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Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: Our increasingly touch-phobic society is bad for children
# Boys To Men
# Boys To Men

Opinion: Our increasingly touch-phobic society is bad for children

May 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 343 Views 62 Comments

Boys can sometimes have problems expressing their feelings – we must empower them so they grow into the kind of men our society really needs.

Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: Easy access to pornographic images is adversely affecting young people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Easy access to pornographic images is adversely affecting young people

Mar 26th 2013, 8:30 PM 1,065 Views 163 Comments

Early exposure to online pornography – much of which is violent or degrading – is desensitising young people and contributing to the normalisation of rape and domestic violence, writes Joanna Fortune.

Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?

Mar 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 969 Views 23 Comments

Our changing society brings it’s own challenges – with some children in blended families celebrating more than one mother figure, writes Joanna Fortune.

Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture
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# Opinion

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture

Dec 12th 2012, 7:30 PM 54 Views 42 Comments

Some children may be missing out on a key stage of development, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

Thursday 1 November, 2012

Column: Sweets and treats? We’re teaching children all the wrong lessons
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sweets and treats? We’re teaching children all the wrong lessons

Nov 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 573 Views 39 Comments

Many parents use sweet food as a motivation for children, writes Joanna Fortune – but what effect does this have in later life?

Sunday 22 July, 2012

Column: Here’s why your mother sets your love life – and how to change it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s why your mother sets your love life – and how to change it

Jul 22nd 2012, 6:30 PM 405 Views 15 Comments

Our first relationships set the pattern for everything that comes later, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

Saturday 30 June, 2012

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play

Jun 30th 2012, 7:00 PM 912 Views 25 Comments

From junior manicures to baby clothes reading “I’m too sexy” – this sexualisation of children isn’t just a bit of fun, writes Joanna Fortune.

Monday 4 June, 2012

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Jun 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 680 Views 24 Comments

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…