Free, fun and practical monthly podcasts all about helping mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 14: Telling Lies… A Brief Storm?
I'm sure you will agree… we want our children to be trustworthy, not to cheat, lie, be sneaky, cover up things or steal. But what's the best strategy to teach them to be honest? Join Katharine Hill, Kate Middleton and Matt Summerfield as they share their thoughts on teaching our children candor.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 13: Let the consequence do the talking
Used effectively, consequences can be a handy tool in teaching our children to be responsible for their own actions, by empowering them to make and experience the results of their choice. They separate the deed from the doer and do not shame or punish. Join Katharine Hill, Rob Parsons, and Madeline Stanimeros as they share their insights on this parenting strategy.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 12: Mummy, can you hear me!
We as parents can be amazed by how well empathy "works" to calm our children. For most people, including our children, just having our views and feelings acknowledged makes us feel better, so we're more cooperative. Listen in to Madeline Stanimeros, Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill as they explore this topic of empathizing with our young ones.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 11: Sibling Rivalry
Having more than one child brings with it the possibility of sibling rivalry. Many brothers and sisters fight from time to time for all sorts of reasons… feeling the need to compete for their parents’ attention, possessions, own space and so it goes on and on! No matter what the fight is about, it can be unpleasant and frustrating to hear and see your children fight. Listen to Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Madeline Stanimeros discuss strategies to help reduce and manage sibling rivalry.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 10: What’s Your Parenting Style?
What's your parenting style? Authoritarian, Assertive and Permissive! Do you believe in lots of discipline or are you more permissive? Join Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill as they discuss the different types of parenting styles and learn about which will work best for you.
The Parentalk Podcast Episode 9: The best possible Christmas!
Many families will be worried about covering the cost of Christmas this year. But is it possible to cut the expense without cutting out the fun? Listen to Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill’s tips on having the ‘Best Possible Christmas!’ without taking a debt hangover into the new year.