A podcast by Doctor Rob Pluke, a
Psychologist who specialises in child and adolescent mental health, and issues around parenting. For Rob, family is a primary relational space. It challenges everyone, both young and old, to learn and grow. And as we come to really see and care for each another, then God is there at work, in and among us.
Rob is a father of three children, two of whom are young adults, while the youngest is in the closing stages of high school.
Rob has been counselling for more than 20 years, and brings all this incredible experience to these podcasts.
Rob has also written two books; 'Parenting the sensitive child' and 'A son to be proud of'.
Join us, Rob and Stu (the novice parent) as they discuss imperfect parenting and Rob offers practical advice for parents.
Episode 7 - Parenting your child's desire to be special
Rob looks at wise ways to parent when it comes to the ache within all of us to matter or be special. He emphasises the importance of digging into this for the sake of our children.
Episode 6 - Social media and kids during Covid times
This episode is the first of a series on parenting during Covid. Here we look at self worth and the possible impact of social media.
Episode 5 - Who matters more the parent or the child?
In this episode Rob explores how families can develop and care for each other, with specific thoughts for single parents.
Episode 4 - The two big mistakes of parenting
The fourth podcast in a series where Doctor Rob Pluke shares his years of experience with us.
In this episode, Rob takes us through the problem of certainty in parenting. Helping us think about how to engage our children more wisely when an impasse arises.
Episode 3 - A paradox of parenting
The third podcast in a series where Doctor Rob Pluke shares his years of experience with us.
In this episode, we discuss one of the paradoxes of parenting, where we need to accept that we are ok being imperfect, while still being willing to reflect and grow from our imperfection.
Episode 2 - Transactional relationships and families
The second podcast in a series where Doctor Rob Pluke shares his years of experience with us.
In this episode, Rob helps us think through how to do family, when we live in a world so full of transactional relationships.