Single Parenting, Compassionate Parenting, Technology for learning, PLUS Q&A with Jessie
Are you divorced, separating or thinking about it?
Is how this will effect and affect your kids a concern?
This week we tackle these questions and provide helpful assistance on how to support children during these times (and ourselves).
Are you using punishment to control your kid's behaviour? What is research showing about these parenting choices...watch and discuss current psychology and neurology for parenting and education.
Are your kids watching and using lots of screen time?
How are they play, what are they play, is it inside or outside?
Be inspired by our third screening this week about thoughtful technology and preserving play.
- Dr Robbin Rockett: Single Parenting; Supporting Your Children, Healing Yourself (40mins)
'Dr. Robbin Rockett talks candidly about the challenges of single parenthood. She shares research about how children from divorced parents cope. She shares practical strategies for parents to create space for their child’s feelings, normalise their experience, how to explain divorce and separation to children without creating unnecessary worry for them, and how to create a support system around the family. She also shares tools to be with kids during their feelings, in situations in which your own feelings are triggered.'
- Dr Joesph Lee: Compassionate Parenting: What Does Research Say? (51mins).
'If you’ve ever been curious about the research behind attachment or compassionate parenting, don’t miss this interview with Dr. Joseph Lee. He talks about how the behavioural model (using punishments to control kid’s behaviour) is based on outdated research. But the overly positive “self esteem” movement of the 80s, also failed to give kids the skills they needed for life. By contrast, current psychology and neurology provide strong evidence in favour of a compassionate approach to parenting and education..'
- Dr Diane Levin: Using Technology Thoughtfully and Preserving Play (50mins)
'Diane is a passionate about helping kids play in open ended, creative ways, and protecting children from the harmful effects of screens and advertising. Because we know that screen entertainment is linked to decreased creativity and lower executive function skills such as attention, self regulation and problem solving, Diane encourages parents and educators to be thoughtful about how kids use technology. She shares tips about how to distinguish betweem poor and high quality media and how to engage in conversations with kids about screen use and violent toys and media.'