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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.

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    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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.

    Help! My child has a diagnosis

    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:
    spectrum disorders
    life-threatening diseases
    disabilities
    disorders
    depression
    anxiety
    addiction
    Celiac disease
    Diabetes…
    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.
     
    to pick up your discounted copy of Parenting For Life pop here
    For the blog pop here
     

    • 41 min
    Stand Strong. Love Well. You're not the bad guy!

    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. 

    • 21 min
    Less Words, More Impact with Vanessa Kahlon

    Less Words, More Impact with Vanessa Kahlon

    Do we waste our words as parents?

    How to we say less and get more...

    This week Vanessa Kahlon shares great ways to instil good behaviour patterns and keep in good relationship with your child without wasting your voice. And she tackles some of the tough parenting-questions and makes it all seem like good fun.




    Here are some of the questions she answers:

    What do you do about lying and deceit?

    How do you respond to a child who is sneaking food?

    Does ‘Sorry!’ have any meaning?

    How can they restore relationship after conflict?

    What do you do when they refuse to cooperate?




    And we chat about why we hate Time-Out!




    Some Great Links...

    What does a parenting session with Madeleine look like? pop here

    To read Vanessa’s guest blog this week pop here

    To send Parenting For Life to a friend or to your door, pop here

    Grab Vanessa’s brilliant book, Shut up and parent, pop here




    All About Vanessa:

    Kahlon family services:

    https://kahlonfamilyservices.com/about-us/our-team/

    KFS school:

    https://www.instagram.com/kfs_school/?hl=en

    See you next week...

    • 42 min
    What's so hard about Grief?

    What's so hard about Grief?

    What does the word 'grief' do to you? 

    Do you find it easy when your friends experience loss? Do you 

    empathise?

    Sympathise?

    hide?

    Get lost for words?

    Angharrad Candlin is finishing her book on grief. It's a topic to get our heads around. When we, our friends or our children experience loss there are great ways to connect without worrying that it will be all consuming or feeling that we'll say the wrong thing.

    To find Angharrad pop here

    To pick up your discounted copy of Parenting For Life pop here

    • 48 min
    Building resilience in your child

    Building resilience in your child

    What better person to interview on Children's Mental Health Week (1-8 Feb) than Claire Libby, creator of the Positive Mental Health App; Iamme (I am me). this is a friend to any young person navigating their feelings, working out how to understand themselves and others - and how to respond in challenging situations.

    This app was born out of a recognition that young people (of all different backgrounds and upbringings) are leaving home and joining the work force without the strength and resilience needed to thrive.

    After interviewing many young people they all pointed to the same issue - come and find out what's at the bottom of it all and what you can do to help your child thrive through childhood and beyond.

    • 37 min
    Therapy on the Farm

    Therapy on the Farm

    This podcast is heartwarming. For any child struggling in any way, this therapy will give you fresh hope. Hannah Clarke talks us through animal assisted therapy as we wander through the goats, chickens, pig, geese and more. It's a great insight into the therapy room and the world of a child.
    You can find Hannah here
    and this is her blog here
    for your copy of the book Parenting For Life pop here
    For pics of Colin and Delores pop here (allow a couple of days for this link to appear)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Lauramcnab ,

Reassuring

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!

Cllockwork ,

Courageous Mumma

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!

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Pips

These are brilliant talks. 20 mins with a golden nugget to take away.

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