Podcast

Each week we will be talking about real life issues we, and other parents of teenagers and young adults are facing.  In our honest and lively discussions we discuss how to work out the best solution for ourselves and our families.

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Welcome to Parents are People too – the podcast!

Who we are, what we do and how we do it.

 

Season 2 starts with What am I teaching my kids ?

What to we accidentally teach our children and what do they teach us?

 

What support do I need to feel good about being a working Mom?

Working out the details of your support – both externally and internally and then asking for what you need is this weeks discussion.

 

Am I being a selfish parent?

Why putting yourself first can be the best strategy for balanced parenting

 

Am I being a selfish parent?

Why putting yourself first can be the best strategy for balanced parenting

 

Is feeling guilty weighing you down?

Tips and strategies to get rid of parenting guilt and find peace

 

Tired of the slammed door and cold shoulder?

Why sometimes it feels impossible to have conversations with our kids and what we can do about it

 

What do I need to accept about family life in order to move on?

Is family life in 2024 looking different from your ‘normal’? We discuss how to accept changes in family dynamics highlighted by the holiday season

 

What is your parenting superpower?

Why its important to know our strenghts as parents and when to flex them as our kids grow 

 

How can self awareness help with my parenting?

How being honest about our actions is a huge part of how we can be better parents

 

What is your parenting blind spot and why does it matter?

Understanding how we appear to others, especially our kids helps us understand ourselves and be better parents

 

Mindful parenting and the art of acceptance

Accepting the now, letting go of what is past and what might be can help you be more present as a parent

 

How accepting the reality of parenting helps us be more present parents

Seeing and enjoying our children for who, and how they are brings many rewards

 

Making parenting decisions

How to make positive choices instead of feeing stuck with a ‘have to’ mentality 

 

Authentic parenting

The benefits of being true to yourself and walking your parenting talk

 

Fearless parenting

Ditch the fear of being judged or doing it wrong and parent with confidence and calmness

 

What to do if you have tried everything!

When you are stuck, overwhelmed and exhausted and frustrated with a family issue, what you can do to help yourself.

 

Children moving up, on or out – The Empty Nest Part 1 

What to do when you feel you are no longer needed

 

Children moving up, on or out – The Empty Nest Part 2 

What to do when you feel you are no longer needed

 

Unsolicited advice about your family

Why people do it and what you can do about it

 

Family communication

How to stop shouting and start being heard

 

Family tables, energy vampires and boundaries 

Family celebration stress and why it happens

 

Asking for help

Why is it so hard to ask for or receive help?

 

The only constant is change

How true is that for you?

 

Finding purpose

How to feel happy and fulfilled during family change

Lightening the load

New year new you – how to reflect on the past year and leave your excess baggage behind for a lighter, more energetic family life

Departures – how to deal with family change

When someone leaves the family, it can be an emotional time.  Here’s what to do.

Navigating big family change

How to work out what you personally need to successfully manage those big family shifts

Are you on the same page as your partner when it comes to parenting?

The issues that cause disagreements and how you can move forwards as a team

Feeling taken for granted by your family?

How to start feeling appreciated again

What do you do?

How to value your own work as a stay at home parent or working parent.

Being a role model for your children

Are you a ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ parent or do you walk your talk?

Living with your adult children

How to find balance between independence and support

No one listens to me!

How to start to feel heard again

Conversations with your kids

How to start turning battles into talking again

Parenting expectations vs reality

What sort of expectations do we set ourselves and how do we cope when reality proves to be different!

Spring Cleaning!

What or who do you want to keep in your life as you move into a new phase of parenting?

Am I being Selfish?

How to put yourself first and feel good about it

It’s exam time – Help!

How to deal with exam stress as a parent

Ditch the disappointment in your family life

Tools and techniques to help you stop feeling disappointed with yourself and your kids

End of school?  Time to begin something new.

If the end of the school is making you sweat, tune in to find out how to move into summer with a positive mindset