In this episode Joanna answers the most common questions that arise when someone is living within a blended family unit. She covers everything from minding yourself, each other, the kids, the ex and the in-laws with practical clear advice
In this episode Joanna responds to a listeners question about how to better understand their child's feelings about climate change. She explains what Eco-Anxiety is and why we have to approach the scary reality of climate change through the lens of hope rather than fear
In this episode Joanna talks us through the impact of the trauma on war on those who are arriving into our Country. It can be hard to understand why our offers of help may not be received in the way we hoped they would or to understand the perspective of someone who is fleeing their Country in fear of their safety. Joanna talks us though the invisible scars of war.
Joanna speaks a lot about self-esteem and our young people but also parental-esteem. We know that self-esteem is something all children, regardless of gender, struggle with but now we have some deeper insights into our boys challenges with self-esteem. This episode explores boys struggles with self-esteem
In this episode Joanna is referring to a question posed to her by a parent concerned that their child withholds affection as they do not like hugs. Joanna explores how affection can be shared and shown in a multitude of ways and why it is important to respect our children's preferences in this regard as a way of modelling respect for body boundaries and consent. Joanna includes some playful ways to do this
What do you do when your child tells you that their friend in school said they can't be friends anymore or if your child declares that someone is not allowed to be their friend anymore? In this episode Joanna breaks down what is relational aggression even in very young children and how we should respond to this in these early years as it will shape how this relational aggression plays out in their older years too
Joanna is answering a question from a listener who is in a stand-off with their partner over what they should name their baby. Joanna explores how our names form part of our identities and how the story of our name, and the story of how our name was chosen for us, shapes (in part) the stories we live by. What's in a name? Quite a lot!
Are you raising a perfectionist child? Were you a perfectionist child? Perhaps you are a perfectionist parent or you were raised by one? If any or all of these ring a bell for you then this episode will help you to explore where these perfectionistic tendencies come from, the impact perfectionism has on our lives and what we can do to change this
This is the second part of our sensory discussion and this week Joanna is speaking about the lesser discussed senses of proprioception, Vestibular and Introception and offering playful ways to upward and downward regulate within each of these
In this episode Joanna talks us through 5 of our senses, the ones that we will all be most familiar with Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, Hearing and will include some practical ways to use each sense to either calm or arouse ourselves/our children