Can parents really have it all? Me time, family time, work time and time for …

Can parents really have it all? Me time, family time, work time and time for …

Can parents really have it all? Me time, family time, work time and time for …

More and more parents want to pursue a great career and enjoy a loving a fun family life. BUT for many mums and dads this is challenging and they feel like they have to sacrifice something to make it all work. Often it is “me” time that goes first, then the career and time with the kids so that work and day-to-day family activities like cooking, after school activities, homework just gets done!

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Creativity and Learning: How Parents can Help their Pre-schooler thrive Physically, Mentally and Emotionally through Creative Play at Home

Creativity and Learning: How Parents can Help their Pre-schooler thrive Physically, Mentally and Emotionally through Creative Play at Home

Have you delighted in how eager your pre-schooler is to embrace every aspect of life? Have you experienced their never ending chatter, asking questions, getting messy, tasting, squishing, touching and enjoying everything that crosses their path?

You might be aware that young children can develop their thinking, their language, imagination, speaking and listening skills through creative play. Have you marveled at how skilfully your child’s preschool teachers involve the children in their care in creative play? We know preschool can be a wonderful experience which helps our little ones for communicate and interact with others and of course enhances their learning.

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Talking to Pre-schoolers about Bodies, Boundaries and Baby-Making

Talking to Pre-schoolers about Bodies, Boundaries and Baby-Making

Has your pre-schooler started asking questions like “Where did I come from”? “How did I get in your tummy?” “How did I get out of your tummy mummy”? Or “Why do girls have a vagina and boys have a penis”?

And perhaps you’ve you found your children touching their private parts or even showing them to their friends and you’ve been unsure of how to handle it.

Each of these situations can cause a great deal of stress for parents who don’t feel confident or even know where to begin to answer their young child’s questions about sex and sexuality. Now you know that saying “that’s a good question, ask your father”, or “I don’t know, ask you mother” is just going to get you into trouble!

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Have fun and improve your brain

Have fun and improve your brain

The many benefits of brain training games for adults and children (helpful for children with ADHD too)

Would you like to play a game with your child that develops and supports your brain and your child’s brain? The BrainWare SAFARI game helps to improve learning, memory, attention, self-regulation and focus which helps increase academic performance and behaviour management. See SPECIAL offer below $100 off for a limited time.

Your brain is responsible for directing your entire body. Your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviours and your ability to learn and to think clearly affects your quality of life. New breakthroughs in brain research have increased our understanding about how we can support a child’s brain development and brain function as well maintain the brain’s healthy function as we age.

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Having fun with technology and improving you and your child’s brain

Having fun with technology and improving you and your child’s brain

Would you like to play a game with your child that develops and supports your brain and your child’s? I’ve been playing a game with our son for the past week and it is fun, educational and challenging and I can see how it’s helping our brain to think better! Cameron and I are really good with the pattern recognition games … we flew through those ‘easy as’… BUT …not so fast with the other games. We have had to be persistent to get the results… and many we’ve yet to master! So let me tell you about how I learned about Brainware Safari game.

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Understanding the Teenage Brain: Why your Teenager seems erratic.

Understanding the Teenage Brain: Why your Teenager seems erratic.

Why your Teenager seems erratic, emotionally Unstable, Unresponsive, Disrespectful or even Reckless.

Are you raising one or more teenagers, and are they argumentative, volatile and even down right disrespectful? Are you wondering who took your sweet child away and delivered a teenager who’s mood can go from ambivalence to rage in a split second over the simplest of comments or questions?

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Raising more than one child: making it work for everyone

Raising more than one child: making it work for everyone

Do you have more than one child? Do you have two, three or more children?

Do you find that you simply don’t have enough time for each child, for your partner and especially no time to yourself?

Raising a family of with children of different ages, personalities, needs and then add to the mix, taking care of the home and maybe even working in or on a business can make it a huge challenge.

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Protecting Your Children Online

Protecting Your Children Online

Do you struggle to get your children off the internet? Is there a daily fight?

Accessing the world through the internet is common for most families today. Even very young children enjoy games and you tube videos and can get VERY upset when asked to stop! Older children also enjoy games as well as connecting with others through social media. BUT…are you worried that your children are accessing harmful and inappropriate content or meeting up with predators online? Are you worried they are spending too much time on the internet?

With most children on the internet and so much harmful content out there that they shouldn’t be exposed like pornography and graphic violence it’s crucial to protect them. BUT you can’t be watching your kids 24/7 so what can you do?

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Myths, Benefits & Challenges of Raising a Multi-Lingual Child

Myths, Benefits & Challenges of Raising a Multi-Lingual Child

Do you or your partner speak more than one language at home? Would you like to raise your child to be multilingual but you’re worried that they might:

  • Fall behind in language development?
  • Not do as well at school?
  • Get confused between the languages?
  • Not want to learn one or more languages?
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Talking to your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Talking to your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Do you find it hard to talk to your children about sex? Are you embarrassed, confused not really knowing what or how to even start the discussion? As parents we all realise our children need to know about sex and understand their sexuality, but it isn’t an easy conversation – so we often deflect it or avoid it all together. BUT, if you don’t talk to your children about sex, they’ll get their information from someone or somewhere else – and that’s a highly risky strategy because you don’t know what they learn about sex and how it will shape their beliefs and attitudes towards sex –and of course ultimately their sexual experiences in the world.

