The Parent Practice Podcast

Sue Atkins - Happy Healthy Resilient Kids TPPP24

av The Parent Practice Podcast | Publicerades 5/1/2020

Are you anxious about how your children are going to emerge from this period of lockdown? Do you worry about gaps in their education? Are you concerned about the loss of social interaction, especially for young children just learning social skills and teenagers who are so dependent on peer interaction? Or do you see this as a period of difficulty from which your children can emerge stronger and more resilient? Resilience is that quality which enables us to weather the difficulties that life throws at us and to learn from them. But how do we encourage resilience in children? Sue Atkins is a parenting coach and author with a background in teaching and she is a mum of two adult children. She has many ideas about how to encourage resilience in children. Her books for children are: The Can-Do Kids Journal Anti-viral and the Virus (with Tina Stubbs) Listen to this episode with Sue if you want to learn: How to cultivate happiness in families by what the attitudes that parents model Why it is important to be authentic with children about how everyone is feeling How self-care helps combat anxiety in these stressful times Tips for dealing with worries How to turn ‘what if’ questions into ‘How can I’ questions How accepting uncertainty and calling our current situation ‘different’ rather than ‘difficult’ helps Tips for building up resilience in kids, including the perhaps surprising role of building fun into family life About the role of building competencies to create confidence How to create mindsets or attitudes around tenacity and lifelong learning, especially from mistakes How praise needs to be descriptive if it’s going to have any impact on building mindsets and encouraging good qualities for life How parents can give the gift of self-esteem About The Crucial C’s from Betty-Lou Bettner; connection, competency, counting and courage How to use the current pandemic situation to push a pause button on school work and focus much more on real life learning and each child’s own individual learning needs And as usual we finish with our SUMs. It’s important, now more than ever, to not let anxiety drown out joy. To help us be grateful for the small things in life we are celebrating some Surprising Uplifting Moments, some good things coming out of this crisis. Sue shares what she has noticed about nature and a more natural pace to life. Sue also shares her top tip for raising happy healthy resilient kids.   Links: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SueAtkinsTheParentingExpert/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SueAtkins Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sueatkins18/feed/ Email: thesueatkins@gmail.com Website: www.thesueatkins.com

Om Podcasten

Welcome to The Parent Practice Podcast, the show for anyone who cares for and about children. We know you want your children to be happy, confident and successful and that you do your best to be a good parent. Sometimes you probably beat yourself up for not being good enough. Good parenting can be simple if you know how. We can support you here by exploring a range of topics to enable you to feel calmer and happier and to help you get that parenting manual you wish you'd had from the beginning. We are your hosts, Melissa Hood and Elaine Halligan. We’re passionate about positive parenting. We’ve developed expertise built up over many years of working with families. In this podcast we interview a whole range of different people in differing fields from authors, to therapists, to clinicians. They all have fascinating insights into this messy world of raising and educating kids. We share our experiences of raising our families. Between us we have 5 now-adult children and one and a half grandchildren and we walk the talk every day using these skills with our families. In the interests of celebrating perfect imperfection in every episode you’ll hear from our guests about one of their own low parenting moments and their top tips for raising happy, confident and successful children.