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The Happy families podcast with Dr. Justin Coulson is designed for the time poor parent who just wants answers now. Every day Justin and his wife Kylie provide practical tips and a common sense approach to parenting that Mums and Dads all over the world are connecting with. Justin and Kylie have 6 daughters and they regularly share their experiences of managing a busy household filled with lots of challenges and plenty of happiness. For real and practicable advice from people who understand and appreciate the challenges of a time poor parent, listen to Justin and Kylie and help make your family happier.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

The Happy families podcast with Dr. Justin Coulson is designed for the time poor parent who just wants answers now. Every day Justin and his wife Kylie provide practical tips and a common sense approach to parenting that Mums and Dads all over the world are connecting with. Justin and Kylie have 6 daughters and they regularly share their experiences of managing a busy household filled with lots of challenges and plenty of happiness. For real and practicable advice from people who understand and appreciate the challenges of a time poor parent, listen to Justin and Kylie and help make your family happier.

    #940 The Worst Advice Ever

    #940 The Worst Advice Ever

    Sometimes people say dumb things (with the very best of intentions) when it comes to giving parenting advice. 

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    • 13 min
    #939 Running at a B+

    #939 Running at a B+

    Being fully present with your family requires letting go of distractions and remembering that to a child, love is spelled T.I.M.E.

    In this episode: 


    Word of the year update
    "The great unhappiness machine"
    Emotional regulation
    The gift of homeschooling
    Autonomy and freedom in learning
    Know your child
    Being intentional

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    • 15 min
    #938 This Week in Parenting: Smartphone Obsessions & Uni's vs Tradies

    #938 This Week in Parenting: Smartphone Obsessions & Uni's vs Tradies

    This week in parenting: Disney's Percy Jackson, an epic game taking the internet by storm, and the explicit lyrics your children may be singing in the playground. Plus, a reminder that education matters - in all its forms!

    In this episode: 


    Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan now on Disney
    Palworld 
    Megan Thee Stallion - not kid friendly!
    Natasha Bita - Smartphone obsessions are dumbing down Australian kids, OECD testing reveals | The Australian
    Battle between Universities and Construction Skills in a clever campaign from CSQ - Universities hammer industry in tug-of-war over students | The Australian

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    • 22 min
    #937 Concussions in Kids with Dr Anthea Rhodes

    #937 Concussions in Kids with Dr Anthea Rhodes

    Dr Anthea Rhodes explains how concussions can happen, what the signs might be, and how to support your child as they recover and return to activities.

    In this episode: 


    What is a concussion?
    Physical signs and symptoms
    Guidelines for treatment and recovery
    Kids Health Information : Head injury – general advice (rch.org.au)
    Preventing concussions and repeat injury
    RCH National Child Health Poll (rchpoll.org.au)

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    • 8 min
    #936 The Sordid World of Honey Traps With Julie Inman Grant

    #936 The Sordid World of Honey Traps With Julie Inman Grant

     *Content warning: parental discretion advised*

    Australia's e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant describes the fast-paced and aggressive tactics used by sexual extortionists targeting children and young adults. She gives clear directives to parents on how to prevent online harm, and what to do if your child experiences sexual extortion. 

    In this episode: 


    Online sexual extortionists targeting kids
    Screen rules, limits, safety measures, and supervision
    Honey trap tactics 
    Fast-paced escalation from charm to harm
    What to do if this happens to your child
    Keeping your child safe online
    How to report abuse or content to eSafety | eSafety Commissioner
    Parents | eSafety Commissioner
    Sextortion | ACCCE
    The Teenage Brain – Happy Families
    Screens in Bedrooms? – Happy Families

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    • 18 min
    #935 A Real World Honey Trap

    #935 A Real World Honey Trap

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    In a brave and vulnerable conversation, Jake and his mother Hayley talk about their 'honey trap' experience when Jake was 15, sharing just how quickly and easily this can happen to a child or adolescent. 

    In this episode: 


    Honey traps and online safety
    Real-life experience of a 15-year-old boy
    Advice from Hayley and Jake
    "No Matter What"

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Ha11Juliette ,

The best way to spend 15 mins!

Brilliant advice, ideas and often just reassurance.

Emwozz ,

Wanted this to help, just made me fell worse about my parenting failures.

Maybe I haven’t given this podcast long enough, but I tried to get through 2 podcasts before I had to turn it off because it just emphasised how I was failing as a parent and made me feel worse. I would suggest that this podcast isn’t hosted by a person who has an idea how boys operate. All good I’m sure with girls who are very willing to sit and write in a diary everyday but boys are very different. No amount of coxing to write gratitude lists would be beneficial, I can’t even suggest he writes his name in a greetings card before a meltdown would shortly follow as a result never mind trying to get him to sit every day and write what he’s grateful for on top of homework that is a battle in itself etc. Talking about it is much the same. Where do I go from here? I tried to persevere but it just constantly goes on about gratitude and was making me feel like a total failure so I had to stop listening. Not helpful.

Pollywollyb89 ,

Excellent advice!

Dr Justin gives excellent advice.these podcasts are well worth a listen, and free! Amazing help, will change your family’s life!

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