ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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Psssssstt! We have a gift for you!

‘The Parent’s Self-Care & Calm Christmas Series’ with ParentTV expert Allison Davies, is our gift to you to say thank you for being a part of the ParentTV community and to help ease the chaos in the lead up to Christmas!

For your first Christmas gift, we’re giving you… a trick to maintaining healthy boundaries!

Picture this: You bump into your friend at the shops (because you seem to be living at the shops at this time of year) and they say, ‘By the way, we’re having a barbecue on Sunday, you should come! The kids can go in the pool and we can catch up.’

Your knee-jerk reaction is to be polite: thank them, accept the invitation and ask what you can bring, right? You like the family, the pool sounds good, you’re free on Sunday. BUT… on the drive home, you’re thinking about it and wishing you hadn’t already said yes.

You’ve got so much else on. Technically, you can fit this it too, but do you actually want to? What will this extra commitment mean for the kids? What about your introverted partner?

As parents, we’re often the gatekeepers for our kids and their schedules, as well as our own.

In this video, Allison shares a neat little trick that capitalises on your brain’s ability to shape new pathways, showing us how this can be used to hold our boundaries and maintain the emotional health and wellbeing of our families and ourselves this Christmas.

Check it out here: https://parenttv.com/public-videos/self-care-for-parents-at-christmas-boundaries/

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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This weeks’ highlights include:

Boys and food, a love story!

Maggie Dent shares her tips for keeping the beast of hunger at bay. View the facebook video here: https://www.facebook.com/parenttv/videos/439456943313632/

View all her tops for raising remarkable boys here: https://parenttv.com/videos/raising-remarkable-boys/

“I’m bored!”

It’s a lament every parent since the dawn of time is familiar with. They have a room full of toys, a yard to explore, the world literally at their fingertips… but they can’t find a single thing to do.

With the Christmas period coming up, you might hear this phrase quite a lot, find out what you should do when they say it.

Read the blog here: https://parenttv.com/blog/what-to-do-when-your-child-says-im-bored/

These days there’s a lot of pressure to do everything LARGE including Christmas. In this video, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent challenges us all to turn the volume down on Christmas so we don’t put so much pressure on ourselves and our children. Maggie urges us not to go into debt over Christmas and offers some tips for keeping it simple.

Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/public-videos/more-merry-less-mayhem-at-christmas/

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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Screen time and technology use. Have parents ever agonised over anything more?

From the time they’re toddlers, our children are charmed by Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and their cohort. A few episodes of something simple can be a welcome respite for parents, and a source of engaging fun, interest and even education for little ones.

But, as they grow older, the territory becomes more fraught. We hear about eight-year-olds watching pornography, eleven-year-olds taking their Fortnite battles to real-life playgrounds, and kids in high school being harassed by their peers and spending upwards of 20 hours a week curating their social media profiles.

So what can we do? Read the blog here: https://parenttv.com/blog/is-screen-time-making-you-mental/

 

 

What is anxiety and what are the signs and symptoms that anxiety is becoming a problem for children? Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jodie looks at the social, emotional and physical displays of anxiety in our kids.

Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/public-videos/childanxiety

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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This weeks’ highlights include:

Can doing nothing be a punishment?

Stephanie Wicker from Simply Kids explains the difference between a negative punishment procedure and a positive one!

Watch the full video here: https://parenttv.com/videos/how-to-use-evidence-based-punishment-techniques/

“It’s not fair! I never get to do anything and you get to do whatever you want!”

My 11 year old stormed off into his room, slammed the door, continuing to fume and rage for a good while after.

I let him go. I could feel the heat of anger burning me up but I stayed put and took some deep breaths to calm myself.

These are big steps for me as a parent. A couple of years ago I would have gone after him. I would have rattled off exactly all the things he gets to do. In fact, I would have let him know every sacrifice I’ve ever made for him since the day of his conception. He had really hit a raw nerve.

Thank goodness that was the old me.

Read the blog here: https://parenttv.com/blog/dont-take-your-childs-emotions-personally/

The tween attitude is all about defining themselves, but that doesn’t mean parents can’t put some limits in place to make life more livable.

Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/public-videos/whats-with-the-tween-teen-attitude