Why listening is powerful

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

Boundaries and kids

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?

Can’t you control your child?

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. 

Kids & school lockdowns

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

Am I a good parent?

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

How to beat anxiety

  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. 

Should kids watch the news?

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