PRP032 Autonomy-Supportive Parenting Style Part 4

Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 4 This is the fourth and final part of the interview with Professor Genevieve Mageau. We talk about beliefs behind autonomy support, what hinders autonomy support, transitioning from a controlling to an autonomy supportive style, and the book and workshop series “How to …

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PRP031 Autonomy-Supportive Parenting Style Part 3

Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 3 This is the third part of the interview with Professor Genevieve Mageau. We talk about using routine charts, and some of the risks and alternatives to sticker charts. We also look at limit setting for boundary testing behaviour, and addressing frequent misbehaviour. …

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PRP029 Autonomy-Supportive Parenting Style Part 1

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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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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PRP015: Angry Parents Part 2 Acting inline with values despite anger

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Show Notes: Angry Parents Part 2 Acting inline with values despite anger In Angry Parents Part 1, Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart – www.koawhittingham.com) introduced us to how Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques and principles can help us to manage our anger when our kids press our buttons. Although …

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PRP014: Angry Parents Part 1 Acting inline with values despite anger

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Show Notes: Angry Parents Part 1 Acting inline with values despite anger This is a really valuable episode where Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart – www.koawhittingham.com) leads us through using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to be the parent we want to be even if we feel angry …

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Stress in children – Making big problems small and small resources big

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When a child feels upset, angry, frustrated, or scared, our response to that emotion transmits an important message. Our response effectively communicates how to think about and deal with problems that are stressful. As children grow, so do their responsibilities and pressures. Learning to face up to these responsibilities and …

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Kind and Firm, Consistent and Responsive, is it possible?

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A big challenge for me is when parenting values conflict. I want to be consistent and responsive, but sometimes they seem to guide me in opposite directions. I started thinking about this because of bedtime routines. On one side we have people who argue that consistency is key. You need …

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  • Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds)

    Take steps towards solving your child’s behavioural sleep issues now. The Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds) specialises in addressing bed-time struggles, night-wakings, extended night wakings, waking too early, and transitioning to a bed or a separate room. Suggestions are tailored to your child’s age, your situation, and your family. Answer the Wizard’s questions about your child’s sleep, and your family preferences, and he will give you suggestions on the spot.