal depression among new mothers rose sharply during lockdown Trajectories of Distress Regulation During Preschool Vaccinations Bed-Sharing in the First 6 Months For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 21, 2021
#314 When You Don't Belong at School with Dr Kelly Ann Allen
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Topics discussed in this episode: What does it mean to feel like you belong? The plant metaphor School belonging Long term benefits of belonging What can parents do if their children don't feel as though they belong? Show an interest Attitudes Dr Kelly-Ann Allen Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 20, 2021
#313 A Listener Question That Deserves an Award
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin's thoughts on reward systems in schools Extrinsic motivators Which children are actually receiving rewards? How to help children who aren't receiving rewards Emotion coaching Justin calls for a revolution For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 19, 2021
#312 When the Kids Are OTT
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Topics discussed in this episode: How to help your kids when they're over the top Cuddles go a long way to calming emotions When the kids are struggling with big emotions, that's when they need connection the most Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 18, 2021
#311 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin and Kylie's lockdown experiences The "one hard thing" they did as a family over the holidays Looking for ways to serve each other Parenting is not about the kids, it's about us Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 15, 2021
#310 Bedtime is the Right Time
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Topics discussed in this episode: 5 Questions to ask your kids at bedtime to create high quality night time nurture experiences Gratitude Optimism Open conversations Admitting your mistakes Endearing acknowledgements of love For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 14, 2021
#309 The New Teen Age
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Topics discussed in this episode: Falling in love with your child again once they become a teen Anger is a secondary emotion FEAR Being more vulnerable with your kids Keeping your connection strong Acne What to do with abusive teenagers Start with empathy Dr Ginni Mansberg and Jo Lamble's book The New Teen Age Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 13, 2021
#308 How Do We Ditch the Dummy?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie's top tips for how to ditch the dummy The earlier the better Keep the dummy only for certain times As parents we need to become a little more comfortable with our children being uncomfortable Try using it less and less Fast is slow & slow is fast Cuddles, songs, distractions, routine No going back Listen to yesterday's podcast here - #307 Becoming a Better Person with Cameron & Alison Daddo Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 12, 2021
#307 Becoming a Better Person with Cameron & Alison Daddo
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie and Justin's relationship history Dr Justin shares the experiences that led him to Happy Families Emotions are contagious Should parents have a license? Intimacy through the years of marriage Building resilience in kids Find the original at Separate Bathrooms - Becoming a Better Person For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 11, 2021
#306 Three Minute Therapy - Returning to School & Building Hope
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Topics discussed in this episode: adjusting to returning to school building hope for the future empowering children to overcome challenges For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 08, 2021
#305 Three Minute Therapy - Predictable Consistent Dependable
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss their all-time favourite movies A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Consistency matters Keep your promises The signature of mediocracy is chronic inconsistency Get your house in order For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 07, 2021
#304 Growing Up Digital With Amy Graham
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Topics discussed in this episode: Dr Amy Graham discusses data collected from a study on digital devices & children The power of an example is the most effective way to effect change Digital distractions Parent concerns Using devices after bedtime Screens as babysitters Screen limits #113 Technology In Our Schools (Featuring Dr Amy Graham) Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 06, 2021
#303 Three Minute Therapy #6 - People Matter Things Don't
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie has a minor car mishap When things go wrong, remember that people matter, things don't For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 05, 2021
#302 Three Minute Therapy #5 - Hard Things
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Topics discussed in this episode: We can do hard things together You've got to love the hills because the hills make you strong Challenge - do something hard together as a family For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 04, 2021
#301 Three Minute Therapy #4 - Chill Out
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Topics discussed in this episode: Sometimes we need to lighten up in the parenting game Challenge - practise saying "yes" to the kids, see what happens For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jul 01, 2021
#300 Three Minute Therapy #3 - Fixing Things
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Topics discussed in this episode: It's not your job as a parent to fix every challenge your child may face Challenge for older kids - when things aren't going well, help your kids by being a support system as they find solutions to the problem Challenge for younger kids - if the task before them is too big, don't fix it for them but fix it with them For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 30, 2021
#299 Separation and Divorce with Kimberly Ewertz
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin speaks with Kimberly Ewertz about her own experience with divorce and her book Family Redefined How do parents tell their kids that they are separating? What impact does divorce have on children? A child's identity is their family What's the best thing to do to ameliorate the negative effects your child may experience from a family rupture? Learn more about Kimberly Ewertz's book Family Redefined. Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 29, 2021
#298 Three Minute Therapy #2 - Unconditional Love
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Topics discussed in this episode: When you criticise a child, they don't stop loving you. They stop loving themselves Turn criticism into unconditional love Challenge - help your child feel like they matter or belong, no matter what they do. For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 28, 2021
#297 Three Minute Therapy #1 - Connection
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kids spell love T-I-M-E Connection is the currency of relationships Challenge - find one way to connect with your children For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 27, 2021
#296 Dinosaurs Under the Bed
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share our Little Wins Wednesday Winner from last week The youngest Miss Coulson receives a bedroom makeover Letting go of our own agendas Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 24, 2021
#295 Breaking Bad Habits
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie respond to an email from a listener about breaking bad parenting habits The habit loop - cue, craving, response, reward. The product of parenting is not the child, it's the parent The only way to raise great kids is to be great ourselves How to break a habit Decide ahead of time what you're going to do instead Practice, practice, practice Under pressure we revert to our most practiced behaviour Hold the mirror up to yourself after every interaction James Clear Atomic Habits Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 23, 2021
#294 Generation Alpha with Mark McCrindle
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with Mark McCrindle about his book Generation Alpha How generation labels came to be What's going to happen to Generation Alpha? What do parents need to focus on? Don't outsource your parenting -Delay the access -Communicate the values -Behavioural skills -Accountability Learn more about Mark McCrindle and his book Generation Alpha For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 22, 2021
#293 A For Effort
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It's coming up to the mid-year school break and while that means holidays it also means report card season. In this episode Justin discusses why you should throw your child's report card straight into the bin, and why report cards are unhelpful, especially for our younger students. You can read The Case Against Grades by Alfie Kohn here. For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 21, 2021
#292 Goodbye Benson
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Topics discussed in this episode: The Coulson family experience the loss of their dog Benson The Coulson daughters grieve in their own ways Kylie shares a beautiful poem about what we can learn from dogs Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 20, 2021
#291 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie had a really great experience having an intimate conversation with her oldest daughter Justin announces the Little Wins Wednesday winner from last week Justin's 17 year old gets her drivers license Kylie is hanging on by a thread Podcast episode mentioned by our Little Wins Wednesday winner - #278 Teens in Trouble Purchase a ticket to Sex & Sensibility or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 17, 2021
#290 The Impact of COVID on Children
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*Content warning - this episode includes mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: Kids Helpline counsellors started seeing a need in teens during Covid19 99% increase in duty of care In Victoria that percentage increased to 184% Lockdown, loss of peers, additional pressure on families, job loss The more lockdowns, the greater the risk of mental health problems What parents can do to protect their children Kids just want someone to listen to them If you or anyone you know needs help, please don't hesitate to call Kids Helpline or Parentline Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 16, 2021
#289 Jessica Lahey Talks About Her New Book 'The Addiction Inoculation'
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*Content warning - this episode includes mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: Jess gets personal and shares her backstory to how she came to write this book What can mentors do to prevent substance abuse in kids? How to know if you're relying on substances too much Legalisation The opposite of addiction is connection Justin gets personal and shares about his extended family's experiences with alcohol Risk factors & prevention measures Jessica Lahey - Author of The Addiction Inoculation Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 15, 2021
#288 You Don't Have to Fix Everything
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Topics discussed in this episode: What to do when the expert's parenting techniques 'don't work' Getting parenting right isn't about habits, it's about our hearts Are we supposed to intervene? Knowing when to step out The vicious cycle For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 14, 2021
#287 Tip For the Day #2 - Family Stories
