Have you ever been in a conversation where you’ve felt ignored by someone who is distracted by another conversation, or worse yet, their darn phone? How does it make you feel? Pretty unimportant, I’d say. I’m sure you had the same
There’s so much advice around parenting these days that it would make any person’s head spin. From controlled crying and co-sleeping for babies to freerange and helicopter parenting – is there really one ‘right’ way to bring up a kid?
We’ve all been there – the middle of a shopping centre, restaurant or playground and your child loses the plot. But what happens when you’re a child psychologist and parenting expert? How do you respond? Read themindspace’s Greg Powell’s story.
Many schools across Australia have had an unsettled start to the year with unprecedented lockdowns and evacuations due to a number of threats. This experience has not only been disruptive but has caused distress for adults and children. So how do we
As the school year and all kid-centred activities kick off, it’s tempting to look at other parents and feel inadequate in so many ways. But our Child Psychologist, Greg Powell, has other ideas! I am increasingly concerned about the pressure that
What happens if your child is plagued by anxiety? It can be a scary moment for parents – it’s hard to know where to turn. Child Psychologist, Greg Powell reveals how parents can help their kids actually beat anxiety.
themindspace Child Psychologist, Greg Powell, looks at the real impact of pornography on our society. Is it really that harmful? Read on… There has been an ongoing war within the world of research around the impact of pornography. Although there is
There’s been a whole heap of bad, disturbing news coming through our TV sets, on the radio, online – everywhere. The terrorist attacks in Egypt, Paris, Lebanon and Mali have shaken our world up and it’s not feeling very safe
I had the opportunity to spend time working under Professor Mark Dadds, a world-renown researcher in the area of parenting difficult children. I recall a conversation with him about the worst-of-the-worst children, the ones that seemed broken, lacking in
Parenting can be a tough gig. Sometimes it’s hard to get the balance right between letting your child ‘fall’ and shielding them from negative experiences. Our resident child psychologist, Greg Powell talks about how to let your child fail without