PRP024 What is Attachment?

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Show Notes: What is Attachment? What is attachment? Attachment isn’t just about your relationship with your child, though that is important. It can predict how your child will approach future relationships, how close future friendships will be, and whether your child will seek support when under stress. Attachment is dynamic. …

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Controlled Crying: What does the research say?

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Mouths of Mums has published my article “Controlled Crying, the truth, mostly the truth, and some opinion“: Ever felt like a bad Mum for trying controlled crying? Or not doing controlled crying, but leaving you and your child constantly sleep deprived? Me too. Here’s what the research says so you …

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Daycare: When to start? Are there risks to starting too early?

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Have you heard that when mothers return to work within the first year of life, sending their child to daycare, this can result in later attachment issues, disobedience, and aggression? Don’t panic. It is not that straight forward. I began researching this based on a subscriber email I received: Here …

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PRP023 Angry Kids: Emotional or attention seeking?

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Show Notes: Angry Kids – Emotional or attention seeking? Do you have angry kids at times? Does your child throw tantrums? Lash out? Is it attention seeking? Or emotional? Should we ignore the behaviour? Is empathising reinforcing the bad behaviour? I was wondering too, so I asked an expert: Dr …

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PRP022 Prepare for Baby: New Workshop

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Show Notes: Prepare for Baby – New Workshop If you want to prepare for baby, but don’t know how, this workshop conducted by Laura Alfred and Erla Marx Newhouse will give you an opportunity to think about and discuss what life will be like with a new baby and help …

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PRP021 Snoring Children: Sleep Apnoea – Don’t ignore the (gasping) snore

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Show Notes: Snoring Children: Sleep Apnoea – Don’t ignore the (gasping) snore 5 in 10 snoring children have sleep apnoea. If left undiagnosed, the resulting lack of quality sleep can lead to learning, behavioural, and mood difficulties. It is important to have it diagnosed and treated early. Listen to Dr …

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PRP020: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4

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Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares her thoughts on the use of dummies, and dealing with separation anxiety and sleep for young toddlers. Summary Dummy use The Possums Approach is that use of the Dummy is …

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PRP019 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums Sleep Intervention including how to co-ordinate baby wearing and feeding to sleep with multiple caregivers, a new perspective on sleep association, tired cues, incorporation …

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PRP018 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 2

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Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 2 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) and I discuss the goals of the Possums Sleep intervention. Koa shares some great tips on optimising sleep biology for parent and baby. Summary Possums sleep intervention 0-6 month olds – …

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PRP017: The Possums Sleep Intervention Part 1

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 1 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums sleep intervention, and how it differs from typical behavioural approaches, and normalising approaches. Summary Behavioural interventions in the first 6 months have very limited …

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