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With it being a public holiday for most of the country today, Dr Justin keeps it short and simple on the podcast so that you can spend more time with your family! In this tip Justin asks the question - how much do your kids know about their families stories? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 13, 2021
#286 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares about her difficult Sunday night & how she rectified the situation Justin shares about a traumatic experience for his family #277 Fight Club Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 10, 2021
#285 Cross Country
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie answer a listener's question about cross country Should you make your child do cross country? How to get your kids excited about participating Explore their world Help your children recognise their strengths Competition undermines our wellbeing Purchase a copy of Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 09, 2021
#284 Teaching Kids About Sex with Emma Wood
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*Content warning - this episode includes mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: How does society view sex today? How can parents help their children make safe choices? 10 top tips from Emma The significance of sex — can it be recovered through consent alone? by Emma Wood #226 More Than Consent Education with Melinda Tankard Reist For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 08, 2021
#283 Bedtime Blues
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares some stories from what they've been learning in Book Club Justin & Kylie answer a listener's question about bed time 3 E's Look at the science Experiment #231 Ten-agers - an Interview With Madonna King Join Kylie for Book Club in your Happy Families Membership Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 07, 2021
#282 Better Together
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie's trouble with wedgies Justin's trouble with roofs and leaf blowers Secrets for a stronger relationship To find out more about the Better Together Workshop with Justin & Kylie click here. Purchase a copy of Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 06, 2021
#281 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss their one on one meetings with their kids Kylie receives a special note from one of her daughters Justin helps his daughter with an assignment We hear from Evelynne about what Justin's really like behind the scenes For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 03, 2021
#280 New Places New Faces
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Topics discussed in this episode: How do you support your children through a big family move? Empowering your children Acceptance Compassion Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 02, 2021
#279 The Age of Consent with Megan Maas
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*Warning - Content involves mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: Self control Entitlement The Golden Rule - treat others as you would like to be treated Consent education Kids need to feel safe in order to learn Culture Masculinity For more information on Megan Maas Purchase a copy of The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Jun 01, 2021
#278 Teens in Trouble
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie respond to a listener's question about their troubled teen The product of parenting is the parent, not the child Put yourself in their shoes Emotion coaching Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 31, 2021
#277 Fight Club
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Topics discussed in this episode: What to do when the kids just won't stop fighting Better ways to resolve conflict Emotion catching Intervening Shorter disputes - warmer relationships For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 30, 2021
#276 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share the latest Little Wins Wednesday winner Justin & Kylie make time for each other It's hard to be a good parent when you're not around Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 27, 2021
#275 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: Diagnosing learning disorders Breastfeeding Psychological control Studies/articles mentioned in this podcast - Breastfeeding Duration Is Associated With Domain-Specific Improvements in Cognitive Performance in 9–10-Year-Old Children Relative age and specific learning disorder diagnoses: A Finnish population-based cohort study Psychological Control and Internalizing Problems: The Mediating Role of Mother-Child Relationship Quality Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 26, 2021
#274 We Need to Talk About Pornography with Megan Maas
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*Warning - Content involves mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: The correlation between pornography & consent What is pornography? When are children being exposed? Why it's difficult for researchers to gain access to statistics surrounding children & pornography What sort of content are children viewing? How to have effective & positive conversations with your kids How does pornography effect children's behaviour Sensitive teenage brains For more information on Megan Mass Purchase a copy of The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 25, 2021
#273 Coordinating Everything
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share about how they manage their family Weekly couples meeting, weekly family meeting & quarterly couples immersion How to get your partner on the same page Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 24, 2021
#272 Are Your Kids "Entitled"?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Ingratitude & entitlement Gratitude inspires us to do good How to tell if your kids are entitled Red flags Modelling gratitude Working together No doesn't always have to be a hard no Minimise competition For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 23, 2021
#271 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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On this week's instalment of I'll Do Better Tomorrow Justin took the kids for a very windy beach day Kylie's having trouble getting Miss 7 into the bath Purchase a copy of The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 20, 2021
#270 Maggie Dent on Raising Boys Part 2
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Topics discussed in this episode: Consent & respect 4 kinds of boys Valuing sexual intimacy Having this conversation with your boys Mental illness & suicide Parenting with a supportive village Boys are later to maturity Boy tribes Understanding their changes Love fiercely First conversation with Maggie - #269 Maggie Dent on Raising Boys Part 1 For more information on Maggie Dent and her book From Boys to Men For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 19, 2021
#269 Maggie Dent on Raising Boys Part 1
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Topics discussed in this episode: How young boys are treated in our schooling system Societal norms about boys Formalised learning Evidence shows that we speak more harshly to boys For more information on Maggie Dent and her book From Boys to Men For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 18, 2021
#268 I’m Fat - No You’re Not
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In this episode Justin and Kylie respond to a question about an eight year old with body image issues. Much of the information in today's podcast comes from Miss-Connection by Dr Justin Coulson which is available for purchase here. Purchase a copy of Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 17, 2021
#267 Playful Parenting
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Topics discussed in this episode: In this episode Justin & Kylie chat about ways we can be more playful with our kids. Creating margin Intention Mindset Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 16, 2021
#266 I'll Do Better Tomorrow - The Noah's Ark Edition
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On this week's instalment of I'll Do Better Tomorrow Kylie's very, very large bath For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 13, 2021
#265 Dealing With Exhaustion
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie's learning to play the piano Making margin Recreation = re-creation Learning when to say yes & no Getting enough sleep If you can't have it all, be intentional about your priorities Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 12, 2021
#264 The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey Part 2
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Topics discussed in this episode: How the best parents learn to let go in order to let their children succeed The emotional toll on parents when their child isn't doing well Autonomy supportive vs directive parents Low thresholds for frustration Desirable difficulties Top tips Chores/duties The perils of praise Jessica Lahey - Author of the New York Times Best Seller 'The Gift of Failure' The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 11, 2021
#263 A Transgender Question
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*Warning - Content involves mature themes* Topics discussed in this episode: Justin responds to an email from a listener who is struggling with how to help their child Gender dysphoria 100% affirmation model within the medical field Gender fluidity Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 10, 2021
#262 Mother's Day Reflections
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In this special Mother's Day Reflection: Justin interviews his six daughters about why they love their Mum so much Kylie dives deep into her journey as a Mum For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 09, 2021
#261 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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On this week's instalment of I'll Do Better Tomorrow Justin's TV tale Ditching family time to get those 'must do' jobs done If stuff gets lost it will turn up Everyone makes mistakes Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 06, 2021
#260 Introducing Justin's Mum
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Topics discussed in this episode: 3 keywords that remind Justin's mum about stories from Justin's childhood Kylie's first impression on her in-law's One of the hardest lessons Dr Justin's mum has had to learn Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 05, 2021
#259 The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey
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Topics discussed in this episode: Parents are shoving obstacles out of their children's way, hoping it will help them avoid failure Depriving kids of learning opportunities Why parents insist on taking over? Directive parenting Competition in parenting Parental investment How do we overcome this? Do I want _ now or do I want a child who can do _ well later? Thinking long term Jessica Lahey - Author of the New York Times Best Seller 'The Gift of Failure' Tim Harford, Adapt Purchase The Do's & Don't of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 04, 2021
#258 Introducing Kylie's Mum
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie's Mum shares some of her favourite stories of Kylie growing up Justin's first impression on his in-law's Kylie asks her Mum some curly questions Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 03, 2021
#367 Tip For the Day - Competent Then Confident
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It's a public holiday in Queensland today, so it's a quick tip around competence and confidence, so that you can get back to more time with your family! For a happy family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
May 02, 2021
#257 Tip For the Day - Strengths
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It's a holiday in Queensland, so we've almost taken the day off! So you can spend more time with your family, we've rolled out an uber short tip for the day - this time focusing on strengths.
