Dr Justin Coulson on why you should discipline and not punish your children

The Fathering Project sits down with author, parenting expert and international wellbeing and relationship speaker, Dr Justin Coulson. In our final segment on discipline without damage, we listen to Justin’s knowledge and insights, to better understand how we can discipline our children, without punishment or causing damage or harm.

We delve into the following issues, with Justin providing some great tips and tricks for fathers and parents:

  • Why we shouldn’t smack our children
  • The difference between punishment and discipline
  • Tips for effective discipline
  • Mindfulness techniques

An engaging and informative podcast to guide fathers and parents in understanding how they can approach discipline in a warm and nurturing way, when children are misbehaving.

To learn more about Dr Justin Coulson and to access his abundance of parenting resources, visit his website.

Justin also has some great books which we recommend you check out here.

About our guest Dr Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s leading experts in the areas of parenting, relationships and wellbeing.

Connection is at the core of what Justin does and he is passionate about helping others to transform their relationships, and their lives, for the better.

Justin is the author of 3 books, many ebooks and hundreds of blog posts. He has his own parenting podcast and is also also a highly sought-after international speaker.

Justin not only knows a lot about parenting and positive psychology, he lives it. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters. Yes six!


Have you enjoyed this podcast? Explore expert advice tailored to fathers, and gain a fresh perspective on instilling discipline while nurturing a strong and loving relationship with your kids. Discover more behaviour and disciple advice for fathers on our blog.

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