21 episodes

Founder of the internationally acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matthew Sanders is a world-leading parenting expert.

He’ll be answering your questions and providing real, actionable advice to help you steer your household through these uncharted waters.
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Parenting in a Pandemic Parenting in a Pandemic

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Founder of the internationally acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matthew Sanders is a world-leading parenting expert.

He’ll be answering your questions and providing real, actionable advice to help you steer your household through these uncharted waters.
Parenting in a Pandemic is available wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe now to never miss an episode.

    Episode 20: The importance of cultural connection

    Episode 20: The importance of cultural connection

    We all have a history and draw our cultural heritage from our family of origin, and this is often a source of strength and connection in challenging times. This is a gift that we can pass on to our children for their own sense of identity and wellbeing. We can also model to our children how to be sensitive and celebrate and learn from cultural differences.

    Parenting and family psychology expert, Professor Matt Sanders, talks today with Aunty Chrissie Stewart, a respected Cherbourg Community elder and Manager of Community Health in the Cherbourg Health Service, about the importance of cultural connection for our personal wellbeing and for our multicultural society.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 13 min
    Episode 19: Returning to sport

    Episode 19: Returning to sport

    We’ve all heard the old adage, “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” It’s true that children learn a lot more than physical skills when they are involved in sport… from setting personal goals to dealing with disappointment and being part of a team. Sport can be such an important part of children’s lives, and many have been missing it as sporting clubs and events have been put on hold during the pandemic.

    Today we have parenting and family psychology expert, Professor Matt Sanders, and Olympic and World Championship medal-winning coach and sports psychology and elite coaching researcher, Professor Cliff Mallett, here to share some great tips for returning to sport and helping children and families get the most out of it.

    Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to uqvideo@uq.edu.au. You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 20 min
    Episode 18: Parenting, pets, and children

    Episode 18: Parenting, pets, and children

    The coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive to all of us, including our animals. They’ve had a lot more time with us, which many have thrived on and others may be a little exhausted. As we return to more normal routines it’s important to make a plan to help your animals, and your family, transition back to everyday work, school and other commitments.

    Today we have parenting and family psychology expert, Professor Matt Sanders, and child and family psychologist and researcher Dr Kylie Burke with us to share some great tips for helping children learn empathy and responsibility by taking care of family pets, and also what we need to do to look after our pets during this time.

    Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to uqvideo@uq.edu.au. You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 18 min
    Episode 17: Using music to support family wellbeing

    Episode 17: Using music to support family wellbeing

    Music is known as the universal language, it is pervasive, all around us, and generally accessible to everyone. But you may not be aware of the many developmental and wellbeing benefits that music can support.

    During this time of COVID-19, when there might be some stress and anxiety in the house, and tension in family relationships at times, music is a wonderful parenting tool. Music can soothe, boost energy, and help families connect.

    Today we have parenting and family psychology expert, Professor Matt Sanders, and childhood social emotional development expert Associate Professor Kate Williams from the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology here to share some great tips for helping families to use music to support their children’s wellbeing and family connections at this time.

    Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to uqvideo@uq.edu.au. You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 16 min
    Episode 16: Being mindful

    Episode 16: Being mindful

    When things get stressful and challenging, what do you do? How do you relate to yourself? As parents, we are often our own worst critics, and can add to the stress by being judgemental about how we’ve handled things.

    If we’re feeling overwhelmed, like we’re not coping as well as other people, we may avoid doing things we need to do, use unhealthy coping strategies (like eating junk food or having a drink), and we may be more likely to ‘snap’ and take out our frustrations on others. So, how can we take care of ourselves to make sure this doesn’t happen?

    Today, parenting and family psychology expert and founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matt Sanders, talks with clinical psychologist and compassion researcher, Dr James Kirby, about some helpful parenting tips for being mindful and compassionate during these challenging times, to help you be calm and consistent and available for your child.

    Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to uqvideo@uq.edu.au. You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 11 min
    Episode 15: Appreciating and supporting grandparents

    Episode 15: Appreciating and supporting grandparents

    We’ve all been aware that one of the most vulnerable groups during this pandemic is the elderly. While they have been advised to stay at home for their own safety, this has meant social isolation for many.
    Grandparents can play such an important role in children’s lives, but right now, we have to find the best ways of staying in touch and keeping them safe.

    We can also enlist their support to help children navigate what is happening in the world, and enrich their grandchildren’s lives in so many ways.

    Parenting and family psychology expert, and founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matt Sanders, is back to talk with us today about watching out for grandparents – helping them stay healthy, happy and connected with family and friends.

    Professor Matt Sanders is ready to answer your questions on the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast. Record your questions on your smartphone voice memo app and email them to uqvideo@uq.edu.au. You can ask for advice, parenting tips or share concerns about your children's behaviour.

    To assist us in evaluating the helpfulness of the Parenting in a Pandemic podcast series, please visit https://pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic and follow the link to the research survey. The outcomes will be used to inform the development of future podcasts and improve the ways parenting support is provided to families.

    Resources: pfsc.psychology.uq.edu.au/parentinginapandemic

    • 9 min

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The advice we need right now

Great advice for parents who are struggling with these strange times. Took away some good tips for reassuring my children... and myself!

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