Parent TV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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This weeks highlights include:


Let the kids loose with a hammer and nails?

Absolutely, says Lukas Ritson, an expert in loose parts and ‘risky’ play for kids, and a master of making fun with found objects!

The Outdoor Educator and founder of Wearthy – an organisation changing the mindset of play since 2013. He is all about connecting children with nature and empowering adults to join the play revolution. Keeping children curious, creative and confident through offering the adventurous childhood they deserve – this is the principle that elevates Lukas’s play environments.

Lukas believes that play should be a holistic experience for children – one that fosters connection, encourages resilience, and cultivates compassion. His innovative playground designs emphasise sustainable, quality materials, as they create a healthy stage for limitless learning opportunities.

His extensive knowledge as an outdoor educator heavily influences his design style: green open spaces scattered with native plants for free-range exploration; recycled timber structures to climb and welcome risk; secluded zones for quiet moments. A background in the culinary arts drives him to ignite a positive early relationship with food by incorporating garden beds and chicken coops into early educational centres and schools.

Lukas has made a whole set of inspiring, informative and practical videos to encourage parents to not focus on the outcome but to enjoy the moment.

 

The Orange Experiment

In this video, Lukas Ritson and his daughter show us an experiment that illustrates why children need to be given real, multi-sensory play experiences. Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/activities/the-orange-experiment/

 

Gardening With Kids

Lukas Ritson discusses the benefits of gardening with kids and gives some advice on how to get started. Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/activities/gardening-with-kids/

 

The Benefits of Mud Play

Did you know that playing with mud has immune system and developmental benefits for kids, as well as being super fun? Lukas Ritson explains! Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/activities/the-benefits-of-mud-play/

 

Parent TV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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WHY DOES MY CHILD THROW TECHNO-TANTRUMS?
Kristy explains the neuroscience behind why your child throws techno-tantrums. Unlike regular’ tantrums, techno-tantrums persist way past three years of age. There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with your child and no, it doesn’t mean they’re addicted to technology, or that you should ban the device. In fact, they’re having a ‘typical’ neurobiological response. This video will help confused and concerned parents understand their child’s behaviour and best of all be armed with simple (mum-tested) strategies to prevent them from occurring. Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/institute/ptv-social/videos/why-does-my-child-throw-techno-tantrums/



Often times when people hear that children shouldn’t be given consequences or put in time out, but rather understood empathically and championed developmentally, they get worried! Usually the worry is that this means it is going to be Disneyland-party time parenting with kids who rule the roost. Here Dr Vanessa shares how this is definitely not the case, that compassionate parenting is full of rules and boundaries, and just how to go about it all so you can strike the balance of being both firm and kind. Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/institute/ptv-social/videos/discipline-without-damage-doesnt-mean-without-limits-boundaries-or-growing-up/

Parent TV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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This weeks highlights include:

LET THEM LEAD

Do you like to lead the games you play together to make sure they don’t veer off track? Why you should let your child make the calls when it comes to play – read the blog here: https://parenttv.com/blog/let-them-lead-why-you-should-let-your-child-make-the-calls-when-it-comes-to-play/

 


TOGETHER IT’S OK! SONG

R U OK? has created a music video to encourage children from Kindergarten to Year 6 to take the time to comfort their friends when they’re feeling blue. Watch and share to show the young people in your world that it’s lighter when we share the load! https://parenttv.com/children_videos/together-its-ok-song/


IS IT OKAY TO USE SCREENS ON PLAY DATES?

Dr Kristy highlights some of the potential pitfalls and risks if parents and carers allow kids to use technology at playdates- both for kids and parents alike. She’ll share some powerful stories of some of the digital mishaps that have occurred on playdates and outline why it’s usually best to avoid screens on playdates. You’ll also learn simple and polite ways to handle this tricky conversation with other parents, without offending them, or ruining friendships. Watch the video here: https://parenttv.com/videos/is-it-okay-to-use-screens-on-play-dates/

Parent TV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

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This weeks highlights include:

Learn how to support your child’s behaviours using brain care, not behaviour management.

Through this event, you will learn exactly how your child’s brain responds and reacts to the world around them giving you more insight into their minds than you’ve ever had before!

You will finally understand what goes on in that head of theirs! Quite literally! And with that will come complete clarity around managing their behaviours.

You will come away with the tools and strategies you need to focus on your child’s brain care in a way that manages their behaviours both at home and in the classroom.

And just a word of warning? Without fail, everyone who’s ever done this course has left saying “WOW, I had NO IDEA how much I’d learn about MYSELF!”

The course is ideal for you if you’re:

  • concerned about your child’s anxiety
  • trying to support your child through meltdowns, shutdowns and behavioural outbursts
  • parenting a neurodivergent child
  • interested in better understanding of how the child’s brain develops and how to support it to function at its best