Struggling with your kids’ wilful ways? Better Reading spoke to Dr Justin Coulson. A parenting expert, Justin and Cheryl Akle debate the intricacies of discipline and when to say ‘no’ to a child. Trust us, it’s harder than it seems. They talk about Justin’s new book, 10 Things Every Parent Needs To Know, and whether or not that’s actually true.
Duration: 28 Mins
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters. Yes… six. And yes, they’re all from the one family, and no, they aren’t disappointed, nor are they going to try for a boy.
After a highly successful radio career Justin returned to school in his late 20’s where he earned his psychology degree from the University of Queensland and his PhD in psychology from the University of Wollongong. He has written multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly book chapters, as well as several books and ebooks about parenting, including the recently released 21 Days to a Happier Family (Harper Collins, 2016).
Justin is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is a consultant to the Federal Government’s Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner, and has acted (and continues to act) in an advisory capacity to well-known organisations including Beyond Blue, the Raising Children Network, Life Education, Intel Security, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
In addition, Justin is consistently sought after by the media for his expertise. He writes a weekly parenting advice column for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The Project, the TODAY Show, Studio 10, Mornings, and a large number of radio stations around the nation, and he is the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au, Australia’s number one parenting website.
Justin not only knows a lot about parenting and positive psychology, but he lives it. He has successfully taught each of his children to sleep in their own beds, wear clothing even when it’s hot, use the bathroom, and eat at least some of the food on their plate most of the time.
Justin and his wife, Kylie, live in Queensland.