May 02, 2021
#256 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie is learning to juggle immediate family & extended family expectations Justin speaks with his teenage daughters about pornography Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 29, 2021
#255 D.O.S.E
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie's been up in the gym workin' on her fitness Do kids under 13 need to be on social media? Neurological highs 4 Neurochemicals - D.O.S.E How to boost these neurochemicals naturally in our kids Buzzfeed article - Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13 Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 28, 2021
#254 Family Violence Prevention Awareness Month with Jess Hill
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***Content may be distressing for some listeners*** Topics discussed in this episode: Domestic violence vs domestic abuse A pervasive, systemic issue in the court systems What is domestic abuse defined as? Significant power balances Coercive control What we can do to help Isolation How to develop a Safety Plan Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Purchase See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au If you are in danger, don’t feel safe, or fear for someone else’s safety, call Triple Zero (000) immediately and ask for Queensland Police. For non-urgent police assistance, phone Policelink on 131 444.  If you wish to speak with someone about domestic and family violence, you can contact:  📞 DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 📞 DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636  📞 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 If you wish to speak to someone about your mental health and wellbeing, you can contact: 📞 Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 📞 Lifeline on 13 11 14  📞 Mensline Australia on 1300 78 99 78 Children and young people  📞 Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800  📞 Headspace on 1800 650 890 If you require more information, support or resources, visit: www.qld.gov.au/domesticviolence
Apr 27, 2021
#253 Screen Time Stresses
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin is struggling with the amount of devices & device time in their house Justin & Kylie discuss a news report about an 8 year old who turned Pro at Fortnite The 3 C's of screen time - Consumption, Connection & Creation Active vs passive use of screens Kids and smartphones: a warning for parents about harmful impacts Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 26, 2021
#252 Toddler Tantrums
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie answer a listener's question about her toddler's tantrums Is there a detrimental impact from using bribery to get your toddler to do what you want? Developmental realities Theory of mind Toddlers live in the present Toddlers need more structure than any other age group Using cues Allow your toddler time to do things on their own Autonomy supportive parenting Don't take the kids shopping, if you can Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 25, 2021
#251 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Littlest Miss Coulson was excited for a special Saturday chore Justin took one of his daughters out for a special birthday ice-cream Kids spell love T.I.M.E Kylie left the kids with a list of chores and she came home to a wonderful surprise If we don't give our children opportunities to surprise us, they never will For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 22, 2021
#250 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: Too much screen time delays school readiness What does a child need in order to be school-ready? 22% of children are considered to be developmentally vulnerable Is TV better than hand held devices? Children need to be outside Does 'harsh parenting' lead to smaller brains? Too much screen time delays school readiness Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 21, 2021
#249 Best of - Discipline, Punishment & Rewards with Alfie Kohn
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Topics discussed in this episode: Punishment teaches power Rewards, like punishments, can only get temporary compliance The more you reward people for doing something, the more they tend to lose interest in whatever they had to do to get the reward All rewards are sugar coated control Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation Talk less, ask more Kids learn to make good decisions by making decisions, not by being obedient You can get mindless obedience in the short term if the reward is juicy enough or the punishment is awful enough. What you can never get is a child who is happy, more ethical, more compassionate, caring or more of an independent thinker. Learn more about Alfie Kohn and his book Punished by Rewards Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 20, 2021
#248 Mind Your Manners
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Topics discussed in this episode: Why are manners important? What is their purpose? Manners & consent Respect & consideration Table manners Bodily functions Gratitude Permission Interrupting Knocking before entering Reading over someone's shoulder Offering to help Cover your mouth when you cough Be an example For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 19, 2021
#247 The Question of Pocket Money
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss the in's & out's of pocket money How old should children be to get pocket money? How much should we pay them? Teach them to save Teach them about charitable donations, sacrifice & delayed gratification Be consistent Purchase a ticket to our live webinar tonight - Pot, Pills & Parenting Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 18, 2021
#246 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie took the kids and spent some time getting away together They took the kids to the Easter show Justin shares about a difficult phone call with Kylie, who was very upset Kylie shares about Miss Emily who received lots of presents for her birthday For a happier family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 15, 2021
#245 Best Of - Self Control: A Learned Behaviour
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin speaks with Doctor Ethan Kross about teaching our children (and ourselves) how to learn to harness self control. Diverting attention The Batman effect Inner mental mentors Psychological self distance The Toolbox Project The implications of teaching children self-control strategies For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 14, 2021
#244 Best Of - Teen Mood Swings
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Topics discussed in this episode: Parents have been struggling with their teenager's mood swings since the dawn of time. There is a better way! Emotional regulation The marshmallow experiment Mood swings Reflect their emotions Emotion coaching Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 13, 2021
#243 Best Of - Are Your Kids Ready for Social Media?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin speaks with Professer Sarah Coyne about her 20 years of study on the impact of media on children & families. Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 12, 2021
#242 Best Of - Topping the Charts in Worst Way
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Topics discussed in this episode: Australia has recently been listed as the second in the world for bullying. How did we let this happen? What can we do about it? For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 11, 2021
#241 Best Of - Bubble Wrap Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: Whether it be Facebook, TikTok, Instagram or Snapchat, if your kids are on social media they ARE going to exposed to things you don’t want them to see. What’s the appropriate age for social media? How long can we keep our kids wrapped safely in bubble wrap? When do we start to remove some of those layers? Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 08, 2021
#240 Phones & Family Life with Dr Kathryn Modecki
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin speaks with Dr Kathryn Modecki about the true impact of mobile phones on our families. To learn more about the study mentioned or to participate in the next one, please click here. Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 07, 2021
#239 The Age of Consent with Katrina Marson
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***This episode is not intended for children*** Topics discussed in this episode: The story of Chanel Contost How can school & home collaborate on sex education? Access to information Sex education needs to be wholistic & comprehensive Rape & Sexual Assault Research & Advocacy Spring Fever Big Talk Education For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Apr 06, 2021
#238 Ant Williams - What Does Free Diving & Parenting Have in Common?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin speaks with Ant Williams about his career in sports psychology, his accomplishments in free diving and how doing so has taught him life lessons that helped him become a better parent. Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Apr 05, 2021
#237 Lenore Skenazy - Meet the World's Worst Mum
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Topics discussed in this episode: Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Lenore Skenazy - president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. Lenore is a mother who lives in Queens and her controversial decision to let her then-9-year-old son take the New York City Subway home alone became a national story and prompted massive media attention. She was dubbed, "America's Worst Mom." For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 31, 2021
#236 Sleepovers
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Topics discussed in this episode: What's the right age for a sleepover? Get to know the families & ask the right questions Talk to your child & go over the ground rules Give them an out For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 30, 2021
#235 An Egg-sellent Easter
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Topics discussed in this episode: Coulson daughter #2 is working with children and getting a sense of what life is like post-school Why traditions matter Traditions give you a sense of identity Traditions gather your family together Purchase The Do's & Don't of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 29, 2021
#234 Are We There Yet?
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Topics discussed in this episode: I-spy Spotto I went to the shops and I bought The alphabet game Car cricket Old MacDonald Had A Farm Bingo This Is The Song That Never Ends Peel The Avocado The Fart Game Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 28, 2021
#233 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie's struggling with a particularly challenging child The negativity bias The importance of reflection Justin plays Push Dad Off The Bed with his girls Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 25, 2021
#232 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: Problematic Internet Use and Depression Fathers' Involvement in Infant Parenting Over-responsive parenting For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Mar 24, 2021
#231 Ten-agers - an Interview With Madonna King
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Topics discussed in this episode: Madonna shares about how she wrote her newest book Ten-Ager What issues are 10 year old girls facing? Friendships & the drive to fit in Do our daughters know how to cultivate their friendships? Labelling Bullying Physical fitness Physical affection Learn more about Madonna King and purchase her book Ten-Ager Purchase The Do's & Don't of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 23, 2021
#230 Paying Children to Win
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Topics discussed in this episode: What happens to children whose parents pay them to succeed? What are the cons? Explore, Explain, Empower Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 22, 2021
#229 Fast is Slow & Slow is Fast
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares the story of their first daughter learning how to drive. It didn't end well! Fast is slow and slow is fast Justin shares a story about working for his father & how he learnt about the process of induction Kylie takes one of their daughters through the process of induction in laundry Purchase The Do's & Don't of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 21, 2021
#228 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Does helping out our kids with forgotten items make us good or bad parents? Justin shares how he dealt with a daughter who refused to put on her seat belt "Autonomy supported parenting is hard work" For a happy family try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 18, 2021
#227 Who Bears the Burden?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Emotional work, admin work & project work Kylie tests Justin on his level of involvement in the cognitive load Justin & Kylie discuss what they do to share the load together Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or Parenting On The Same Page or find them in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 17, 2021
#226 More Than Consent Education with Melinda Tankard Reist
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Topics discussed in this episode: Melinda shares about the story of Chanel Contost Sexist culture grooms sexist boys The porn industry is corrosive to connection Consent education is setting the bar far too low We must address the conditioning role of pornography How can we teach consent in our own home? Learn more about Melinda Tankard Reist & Collective Shout Purchase How to Talk To Your Kids About Pornography & Good Pictures Bad Pictures Melinda’s essay mentioned in the podcast Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 16, 2021
#225 Raising Independent Resilient Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: Watch Justin's viral Goalcast Video Autonomy supported parenting Do we trust that our children will make the right decisions? Strength based parenting Defining strengths Join Kylie for the final week of Book Club via our Happy Families Membership. Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 15, 2021
#224 Parenting on the Same Page
