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The Treasure Time Podcast offers advice on building children's resilience through difficult times through bite sized playful tips and activities that can easily be implemented straight away to support families mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy Sophia Giblin & Nicole McDonnell

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 136 Ratings

The Treasure Time Podcast offers advice on building children's resilience through difficult times through bite sized playful tips and activities that can easily be implemented straight away to support families mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

    A behind the scenes bonus from Sophia and Nicole Ep 13

    A behind the scenes bonus from Sophia and Nicole Ep 13

    A behind the scenes bonus from Sophia & Nicole
     
    Episode 13
     
    About this episode:
     
    In this episode we go behind the scenes with Sophia & Nicole to hear some of our favourite moments from the podcast series, along with the voices of some of our parent listeners. We also hear a bit more about Sophia & Nicole’s stories and what happened for them to both be so drawn into the world of helping children grow up healthy and happy through play. We wanted to do this episode just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week to let all our listeners know that it’s OK to lean into discomfort around being vulnerable and sharing our stories, and in many cases it can bring about huge transformation in our lives and the lives of our families.
     
    About our hosts:
     
    Sophia Giblin
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/
     
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
     
    Nicole McDonnell
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
     
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
     
    About Treasure Time
     
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play. 
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
    Treasure Time Instagram @treasuretimeuk 
    Treasure Time Parents Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/treasuretime
    Treasure Time Facebook https://m.facebook.com/treasuretimeuk/
     
     
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    • 32 min
    Helping parents “quit the chaos” through mindfulness Ep 12

    Helping parents “quit the chaos” through mindfulness Ep 12

    Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy
    Title: Helping parents “quit the chaos” through mindfulness
    Episode 12
     
    About our hosts:
    Sophia 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/?originalSubdomain=uk
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
    Nicole 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
    About Treasure Time
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play. 
     
    About our guest
    Nikki Wilson
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-wilson-9571086/
    Nikki is the founder of 10 of zen - a new social business providing mindfulness tools and training to help mums to stress less and love more. Nikki focuses on soundbite sessions lasting 10 minutes or less, covering hots topics like how to slow down and manage big emotions. I run a zen squad, train professionals working with women and deliver regular workshops UK-wide. Did you know that Nikki is also leading the growth of Make Birth Better - a unique collective of parents and professionals dedicated to ending suffering from birth trauma, who focus on campaigning, education and research.
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
    Treasure Time Instagram @treasuretimeuk 
    Treasure Time Facebook https://m.facebook.com/treasuretimeuk/
    10 of Zen website www.10ofzen.com 
    Free meditation tools from 10 of Zen https://www.10ofzen.com/welcometothelibrary
     
    Value bombs and tweetables:
    - The way I like to describe mindfulness is that mindfulness is the art or the practice of becoming more aware of our present moment experience and learning to welcome what we find with a kind and open heart - Nikki
    - What I thought was super fascinating when I was doing my master's research was that parenting mindfulness can break that transmission of trauma and insecure attachments. So the studies show that parents who practice mindfulness and presence can give, give it to them that sense of security, which impact down the generations which is so incredible - Sophia
    - It was during those treasure time play sessions that I recognized that I didn't ever give myself time to just be – Nicole
    -  I started to build in 10 minutes meditation a day... And it's exactly what you were saying Nikki it’s the one thing that seems to be perfect in the toolkit, it just resets me and something just works – Nicole
    - So the only way to create lasting change in healthy habits is to start really, really small. So I'm talking about rather than saying I'm going to meditate every day for the next 20 days, start with setting an intention to take three deep breaths when you wake up in t

    • 37 min
    Are You an 'Emotional Thermostat’ or a Thermometer? Ep 11

    Are You an 'Emotional Thermostat’ or a Thermometer? Ep 11

    Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy
    Title: Are You an 'Emotional Thermostat’ or a Thermometer?
    Episode 11
     
    About our hosts:
    Sophia 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/?originalSubdomain=uk
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
    Nicole 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
    About Treasure Time
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
    Treasure Time Instagram @treasuretimeuk
    Treasure Time Facebook https://m.facebook.com/treasuretimeuk/
     
    Value bombs and tweetables:
    - I'm pretty calm and patient as a person, saying that my boys do certainly know how to press all my buttons at once sometimes. So yeah, it can be tricky in those moments to remember that my goal is to be like that emotional thermostat. Not thermometer in the room rising and rising – Nicole
    - When you become aware of how you're behaving and start acting more like an emotional thermostat by tuning in and containing your own feelings, you start seeing a big shift in the levels of calmness at home – Sophia
    - So when I did let my emotions over spill with my children, it would make me so sad because I was like, why am I doing this with the little people that I love most in the whole world? – Nicole
    - When you feel like you've reached the end of your tether, and you've reached that boiling point, we've already missed the opportunity for learning – Sophia
    - When it comes to regulating our emotions, we should aim to be a thermostat, not a thermometer… the thermostat is in charge of the whole environment through its awareness and through its ability to sense when things are changing… we can do this in an emotional capacity for our children by noticing their feelings and when they're escalating and adapting our behaviour accordingly to maintain the emotional temperature. This is the opposite of being a thermometer. When we act like as a thermometer we're unaware of our own feelings and behaviour. And when we allow our emotional temperature to rise in line with the child's emotional temperature, they both just go up together... so the thermometer is actually incapable of making changes to the environment. And this is what happens to us when we are unaware of our feelings - Sophia
     
