Here are some comments from some of the people I have had the pleasure of working with in my various roles.
“Dr. Rosina McAlpine is a visionary who cares deeply about the future of our planet, and is doing her part to help parents prepare and guide the stewards of our future, today’s precious children. Dr. Rosina really sees the big picture. As a University professor, she has experienced the difficulties that modern children are facing in their transition to adulthood. And as a Mom with a young child, she can also see that there are some simple, yet powerful things that parents can do to enhance their children’s development today, to create a generation of powerful, competent and compassionate adults.
In her “Win Win Parenting Program”, Dr. Rosina outlines a series of ideas, tips and exercises that parents can do interactively with their children. These focus on the areas of Personal Power: Self-esteem and resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Communication and Relationships, Education, Careers and Money, Environment and Social Understanding, Relaxation and Play, and Inspired Creativity.
I can recall being a young parent, juggling small children, a household, and a full time career, and the day to day hustle and bustle would take over. This e-book series is perfect for busy parents like that, who can benefit from easy to implement ideas to laser focus on what is really important.
My absolute favorite in the program is on Relaxation and Play. I have made the mistake of letting relaxation and play slip from my priorities to handle “the important things” more than once in my life. Dr. Rosina’s reminder to make Relaxation and Play a priority is so important for our physical and mental well-being as parents, and for the emotional bonding that we do with our children and spouses. And her tips and ideas for relaxation and play are just so much fun, and are easy things you can do right at home.
Health and Wellbeing provided a great common sense approach to eating right in our fast paced, fast food world. I loved her tip on the benefits of stretching, as it is rarely talked about, and yet simple and so important to general good health.
Dr. Rosina really shows her intention to make a positive impact in this world in “Environment & Social Understanding”. She takes a very courageous look at some of the issues of our time, and encourages parents to engage in thoughtful conversation with their children about these issues. Encouraging this type of thoughtful communication in our homes clearly empowers our children to be the thought leaders of tomorrow.
Personal Power includes life skills on “Understanding and Claiming Personal Power” with a detailed description of several different emotions including anger, jealousy, sadness and happiness. I felt that the exercises suggested some judgment of the emotions, that “happy” is better than “anger” for example. I feel that all of the emotions are there for a reason, and provide guidance to us in our daily actions, and I didn’t completely agree with those exercises. Communication about the emotions is critically important between parents and children, so this is a step in the right direction.
Personal Power also includes an explanation of the difference between self-esteem and self-confidence, which is a must read for all parents. That distinction helped me to understand some of my own personal experiences in a whole new light. This concept helps parents focus on their children as “beings” apart from what they are “doing” and the implications are huge.
I highly recommend the Win Win Parenting program to any parent. Dr. Rosina has made a very thoughtful and thorough contribution through this work.”
— Jane Cabrera The Parent Success Coach www.TheParentSuccessCoach.com
“Hi Dr Rosina,
When I was watching one of your videos I was enjoying it so much that I didn’t want to stop , I feel so close to you because when you are talking, you gave me the feeling that you want to help people and share your experience with us.
Thanks for that feeling.
Thanks for everything and I wish you success with your program.”
— Rona from Belgium
Your vision for children and their future is fantastic. You have brought together so many people from different fields of life all with the idea of enhancing the future of our planet through children, intertwined their ideas and placed us all into a ‘melting pot’. The message is simple, you are putting it out there, communicating to and reaching far more than we can alone. Well done!!!
— Dr. Brett Grant B.Sc., M.Chiro. Chiropractor
I use most of the weekly lessons for our homeschool circle time. My kids are pretty young almost 4 and 2½ but they absolutely LOVE the short sessions and I sense they feel empowered at the end. Some lessons seem kind of deep for their young age, yet I do them anyway. Since I’m using ‘grown up’ concepts and language, they feel like I’m treating them as grown up. Surprisingly, the Self-Esteem/Self Confidence lesson was a BIG hit! Thank you so much for putting this together for us parents!”
— CoffeeCriss - YouTube
Thank you for the time, effort and energy you have put into your fabulous program. The activities are truly life changing. I have a 10 year old daughter and 6 year old son - both at very different stages of life and development. The program activities that we have shared together brings my children together as one and they are not only thinking for themselves they are learning to listen and appreciate each others points of view.
My children feel empowered after an activity and I feel like I am passing on skills that are usually not learned in school or in any formal environment - most people just “wing it” and hope for the best. I love how the session information is short and easy to read and motivates me to do the work - I love how it makes my children feel - confident, smart and empowered to trust their own instincts and beliefs. The program keeps me on the ball and reminds me that it is time to focus on the kids - actually hard to do in today’s world / but when the TV, computer, phone are all off and the kids have me for a full 15 mins with focussed thoughts about them they love it and often do not go back to electrical stimulation that dulls their brain!
Thank you Rosina, your program is helping my family live an honest, confident meaningful life with minimum effort! ”
— Regards Ivanka Grant Chatswood
“Hi Dr Rosina
I am writing to you to thank you for the terrific program that you have created.
I have a six year old daughter and we have just started your Win Win Parenting program and she is really enjoying it. Charlotte loves the
one-on-one when we spend our 15 minutes together, twice a week. She knows that it’s her special time with mum and we talk about things that are important in life. Since starting your program Charlotte has learned many life lessons and is actually putting them into use without my coaching.
One example of this is: Charlotte lost a charm bracelet of mine and offered to save her birthday and Christmas money to buy me a new one! This was just after completing the value of money task.
Second example: I caught Charlotte re-organising the fridge door (we may have been trying to leave for school at that time, but the intent was there!) When I asked her what she was doing, she answered that she was making the fridge more “productive”. This was a few weeks after completing the organisation and tidying skill.
I have noticed many different improvements in Charlotte’s behaviour and attitude. Without the guidance from your program, I would have never thought of each individual life skill to teach her.
Thank you so much for your wonderful program.
— Angela and Charlotte Burgess - Castle Hill
I am a visual arts teacher & have enjoyed being busy for the last 20 years inspiring a huge number of children in the classroom. When I heard about the Win Win Parenting program I realised that I could easily be doing more at home to inspire & teach my own 3 children the valuable life skills they need for a happy & fulfilling life.
You have made this task easy, because you’ve completed all the research! It’s brilliant! You’ve broken your research up into small segments for me to complete with my children each week in a short amount of time. I love this because life is so busy at the moment. I am gaining much pleasure out of spending this time with my girls, they are having fun doing the activities & I feel that we are closer for participating in the Win Win Parenting Program.”
— Jane Blatchford Head Teacher Young Artists Visual Arts School
I signed up for the Win Win Parenting Program around 7 months ago and have found it to be an extremely useful source of practical life skills which are invaluable to any parent raising children. Not only have my children thoroughly enjoyed the activities but it has also brought us closer together by opening up the lines of communication and spending quality time together completing the activities.
I have noticed a considerable change in my 10 year old daughter who not only has become more responsible, organised and tidy around the house but has also displayed a big increase in her self esteem, empathy and compassion toward others.
I would thoroughly recommend the program to anyone, in particular those with school aged children””