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Topics discussed in this episode: Tonight's Happy Families Member Webinar on Parenting on the Same Page John Gottman's research around how you not only take on a set of problems with your spouse or partner, but you become a set of problems for them You can't change your spouse/partner Trusting your partner Purchase The Do's & Don't of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 14, 2021
#223 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie went on a road trip with her girls & used some conversation starters with the kids Kylie shares a story about something naughty she did as a kid Justin has started running with his daughter every morning & they came across an obstacle Conversation starters - The Art of Conversation Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 11, 2021
#222 From the Doctor's Desk
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss 3 pieces of research Teenagers & sleep 3 E's of effective discipline Boys & reading How our children have faired during Covid19 For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 10, 2021
#221 Half-Arsed Parenting with Susie O'Brien
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Topics discussed in this episode: Susie shares about how she got to this point in her career Comparing how our parents parented vs how we parent Permission to parent the way you want to Learn to say yes/no when you want to Learn more about Susie O'Brien or purchase her book The Secret to Half-Arsed Parenting Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 09, 2021
#220 No Such Thing as Smart or Dumb
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Topics discussed in this episode: A sneak peek into what they'll be discussing in Book Club tonight Kylie shares about a not-so-nice memorable experience from school We are wired for resilience Fixed mindsets Justin shares the story of Olly Neal Join Kylie for week 3 of Book Club in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens Purchase 9 Ways to a Resilient Child Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 08, 2021
#219 Can Friends Drop By?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Making friends gets trickier the older we get Has it become taboo to just show up at a friend's house? The positive impacts of sharing intimate relationships with those around us For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 07, 2021
#218 I'll Do Better Tomorrow (Changed Heart)
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin took one of his daughters on a Daddy-Daughter date Kylie shares about an experience she had with their youngest daughter #208 I'll Do Better Tomorrow Bluey Sleepytime episode Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 04, 2021
#217 The Age of Consent with Rebecca Sparrow
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*Mature content warning. This is not an episode suitable for children* Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with Rebecca Sparrow Who is responsible for teaching students about consent? What are we missing when teaching our children about sex? Consent isn't only about sex Personal boundaries Permission & respect Justin reads from his book Miss-Connection, page 204-206 Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 03, 2021
#216 Rapid fire Q&A with Susan Engel
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Topics discussed in this episode: Gossip is a healthy form of curiosity How to foster boredom in your children with the down sides Susan answers some rapid fire questions from Kylie & Justin Find out more about Susan Engel & her books The Hungry Mind & The Intellectual Lives of Children Listen to the other 2 podcasts here - #206 Curious Kids with Susan Engel & #211 We Don't Need To Know Everything with Susan Engel Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 02, 2021
#215 Self Control & Stinking Thinking
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares some sneak peeks into this week's Book Club topics The marshmallow experiment Self control can be taught Adversity, Belief & Consequence Ethan Kross podcast episode - #128 Self Control Can Be A Learned Behaviour (Featuring Ethan Kross) Episode with Taryn - #207 Taming That Voice Inside Your Head Join Kylie for Book Club on 9 Ways to a Resilient Child in your Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Mar 01, 2021
#214 Creating Margin
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin's life motto is "Always bite off more than you can chew!" 3 tips to help you create margin in your life "The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least." - Steven R. Covey Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 28, 2021
#213 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: The Coulson's experienced a first in over 20 years of parenting Justin's decided he's not paying up anymore! For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 25, 2021
#212 Bedtime Blues
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie had a rough night with their youngest in their bed What is the best time to put the kids to bed? Routine is everything Sleep hygiene Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 24, 2021
#211 We Don't Need To Know Everything with Susan Engel
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Topics discussed in this episode: How do we help our children become more curious? Allow children opportunities to be surprised Let go of the idea that you need to be right and to know everything Learn the pleasure of not knowing things Find out more about Susan Engel & her books The Hungry Mind & The Intellectual Lives of Children Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 23, 2021
#210 9 Ways to a Resilient Child Book Club
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Topics discussed in this episode: Sneak peeks into what you'll be learning from 9 Ways to a Resilient Child Responsive parenting Why are winners less resilient? Purchase 9 Ways to a Resilient Child and join Kylie for Book Club Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 22, 2021
#209 What Am I Doing Wrong?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Cathy joins Justin & Kylie on the podcast & shares her thoughts on 21 Days to a Happier Family Where does the sense of inadequacy come from for parents? Justin shares an excerpt from his book 21 Days to a Happier Family Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase 21 Days to a Happier Family For a happier family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 21, 2021
#208 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares a funny story about how her gym sessions are going Justin shares about their quarterly getaway The youngest Miss Coulson has been struggling getting back into structured life Justin shares about how he apologised to one of his daughters Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 18, 2021
#207 Taming That Voice Inside Your Head
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Topics discussed in this episode: A listener wrote into the show with a curly question for Justin & Kylie Could there be an indirect impact on our children based on what we say about ourselves? Intergenerational transfer of cognitive mindset Tips on how to filter our own mindsets Self-talk Our words create our worlds Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 17, 2021
#206 Curious Kids with Susan Engel
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Topics discussed in this episode: Susan shares about her childhood & her family now How do you balance the tension between letting children have a childhood vs giving their children opportunities via extra curricular activities One of the most important things parents can do with their children (and it's not hard!) Find out more about Susan Engel & her books The Hungry Mind & The Intellectual Lives of Children Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 16, 2021
#205 Have You Done Your Homework?
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Topics discussed in this episode: The theory behind homework The benefits of homework What are Justin's grievances with homework? Find the letter Justin sends to his children's teachers - The Homework Letter I Send To School Each Year Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 15, 2021
#204 Teaching Kids Kindness
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin shares a sneak peek into tonight's webinar, Teaching Kids Kindness. Justin & Kylie share what they were like as a big brother & sister What are the skills a parent needs to be a good parent? Justin shares a simple but effective technique for how to deal with sibling conflict Why is 'punishing in private' terrible advice? Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase a ticket to Teaching Kids Kindness or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 14, 2021
#203 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin needs to do better at remembering to put the bins out Parenting is not about the children, it's about the parents Kylie shares the moments that make mother heart sing Justin had a terrible, no good, very bad week Parenting is the ultimate self developing course Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 11, 2021
#202 Happy Couples = Happy Families
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Topics discussed in this episode: 3 secrets to strengthening your relationship as a couple Connection is being seen, heard & valued Justin shares what he does every time he passes Kylie Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch For a Happy Family, try a Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 10, 2021
#201 A Guide to Puberty with Michelle Mitchell
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with Michelle Mitchell about her new books on puberty Justin & Kylie share about their Birds and the Bees talks with their parents Kylie asks Michelle a curly question Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find Michelle Mitchell's books here Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 09, 2021
#200 When Social Media Attacks
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin shares about a Facebook post that didn't quite go to plan Kylie shares about a time she was completely misunderstood in a Facebook post Get curious, not furious Turn your hearts toward each other The importance of face-to-face communication Purchase a Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 08, 2021
#199 Extra Curricular Activities
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie have a listener call in and ask them a question about how to juggle extra curricular activities What is an appropriate age to begin extra curricular activities? Try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 07, 2021
#198 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares how she made the most of their Australia Day We have to create moments - they don't always happen on their own Hear the whole Coulson family serenade you with an Australian classic Sometimes our biggest mistakes give us the best insights Justin shares one of his recent parenting regrets Sometimes it's really hard to practice what you preach Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 04, 2021
#197 School Lunches with Jessica Rowe
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Topics discussed in this episode: Jessica Rowe joins the podcast for a special episode Find out why Jess's daughter's lunchbox made national headlines Lunchbox tips Find our last episode with Jessica Rowe here - #122 Crap Housewives, IVF & Mental Health (Featuring Jessica Rowe) Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 03, 2021
#196 Micromotives with Todd Rose
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Topics discussed in this episode: Micromotives Is the standard path for you? WHY are you passionate about the things you're passionate about? The most important thing you can do for your kids. Pursue what fulfills you Learn more about Todd Rose or purchase The End of Average or Dark Horse Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 02, 2021
#195 Yes, It's a Chore
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin copped some slack for his music choices Justin & Kylie answer a question from a listener about how to get her kids to do their chores Kylie explains the 10 Minute Tidy and why it works for them, as well as other chore strategies 3 key principles to remember when it comes to chores Find the episode with Alfie Kohn here - #137 Punishment & Rewards with Alfie Kohn Find the pocket money episode here - #5: Turning your children into “Savers” For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Feb 01, 2021
#194 Kylie Quits
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Topics discussed in this episode: The importance of couples discussing decisions that will impact on family life Sacrifices that mums make Timing - not now, but one day For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 31, 2021
#193 I'll do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share their first review under 5 stars Justin shares how he turned around his bad mood & saved the night Justin & Kylie have been reading Michelle Mitchell's puberty books with their girls For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find Michelle Mitchell's books here Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 28, 2021
#192 Making Mornings Magic Replay
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Topics discussed in this episode: The bucket metaphor Your morning starts the night before How to wake up with connection, rather than correction or direction Don't tell, ask. Use gentle reminders Purchase 21 Days To a Happier Family on our website Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 27, 2021
#191 Dark Horses With Todd Rose
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Topics discussed in this episode: How to get your kids engaged in learning Should every child go through 13 years of school + university? How to deal with children who want to make life choices you disagree with Learn more about Todd Rose or purchase The End of Average or Dark Horse Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 26, 2021
#190 Finally...It's Back to School
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Topics discussed in this episode: Ticking off the back to school checklist Second hand uniforms Should I really buy the expensive shoes? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 24, 2021
#189 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie reflect on their week and determine what they can do better next time The difference between shame and guilt Click here to read more about Teddy Roosevelt's quote "The Man In The Arena" Justin practiced mindfulness with their 6 year old by using a special technique Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 21, 2021