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    • 16 min
    Get the Low Down on Treasure Time from a Parent! Ep 10

    Get the Low Down on Treasure Time from a Parent! Ep 10

    Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy
    Title: Get the Low Down on Treasure Time from a Parent!
    Episode 10
     
    About our hosts:
    Sophia 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/?originalSubdomain=uk
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
    Nicole 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
    About Treasure Time
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
    Treasure Time Instagram @treasuretimeuk
    Treasure Time Facebook https://m.facebook.com/treasuretimeuk/
     
    Value bombs and tweetables:
    - It was a real blast! It was really fun and I really enjoyed just watching him slowly but surely decorate his box – Anna, Treasure Time parent
    - Sometimes we forget really that we are our children's favourite playmates. So making time for children is just such a lovely way to remind them that they're so very special and much loved - Nicole
    - Part of me was a little anxious wondering whether he would really like it and how it would go. But also part of me was relieved that he that he had he was going to be the leader and I just had to kind of follow along and be present and watch him and you know, ask – Anna, Treasure Time parent
    - It was great to just let him lead and see him in that situation and realize how much I lead him obviously as mother, but the importance of letting him do that and just learning and watching him, and learning more about him through the play – Anna, Treasure Time parent
    - I want to you share how important this is for parents like me, because I need tools that I need to be told what to do… You and Sophia will really, I believe change the lives that impact the lives of many families – Anna, Treasure Time parent
    - Oh I wish we could start now and do it every day! – Luke, Anna’s son and Treasure Time participant
     
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    • 15 min
    What should I do when my child always wants to win in play? Ep 9

    What should I do when my child always wants to win in play? Ep 9

    Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy
    Title: What should I do when my child always wants to win in play?
    Episode 9
     
    About our hosts:
    Sophia 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/?originalSubdomain=uk
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
    Nicole 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
    About Treasure Time
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
     
    Value bombs and tweetables:
    -  I could actually stand back and let them decide what the rules were - they would change constantly! - and I would be able to watch their little frustrations kind of fizzle away as they practiced this themselves - Nicole
    - So what happens is when children feel like they don't win enough, they'll change the rules so that they can win – Sophia
    - We have been resisting flexing the rules as we don't want to let them win all the time, not realizing that in play this isn't the time for the lesson, “you can't win them all!”  - Nicole
    - Sometimes I think that we worry or there's a fear that if we always let them win, or if we go soft on them, that there'll be a sore loser. But the opposite is often true. Children who never have the chance to experience feeling of winning may never feel good or capable within games - Sophia
    - Boundaries sound like very short statements that are not there to be argued with. So here are some examples. Shoes are for the floor, not the sofa. Food is for eating, not for throwing, water is for the bath, not for the floor – Sophia
    - Without limits, there is no safety. So children actually really need limits and boundaries to feel safe. And sometimes we might feel mean putting boundaries in place, but children really need them, and they thrive under them. And when they don't have clear boundaries, they can feel a bit wobbly and a bit unsafe - Sophia
     
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    • 32 min
    Two top tips for building children's independence Ep 8

    Two top tips for building children's independence Ep 8

    Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy
    Title: Two top tips for building children's independence 
    Episode 8
     
    About our hosts:
    Sophia 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagiblin/?originalSubdomain=uk
    A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
     
    Nicole 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcdonnellnicole/
    Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
     
    About Treasure Time
    Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
     
    Resources
    Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
    Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page
     
    Value bombs and tweetables:
    - If I'm being really  honest, I didn't really create enough space and time for them to properly experiment at their own pace and, and the boys absolutely love experimenting, you know all children do - Nicole
    - Sometimes we think it's just easier and quicker for us to do it. But actually, children need the opportunity to problem solve and to be creative – Sophia
    - If you think you respect your children's ability to solve problems, try the challenge of sitting on your hands while they find the end of the Sellotape roll and wrap a present without coming to the rescue and helping them do it! - Nicole 
    - It goes back to feeling uncomfortable with sitting with our children's difficult feelings. It makes us feel like quite squirmy and a bit weird! See how long you can last not jumping to the rescue – Sophia 
    - We can be like David Attenborough, on a nature show, observing the children and just being curious about what is their pace? How do they operate? How much time do they need to get things done when you allow them to distance themselves? – Sophia
    - Once I discovered basically how long each my boys needed for certain tasks in the morning, (like shoes and coats are an incredible 15 minute activity at our front door!) and letting them take the lead and adjust all the little things.. made a huge difference to the happy calm flow of the day - Nicole
     
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

MrsMonticle ,

Love this!!

So good! Love the mix of informed research and practical tips!

mindymom32 ,

Well worth the listen

Made me stop, think and reset my parenting day! Excellent!

BartlamA ,

Treasure time = happy families!

What a wonderful, clear and incisive podcast! Really makes you sit back and think about your relationship with your child and how precious their young years are. Thank you!!!

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