Navigating the Parent – Grandparent Relationship

Navigating the Parent – Grandparent Relationship

The parent – grandparent relationship is so important and offers wonderful benefits for everyone when it’s working well. In an ideal world, parents would respect their own parents, value their support and appreciate the important role they play as grandparents. In that same ideal world, grandparents would be loving and helpful parents to their grown children and caring and thoughtful grandparents to their grandchildren…BUT…not everyone lives in that ‘ideal’ world.

Listen to parenting expert Dr Rosina McAlpine and Dr Robyn Mills as they discuss the in’s and out’s of navigating the parent – grandparent relationship.

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Shared Parenting: Fathers Stepping up and Mothers Letting Go

Shared Parenting: Fathers Stepping up and Mothers Letting Go

Do you often disagree with your partner about how to parent? Do you feel like you’re doing most of the parenting and your partner has checked out?  

When I first brought my son home I was an over protective mother – even when it can to his dad! I was constantly at my husband saying things like: “don’t hold him like that” Don’t throw him in the air – he’s just eaten”, “Don’t be so rough – he’s just a baby!”

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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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Do babies and children really need sunglasses? Yes! Dr Katrina Chim explains why

Do babies and children really need sunglasses? Yes! Dr Katrina Chim explains why

A few months ago I was out walking with my family and overheard a boy saying to his mother “mum the sun hurts my eyes. Can I have sun glasses?” His mother replied “Kids don’t need sunglasses.” I notice that she was wearing sunglasses and that her son was squinting. When I looked around I notice that my son and very few other children were wearing sun glasses.

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Creating an inspiring and empowering vision for parenthood and for your family

Creating an inspiring and empowering vision for parenthood and for your family

Do you have a vision for Parenthood your for Children? If you said no, most people would agree with you. It’s crazy really, as you’d never build a house without a plan or blueprint. You don’t sit in your car and start driving to a new place without putting the destination in the GPS.

You’d never have a wedding without a year or more of preparation to make that one special day. BUT how much time have you planned for your children and your family? So, what is your vision for your family? Do you have a plan, goals or a vision for your family and your children? If not, why not? Are you just trying to “wing it” and hope for the best?

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Teach your kids to be proactive problem solvers so they’re safe and happy

Teach your kids to be proactive problem solvers so they’re safe and happy

Parents love their children and so when they see their kids struggle it's natural to want to jump in and help. BUT, this is not always helpful as it teaches them to rely on others to "save them" or to tell them what to do. Here are some valuable parenting tips:

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Take care of yourself, live your dreams and be a great role model for your kids

Take care of yourself, live your dreams and be a great role model for your kids

It’s not uncommon to hear parents, particularly mothers, say "I put my children first and my needs last". BUT, is good parenting really about being selfless?  Positive parenting is about setting a good example for your children. Do you want them to learn to put themselves second?

In this show you'll get lots of positive parenting advice and learn about the many benefits to you, your family and your children of being "self full" rather than "self less". And the steps you can take to make it happen in your life.

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Introducing kids to routines & choices to make parenting easier

Introducing kids to routines & choices to make parenting easier

Do you find it difficult to get kids to follow a routine for bedtime and in the morning? Do you find it stressful, get annoyed… and even angry when they won’t get ready for bed and rush around in the morning to get things done? If you’d like some ideas then listen to my interview with Dr Robyn Mills.

With children experiencing increasing levels of stress and anxiety you’ll also learn about helping your kids to be positive and appreciate the good things in life – rather than focussing on the negative.  This is especially helpful in the teen years when kids experience loneliness, rejection and anger if life doesn’t go their way. Helping children manage their emotions and overcome life challenges are key life skills.

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Old head on young shoulders: parenting to give kids the wisdom of experience

Old head on young shoulders: parenting to give kids the wisdom of experience

How many times have you wished you could put an old head on young shoulders? Especially in the teen years!!! I know my life would have been different if I only knew back then what I know now. Of course our children need to live and learn through their own experiences and we don't want to stifle their new ideas and ways of being. However, there is room for parents, grandparents and teachers to share their life experiences and the insights that come from the wisdom of hindsight to inspire our youth to be the best version of themselves they can be.

In this radio show you’ll learn lots of positive parenting ideas to support your kids to develop key life skills like good self esteem, resilience and a positive attitude to life.

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How do the leading minds of today raise their kids

Have you ever wondered how the leading minds of today raise their children.

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Dr Rosina shares the latest research in child development and parenting from her book - Inspired Children: how the leading minds of today raise their kids in an interview with Themis Thomas.

Learn how you can give your baby the best genetic start in life, how stress in pregnancy can affect a child right up into adolescence, the latest findings on supporting baby health and development, how to help your child develop key life skills like emotional intelligence and good self esteem and much more.

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