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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
15-Minute Parenting: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s Back-to-school we go

15-Minute Parenting: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s Back-to-school we go

August 13, 2021
Joanna gives us practical tips and tools for getting back to school ready with an emphasis on preparing our younger children for big school in a mask wearing environment. Joanna also mentions how our teens still need our support as they (re)adjust back into the school environment.
15-Minute Parenting: When behavioural Progression collides with Regression

15-Minute Parenting: When behavioural Progression collides with Regression

July 30, 2021
What do you do when your capable child takes a step backwards behaviourally?  What about when your "big child" starts behaving like a "little child" again? Joanna responds to listeners questions about behavioural regression in children and how this regression typically goes hand-in-hand with progression
15-Minute Parenting: Social Anxiety

15-Minute Parenting: Social Anxiety

July 24, 2021
As our societies (re)open Joanna responds to rising queries from parents about social anxiety in their children.  What do we do when social engagement has become the source for anxiety?  Joanna talks us through practical ways to soothe the socially anxious child
15-Minute Parenting: The Brain science behind your family holiday

15-Minute Parenting: The Brain science behind your family holiday

July 16, 2021
What is a family holiday all about for you?  Did you know that the change of environment, increased time together as  afamily can support your child's brain development? Joanna talks us through how to structure our family holidays to ensure that play, flexibility and fun are at the centre of our holidays this summer

 

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