PRP029 Autonomy-Supportive Parenting Style Part 1

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Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 1 3 key components of successful parenting are parental involvement and age-appropriate structure, provided in an autonomy-supportive way. These are central components of the authoritative parenting style, and also satisfy the basic needs for human motivation and flourishing as defined by the Self …

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PRP028 Sensitive Child: How to Help them Thrive Part 2

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Show Notes: How to Help your Sensitive Child to Thrive This is the second episode on understanding and raising a highly sensitive child (The first episode in the series is here). We get some great tips on helping our children to function socially in a society that values being tough, …

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PRP027 Sensitive Child: How to Help them Thrive Part 1

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Show Notes: How to Help your Sensitive Child to Thrive Do you have a sensitive child? Does she have major melt-downs especially after high excitement, or in a new or crowded place. Does he notice the little things? Does she sometimes seem shy? Being a sensitive child, and a sensitive …

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PRP026 Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Part 2

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Show Notes: Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Part 2 The second in a Two Part Series with Dr Laura Markham where we learn how our parenting behaviour can influence the relationship between our kids, and facilitate sibling rivalry, or sibling friendship. If you missed the first in the series, …

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PRP025 Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Part 1

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Show Notes: Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Your son snatches a toy from your daughter. What do you do? Snatch it back? Coerce? Time out? I discuss peaceful, coaching-based approaches with world-leading expert on evidence-based peaceful parenting, Dr Laura Markham. Laura shares what we can do to prevent sibling …

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My Child Won’t Sleep!

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Has your child started refusing to sleep at naptime? Or bed time? Are you spending hours trying to settle a child who won’t sleep? These problems arise frequently in the first 5 years, and there are many possible reasons. A very common cause is detailed in the video below.   …

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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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