#188 Cyberbullying Question
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share a question from one of our Premium Members, whose daughter was involved in a terrible cyber bullying situation. Justin offers his advice for parents in this situation To be a part of our first Q&A session for 2021, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 20, 2021
#187 Standardised Education with Todd Rose
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Topics discussed in this episode: Todd introduces himself and tell us how he got to where he is now Justin & Todd relate to each other's stories of struggling in standardised education Learn more about Todd Rose or purchase The End of Average or Dark Horse For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 19, 2021
#186 Psychological Secrets
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Topics discussed in this episode: How we can make our New Year's resolutions work What actually is the definition of a goal? Goals vs habits 3 things that get in the way Don't rely on willpower For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 18, 2021
#185 First Day Fears
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie is going back to school! Justin gives us a sneak peek into the Facing First Day Fears webinar Orientation Emotion coaching Purchase a ticket to Facing First Day Fears or Tweens, Teens & Screens For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Jan 17, 2021
#184 I'll Do Better Next Year
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares how she plans to slow down the pace in 2021 Justin shares a metaphor about juggling rubber & glass balls Kylie has plans to go back to school in 2021 Justin & Kylie want to have more intentional conversations with their kids For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 17, 2020
#183 The Magic of Christmas in Every Family
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Topics discussed in this episode: Each member of the Happy Families team shares their most memorable Christmas Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 16, 2020
#182 The Santa Myth
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Topics discussed in this episode: If you tell your children the truth about Santa, are you ruining the magic of Christmas? Children learn to lie through observation Santa is often used to manipulate children's behaviour How to tell them the truth Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 15, 2020
#181 Kids Asking For Expensive Gifts
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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 Material Parenting: How the Use of Goods in Parenting Fosters Materialism in the Next Generation Purchase How To Unspoil The Kids This Christmas or find it in your Happy Families Membership Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 14, 2020
#180 Christmas Traditions
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Topics discussed in this episode: Winter Christmas vs Summer Christmas Justin serenades us with his rendition of Aussie Jingle Bells Justin & Kylie share some of their Coulson family traditions Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 13, 2020
#179 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Things we never thought we'd say before becoming a parent “The hours that ordinary people waste, extraordinary people leverage.” - Robin Sharma Kylie gives us an update on how the kids' Christmas tree decorating went Purchase Teens, Tweens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 10, 2020
#178 More Christmas Conundrums
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Topics discussed in this episode: What time is it okay for the kids to start eating junk food? How to stay out of the kitchen on Christmas day. Should Santa bring the big or the little gifts? For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 09, 2020
#177 More Time With Kids
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share some tips on how to survive the Christmas holidays with the whole family Plan out your holidays and include the children in the planning One activity a day Change things up Get the kids involved Get your mindset right Purchase Teens, Tweens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 08, 2020
#176 Teach Your Children To Love Giving
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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 For links to the studies Justin mentioned, please click here & here. For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 07, 2020
#175 Unspoiling The Kids This Christmas
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Topics discussed in this episode: Guess who is the gift-giver in the Coulson family! What should the focus be on Christmas Day? Focus on your faith, the family & others Zero agenda Purchase a ticket to How To Unspoil Your Kids This Christmas or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 06, 2020
#174 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie share some of the feedback they've been receiving for the podcast Kylie learns to let go of the Christmas decorating control The Coulson family have a new Christmas tradition Listen to episode #169 I'll Do Better Tomorrow Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 03, 2020
#173 Me Time vs We Time
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares her struggle with her mental health while being a young mother Our mindset around the idea of Me Time is actually the bigger issue than the Me Time itself Me-Time is supposed to help you recuperate, regenerate & reassess Recreation time should re-create us We Time = High quality, intentional family time For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 02, 2020
#172 Emotion Regulation For Parents with Marc Brackett
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Topics discussed in this episode: How can we regulate our emotions and stop being triggered so easily? Think about the parent that you want to be. Be your best self. So much of emotion regulation is about being prepared Talk positively to yourself in the third person Marc's daily tips for parents who want to regulate their emotions Find Marc on his website. Marc's first and second episode on the Happy Families podcast. For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Dec 01, 2020
#171 Christmas Conundrums
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie answer some rapid fire Christmas conundrums Gift giving Gift cards vs gifts Buying for the extended family Present reveal vs letting everyone open their gifts at once Purchase The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in your Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 30, 2020
#170 What's For Dinner Mum?
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares some advice for parents who are tired of hearing the question "What's for dinner Mum?" For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 29, 2020
#169 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: I'll Do Better Tomorrow - a time to reflect on what's happened over the last week & what we can learn so that we can be better parents tomorrow It's so much easier to be a better parent when you have someone actively supporting you. Lean on your village Kylie shares her struggle with not being able to give one of her daughters the love and support she needed in the moment Head to our website for our Black Friday Sale. Purchase Teens, Tweens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 26, 2020
#168 Emotional Intelligence with Marc Brackett
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Topics discussed in this episode: What is emotional intelligence? R.U.L.E.R The difference between disappoint and anger Are all emotions really okay? Your children can't trigger you How to validate your child's feelings Emotion themes Marc's first episode on the Happy Families podcast. For a happier family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 25, 2020
#167 Talking to Kids About Divorce
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Topics discussed in this episode: Choose your timing Plan it out and present a united front Highlight what is staying the same and what is going to change Keep it as harmonious as you can Signs to look for in children that aren't coping with the separation How to build hope Surround yourself and your children with your village Lucy Peach - The Power of The Period For a happy family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because a happy family doesn't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 24, 2020
#166 The Importance of Building Childhood Immunity With Nutricia Careline
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie speak with nutritionist, Sue Statham from Nutricia Careline about the importance of immunity in early childhood. Foods that promote the growth of good bacteria. How to encourage our kids to enjoy healthy foods. For more information and resources, please visit: Nutricia Careline (visit the website to live chat, call on 1800 842 098, or email nutriciacareline@danone.com) AptaNutrition’s Parents' Corner #AptaExpert #AptaPartner #Sponsored For a happy family try our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Nov 24, 2020
#165 Perfect Parenting Will Crush Your Soul
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Topics discussed in this episode: What is perfectionism? Excessively high personal standards & extraordinarily critical in personal evaluations. Self-oriented perfectionism, other-oriented perfectionism & socially prescribed perfectionism. What to do if you are a perfectionist. The Perfectionism Paradox. When we avoid mistakes we limit our learning. Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 23, 2020
#164 The Do's and Don'ts of Discipline
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Topics discussed in this episode: A sneak peek into The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline The fundamental flaw in the way people understand discipline The actual definition of discipline Children are people too People matter, things don't Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 22, 2020
#163 My Daughter Has a Boyfriend
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin shares the story of a listener who had a parenting win Kylie shares her feelings about one of their teenage daughters who has started dating Learning to let go Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 19, 2020
#162 Favouritism
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss who was the favourite child in their childhood homes Whether there is a favourite or not, children's perception is actually what matters most What are the triggers that make children feel like there's a favourite in the family? Research shows that we're more likely have a favourite when the child is easy to get along with There are no positives when it comes to favouritism Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline or find it in our Happy Families Membership. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 18, 2020
#161 Hormones Make Me Crazy Sometimes
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie open up about their personal struggle with Kylie's hormonal cycle If you're struggling, please seek medical help For a happy family, try our Happy Families Membership. Because happy families don't just happen! Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 17, 2020
#160 The Trouble With Time Out with Alfie Kohn
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Topics discussed in this episode: The history of Time-Out Praise and rewards, just like punishments, are really about power The positive reinforcement we're removing during time out is LOVE Time-out ruptures your relationship Time-out communicates the conditionality of our love We have to work out a way of doing things WITH children, rather than doing things TO them Children should be loved for who they are, not what they do What to do instead? We need to move beyond behaviour Learn more about Alfie Kohn Webinar Dr Justin mentioned - Tweens, Teens & Screens (Also included in our Happy Families Membership) Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 16, 2020
#159 Planning a Christmas Stay-Cation
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Topics discussed in this episode: Great holidays don't just happen. You need a plan. Match your holiday activities with your family's energy levels Check out your friends' holidays for ideas Tripadvisor reviews Local city council websites Pinterest Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline Join the Happy Families team Happy Families Memberships Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 15, 2020
#158 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Topics discussed in this episode: BDAS Justin & Kylie discuss their journey as parents from where they started to now Join the Happy Families team Happy Families Memberships Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 12, 2020
#157 Real Crocodile Tears
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares sweet stories of two of their daughter's emotional moments Justin shares some tips on how to help our children through grief Avoidance reinforces anxiety Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens Join the Happy Families team Happy Families Memberships Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 11, 2020
#156 Should They Wait to Date?
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Topics discussed in this episode: The Tooth Fairy made a visit to the Coulson household What's an appropriate age to start dating? Get curious, not furious. Ask questions. Discuss the natural consequences of dating Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline Join the Happy Families team Happy Families Memberships Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 10, 2020
#155 Big Feelings with Marc Bracket
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Topics discussed in this episode: Marc shares about his traumatic childhood, his Uncle Marvin and how their relationship led him to his career in emotional intelligence. How to encourage your child to open up to you about how they're feeling Find out more about Marc Brackett Join the Happy Families team Happy Families Memberships Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 09, 2020
#154 Where's The Village?
