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Monday 5 May, 2014

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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'

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