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Jodie Benveniste

Dr Sarah Blunden

Dr Justin Coulson

Raising teenagers

Jodie Benveniste

Getting children to listen

On behalf of Parenting SA, Jodie Benveniste, Adelaide psychologist, parenting author and Director of Intuitive Parenting, provides parents with helpful tips on how to communicate with children so they listen and how to build cooperation rather than conflict. 

 

What helps parents be their best?

This video provides parents with tips that reduce personal, family and household stress so that parenting is more enjoyable and parents can be at their best.


What parenting style works best for children?

This video outlines the different parenting styles and how they impact children. Jodie Benveniste highlights the benefits of the Supportive Parenting Style.

Where do you get your parenting ideas from?

Jodie Benveniste, Adelaide psychologist, parenting author and Director of Intuitive Parenting, helps parents understand the ideas that underpin their parenting. She highlights the importance of making choices that suit a child's development and provides tips on how to identify the parenting values that feel right for you and your family.

 

Dr Sarah Blunden

Sleep and toddlers

On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Sarah Blunden, a sleep researcher and clinical psychologist who works with parents, teens and children around sleep, helps parents understand the sleep needs of toddlers, what affects this and how to help them develop good sleep routines.
Find the 'Sleep (Children 0-6)' Parent Easy Guide here

 

Sleep and teenagers

Dr Sarah Blunden works with parents, teens and children around sleep, discusses the importance of sleep for teenagers. She helps parents understand teen sleep patterns, the things that impact them as well as some useful tips to help teens get enough sleep.


Sleep and screen use

On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Sarah Blunden helps parents understand the impact of screens on the sleep needs of toddlers, children and teens. She provides useful tips for parents on how to manage screen use, starting early.


Dr Justin Coulson

Children, teens and pornography

On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Justin Coulson, nationally recognised parenting speaker, author and researcher, discusses the effect of pornography on children and teens including the impact on self-worth, body image and relationships.  He provides tips for parents on how to talk to children about it. 

 

Toddlers and touchscreens

On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Justin Coulson, nationally recognised parenting speaker, author and researcher, discusses the pros and cons of the digital age for children 0 – 5 years.  He outlines the recommendations for screen use in this age group and gives parents and carers tips on how to manage electronic media use, including how and when to introduce phones, tablets, apps and e-games, and how to set limits.
Find the ‘Television’ Parent Easy Guide here.
Find the ‘Cyber safety’ Parent Easy Guide here.
Find the ‘Safe technology use’ Parent Easy Guide here.


Girls: resilience, respect and healthy relationships

Increasingly girls are sexualised and objectified in the media with images and messages focusing on the importance of how they look over who they are as a person.  They are expected to be thin, attractive, successful, happy and self-sufficient.  Perfect, in fact.  Increasing rates of mental health problems in young women, including eating disorders and self-harm, highlight the pressure they are experiencing.
On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Justin Coulson, nationally recognised parenting speaker, author and researcher, discusses the messages we are giving girls and the impact on their wellbeing.  He describes how girls are taught to please others and to seek acceptance, even when at times it harms them.  He provides parents with tips on how to raise resilient girls who understand about respect and healthy relationships.

Boys and respectful relationships

On behalf of Parenting SA, Dr Justin Coulson, nationally recognised parenting speaker, author and researcher, discusses the ‘boy code’ and its impact on boys from an early age.  He provides tips for parents on how to help boys reframe the boy code so they are not constrained by it.  This includes helping them with emotions, boundaries and developing respectful relationships.  He also encourages parents to not blame boys themselves but to change the culture that creates the boy code.

 

Kirrilie Smout

Living with teenagers

There are many things parents find rewarding about living with teenagers.  There can also be some challenges when young people test limits as they become more independent. On behalf of Parenting SA, Adelaide psychologist Kirrilie Smout gives parents and carers some tips and strategies for living with teenagers. She talks about ways to communicate and strengthen your relationship at this time of change.Find the ‘Living with young people’ Parent Easy Guide here .

 

Teenagers and feelings

Teenagers are going through lots of changes as they move into a new stage of life. It is normal for them to experience strong emotions and for these to come and go quite rapidly. Some young people can be prone to anxiety and depression. On behalf of Parenting SA, Adelaide psychologist Kirrilie Smout gives parents and carers some tips and strategies to help teens deal with feelings and to know when to get help.
Find the ‘Living with young people’ Parent Easy Guide here
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Managing conflict with teenagers

Conflict between parents and teenagers is normal. It can happen because conflict happens between human beings anyway. Conflict can also occur because teens are going through lots of changes. Along with the physical changes, there are changes in the brain and in hormones as young people move into a new life stage. On behalf of Parenting SA, Adelaide psychologist Kirrilie Smout gives parents and carers some tips and strategies for managing conflict with teens while also setting appropriate limits and boundaries.
Find the ‘Living with young people’ Parent Easy Guide here
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Helping teenagers stay safe online

Being involved in the online world has many advantages for teenagers. They can connect with friends and family, learn and have fun. Parents and teens also need to understand the risks. The online world can impact homework and sleep, as well as expose young people to inappropriate content and unsafe situations. On behalf of Parenting SA, Adelaide psychologist Kirrilie Smout gives parents and carers some tips and strategies for talking with teens about online safety. She talks about setting rules and limits and what to do if rules are broken.
Find the ‘Cyber safety’ Parent Easy Guide here.
Find the ‘Living with young people’ Parent Easy Guide here

 


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