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Topics discussed in this episode: How to find your own village Justin & Kylie discuss their multiple inter-state moves Kylie shares ways that she has found to help make friends Purchase a copy of Tweens, Teens & Screens or access it in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 08, 2020
#153 I'll Do Better Tomorrow Review
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie both share an experience with two of their daughters. Purchase a ticket to the Do's & Don'ts of Discipline Join us in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 05, 2020
#152 Amazing Afternoons
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie discuss how to making your afternoons run smoothly Let them have some down time When should you start homework? How much screen time should you give your child? When's the best time to go over your child's day? Justin's homework letter. Download the Technology Tickets. Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens Join us in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 04, 2020
#151 The 3 Words Your Child Needs To Hear
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Topics discussed in this episode: Is acceptance or rejection going to bring out the best in your child? How to respond when your child does something completely 'unacceptable'. The 3 most important words your child can hear Your child may BE accepted by you, but do they FEEL accepted? Purchase Tweens, Teens & Screens Last night for Book Club is tonight! Join us in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 03, 2020
#150 Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn
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Topics discussed in this episode: When children are constantly praised for doing 'the right thing', they start to feel as though they're only lovable when they behave If kids feel like there are strings attached to their parents love, it gets in the way of healthy development Dr Justin shares a wonderful moment with one of his daughters Care that has to be earned isn't worthy of being called care If there's unconditional love present, praise is unnecessary. And if unconditional love is not present, praise is certainly not going to help Webinar Dr Justin mentioned - Why we should End the Praise Craze (Also included in our Happy Families Membership) Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 02, 2020
#149 Everyone Else is Doing It
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Topics discussed in this episode: Every family has their own rules Strategies for parents Find your village Decipher if it's something you child is mature enough for Involve your children in decision making Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Disciple Join the Happy Family team in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Nov 01, 2020
#148 Flecks of Gold
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie receive some feedback about their podcast from their nieces Justin shares the story of the gold flecks What are the gold flecks in your family life? Join the Happy Family team in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 29, 2020
#147 Ultimate Parenting Triggers
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Topics discussed in this episode: Kylie shares a story about her very difficult morning What are your parenting triggers? Triggers can be controlled H.A.L.T.S How did Kylie pull the morning together? Purchase a ticket to Tweens, Teens & Screens. All webinars are included in our Happy Families Memberships. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au
Oct 28, 2020
#146 Creating Unique Family Traditions
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Topics discussed in this episode: Creating family traditions The Coulson Christmas stocking tradition Traditions don't just give us memories and roots, they also gives us optimism & hope for the future Justin's favourite birthday traditions Some traditions are born out of hardship Be intentional with your family time & traditions will create themselves Purchase a ticket to The Do's & Don'ts of Discipline Join Kylie for Book Club in our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 27, 2020
#145 University Isn't For Everyone with Adina Glickman
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Topics discussed in this episode: It's been a difficult year for the class of 2020 What motivates your child? Is University right for your child? How to help your child discover their passion & the skills they'll need to make it a reality You need to know who your child is, not who they are 'meant to be'. Our children are the experts in them. Should we be encouraging gap years? Learn more about Adina Glickman Watch Tweens, Teens & Screens or find it in our Happy Families Membership Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 26, 2020
#144 Dealing With Fussy Eaters
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Topics discussed in this episode: Shane Warne's 21 year old son Jackson receiving heat on Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here for his fussy eating habits. Justin & Kylie discuss their 10 year old fussy eater Creating family food rules Justin is regular human and thinks coriander is disgusting. Kylie is from another planet and says she enjoys it. Food neophobia Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families. Join the Happy Family team by subscribing to our online membership. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 25, 2020
#143 Finding Your Groove
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Topics discussed in this episode: Intention is critical Weekly couples inventory 3 questions to ask each other Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families. Join the Happy Family team by subscribing to our online membership. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 22, 2020
#142 Rites of Passage with Andrew Lines
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Topics discussed in this episode: How we can help initiate our sons into adulthood When contemporary culture doesn't offer rites of passage, they will create their own Youth today are competing with the world, not just their community Tribal instincts What can parents/teachers/schools do? Find Andrew Lines on Facebook or his website. Find us on Facebook at Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families. Join the Happy Family team by subscribing to our online membership. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 21, 2020
#141 Making Mornings Magic
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Topics discussed in this episode: The bucket metaphor Your morning starts the night before How to wake up with connection, rather than correction or direction Don't tell, ask. Use gentle reminders To join Kylie for Book Club, check out our Happy Families Memberships. Current Book Club book - 21 Days to a Happier Family. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 20, 2020
#140 Life After Year 12
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Topics discussed in this episode: Justin & Kylie's second daughter graduating year 12 Career or character? Justin's transition from his successful radio career into psychology University is not for kids, it's for adults. It's not about getting your kids through university, it's about getting university through them. Full time earning or full time learning. Take the pressure off in year 12. Buy a ticket to tonight's Tweens, Teens & Screens webinar or log into your Happy Families Membership for access. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 19, 2020
#139 Tweens, Teens & Screens Teaser
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Topics discussed in this episode: How much is too much screen time? It's okay to have screen time & to use social media. 6 C's of screen time - Consumption, Creation, Connection, Content, Context & your Child Active vs passive screen time How to pull your children away from screens & into quality family time Buy a ticket to tonight's Tweens, Teens & Screens webinar or log into your Happy Families Membership for access. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 18, 2020
#138 I'll Do Better Tomorrow
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Justin & Kylie tell us all about their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Email us your questions and comments at podcasts@happyfamilies.com.au.
Oct 15, 2020
#137 Punishment & Rewards with Alfie Kohn
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You can get mindless obedience in the short term if the reward is juicy enough or the punishment is awful enough. What you can never get is a child who is happy, more ethical, more compassionate, caring or more of an independent thinker.
Oct 14, 2020
#136 Year 12 Muck Up Days Get Foul
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When the tradition of harmless pranks turns into despicable and illegal acts. How did we get here?
Oct 13, 2020
#135 Family Holidays Suck - But Do They Have To?
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Your next family holiday CAN be great. Here's some tips from Kylie & I. 
Oct 12, 2020
#134 Introducing Our New Co-Host
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Big changes are happening on the Happy Families podcast. Please welcome our brand new co-host, Mrs Happy Families!
Oct 12, 2020
#133 Meet The 'World's Worst Mom' (Featuring Lenore Skenazy)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Lenore Skenazy - president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. Lenore is a mother who lives in Queens and her controversial decision to let her then-9-year-old son take the New York City Subway home alone became a national story and prompted massive media attention. She was dubbed, "America's Worst Mom."
Oct 07, 2020
#132 Battling Teenager Mood Swings
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Parents have been struggling with their teenager's mood swings since the dawn of time. There is a better way!
Oct 05, 2020
#131 Overcoming Some of Life's Biggest Obstacles (Featuring John & Amanda Maclean)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with John Maclean - an Australian triathlete, rower, and motivational speaker. John had a promising rugby career in his youth but he became a paraplegic after being knocked from his bicycle by a truck in 1988. It was what he did next that changed his life. 
Sep 30, 2020
#130 We're Topping The Charts And In The Worst Way
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Australia has recently been listed as the second in the world for bullying. How did we let this happen and what can we do about it?
Sep 28, 2020
#129 How Long Can We Bubble Wrap Our Kids?
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Whether it be Facebook, TikTok, Instagram or Snapchat, if your kids are on social media they ARE going to exposed to things you don’t want them to see. So what’s the appropriate age for social media? How long can we keep our kids wrapped safely in bubble wrap? And when do we start to remove some of those layers?
Sep 16, 2020
#128 Self Control Can Be A Learned Behaviour (Featuring Ethan Kross)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Doctor Ethan Kross about teaching our children (and ourselves) how to learn to harness self control.
Sep 15, 2020
#127 Emotional first aid for social media trauma exposure
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In response to the suicide that has been circulating on social media this week, Dr Justin spoke with the ABC about how to talk with our children about it. In this special podcast, Justin guides us through: * the different reactions our children could be having to being exposed * how to respond to those who are trying to exploit the footage for social capital * the questions to ask your kids that will help them express their own thoughts and feelings * how to counteract the dehumanisation that often occurs when violence is portrayed through screens * how to empower your kids to utilise their own moral compass when it comes to online content
Sep 10, 2020
#126 Why Your Daughter Doesn't Need Another Mirror In Her Life (Featuring Dr Renee Engeln)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Dr Renee Engeln about how our cultural obsession with appearance hurts our daughters.
Aug 25, 2020
#125 Your Kids Aren't Ready For Social Media (Featuring Sarah Coyne)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Professer Sarah Coyne about her 20 years of study on the impact of media on children & families.
Aug 18, 2020
#124 Conversation With an Aussie Icon (Featuring Mem Fox)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Mem Fox about her childhood growing up in Africa and how those experiences shaped who she would eventually become as not only an author, but a mother.
Aug 11, 2020
#123 What Your Teen Is Up To Online (Featuring Dr Justin Patchin)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Dr Justin Patchin, a global expert on teens & technology, about adolescent online behaviour.
