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Family meeting with a counselor

Why seek parenting advice and support

In any other job, people are trained. Sometimes for years. However, with parenting, there is a real sense that parents are supposed to naturally know how to parent. Dr Becky Kennedy says parents shouldn't hold back from seeking guidance and support.

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Tantrums: A roadmap to keeping your cool

In this article Dr Justin Coulson, author and one of Australia's most popular parenting experts, explores common mistakes we make when attempting to help our children navigate big emotions and suggests three easy strategies to stay calm under pressure.

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Whining boy

Whining: how to stop children whinging

It’s a sound guaranteed to make every parent grimace: whining. Similar to hearing the sound of fingernails on a blackboard, whining usually results in parents doing one of two things – getting cross or giving in to their child’s behaviour.

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Young girl being consoled by her father

3 reasons why children have big feelings

Dr Justin Coulson is a three-time bestselling author, a TEDx speaker, and one of Australia's most popular relationships and parenting experts. In this article he explains why our little ones have big feelings and the developmental realities.

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Mother and child outside

What is gentle parenting and how to do it

In the past couple of years, the term 'gentle parenting' has become a hot topic on social media platforms. Parents who parent gently provide their children with as many choices as they possibly can and help guide children to see the correct pathway.

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Mother speaking seriously to her son

Why saying 'no' to your child is okay

Whether it’s refusing a treat or saying no to delaying bedtime, speaker, author and academic Dr Michael Nagel explores the importance of saying ‘no’ to children and why it may even be beneficial to healthy emotional development and long term success.

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10 tips to get your children to listen

Feeling like you are talking to a wall? Dr Justin Coulson, author of 7 books on raising happy families and host on Channel 9’s “Parental Guidance”, explains why that is and gives 10 expert tips on how to connect and get your children to listen to you.

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Boy playing with his father and biting his nose.

Biting: What to do when your child bites

So your toddler has bitten another child. Many of us can empathise with how concerning it is to have a child that is biting. The truth is that for many children aged under three, this is a common and often passing phase of normal child development.

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