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Being Real Parents - What is the big deal about play?( 0:25:16)       
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The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting.
Published: 31/01/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting your kids' mental health and wellbeing( 0:25:33)       
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Today Anna speaks with Meg Fisher from her Real Parents and Real Collective team about all the things that contribute to our kids' positive mental health and wellbeing.
Published: 24/01/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents- Managing the school holiday juggle when we're working( 0:23:7)       
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When you're working, the school holidays can be a guilt-ridden juggle of no fun! Today's podcast is all about planning the holidays so they're much more enjoyable. Even if you have to work.
Published: 17/01/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents- Talking to one of our parent coaches and what they do( 0:22:9)       
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Kate joins us from the Real Parents team. She's a parenting coach and group facilitator and tells us all about why and when we might seek some support. AND we all need support sometimes!
Published: 10/01/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - New Years Resolutions( 0:26:20)       
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As we roll into 2023, Anna and Melissa reflect on the year that was, and look forward to what this year brings. New Years Resolutions are always tricky to make (and hold on to!) - but this year, we aim to focus on achieving resolutions 4 keys areas: in our professional world, personal health and financial wealth and family life.
Published: 3/01/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - How to actually relax while taking a break - because it doesn't always come naturally!( 0:23:26)       
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With the rush to the end of the year it can be really hard to sink into holiday mode and relax. But it’s important we do, so we’ve looked to the science to tell us all how.
Published: 27/12/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Reflecting on our Self Care( 0:24:21)       
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This week, we’re checking and reflecting on self care - especially in the “Silly Season”! In the lead up to Christmas, it’s a particularly good time to remind ourselves to ‘practice’ self; to look for those magic moments that the season brings, to plan and try manage the chaos, remind ourselves that we, as parents, are important too.
Published: 20/12/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - How to say 'no' at this time of year, or any time really!( 0:22:43)       
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There's a lot coming our way before Christmas and before we feel overwhelmed or swamped or resentful it's better to start practicing saying 'no'.
Published: 13/12/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Our favourite books + a giveway! ( 0:26:2)       
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This week we’re talking all things books! We've done some intense market research, (ie, talked with our kids), and discovered their favourite reads over the years (plus ours too). We also discover some pretty interesting facts about why it's good for kids to read and why we should read with our kids; we discover books which support emotional literacy, and we recommend some of the books our kids especially know and love. Plus, to round off the chat, we announce details of our first ever giveway!
Published: 6/12/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting our kids to be grateful( 0:26:2)       
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It's coming up to Christmas and a good time to foster an 'attitude of gratitude' with our kids - oh, and it's good for us as adults too! Learn how and why with Melissa and Anna.
Published: 29/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Encouraging Our Kids to Play( 0:26:5)       
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"This week, we’re delving into the importance of kids getting outside and playing! We recognise and discuss how play is one thing we can do to support our tamariki and how it can help to reduce the stress in all of our lives (parents included!). It promotes us to have fun, learn and connect; and it’s fantastic for our health on so many levels. It’s totally aligned with feeling good & functioning well, and it’s said that a good dose of play can help us to laugh! So why wouldn’t we?"
Published: 22/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Supporting our kids to be kind( 0:24:25)       
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"Kindness is often something we want for our kids, but they're not always displaying it! Today we talk about how we raise kind kids and all the benefits of that. "
Published: 15/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Working Mums - how we manage it! ( 0:23:18)       
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This week, Anna and Melissa discuss their experiences as mums who work; how they've managed it, their tips and tricks, and how they find their balance (sometimes!).
Published: 8/11/2022 12:45:03 p.m.
Being Real Parents - The Incredible Years Programme( 0:24:28)       
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This week we talk about the Incredible Years Programme - a free, Ministry of Education approved Parenting Programme that is run by the Real Parents team. It's a game-changer for any parents seeking tips and strategies when parenting - coz it can be tough!
Published: 1/11/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 7 - School Athletics Day( 0:22:26)       
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Today, Anna and Melissa from Real Parents discuss school athletics day. Love it or hate it, we’ve got to find ways to support our kids.
Published: 25/10/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 6 - Prepping for Christmas( 0:25:50)       
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Today, Anna and Melissa from Real Parents discuss preparing for Christmas and all it brings…
Published: 18/10/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 5 - Keeping Our Cool( 0:26:15)       
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The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting.
Published: 11/10/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 4 How to look after you too - a wee bit on self care( 0:26:11)       
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This week Anna and Melissa talk about how to care for our own wellbeing in the busy world of parenting.
Published: 4/10/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 3 Supporting kids to listen...!( 0:25:45)       
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In this episode Anna and Melissa discuss a social media post from a Mum who's kids aren't listening, and what we can do when this is us!
Published: 20/09/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 2 - Parenting Styles( 0:25:11)       
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Today, Anna and Melissa from Real Parents discuss parenting styles and why it’s good to know where we sit.
Published: 6/09/2022 11:00:00 a.m.
Being Real Parents - Episode 1 - Introducing Real Parents( 0:20:43)       
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Meet Melissa and Anna and find out what Being Real Parents podcast is all about.
Published: 23/08/2022 10:00:00 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: Melissa McDonnell and Anna Mowat

Produced By: Anna Mowat and Melissa McDonnell

Language: English

Category: Special Interest

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