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‘Real world’ solutions for carers so they can understand the meaning behind a child's behaviour.

Asking For a Parent Dr Colman Noctor

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

‘Real world’ solutions for carers so they can understand the meaning behind a child's behaviour.

    Mica Families Episode

    Mica Families Episode

    After being contacted by a member of the Mica Family Group I reached out to offer any help I could. These families have been living through a decade of uncertainty as their homes are crumbling and facing demolition due to defective blocks.

    I was struck by the stories of the children who have been affected by the Mica crisis. The stories of children too anxious to sleep at night for fear of their house caving in was heart wrenching.

    So I’m this episode I chat with parents, teachers and homeowners from the affected areas and try to offer any advice I could to help the children in these communities.


     


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bonus Episode on Children‘s Sport

    Bonus Episode on Children‘s Sport

    In this episode I speak with Ciaran Fadden about his Emerald Soccer initiative which aims to support 'football for fun' and offers an alternative to the competitive streams currently available. Given the increasing problems with over-competitive nature children's sport and media stories about recent cancelations of games due to dissent from the sidelines etc. it is timely to consider different ways in which we can encourage children to continue participation in movement and activity.
     
    This episode discusses lots of interesting topics about trying to get as many as possible playing for as long as possible.
     
    Keywords: Childrens Sport, Competitiveness, Sport for Fun 
     

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    • 32 min
    Listeners Questions with Shane Smith

    Listeners Questions with Shane Smith

    Children's Sport Episode of the Asking for a Parent Podcast with Shane Smith
     
    The topic of children in sport is always one that contains some element of debate. When should we introduce competition into children's sporting activities? How de we keep children participating in sport for longer? Does competition ruin sport for some? Is winning as important to children as some people think? How important is 'game time'?
     
    All of these questions and more are addressed in this month's episode of the Asking for a Parent Podcast, where we are joined by Shane Smith, Sports Scientist, Primary School Teacher and an Expert in Children's Sport and Coaching.
     
    This is a brilliant episode with insightful discussions and lots of practical tips for parents, coaches and teachers.
     
    Keywords
    Childrens Sport/ Competitive Culture/ Silent Sidelines/ Mental Health/ Participation 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Listeners Questions with Jen Hogan

    Listeners Questions with Jen Hogan

    This month I am joined by Irish Times Parenting Columnist Jen Hogan to answer your questions. This month we discuss the challenges of adjusting to the new school environment and the management of anxieties that are associated with that. We also discuss the challenges of 'finding your tribe' if the school environment is not providing it. We discuss separation anxiety in younger children and ways to manage over zealous coaches in the area of childrens sport.
     
    Keywords: Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Children's Sport, Returning to School, Friendship Issues in teenagers
     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Listeners Questions with Allison Kacperski.

    Listeners Questions with Allison Kacperski.

    In this weeks episode I chat with Allison about how things have been for her over the last number months.


    We also answer some really interesting questions where we look at managing disordered eating behaviour in teenagers, supporting a young person who is experiencing suicidal ideation and how to manage when a small child is mimicking the negative actions of others.


    We also discuss in detail how to help someone cope with Anxiety and provide practical tips on this topic. We also discuss the seriousness of agressive and violent bullying and how best to support a young person return to school in September following a difficult end to last term. 


    This is a great episode where we answer a lot of your questions
     
    Keywords: Suicidality, Eating Rituals, Panic Attack, Childhood Copying Behaviour, Anxiety and Teenagers
     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Minister For Children Roderic OGorman

    Minister For Children Roderic OGorman

    In this episode we talk to Minister Roderic OGorman about his role as Minister for Children, Inclusivity, Diversity and Youth. 


    He discusses what it was like growing up in Mullhudart and his journey into politics.


    He discusses the challenges of Ministerial duty in a Pandemic and discusses how the last 14 months have impacted Irish children. 


    He discusses the Summer of Play Initiative and his goals for the remainder of his term in office. 


    Keywords: young peoples, Minister for Children, lockdowns, pandemic and summer of play


     


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Phoebs2009 ,

Brilliant podcast

Really enjoyed the Louise McSharry interview. Looking forward to going back and listen to the rest.

to foster self worth ,

Thank you so much

I find these podcasts so insightful and balancing. Aiming for more 4 to 7’s!

mleeksy ,

Love it

Love your podcast . As a Mam of two very small little boys - I never consume or remember the info in the parenting books I read on my library app at 3am - but I really remember you and your guests conversations . Thank you I’m learning loads ..I hope !

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