Aug 04, 2020
#122 Crap Housewives, IVF & Mental Health (Featuring Jessica Rowe)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Jessica Rowe about the difficulties she’s faced as a mother and why she calls herself a ‘crap housewife’.
Jul 28, 2020
#121 How Phones Are Affecting Family Life (Featuring Dr Kathryn Modecki)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Dr Kathryn Modecki about the true impact of mobile phones on our families. To learn more about the study mentioned or to participate in the next one, please click here – http://www.modernlifestudy.com/
Jul 27, 2020
#120 Pushy Parents Are the Worst (Featuring Professor Wendy Grolnick)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Professor Wendy Grolnick about her work in the psychology of parental control. They discuss the 3 things that parents can do to make their families happier.
Jul 21, 2020
#119 What Does Free Diving & Parenting Have In Common? (Featuring Ant Williams)
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Welcome to Season One, Episode One of Parenting in Perspective. This week Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Ant Williams about his career in sports psychology, his accomplishments in free diving and how doing so has taught him life lessons that helped him become a better parent.
Jul 13, 2020
#118 Why Do We Need Parenting Experts Anyway?
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the purpose of parenting experts and why it’s a good thing that modern day parents are so engaged.
Jul 13, 2020
#117 Dealing With Changing Moods & Temperaments
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how parents can cope with their child’s changing moods and temperaments.
Jul 09, 2020
#116 How Step Parents Can Make Genuine Connections
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses what step parents can do to foster genuine connections with their new step children.
Jul 07, 2020
#115 Resolving Conflict in Marriage
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the best ways to solve marital conflict.
Jun 30, 2020
#114 What To Do When Your Child Lies
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses what to do when your child starts lying to you.
Jun 23, 2020
#113 Technology In Our Schools (Featuring Dr Amy Graham)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Dr Amy Graham about technology & our children, from the perspective of teachers.
Jun 16, 2020
#112 Raising Rebels
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how we can best support our children in what they’re passionate about, even if we disagree with their convictions.
Jun 12, 2020
#111 Making Memories
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how we can make sure our children have fond memories of their childhood.
Jun 09, 2020
#110 Rapid Fire Q&A
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Dr Justin Coulson shares fast answers to some interesting, rapid fire questions.
Jun 03, 2020
#109 What Would Batman Do?
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses effective ways that we can manage our most difficult challenges.
May 26, 2020
#108 Anxious Kids Returning To School
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the best ways to help our anxious children return to school without tears.
May 23, 2020
#107 Finding Peace When You Have No Control
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses what we can do when we’re struggling with the uncertainty that comes with COVID19. He suggests ways that we can cope and even find peace.
May 21, 2020
#106 Reducing Disrespectful Talk
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the best way to reduce conflict & disrespectful talk in the home.
May 19, 2020
#105 Extroverts and Introverts
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how extroverts & introverts can live cohesively in tight quarters.
May 12, 2020
#104 Surviving Isolation and Homeschooling
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses lowering expectations & taking the pressure off homeschooling, as well as 5 things that children need to be well.
May 05, 2020
#103 Respite In A Full House
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how we can create some respite for ourselves while juggling work and school from home.
Apr 28, 2020
#102 Teenagers Acting Like Toddlers
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how you can manage your teenagers when they’re behaving like toddlers.
Apr 21, 2020
#101 Coping With Corona (Featuring Renee Jain)
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Dr Justin Coulson speaks with Renee Jain about how we call all learn to cope within the Coronavirus epidemic.
Apr 15, 2020
#100 Managing Bedtime as a Solo Parent
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how single parents can manage the daily struggle of the bedtime routine.
Apr 13, 2020
#99 Helping Teens With Friendships When They’re Struggling
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how we can help our children find their tribe and in turn, find themselves.
Apr 06, 2020
#98 When Your Child is Struggling With Self-Confidence
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Dr Justin Coulson & his wife Kylie Coulson on how to help your child who is struggling with low self esteem.
Mar 31, 2020
#97 Covid19 – What Do We Tell Our Kids?
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how we can talk to our kids about COVID19.
Mar 23, 2020
#96 Introducing Mrs Happy Families – Kylie Coulson
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Meet Mrs Happy Families – Justin’s wife Kylie Coulson. Justin & Kylie discuss how their relationship & family are effected by Justin’s career as a parenting expert.
Mar 18, 2020
#95 Incentivising Outside Play
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Dr Justin Coulson on how to get your kids self-motivated to play outside and away from their screens.
Feb 03, 2020
#94 Keeping Up With Teens
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Dr Justin Coulson gives advice on how you can keep up with your child during the teenage years.
Jan 30, 2020
#93 Unmotivated Teen
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Dr Justin Coulson answers the question “When is the right time to tell your kids they need to fend for themselves and move out?”
Jan 19, 2020
#92 How to Not Spoil Kids this Christmas
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Dr Justin Coulson on how to break through the cycle of entitlement.
Dec 18, 2019
#91 Teenage Daughters and Their Dads
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Dr Justin Coulson on how Dads can navigate a relationship with their teenage daughters through an awkward time.
Dec 02, 2019
#90 Feeling the Mum-Guilt
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Dr Justin Coulson answers how mums can resist feeling guilty when they can’t be there.
Nov 20, 2019
#89 Time Poor Families
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Just like dollars are the currency of our economy, attention is the currency of our relationships. Dr Justin Coulson on what Time Poor Families can do to connect effectively.
Nov 10, 2019
#88 My Tween Daughter Is Feeling Left Out
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Dr Justin Coulson answers the question, If our child is feeling left out, what can we do?
Oct 30, 2019
#87 How to discipline a 7 year old
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses how to Explore, Explain and Empower to guide children’s behaviour.
Oct 23, 2019
#86 8yo Not Into Sport
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Dr Justin Coulson answers the question, Should I Make My Kid Play A Sport?
Oct 15, 2019
#85 Helping Kids Find Their Tribe
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the 3 things you can do to help your kids find their tribe.
Oct 03, 2019
#84 Bickering Kids
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Contrary to what you might think, kids don’t like bickering with each other! They just don’t have the communication skills. Dr Justin Coulson on how you can guide them.
Sep 24, 2019
#83 Autonomy In Children
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Dr Justin Coulson addressing autonomy in children and how to encourage them to live expansively
Sep 17, 2019
#82 Anxiety
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Dr Justin Coulson on Anxiety. How do we recognise it in our children, and what do we do?
Sep 03, 2019
#81 Mobile Phones At School
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the blanket ban for VIC state primary schools on mobile devices and why this is in the best interests of the kids.
Aug 15, 2019
#80 Tech Addicted Teens
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses the response to the 60 Minutes story “Won’t Stop, Can’t Stop” (2nd September 2018), about teenagers addicted to computers, and gives practical advice on how to handle your tech-addicted child or teen. For more advice on this topic, look for these products in our Happy Families Online Shop
Jul 11, 2019
#79 Access to Inappropriate Content
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Dr Justin Coulson and Julie Inman Grant: E-Safety Commissioner, discussing how to handle your children being exposed to inappropriate content and teaching them to react appropriately.
Jul 03, 2019
#78 Boundaries and the Three E’s
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Dr Justin Coulson on setting boundaries, getting teenagers to “do as they are told”, and the 3 E’s of effective discipline.
Jun 24, 2019
#77 Pornography
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As parents we have got to be having the conversations with our kids from around the age of 8 or 9, because chances are they are going to come across it in one form or another, on average, by the time they are 10 or 11. We’ve got to be talking to them early. And that means we’ve got to know how. Listen to Dr Justin Coulson’s advice on how to approach this sensitive topic. Please note: this podcast discusses explicit material
Jun 10, 2019
#76 My Child Isn’t Trying
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Dr Justin Coulson discusses why are our kids lacking motivation and what you can do about it.
Jun 03, 2019
#75 I Turned Out Fine
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“When I was a kid”… Dr Justin Coulson answers whether or not “I turned out fine” validates making some parenting decisions.
May 29, 2019
#74 Mummy’s Boy
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“Am I never supposed to be without him?” Dr Justin Coulson discusses the crucial developmental stage of We Time and gives practical ideas for exhausted parents.
May 24, 2019
#73 Bullying – When Do Parents Step In?
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When do parents step in when their children are being bullied? Dr Justin Coulson helps parents understand the best way to deal with their children being bullied.
May 14, 2019
#72 Public Discipline
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Dr Justin Coulson helps parents to understand the difference between discipline and punishment and explains the three fundamentals of effective discipline – both in public and in our homes.
