From the popular author of 21 Days to a Happier Family and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, this book is a moving, inspiring and loving call to action for all parents. Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson shares the ten thngs every parent needs to know to raise their children in positive ways. They are also ways to make parenting easier for you – so you don’t have to keep ‘making it up as you go along’.
Drawing on positive psychology, the book gives simple and effective strategies for the main issues parents of 2-12 year olds confront in everyday family life. Justin shares his secrets of effective attention, communication and understanding; how to discipline effectively and set limits; and how to manage hot-button issues such as sibling conflict, chores, school and screens – yet still have fun as a family.
About the Author
After his first child became a toddler, Justin Coulson realised he wasn’t the dad he wanted to be. To learn more about parenting, he quit a successful radio broadcasting career and started studying, eventually completing a PhD in Positive Psychology and Parenting. Justin is an honorary fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Justin now lives with his wife and six daughters in Brisbane, Queensland, and travels Australia constantly, giving talks to parents, teachers and professionals. He is the author of 21 Days to a Happier Family and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child.