Madeleine Stanimeros is an author, writer, consultant, speaker and Mum. She has been writing and speaking on parenting for 14 years and regularly meets with parents to encourage and support them with strategies to enrich family life and strengthen connections through the easy and not so easy moments.
It's a take-over
April Fools Day!
And we, the courageous kids have hijacked her podcast. Mum loves a practical joke and we wonder how long it will be before she realises she's been played - we've pushed this week's podcast on by a week and slipped our own in, with the help of that reliable rogue, David Baker. And spilled the beans on the courageous life!
If you'd like a copy of Mum's book, visit her website for the special offer
If you'd like to get the low down on consequences, here's the relevant podcast. It's great.
Mixing it up a bit this week...I've asked my friend Laura Mears, to turn the tables on me and take the interviewers chair. It was good to see how it felt for guests and good to reflect on a year of insightful and generous mums, dads, psychotherapists, counsellors, influencers and commentators who have poured their riches into 12 months of podcasting parenting gems. Come and celebrate with us.
Connect here with Laura Mears, Co-Founder and consultant of Salmon Swimming Leadership Consultancy.
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Love Languages - pop to podcast nine
Empathy - Episode 50
This doesn't come naturally!
If I could go back and teach myself one thing as a Mum starting out with her new baby, I know what it would be...empathy.
Even if we're the kindest most understanding person in the world, I still believe empathy is honed, it's hard work. But it wins the trust of our children.
Next week marks a year of podcasting, so this week I'm looking back and reviewing one of the most valuable, basic, but challenging tools of parenting.
Mother's Day Special
When you look back at your life and your parenting,
what will you be grateful for?
What will you be pleased you did well?
What might you look back at and wish you'd done differently?
We have so much to learn from those who have gone before. They have the benefit of hindsight to add to their wisdom and so much to share. This week, as it's mother's day, I've had a great conversation with my fabulous Mum. There are so many gems in this one. I loved it. I hope you will too.
Do contact me with questions, comments or to book a parenting chat. I'm the courageous mumma on Insta and the blog and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help! My child has a diagnosis
It’s easier for other parents!
So many parents out there are coping with a diagnosis for one of their children or a challenge that feels overwhelming. Here are a few common ones:
The list goes on. Today I chat to a mother whose child had a sudden diagnosis of Diabetes. We talk about the impact on their family, how they reacted and how they cope on an ongoing basis.
If you are struggling with a difficulty with one of your children, you’ll find some resonant themes. If you have a friend or relative coping with a difficulty, there could be some insights that will be helpful in understanding what they are going through.
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Stand Strong. Love Well. You're not the bad guy!
Do you ever feel like you're the bad guy?
Always making the rules,
Always the kill-joy?
This week I have an encouragement for you. If you're sticking to the rules, you're raising self-esteem. Who'd have thought?
And...I tackle a sure-fire way to stop the whinge-questions - why can't I have one? How come they've got one? You never... it's not fair...
And...do you find your child is struggling with writing and english and it's drowning their creativity? Come and pick up some great ways to re-inspire them.
Grab yourself the book Parenting For Life here
See the matching blog page here if you like things in text to ponder over.
Thanks for coming. See you next week.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I love listening to Madeline and her guests. I don’t find parenting comes naturally and I can be quick to loose patience but listening has helped put a few things in place with my toddler to help stop the temper tantrum. There are lots of great episodes that you can come back to time and again as your child grows. Madeline even offered to speak with me when I was struggling with what to do next in my child’s behaviour. It’s nice to hear other points of views and how a simple change of words can diffuse situations. Her voice is very calming and reassuring, well worth your time!
These podcasts are invaluable for today’s parents. I find them so empowering, interesting, thought provoking and confidence-building. I always find something to take-away and use in the week ahead. Thank you Madeleine!
These are brilliant talks. 20 mins with a golden nugget to take away.