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About Justin Coulson
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia's most respected relationships speakers, authors, and researchers. Obsessed with what makes relationships flourish, Justin has spoken to tens of thousands of people about relationships in leadership, education, and especially in family life.
Justin is the author of two best-selling books: 21 Days to a Happier Family, and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, as well as numerous empirical book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Justin has worked with The Commonwealth Bank, American Express, the Office of the Children's E-safety Commissioner, The Federal Government's Department of Social Services, Life Education, and dozens, if not hundreds, of schools.
Justin is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, and a Senior Associate at the Positive Psychology Institute.
In addition, Dr Coulson writes a weekly parenting advice column for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The TODAY show and he is the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au – Australia’s #1 parenting website.
Most importantly, Justin is an expert in wrestling (his) children, reading Dr Suess, sliding down steep hills on cardboard boxes, and teaching his children to ride bikes. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six children and live in Brisbane.
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What is the best thing about being a teenage girl right now? 'My friends!' 'Independence!' 'Discovering who I am.'
What is the worst thing about being a teenage girl? 'My friends.' 'Not knowing what the future holds.' 'Pressure to be perfect and look a certain way.'
What do teenage girls wish they could talk to us about? 'I'm sick of pretending to be happy all the time.' 'My face; if anyone is ever going to love me despite how grotesque my face is.' 'I sometimes don't want to be here.'
There has never been a better time to be a teenage girl. But perhaps there has never been a harder time. We know that connection is at the heart of our teenage daughters' happiness. And we do our best to have strong connections with our girls. But despite this, we often feel a disconnect. Or perhaps, more precisely, a mis-connect.
If you're looking to understand your teen daughter better and deepen your connection with her, this book is your guide. Drawing on cutting-edge psychology research along with interviews and surveys from close to 400 teenage girls, Miss-connection will take you into the world your teen girl experiences and help you connect with her the way she needs you to.
As the girls themselves set out the challenges they face - with social media, friends, boys, identity - you will find connection and solutions.
The author of 21 Days to a Happier Family, Dr Justin Coulson, on raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times.
'How can I help my child be more resilient?' is a question Dr Justin Coulson often hears from worried mums and dads.
9 Ways to a Resilient Child gives parents practical strategies to help their children cope with the challenges that life throws at them - from friendship problems and bullying to losing a game or failing an exam. Even our home environment and the way that we parent can impact our children's potential to recover from difficulty.
Dr Coulson explains the factors that help or hinder resilience and why common advice such as 'Toughen up, princess' just doesn't work. Learn the secrets of positive psychology that will build your child's capacity to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever, including the ability to think flexibly, exercise self-control, and make safe and healthy choices. Discover the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community, and the most effective ways to support your child.
Dr Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because it takes resilient parents to raise a resilient child.
Relationship Rules brings concise simplicity to our daily interactions with those we love. Designed for families (partners and children) and other close relationships, this clear, witty, and insightful book establishes straightforward and easily memorised relationship rules to help you avoid conflict and find joy and laughter in your dealings with those around you, even under strained and challenging circumstances.
Relationship Rules is an easy-to-use guide that draws from the very best relationships science and hard-won wisdom from those who have trodden tough paths that lead to the same wise insights about relationships. This is the perfect guide for anyone who ever struggled to know how best to engage with, interact, or respond to someone they love when things get rocky.
21 DAYS TO A HAPPIER FAMILY draws on positive psychology to gives parents ways to make their family happier than ever, starting today!
'Parenthood can be a jungle, but Justin's advice and simple strategies will help you find that path back to sanity, stability and smiling kids.' - Lisa Wilkinson
Everyone wants their family to be happy, but so much gets in the way - work stress, commitments and our children's challenging behaviour are some of the usual suspects. Less obvious obstacles are our own habits and expectations, a reactive parenting style, and even a lack of clarity about what makes a family truly happy. As a result, families often seem fragmented, stressed and out of control.
Kidspot parenting expert Justin Coulson knows how to make families happier. In this book, he combines cutting-edge insights from positive psychology with classic psychological research to help parents identify and develop habits that will strengthen their family. In his trademark warm and empathic style Justin covers topics like finding the most effective parenting style for your child, getting relationships right and how that leads to effective discipline, using mindfulness in parenting, being emotionally available to your children - and so much more.
'Justin Coulson's compassionate and helpful advice helps me unravel my many parenting dilemmas' - Jessica Rowe
Do you find that after all of the nagging, shouting, pleading, threatening, and demanding that you end up doing it for them anyway?
Do you live in a dictatorship – where the kids are in charge?
‘Creating boundaries’, ‘discipline’, ‘teaching kids how to behave’, ‘socialisation’… call it what you will, the purpose of this book is to help you to set limits with your kids that they can stick to - and to do it in ways that you feel good about.
While most parents admit to yelling, threatening, and smacking (or manipulating their kids with bribes and goodies), it seems we would rather not do those things if we can avoid it. This e-book offers simple strategies and ideas for disciplining your children in ways that work, and that reduce or eliminate parental guilt.
After reading these pages you’ll have a handful of foundational principles and strategies that you will be able to apply immediately to change the way you set limits with your children. The principles and strategies you’ll read are based on some of the very best psychological research that the world has to offer. And when you begin to practise them you’ll notice the difference in your children, and they will notice the difference in you.
Using cutting-edge psychological science, and honest, straight-from-the-heart stories that every parent will relate to, you will discover:
* The 5 biggest confidence crushers
* The 5 best confidence and self-belief boosters
* 20 questions to clearly identify your child's view of his/her family identity
* PLUS - A FREE BONUS CHAPTER that will share one of science's most surprising happiness and confidence boosters for people of ALL ages.
This e-book is written for parents who are looking for sound advice in bite-sized snippets. Each chapter is quick and easy to read, with tips you can apply immediately to build confidence in your children, and make your family happier.
At just over 30 pages, the e-book can be digested in under 30 minutes, meaning you won’t get bogged down in detail.
Readers will find direct answers about toilet training based on scientific research:
- How to know when your child is ready to toilet-train
- Myths and conspiracy theories about toilet-training
- The most ‘poop’ ular toilet-training approaches and what science says about them
Some toilet-training guides take longer to read than it should take to toilet-train a child!
This is the no-mess, no-fuss, fast-flowing alternative to get your kids going at the right time in the right place and the right way.