The many long-term benefits of being a mummy's boy and a daddy's girl!

Interview audio courtesy of 2GB

We've all heard of the terms "mummy's boy" and "daddy's girl" and usually it comes with negative connotations. Well not anymore!

A new UK study by the Marriage Foundation (August 2018) reveals that children who are close to their parents have better mental health outcomes and stronger social skills.

In this short audio clip Ben Fordham, radio host on 2GB interviews parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine, CEO of Win Win Parenting. 

You'll learn why having a close relationship with your kids is important and tips for how to achieve it!

Inspiring Teens to Set and Achieve Goals the Win Win Parenting Way

Navigating the teen years can be wonderful and it can also be challenging at times.  As a parent you want your teen to succeed in life and one way to do that is to help them set clear goals, work out the action steps then support them to complete the tasks until success is achieved.

In this interview with the lovely Jennifer Matthews from Parenting Ambitious Teens,  Dr Rosina, parenting expert,  talks about the Win Win Parenting way to raising children and helping them to become happy, healthy and capable adults. 

http://parentingambitiousteens.com/rosinamcalpine/

BONUS

Jen has summarised the key points from the interview and provided you with some links to resources too - so have a look at the page!

You can also enjoy interviews with other teen experts on Jen's podcast series at  http://parentingambitiousteens.com/

Talking about self esteem and self confidence

In this video Dr Rosina talks about her personal experiences growing up and the effect on self esteem and confidence parents can have in their child's lives.

Dr. Rosina thought Leader for the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0 and author of Inspired Children, presenting at the  P2.0 Talks.  P2.0 Talks was the first conference in history to gather educators from multiple professional fields and continents and recognize Life Skills as distinct, critical skill sets teachable by third party educators.

Screen time audit tool for your family

Many parents are worried about how much time their children spend on screens.

Do you know how many hours per day or hours per week your kids spend on technology?

You can use this spreadsheet to calculate screen time use for your whole family.

Download Spreadsheet

Once you know the total hours of screen time use for each child you can compare it to the recommended government guidelines for safe technology use.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/health-pubhlth-strateg-phys-act-guidelines

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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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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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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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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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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Making and Raising Healthy Babies

Are you:

Thinking about having a baby?

Trying to have a baby?

Pregnant  OR

Do you already have a baby you’re taking care of now?

Listen in as Dr Rosina interviews Jan Roberts who is an expert in preconception, pregnancy and baby. Jan is an author and authority on all things baby.

How to turn your Child's No into a Yes

How to turn your Child's No into a Yes

In this video parenting expert Dr Rosina McAlpine's talks about how to turn the constant No's we get from our children into a YES. She discusses how we should take an audit of how many times we say No to our children during the day and how this is reflected back at us. Obviously we can't say yes to everything but Dr Rosina shows how we can give a No in a way that will change the way you and your kids interact with each other.

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Education, Career and Money life skills for children

Education, Career and Money life skills for children

Helping children understand the opportunities that developing effective learning strategies can bring and how learning provides the vehicle for personal and professional development are fundamental to developing a positive attitude to learning at the individual level and a skilled workforce at the national level. 

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Helping Kids Learn How to Be Healthy

Helping Kids Learn How to Be Healthy

Good health is a great foundation upon which to build a great life. The press is filled with scary news about how our children are obese and unhealthy. So as a parent what can you do to help your kids learn about how to be healthy? One important part of child development is instilling knowledge and good habits around eating and exercise. What kids learn about health when they are young will help them throughout their whole life.

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Inspired Creativity life skills for children

Inspired Creativity life skills for children

If a child is experiencing a difficulty in their life, having the skills to clearly identify and articulate the difficulty, feel empowered to set goals and the take actions to overcome the difficulty allows the child to turn a negative situation into a positive one. This is very empowering and encourages children to be resourceful, develop their imaginative skills, discover what inspires them and achieve their goals. Creating opportunities for children to nurture their creativity is beneficial for both work and play.

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Relaxation and Play life skills for children

Relaxation and Play life skills for children

Do you and your children regularly take time out to relax and play together? This is very important in today’s society as most parents are rushing, overworked and lack a good work-life balance. This is also true for our children who are busy with school, homework, sporting activities, after-school tutoring and social networking and the list goes on. Being able to relax and to play reduces anxiety, illness and increases the joy in life.

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Understanding and claiming personal power

Does your child give their power away to other people or things outside them? Does your child say things like “that person makes me angry” or “you made me do that” or “she makes me jealous” or “having that thing makes me happy” and in this way give their power away to people and things outside themselves?

OR does your child claim and use their own power by acknowledging that they are responsible for their own feelings, thoughts and behaviours? If a child believes people and things outside them have power over their thoughts, feelings and actions then they can feel powerless as they can’t control things outside themselves. If a child takes responsibility for their own thoughts, feelings and actions then they are in control and powerful.

‘Treats’ or ‘weekend food’

Parents often call sweets, chocolates, crisps, cakes and biscuits ‘treats’. Generally, children LOVE their ‘treats’ and will do almost anything to get them. While calling unhealthy junk foods ‘treats’ may seem harmless, but upon closer consideration it may actually be more harmful than helpful. Instead of using the word treat, call junk food exactly it is, by its name or call it weekend food and explain that it is only weekend food rather than everyday food.  Talking about junk food - the sugary, fatty and processed foods as weekend food:

1. helps parents understand that how they name ‘unhealthy’ foods can affect how their children feel and behave in relation to those foods, and

2. explores helpful ways to label and educate children about sweets etc…