Apr 23, 2019
#71 Hope in Hopelessness
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How do you help your child when they feel hopeless? Dr Justin recommends having a goal, a pathway and a belief. Listen to the episode to find out why. Find more like this in the Happy Families Shop:
Mar 25, 2019
#70 Fortnite
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The Fortnite craze has taken over the world! What should we do about it? Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Mar 18, 2019
#69 Parenting Adults
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Little kids = Little problems Big kids = Big problems Adult kids = Well, that’s the topic for this week’s podcast. Find more like this in the Happy Families Shop:
Mar 11, 2019
#68 Punishing Makes Selfish
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Dr Justin says that punishing our kids makes them selfish – even if we are punishing them because of their selfishness. Listen to the episode to find out why. Find more like this in the Happy Families Shop:
Mar 04, 2019
#67 Raising Resilient Kids with Kerwin Rae
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I recently joined Kerwin Rae on his Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae podcast to discuss how to raise resilient kids. Warning: Kerwin drops some coarse language towards the end of the episode.
Feb 25, 2019
#66 Extra Curricular Activities
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As parents, we want to make sure we give our children the best opportunities possible. But getting the balance of extra curricular activities right can be difficult. Find more like this in the Happy Families Store:
Feb 25, 2019
#65 2 Year Olds and Bedtime
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What do you do when your 2 year old refuses to go to bed? In this episode, Dr Justin provides some suggestion on how to calm our children and help them get to sleep. Find more like this in the Happy Families Shop:
Feb 18, 2019
#64 Teaching Children to Think for Themselves
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How do you help your child develop critical thinking skills and feel confident in expressing their opinions? In this episode, Dr Justin Coulson looks at this question from lots of different perspectives from confidence to curiosity. Find more like this in the Happy Families Store:
Feb 12, 2019
#63 Raising Teenagers
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!The adolescent years can be a difficult time. How can you, as a parent, help guide and protect your teenager? In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin explains how to develop good relationships with your child. Find more like this in the Happy Families Store:
Dec 24, 2018
#62 How Young Is Too Young?
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We spend a lot of time critiquing young people for spending too much time on their phones, yet we as parents are just as guilty. In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin gives his thoughts on the matter. Find more like this in the Happy Families Shop:
Dec 17, 2018
#61 When Should Parents Step In?
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When is a good time to step in, or when to step back and let our children handle the situation? In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin discusses when and how it a parent should intervene. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Dec 10, 2018
#60 Teens Not Listening
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How do we cope when our teens stop listening and start rebelling? In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin discusses what to when teens want to break the rules and push the limits. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Dec 03, 2018
#59 Prep Kids Suspended
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The number of prep kids getting suspended is growing at a concerning rate. In the latest episode of the podcast, Dr Justin discusses the reasons behind this and things we should think about. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Nov 26, 2018
#58 Phone Companion
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Research has revealed that almost 9 in 10 Australians say that their smartphone is their number 1 companion- ahead of their parents and their pets! In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin weighs in on this concerning fact. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Nov 19, 2018
#57 Schoolies
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Schoolies is known for teenagers making silly decisions. In this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin discusses how do we deal with this end of school tradition. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop:
Nov 12, 2018
#56 The Spawn of Satan
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On this episode of the podcast, Dr Justin discusses the time when our daughters turn from little princesses into the spawns of satan. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Nov 05, 2018
#55 Post Traumatic Growth
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In the episode today, Dr Justin discusses the phrase “post traumatic growth”, which is elaborated in more depth in his book “9 Ways to a Resilient Child”. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Oct 29, 2018
#54 Halloween
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Is Halloween ok? Should we take part in this holiday? Dr Justin shares his thoughts on the topic in this episode. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Oct 22, 2018
#53 Stop Stuffing Stuff
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In this episode, Dr Justin explains the importance of having down time for both children and adults. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.    
Oct 15, 2018
#51 Setting Up Success in Education
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Did you know that the way we set up our home can impact our children’s education? Dr Justin explains how something as simple as having books in your house can make all the difference. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Oct 01, 2018
#50 Risks and Rolling Down Hills
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This episode talks about balancing safety and fun- Should you be allowed to roll down a hill and risk getting hurt? Should we get rid of the monkey bars just because someone broke their arm? Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Sep 24, 2018
#49 Disciplining Other Peoples Children
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Where is the line when it comes to discipling someone else’s child? Dr Justin gives some suggestions and thoughts on this topic in this week’s episode. Find out more on this topic in the Happy Families Shop:      
Sep 16, 2018
#48 Teenage Privacy
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How much privacy should you give a teenager? In this episode, Dr Justin talks about finding the balance between freedom and control. Find more like this is our Happy Families Shop:
Sep 10, 2018
#47 Public Discipline
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What is the best way to discipline your children? That’s the topic of discussion in this week’s episode. Find more like this in our Happy Families Shop.
Sep 03, 2018
#46 Love Languages
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Love languages are often discussed when it come to romantic relationships, but what about in the family? In this episode, Dr Justin discusses the value of time and understanding. Find more on this topic in the Happy Families Shop:
Aug 27, 2018
#45 Be A Pilot
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What do you want to be when you grow up? This episode discusses character vs career. Find more on this topic in the Happy Families Shops:
Aug 20, 2018
#44 Super Saturdays
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Spending time together as a family is extremely important. In this episode, Dr Justin talks about setting aside time every weekend for communal activities. Find more on this topic at the Happy Families Shop:
Aug 13, 2018
#43 Social Media
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In an ever-evolving world, we have become more reliant on technology. In this latest episode, Dr Justin discusses the use of screens and social media in the family. Find more on this topic at the Happy Families Shop:
Aug 02, 2018
#42 Life Balance
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Do you feel like you are being pulled in a million directions? Is balance in life really achievable? Dr Justin says no! Instead, let’s focus on being intentional. Listen and found out how! The 21 Days to a Happier Family Online program can help you get intentional with the things that matter to your family. TAKE A LOOK
Jun 07, 2018
#41 Ignoring Children
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Is it ever OK to ignore your children? Typically people think that by ignoring tantrums the problem will go away. But does it? Here are some alternative strategies you can try.
May 15, 2018
#40 Discussing Big Issues
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How do we respond to our kids when they come to us with questions about the BIG ISSUES? Dr Justin gives us some great tips and insights that will arm you with the right tools when the need arises.
Apr 24, 2018
#39 Dads & Sons
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Dads and sons. It can be a very special relationship. How can we nurture that connection, especially as those bright eyed boys become troublesome teens?
Apr 17, 2018
#38 Defining Quality Time
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Both mums and dads are spending more time with their kids than ever, which is great! But is the time we are spending with our children today “quality” time?
Apr 09, 2018
#37 Conversations with Kids
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How do we warn our children of potential dangers without disempowering them? Dr Justin gives some practical suggestions on how to have those difficult conversations.
Mar 26, 2018
#36: Stop Look and Listen
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Every parent wishes their children would listen to them more. But, how well do we really listen to them? When we stop, look and listen to our children we are letting them know that they are worthy of our time. In this week’s podcast episode Dr Justin Coulson shares some simple strategies for making sure your children receive the one-on-one attention and nurture they deserve. Links mentioned in this episode: * What Your Child Needs From You * Have Dr Justin speak at your school or organization * Toilet Training: As easy as one, two, wee More on this topic: * Stop, Look and Listen to Your Kids * 7 Ways to Really Listen So Your Child Shares More * 18 Ways to a More Resilient Child * Please turn off your phone FREE DOWNLOAD
Oct 17, 2017
#35 Tired Teens Commit Crimes
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Sleep is not a luxury item, but many of today’s teens aren’t getting enough and it’s having a detrimental effect for many of them long into the future. Devices have crept into the bedroom and many teens are losing sleep because they’re spending all night on social media and playing games. A recent study has found that a teenager that is always tired is 4.5 times more likely to commit a crime as an adult. In this week’s podcast episode Dr Justin looks at the research from this study and explores some of the circumstances that cause this link. Links mentioned in this episode: * 21 Days to a Happier Family * 21 Days to a Happier Family Online Video Course * Have Dr Justin speak at your school or organisation Related articles: * Why a teenager’s brain is like a Ferrari with bicycle brakes * Kids need smart parents, not smart phones * My teen treats our home like a hotel Super Solutions for Technology Troubles: For children from toddlers to teens This video presentation has helped thousands of parents and their children understand what screens are doing in our lives, and how they can enjoy them in healthy, balanced ways so that the other parts of their lives can be as successful as their advancement through the levels of their favourite game. Available as DVD or instand download GET IT TODAY
Oct 10, 2017
#34 What to do when you’re having ‘one of those days’
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We’ve all had ‘one of those days’ with our kids where we seem to butting heads with each other all day. There’s no avoiding it. Those days do happen. So how do we survive them as parents and ensure our children continue to thrive? There is no one simple answer – different situations call for different solutions. In this week’s episode Dr Justin Coulson shares some ideas to keep in mind and give a go next time you’re having ‘one of those days’. Links mentioned in this episode: * Parenting workshop with Dr Justin Coulson (DVD/Download) * Have Dr Justin speak at your school or organisation More on this topic: * The kids are out of control * How do I control my child’s outbursts * My 4 year old goes from angel to absolute #devilchild
Oct 03, 2017