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15 Minute-Parenting: Blending your blended family

15 Minute-Parenting: Blending your blended family

May 6, 2022

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

15 Minute-Parenting: Eco-Anxiety

15 Minute-Parenting: Eco-Anxiety

April 29, 2022

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

15 Minute-Parenting: Understanding the trauma of war

15 Minute-Parenting: Understanding the trauma of war

April 22, 2022

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.

15-Minute Parenting: Focus on self-esteem in boys

15-Minute Parenting: Focus on self-esteem in boys

April 15, 2022

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

15-Minute Parenting: Affection - it’s not all hugs and kisses

15-Minute Parenting: Affection - it’s not all hugs and kisses

March 18, 2022

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

15 Minute-Parenting:  Relational Aggression in young children

15 Minute-Parenting: Relational Aggression in young children

March 11, 2022

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

15-Minute Parenting: What’s in a name?

15-Minute Parenting: What’s in a name?

March 4, 2022

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!

15-Minute Parenting: The Imperfection of Perfectionism

15-Minute Parenting: The Imperfection of Perfectionism

February 25, 2022

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

15 Minute-Parenting: Making sense of our senses part 2

15 Minute-Parenting: Making sense of our senses part 2

February 11, 2022

 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

15-Minute Parenting: Making Sense of our senses part 1

15-Minute Parenting: Making Sense of our senses part 1

February 4, 2022

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

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