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Articles about Parenting styles

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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A boy and mother hold hands

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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Toddler reaching for hug

6 ways to manage parental favouritism

When only one parent can put a child to bed or soothe them during the night it can be a drain on both parents. However, parental favouritism has nothing to do with being loved less and actually comes down to the child’s developing cognitive ability.

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Woman hugging her frightened daughter

Loving relationships and a safe brain

A paper on the Science of Neglect explains that when adult responses are unreliable, inappropriate or absent, a child’s developing brain can be disrupted and subsequent learning and behaviour can be impaired. So how do we ensure a child feels safe?

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Young boy climbing

Risky play: Why it benefits children

Often our instincts will scream at us to get involved and stop our children from engaging in risky behaviours. But with the benefits of risky play to our child’s development being well documented, it is useful to understand appropriate risk.

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