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
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
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
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
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.
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