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Being Real Parents

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Being Real Parents - A new website for parents - Listening to Families( 0:26:38)       
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Anna talks to Bruce Penny from Listening to Families and about this new website that answers the questions many parents have about their children, the health system and loads more.
Published: 11/06/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Parental burnout - what is is and what to do about it( 0:26:48)       
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Anna talks to Child and Family Psychologist, Dr Cara Swit from the University of Canterbury. They discuss the very important topic of parental burnout.
Published: 28/05/2024 12:00:00 p.m.
Being Real Parents - The brilliance of play. Anna is joined by Louise van Tongeren, a play advocate from the Christchurch City Council ( 0:27:31)       
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Join Anna and Louise to talk the absolute essential-ness of play for our kids and how we can incorporate it into our everyday worlds more easily.
Published: 14/05/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting our kids to be great sportspeople with Primary Sport Canterbury( 0:24:52)       
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The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting. Anna and Michael from Primary Sport Canterbury discuss why balance is better when it comes to sport. How much is too much sport? And what' the big deal if our children are super sporty? Managing over over-competitiveness, and how parents can best support their kids to stick with sport and be great sports people.
Published: 30/04/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Talking winter sport and supporting our kids( 0:25:34)       
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The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting. Anna is joined by Michael Wilson from Primary Sports Canterbury where they discuss how we support our kids with winter sports - what if our kids don’t want to participate in sport? What if we haven’t had the greatest experience with sport? And if we're thinking about engaging with winter sport for the first time, how might we support our kids over the holidays?
Published: 16/04/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Cupcakes and Yoga - the balance of parenting teens( 0:26:25)       
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Erica Viedma (yoga instructor and mindfulness coach) joins Anna to talk about all they've learned while facilitating a new programme for parents of teens called Cupcakes and Yoga. It was created to support parents adopt some self-care into their worlds, knowing that parenting teens actually impacts our wellbeing.
Published: 2/04/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Being brave parenting teens( 0:25:25)       
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Julie Burgess-Manning (psychologist) joins Anna to talk about themselves as they navigate the world of parenting teens. They talk about trust, they talk about saying 'yes' and how to do this in ways that support teens to grow and parents not to lose their hair!
Published: 19/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Parental Guilt!( 0:25:39)       
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Kate and Anna discuss parental guilt - what it is, why we have it and how to best cope and manage with it.
Published: 5/03/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Why it's important to find ways to play( 0:23:43)       
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Anna and Kate talk through all the extraordinary benefits to join your kids in their play. But... we hear you say, I have no time, I'm so exhausted... Kate and Anna are the same, so they offer their best tips and tricks for busy, exhausted parents to play, just like them!
Published: 20/02/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Looking after you too - all things wellbeing( 0:29:30)       
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In the busyness of parenting it can sometimes be really hard to think about and actively look after our own wellbeing. It's often referred to as the 'burnt chop' syndrome for Mums - we'll take the burnt chop giving the other chops to our kids and partner. In this session we'll look at some practical ways to look after you too, and include some quick wellbeing boosting activities that support you, and the kids in stressy times.
Published: 6/02/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - GETTING SORTED TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL( 0:25:56)       
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Kate and Anna talk through the things that help our kids get ready for school, including supporting kids to feel good about the transition and year ahead. And, because they can't help themselves, they include wellbeing tips for parents too!
Published: 23/01/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Getting sorted to go back to work( 0:26:35)       
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Today Kate and Anna talk about heading back to work after the summer break and how we can take the stress out of this. Parents want to be good at their work and their personal/family life - here you learn how that's possible.
Published: 9/01/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - The importance of family traditions and rituals( 0:24:51)       
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The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting.
Published: 26/12/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting our rainbow kids( 0:24:27)       
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Jen from Qtopia joins Anna to talk about how we can support our rainbow children, teens, and their friends, and the truly positive difference we make when we offer our unconditional love.They also talk all the wonderful work of Qtopia, including for parents and whānau and the difference it makes to talk with others parenting rainbow kids, proudly!
Published: 28/11/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Being Real Parents - Let's talk screen time with our kids( 0:26:30)       
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Today Kate and Anna talk about screen time with kids - what are the guidelines, and then how do we make this work as parents when we're busy, need the break and our kids really enjoy their screen time? A candid chat about the good, the not-so-good and the learnings along the way.
Published: 14/11/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - New kid's book - Let's Go Flo interview with the author!( 0:29:2)       
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Anna talks to Rebekah Ballagh about her new book Let's Go Flo which supports parents and kids with all the things kids need to manage emotions, pay attention and remember instructions. Rebekah is a counsellor, self-development coach, trainer, speaker and very popular author. Join in to hear some great tips on supporting our kids using great books to do so.
Published: 31/10/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting our kids with online safety . Anna is joined by Neysa Koizumi from Digital Waitaha( 0:27:16)       
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Anna attended a school visit from Digital Waitaha, and learned way more than she banked on leading to a really interesting kōrero with her youngest. Join her and Neysa from Digital Waitaha to find out why and how we keep our kids safe online without being super restrictive or scared.
Published: 17/10/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - How can we best support our teens with Dr Sue Bagshaw( 0:28:2)       
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Dr Sue Bagshaw talks with Anna about teens today and what we can do as parents to best support them. She's got some great tips that are really doable and will make a really positive difference for you and your young person.
Published: 3/10/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting kids with communication with Megan from Talk Together( 0:25:46)       
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Today Anna chats with Megan, a Speech Language Therapist and director of Talk Together. The discuss the things we can do to support our kid's communication and Megan gives top tips too! They also talk about when we might want to seek some support with our kid's communication - and to trust our parenting instincts!
Published: 19/09/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Saying 'no' to your kids and why we need to( 0:27:32)       
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Today Anna talks with psychologist Julie Burgess-Manning about saying no to our kids and why this is hard, but we really have to. In fact, is supports our kids to be resilient!
Published: 5/09/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Parenting neurodiverse kids( 0:27:0)       
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Today Anna and Kate are joined by Andrea Solzer whose daughter has received a recent diagnosis of autism. We talk about that journey with Andrea - the good, the challenging and what's helped along the way.
Published: 11/07/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - What's the big deal about mindfulness?( 0:28:21)       
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Today Anna talks to Erica Viedma from Mindfulness in Schools Ōtautahi and Mindfuli. Erica works with kids supporting them to understand and practice mindfulness techniques. This is the low down on why and how we can also bring mindfulness home - literally!
Published: 27/06/2023 11:00:00 a.m.

Join the Real Parents crew discussing what they know as parents, but also as professionals supporting other parents. Real life examples mixed with behavioural, positive, child psychology and neuro-science.


Host: Anna Mowat and Kate Jones

Produced By: Anna Mowat and Kate Jones

Language: English

Category: Special Interest

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