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15 Minute-Parenting: Nightmares versus Night Terrors

15 Minute-Parenting: Nightmares versus Night Terrors

October 22, 2021

In answering a listener's question about how to respond to their child's nightmares, Joanna helps us to distinguish between a nightmare and a night terror and offers suggestions of practical ways to respond to both

15 Minute-Parenting: ”What if I‘m not even a good enough parent?”

15 Minute-Parenting: ”What if I‘m not even a good enough parent?”

October 15, 2021

Joanna responds to a listener who doesn't feel she is even a good enough parent.  Joanna highlights effort over outcome, empathy over sympathy and practical ways to invest in our own parental-esteem

15 Minute-Parenting: Stealing in middle childhood

15 Minute-Parenting: Stealing in middle childhood

October 8, 2021

Joanna responds to a parents distress at having discovered her 11 year old has been stealing.  She helps us to reflect on what may be underpinning behaviour like this and the importance of responding rather than reacting to this behaviour

15-Minute Parenting: Parenting on very different pages

15-Minute Parenting: Parenting on very different pages

October 1, 2021
Joanna responds to a listener's question about the frustration and relational impact of parenting when not on the same page.  She highlights the importance of knowing your parental "preferences" from parenting essentials and offers a structure for making those uncomfortable parenting discussions more comfortable.
15-Minute Parenting: Autumnal Play

15-Minute Parenting: Autumnal Play

September 24, 2021

In this episode Joanna talks about changing our play content in line with the seasons and specifically how to play with the changing colours and textures of Autumn and how to find playful ways to bring the outdoors indoors, especially as the evenings are getting darker earlier

15-Minute Parenting: School refusal

15-Minute Parenting: School refusal

September 17, 2021

We may be only a few weeks back to school but this discussion on what school refusal really is, what it may be about and how to respond to your child if they are experiencing school refusal will resonate with many of you.

15-Minute Parenting: Changing the stories we live by

15-Minute Parenting: Changing the stories we live by

September 10, 2021
Joanna talks us through the importance of developing an intergenerational self, for ourselves but also for our children.  She talks about how, in our storied world, our storied lives start in the generations that came before us and while they play out in our lives today we can start to author new life chapters to change the stories we live by
 
 
15-Minute Parenting: Play while waiting and the hands-free play while driving

15-Minute Parenting: Play while waiting and the hands-free play while driving

September 3, 2021

Following on from last week's episode Joanna shares a variety of fun activities we can use while we are sitting waiting, be that in a queue or a waiting room.  She tells us how to compile a simple but effective on-the-go play-kit and how to adapt this play while driving a car or stuck in traffic

15-Minute Parenting: The Activity Episode

15-Minute Parenting: The Activity Episode

August 27, 2021
In this episode Joanna shares a variety of fun family activities we can start playing with our 0-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds and teenagers.  If you feel you need to flex your play muscles and inject some more playfulness into your relationships, this episode is for you
15-Minute Parenting: Make room for a little one

15-Minute Parenting: Make room for a little one

August 20, 2021
In this episode Joanna responds to questions from parents about how to handle their toddlers' behaviour in the lead up to a new baby coming home.  Joanna takes us into the mind of the toddler so that we can empathically feel how they experience this huge change in their young lives and gives us practical tips and tools to ease the transition for all
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