PRP016: Becoming a Mother

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Show Notes: Becoming a Mother Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart – www.koawhittingham.com) shares some wonderful advice and tools for smoothing the transition when becoming a mother, through a discussion of her book “Becoming Mum”. Summary Psychological transition to motherhood includes: Recreating a rich and rewarding life. Constantly keeping track …

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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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PRP013: My Child Refuses Sleep

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Show Notes: My Child Refuses Sleep Has your child become an expert at stalling bedtime? Have you gone through patches where your child refuses sleep? Most parents have been there. It is a most frustrating time, when long anticipated peace and quiet is just around the corner. Dr Ashley Soderlund, …

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PRP012: Independent Play and How to Encourage it

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Show Notes: Independent Play and How to Encourage it Does your toddler struggle to play independently? This is common and frustrating, especially when you are on a schedule to get dinner on the table. Dr Ashley Soderlund from Nurture and Thrive Blog provides great context and suggestions for gently extending …

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PRP011: Defiant child, the boundary testing threenager

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Show Notes: Defiant child, the boundary testing threenager Don’t miss this interview with Dr Ashley Soderlund from Nurture and Thrive Blog. Ashley gives a brilliant answer to my question about a defiant child who has started playing the no-game (doing what I tell him not to) in jest, and for …

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PRP010: Baby Sleep Book: Dream Baby Guide Review

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Show Notes: Baby Sleep Book – Dream Baby Guide Review This episode provides practical suggestions from the Dream Baby Guide by Sheyne Rowley. The Dream Baby Guide is not just another baby sleep book, it is a blueprint for establishing a trusting, kind but firm relationship with your child. To …

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When work is play and play is work

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“I’m sorry, I can’t play, I have to get breakfast ready/ get you dressed/ pack your bag…” I hear myself say this phrase way too often, and I want to change it. I was sick on Tuesday, too sick to do any of the things I usually do, and I …

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Liebster Award – an opportunity to show appreciation for fellow bloggers

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Liebster Award I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you very much to Cindy from www.yourkidsot.com for nominating me! Cindy is an occupational therapist who provides creative ways to engage kids in learning and development through play. Please check out her site. The Liebster award is an opportunity for …

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