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Hello and welcome to The Digital Zen Podcast.

I'm your host, Helen Roe.


The digital landscape is changing the way we love, live, parent and teach.

On this podcast I'll be talking with experts and thought leaders around the globe, sharing insights and advice to help you live calmer and happier with tech and the young teens in your life. 


Now, Get Ready for some Zen.


May 31, 2018

Dr Justin Coulson is a dad (of six!), a bestselling parenting author and founder of Happy Families.

He is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Justin consults to the Federal Government's Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner and acts in an advisory capacity to well-known organisations including Beyond Blue, the Raising Children Network, Life Education, Intel Security, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Here's just some of what we cover:

  • How much screen time is too much and what to do about it.
  • The number one concern for parents, carers, educators and youth workers regarding the young people in their lives.
  • Why a one size fits all solution for teen tech wellbeing doesn't work.
  • How to positive parent and why fear and guilt fails to support our children.
  • Why incorporating PLAY is vital and how you can do that with your tweens and teens.
  • The simple love languages you can practice to improve your relationships with the young people in your life.
  • What device addiction really looks like and what to do about it.
  • The opportunities in tech and why it's not all doom and gloom.
  • One simple piece of advice you can act on today to experience more Zen!
  • And so much more.


You can learn more about Justin and his great work on his Happy Families website.


Further resources:

Love Languages for Teens

Happy Families Books and Programs