PRP033 Child Sleep: The 3 main causes of child sleep problems in 10 minutes

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Show Notes: Child Sleep: The 3 main causes of child sleep problems Child sleep became an obsession for me back in my worst sleep-deprivation days. So I did what most PhD Psychology students would, I researched. Why do babies wake so often? Is it really necessary? When can I expect …

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PRP030 Autonomy-Supportive Parenting Style Part 2

Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 2 This is the second episode talking with Professor Genevieve Mageau about Autonomy Supportive Parenting. In this episode we examine what to do when children won’t listen, how to address ongoing problems, more on providing structure, and enforcing limits in an autonomy supportive manner, …

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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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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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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?

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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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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  • 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.