Have you read The Barefoot Investor? It was the number 1 non-fiction book in Australia last year – all about finance. In his introduction to the book Scott Pape, the author, describes the day his family lost their Victorian bushland home to a fire. As they surveyed the damage, he said his first thought was: “I’ve got this.” He knew that despite the drama, he had his financial security sorted and could get his family through. Continue reading “We’re All Just Making It Up As We Go Along (Even This ‘Parenting Expert’)”
I don’t remember who said it first but the best way to stop sibling rivalry and sibling squabbles is… to not have siblings.
Dear Dr Justin,
My husband and my 9 year-old son are constantly fighting. It’s little niggles here and there. But it is non stop. They are constantly talking past each other and he (my husband) has started getting really angry. How can we make things better between them? Continue reading “7 Ways to Really Listen so Your Child Shares More”
Dear Dr Justin
My kids are in a lot of after-school activities. They swim and play a musical instrument each. Two of them do drama, and all three are in Saturday sport. My husband and I are arguing about how much is too much. It’s impacting on our time together as a family, and our budget. But the kids are tired and don’t seem to love much of what they’re doing even though they’ve chosen it. I want them to do less. My husband wants them to keep going and also wants to add maths tutoring. Is there any research to tell us what is right and wrong? When I was a kid, I played netball. That was it. I’d love some advice. My kids are 5, 7, and 10.
“I’ve got a question for you”, the cab driver stated expectantly. I was on my way to give a talk about parenting. He had asked where I was going and why, and his eyes lit up when he found out what I do for work. Continue reading “Success: Why We Should Focus On Who (Not What) Our Children Become”
My wife and I are parents to six daughters.
Yes… six. Yes, we intentionally conceived them. No we weren’t trying for a boy. Yes, we do own a television (which we clearly do not have time to watch.) Continue reading “Stop Stuffing Stuff In: Why Relationships Don’t Work on Efficiency”
Dear Dr Justin
My daughter is 5. Lately she has been acting aggressively towards other children. Today she scratched her friend on the arm so badly it bled. I scratched her back but I don’t feel like it made any difference and it made me feel awful. How can I teach her to do the right thing? Continue reading “How Do I Teach My Child to Do the Right Thing?”