August 14, 2020
Who would know better about what it's like to be a parent of teen girls,
than a man who lives in a house with six daughters!
Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia's leading and most trusted parenting experts
joins us for our Parent Life series. Justin is passionate about helping others
transform their relationships and to create a happy family through building connections.
...life with children is scary as they take on new adventures and live their lives with increasing levels of autonomy and as they start to make some of those decisions that we know are going to put them into situations that may not always be safe and healthy.
"...your teenage daughter is in the swimming pool and you are the concrete pool edge."
And so metaphorically, if she’s getting bullied or she’s got anxiety or school stress is getting too much, we’re there to support her. But because she wants to be in the middle of the pool, once she’s had a rest, she wants to be part of the action again, she wants to play and dive and splash around and as she gets older, she ventures out in the pool for longer and longer periods of time. And the pool’s very big obviously, cos the pool’s the whole wide world.
"So I think my advice would be to remember, it’s not personal."
“They need to know that I love them, even if I yell at them and argue with them and swear at them and disagree with them and all that sort of stuff. They need to know that I love them."
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