Our mission: "Supporting a new generation of parents and children to achieve their true goals and happiness."
I want to equip parents to support their children through the ABC of parenting:
A: Anxieties. Exam anxiety, nightmares, social worries, teenage fears. Why do they happen? How do I help them manage them?
B: Behaviour. What do I do when my child is shouting and slamming doors. Or when my kid decides to not do what I say. In fact, it seems they enjoy doing the opposite.
C: Confidence: how can we help the young people to grow more confident, more resilient and happier with themselves?
This podcast is for parents who want to learn how to understand and support their children through good and bad days.
I will give you practical, tried and tested strategies for young people to overcome difficult situations. Everything I share is based on my experience working day to day with children and parents.
Episode 23 - anger management for children - the circle of anger
A big part of my work is helping children express their ideas. By putting words into those feelings they can see them better and make choices. Sometimes, it is the children the ones that put the words and structure into my ideas. In this case, it was a six years old girl who told me exactly what she is feeling when she is shouting at her dad.
This is not a technique or strategy, but I find that sharing this idea with children (and parents) put a great perspective into the situation and help young people and adults see the anger with different eyes.
I hope it also helps you and your children.
Episode 22 - Teaching children resilience through family sharing
Most of us find ourselves sharing examples or people that inspire us. Sports personalities, engineers, brave pilots, etc. However, we tend to forget those personalities that are closer to our children and that have the strongest possibility to influence them.
In this episode I share with you the Did-you-know scale. An idea that, to me, makes so much sense and allows me to help my daughters and young clients learn about resilience.
Episode 21 - Supporting body conscious children
More and more we see young people being obsessed with their weight and body image. They want the perfect shape and the six-pack. Obviously social media is a hugely important part of this but it is not the beginning and end of everything. What can do we? how do we talk with them about weight, body image and, most importantly, self-esteem.
Episode 20 - Learning about resilience through own experience
This was a difficult episode to record for me. It is my personal experience of what happened during the summer, when I went through a very difficult situation. It wasn't life or death, but emotionally it was very painful.
I wish it hadn't happened, but as it happened I learnt to make something about it. Use the experience to learn (for myself) about resilience, but also to help my daughters learn about it as well.
Resilience is not about the mistakes we make, it's about what choices we make afterwards.
I hope you get something useful of this experience. I certainly did.
Episode 19 - Anger management for parents - holding a grudge
Sometimes, we have tried everything and the negative behaviour keeps occurring. We try to keep calm and eventually, arguments happen. To make things worse, it seems the children keep pushing us further and further.
What do we do? how do we disrupt this pattern?
In this episode I share with you an idea that I call "the nuclear option". I don't advice anybody to create it, but if things have gone wrong, here is something you can do instead of kiss, make up and wait for the next argument to happen. This idea is about disrupting that pattern. It's not easy and it's not specially nice to do (or at least, I find it difficult and uncomfortable) but it works.
Episode 18 - Anger management for children
What do you do when your child is throwing the biggest tantrum on earth? What can you do in the heat of the moment, when they are just not attending to reason? This is the one million dollar question. The answer is obvious but very few people seem to want to accept it: not much. There is not a lot you can do in that moment and most likely, whatever you do it will make things worse. So, how do we go about it? In this video I want to share with you the very simple, yet effective strategy of Before - During - After to deal with those situations.