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The Benefits and Harms of Screen Time for Kids 0-12 Years

The Benefits and Harms of Screen Time for Kids 0-12 Years

Do you find it hard to get your children off the iPad or computer? Are your children exhibiting disturbing behaviours like out-of-control crying and screaming for screen time? Do you need HELP? Well, you’re not alone. Technology addiction is now considered a psychological disorder and a growing number of children are experiencing the many harms of too much technology.

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How Nutrition can impact on Child Behaviour

How Nutrition can impact on Child Behaviour

Persistent or extreme childhood and adult mental illnesses and other behavioural disorders are often treated with medications. However, many parents are concerned about the side effects and the negative impact on their children in the long term. I recently came across the work of Professor Julia Rucklidge from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand who is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been working for over a decade on the positive impact that nutrition can have on decreasing and preventing mental illness in children.

After watching her TEDx talk is entitled: “The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health”, I wanted to know more about her research and share it with my Win Win Parenting community.

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How to Bully-Proof Your Child so they are Unbullyable

How to Bully-Proof Your Child so they are Unbullyable

Have you experienced bullying as a child or an adult? Is your child being bullied and you feel helpless? Bullying can have detrimental physical and psychological effects on a child and can result in isolation, depression and even suicide. There is a lot that can be done to overcome and to prevent bullying and today’s show is all about practical solutions that work for you and your child.

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Your Parenting Style: How it Affects Your Partner and Your Child

Your Parenting Style: How it Affects Your Partner and Your Child

Calling all “Helicopter Parents,  Tiger Mums,  Bulldozer Parents, Workaholic Dads and Free Range Parents…”

Are you an easy going kind of parent or do you like to run a ‘tight ship’ and keep everyone and everything in order? And what about your partner are they the same or completely different and if they’re different does it drive you crazy sometimes? You say to your child “no snacks until after dinner” and you turn around and your partner is munching on a chocolate bar and sharing it with your child!

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Your Child's first Job: Six steps to self-confidence and success

Your Child's first Job: Six steps to self-confidence and success

This show is about giving your child the best chance at employment success. Is your child clear on what they want to do as a career? Are they doing all the right things to get that dream job? Does your child feel confident to get employment? Does your child have a challenge or disability? In today’s job market, it’s not always easy transitioning from school to work. So what can parents do to help?

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Parents: How to Prevent melt-downs and screen-time skirmishes

Parents: How to Prevent melt-downs and screen-time skirmishes

We all know what it can be like when our child has an emotional meltdown – and it can happen over the littlest thing – like the toast being cut the wrong way!  What about the supermarket meltdown when you say “no” to the candies! At those challenging times it can feel like everyone is looking at you, you don’t know what to do to calm your child, you feel judged as an incompetent parent…and you just wish you could be anywhere but here? Right?

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Time Out: a Close Look at the Potential Harms of this Modern-Day Parenting Strategy

Time Out: a Close Look at the Potential Harms of this Modern-Day Parenting Strategy

Time-out has become a popular approach to parenting, choosing it as a ‘better’ alternative to smacking. However there is evidence that this parenting tool is more complex than many parents think and some experts even consider that time-out can be a harmful practice.

Dr Rosina, entertaining and educational parenting expert and Dr Robyn Mills, psychologist and inspirational speaker, explore the in’s and out’s of time-out.

In this interview you’ll learn:

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Practical advice for parents and teens

Practical advice for parents and teens

Teenage years can be very volatile. It is a time when parents and teens can feel like they are in opposition and can’t find a connection! There’s so much going on inside a teenager physically, emotionally and psychologically that things can feel out of control and can get out of control in a flash.

Parents can be on the receiving end of emotional outbursts like “I hate you!” “I hate myself!” “My life sucks” “Everyone is always against me” “Can’t you just leave me alone?” These are common feelings for teens who are trying to find their way in the world – where they are torn between breaking away from their parents and becoming independent as well as wanting to be part of a social group.

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Parents: Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Your Child’s Early Brain Development

Parents: Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Your Child’s Early Brain Development

Your child’s brain development in those early years provides the foundation for their whole life. Nurturing your child’s brain will help them to learn, retain and use information and skills including managing their behaviour and emotions. Yet many parents don’t understand how they sometimes positively and sometimes negatively affect their child’s brain development.

Listen in as parenting expert Dr Rosina McAlpine and Deborah McNellis discuss the Do's and Don'ts of your Child's early brain development.

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Busy Parents: Find More Time at Work, at Home and With the Kids

Busy Parents: Find More Time at Work, at Home and With the Kids

Are you feeling like you’re always on the go with never enough time to get things done, chasing that elusive work-life balance that we’re all seeking to achieve?

What would work-life balance mean for you?  What are you really looking for when we say you want more work-life balance?  To help you answer all of these questions, join Dr Rosina as she interviews Mitzi Weinman, creator of Time Finder and author of It’s About Time!: Transforming Chaos into Calm A to Z.

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