Studies show that beginning at about the age of three, kids begin lying to conceal things they have done wrong and will readily lie to avoid punishment.
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By: Dr Justin Coulson Dear Justin, I’ve been offered a promotion at work, which is great for the family – or at least it’s great for me and our income. Unfortunately it means a big move for my two boys (ages 7 and 10). They are both nervous about the move but especially about starting …
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More than half of all Australia’s young people have experienced bullying using the web, smartphones or social media – and parents need to be more aware.
I felt anxious, my identity slipping away. I was a do-er, I wasn’t someone who could sit on the couch, knowing dishes needed to be done.
Study after study points to screen time as a significant predictor of decreased mental health in young people. Parents instinctively know this.
Heading away for a trip, and leaving your children with friends or family? Sounds exciting! But it’s good to be aware there may be long-term outcomes.
The following six ideas are research-backed ways to help you be the best parent you can be, and also bring out the best in your children.
56% of Australians avoid calling people, choosing instead to text or send an instant message of some kind including teens who are an even lower percentage.
Many parents believe they are doing the right thing by giving their teenagers alcohol, however new research has turned that on it’s head.
The ‘Give Up’ strategy is a quick gratitude booster that any family can use when gratitude is lacking.