41 episodes

Sonia Bestulic from the Chatabout Children Blog educates, enlightens, and entertains with valuable insights into all things children, from birth to pre-teen, so you can enjoy fulfilment with the children in your world.

Discover children at a whole new level, learning simple yet powerful strategies to nurture child development, overall health, effective learning and robust life skills.

Uncover techniques on positive parenting, and conscious communication to strengthen your relationships, and empower you to grow, together with the children in your life.

In her unique holistic approach, Sonia takes you further, including super easy tools to remember yourself, on the journey of fostering thriving happy children, within a connected family or workplace.

As a mother of three young children, a Children’s Author, and a reputable Speech & Language Pathologist, Sonia contributes a professional evidence-based perspective, and personal/ parental tips and tricks, as you share in a Chatabout Children with Sonia Bestulic.

“The quality of our communication determines the quality of connection to ourselves, to others and to the world around us” Sonia Bestulic

Chatabout Children Podcast with Sonia Bestulic Sonia Bestulic

    • Kids & Family

Sonia Bestulic from the Chatabout Children Blog educates, enlightens, and entertains with valuable insights into all things children, from birth to pre-teen, so you can enjoy fulfilment with the children in your world.

Discover children at a whole new level, learning simple yet powerful strategies to nurture child development, overall health, effective learning and robust life skills.

Uncover techniques on positive parenting, and conscious communication to strengthen your relationships, and empower you to grow, together with the children in your life.

In her unique holistic approach, Sonia takes you further, including super easy tools to remember yourself, on the journey of fostering thriving happy children, within a connected family or workplace.

As a mother of three young children, a Children’s Author, and a reputable Speech & Language Pathologist, Sonia contributes a professional evidence-based perspective, and personal/ parental tips and tricks, as you share in a Chatabout Children with Sonia Bestulic.

“The quality of our communication determines the quality of connection to ourselves, to others and to the world around us” Sonia Bestulic

    CC42 - An Introduction to Emotional Development PART 1

    CC42 - An Introduction to Emotional Development PART 1

    A wonderful chat with Julia Pappas! A Psychologist and a Parent Coach, who empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children. This episode Julia helps us understand; what emotional development looks like, how emotions are regulated and the factors influencing children's emotional development. This is part one of our chat. Part two, coming up next episode, will delve into how to strengthen children's emotional wellbeing (and ours too!). Enjoy the chat with Julia!

    • 48 min
    CC41 - Spotlight on Children's Author! Katrina McKelvey

    CC41 - Spotlight on Children's Author! Katrina McKelvey

    Spotlight on Children's Author! episodes are a favourite. Today i share such a joyful chat with children's author Katrina McKelvey, who is celebrating the birth of her book baby, Isla's Family Tree. Katrina shares with us her journey to becoming a children's author, and the amazing rewards experienced. She also has fantastic tips and advice for kids reluctant to read or write, as well as how to nurture those kids who already love to read and write. And - if you (or your child) are an aspiring author, stay tuned to learn what easy and wonderful things you can do, along your journey to publication. Enjoy the chat with the delightful Katrina McKelvey!

    • 37 min
    CC40 - Kid's Digital Wellbeing!

    CC40 - Kid's Digital Wellbeing!

    This is a definite listen to episode! I chat to Dr Kristy Goodwin about Digital Wellbeing. A super relevant topic for us all, living in a highly digitalised world. This episode is immensely value packed, as Kristy shares awesome tips and strategies to have our children (and possibly even ourselves!) learn healthy ways to use the digital world to thrive. Our chat will certainly have you in the driver's seat, confidently steering and navigating everchanging digital times with the children in our lives.

    • 40 min
    CC39 - Giftedness in the Classroom

    CC39 - Giftedness in the Classroom

    Our previous, and very popular podcast episode was all about Gifted and Talented children (a recommended listen!). Today's chat is with Vanessa Ryan-Rendall, a passionate teacher who works to support Gifted and Talented children, and their teachers in the classroom. Vanessa shares her insights and practical strategies within the classroom context; with timely advice on how parents can also support their children's learning styles too! Enjoy the chat with Vanessa!

    • 40 min
    CC38 - Gifted & Talented Children

    CC38 - Gifted & Talented Children

    Giftedness is usually equated with being a genius. Our guest for today thinks this isn't always the case and this stereotype can do more harm than good.
    In my conversation with Melinda, we talk about how parents and educators can help gifted and twice-exceptional students succeed in life.
    Key Learnings Tune in and learn:
    How the needs of her own children led Melinda to work in the area of giftedness What giftedness mean How giftedness differs from talent How a child is diagnosed for giftedness What are the early signs of giftedness Why gifted children are sometimes misunderstood Why the myth that giftedness = genius can do more harm than good The challenges of parenting a gifted child What twice-exceptional children are How to support gifted children at school What the AAEGT does Information about the Gifted Awareness Week Australia

    • 42 min
    CC37 - Tweens & Teens

    CC37 - Tweens & Teens

    Sacha Kaluri is the CEO of The Motivational Company. In the past two decades, she has spoken in front of school groups, parents, teachers, universities, colleges, and government agencies about parenting. Her topics of expertise are careers, motivation, bullying, cyberbullying, and cyber safety, body image, stress management, teamwork, and leadership.

    • 45 min

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