The Life Education podcast series covers everything from raising resilient kids and good nutrition, to how to deal with bullying, and keeping kids cybersafe. We look for answers and advice on the big issues facing children, parents and teachers.
Help your child succeed at school with Dr. Judith Locke
For many parents and their children, the school journey is a long and winding road. Along with the good times, there are also challenges – the daily demands of the school routine; separation anxiety; homework headaches; motivation issues and even bullying. Popular clinical psychologist Dr Judith Locke - the author of The Bonsai Student - chats with journalist Tracey Challenor about the simple ways to help your child succeed in today’s school environment. She says the school report card is not the only measure of success: helping kids become responsible, resilient and ready for the years that follow school, is a just as important. Using humour and practical strategies that have helped thousands of families, Dr Locke’s advice is the helpful ‘handbook to parenting’ you always wanted.
Growing Happy Little VEGGIE-mites - with dietician Kate Di Prima
Despite Australia having some of the freshest and healthiest food on Earth, Aussie kids and adults are falling well short when it comes to eating enough greens.
Journalist Tracey Challenor chats with leading dietitian Kate Di Prima, author of More Peas Please: Solutions for Feeding Fussy Eaters, about how we can reverse the trend - which has huge potential health impacts - and also how to manage fussy eaters and food allergies. After COVID and Christmas, this is the perfect podcast to help you reset the family diet for 2021.
Food, Mood & Brain Health - with Professor Selena Bartlett
Would you like to get a better handle on stress and be boss of your own brain?
Why do we reach for the sugary foods when life is throwing challenges at us, even though we know it would be better to grab an apple?
According to leading neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett, it’s all to do with how our pleasure-seeking brain responds to stress. But she believes we can beat binge eating and other addictions, and improve our mental health, by gaining a better understanding of how the brain works.
In this fascinating podcast, find out how modern neuroscience, combined with some simple daily mindset habits, can improve your mental health and overall fitness.
How to stop online predators targeting your child - with former child exploitation investigator Brett Lee
Finding out that your child has been targeted by an online predator is a parent’s worst nightmare. According to cybersafety expert, educator and former detective Brett Lee, the chances of a predator trying to groom your child via the internet are all too real. But with knowledge and a little planning, families can arm themselves with the tools they need to keep kids safe online.
In this insightful podcast with host Tracey Challenor, Brett explains that we don’t need to know everything about technology, but we do need to be aware which devices connect to the internet and what programs, apps, and websites our kids are using. This knowledge, along with regular conversations, should make the internet a safe and useful place for children, not a scary one.
Rewire your brain for better mental health
Growing up today is a lot different to what it used to be.
Although we all want to raise happy kids, there are added pressures like social media, too much screen time, cyber threats and 21st century challenges beyond our control.
Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, says we can’t control the future and we can’t change the past, but we can improve our everyday outlook by practising the GEM principles – gratitude, empathy (or compassion), and mindfulness.
In part two of his chat for Life Education, Hugh talks about what drives his work, how to stop technology from making us less present, and the one simple activity that boosts happiness.
In a year of upheaval, Hugh’s relatable advice and humour is a welcome tonic for mental wellbeing.
Finding Happiness with The Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg
This is the first episode of a two part series with The Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg.
Some teachers have a lasting impact on young lives. Hugh van Cuylenburg is one of those teachers.
He was so passionate about boosting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, he developed an inspirational program called The Resilience Project.
In this Life Education podcast chat with Tracey Challenor, Hugh talks about the GEM principles at the heart of The Resilience Project - gratitude, empathy, and mindfulness - and the three simple things that can instantly shift our mood.
In a year that has seen so much upheaval, Hugh’s warm, wise, and relatable advice is a welcome tonic for mental wellbeing.
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Valuable information for any parent of school aged children. Very professionally produced and presented.
Must for parents
All episodes contain valuable information and insight into issues that face families and parents today. They are entertaining and enjoyable but also contain some great takeaway messages and strategies as well. Highly recommend!
A must listen for every parent!
Lots of practical information and advice for parents from the team at Life Education - the home of Healthy Harold. Looking forward to more episodes in the future.