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E137 - Real Mom Moments | Parenting during a Pandemic | Parent Talk

E137 - Real Mom Moments | Parenting during a Pandemic | Parent Talk

June 1, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to ParentTalk’s REAL MOM MOMENTS!!!

These segments include the "Cute and the Funny" as well as the "Crazy and Frazzled" moments that they are experiencing being mothers of young children.

Geneviève and Heather are wrapping up the 3rd Season of ParentTalk and sharing  how they and their families are handling being quarantined with little ones.

Happy listening!

Geneviève & Heather

E136 - How to Have a Successful Divorce or Separation with Juli Hall & Martha Sasser | Parent Talk

E136 - How to Have a Successful Divorce or Separation with Juli Hall & Martha Sasser | Parent Talk

May 25, 2020

Episode: E136 - How to Have a Successful Divorce or Separation with 

Guest(s): Juli Hall & Martha Sasser

 

Today on ParentTalk, Genevieve and Heather are welcoming Juli Hall & Martha Sasser with Co-Parenting Into The Future to talk about how to have a successful divorce or separation.

 

We cover:

 

  • How to create a partnership that will also empower their children going forward.

 

  • The problems that ‘blaming the other parent’ cause for the children.

 

  • How ‘getting responsible’ for what happened in the marriage can contribute to a powerful future.

 

  • The importance of having agreements that work for the couple AND the kids.

 

  • The importance of having a goal or a context that is bigger than just ‘getting along’ with your former spouse.

 

 

Happy listening!

 

Geneviève & Heather

 

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E135 - Supporting your Child Through Grief with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk

E135 - Supporting your Child Through Grief with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk

May 18, 2020
Episode: E135 - Supporting your Child Through Grief 

Guest(s): Sonja Latifpour, Registered Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist, and Clinical Director at Bright Star Counselling. 

 

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Registered Social Worker and Child Psychotherapist Sonja Latifpour with Bright Star Counselling, to talk about supporting our children through grief.

 

We cover:

 

  • At some point or another, our children will experience losing a loved one. This may be a parent, a grandparent, a friend or even a pet. Sonja shares some things a parent should know when explaining death to a child.

 

  • How to know if your child is grieving. Signs to look for that your child is processing their feelings about the loss.

 

  • What you can do as a parent to help your child understand and cope with a death.

 

  • How to help your child when you are also grieving at the same time.

 

  • When to seek professional help.

 

 

Hoping this will be helpful to parents for when those difficult times come up.

Here is another resource that could also be helpful, http://www.crccs.ca/

 

Geneviève & Heather

 

 

Click here to find Sonja on our Panel of Experts!

https://parenttalk.ca/sonja-laftifpour/

E134 - How to Manage Difficult Teenagers with Louise Clarke | Parent Talk

E134 - How to Manage Difficult Teenagers with Louise Clarke | Parent Talk

May 11, 2020
Episode: E134 - How to Manage Difficult Teenagers

Guest(s): Louise Clarke, Parenting Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Podcaster, and Author

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Parenting Coach, Mindfulness Coach, Podcaster, and Author Louise Clark, to talk about How to Manage Difficult Teenagers.

 

We cover:

 

  • What we need to understand developmentally about our teens.

 

  • The main struggles parents are facing with their teens.

 

  • Strategies we should avoid.

 

  • The best way to handle screen time and social media.

 

  • How to encourage our teens to open up.

 

  • What to do if our teens don’t ever seem to want to leave their rooms.

 

Happy listening!

 

Geneviève & Heather

E133 - What Young Children Need You to Know with Bridgett Miller | Parent Talk  

E133 - What Young Children Need You to Know with Bridgett Miller | Parent Talk  

May 4, 2020
Episode: E133 - What Young Children Need Tou to Know

Guest(s): Bridgett Miller, Parenting Consultant, and Author

 

Today on ParentTalk, Genevieve and Heather are welcoming Parenting Expert and now Author, Bridgett Miller! She is launching her brand new book “What Young Children Need You to Know” and is here to tell us all about it along with some great tips as always.

 

We cover:

 

  • Why this book isn’t your typical parenting book that's meant to be read cover to cover, but instead, readers are encouraged to focus on pages that resonate with them and the challenge they are seeking help with.

 

  • What is Conscious Parenting?

 

  • How parents should view their role in regards to raising their children.

 

  • Bridgett shares some of the topics and describes how the book is laid out.

 

  • Bridgett explains her perspective on what is happening when children do or say things “just for attention”.

 

  • If you could only tell parents one thing, what would it be?

 

Happy Listening!

Geneviève & Heather

E132 - Returning to Exercise after Birth with Sheree Budgell | Parent Talk

E132 - Returning to Exercise after Birth with Sheree Budgell | Parent Talk

April 27, 2020
Episode: E132 - Returning to Exercise after Birth.

Guest(s): Sheree Budgell, Pelvic Health & Orthopaedic Physiotherapist 

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Sheree Budgell, to talk about returning to exercise after birth.

 

We cover:

 

  • What timelines should a postpartum mom follow when returning to exercise or running?

 

  • For moms who love to run, should they be squeezing their pelvic floor the entire time to prevent leaking?

 

  • Symptoms that moms should be aware of that indicate that a type of excercise is too much load for their pelvic floor.

 

  • Can we do longterm damage by returning to high impact exercise too early?

 

  • Other possible factors that need to be considered with returning to exercise.

 

 Happy Listening!

Geneviève & Heather

E131 - Why we Struggle as much as we do as Parents in Today’s World with Ashley Avinashi | Parent Talk

E131 - Why we Struggle as much as we do as Parents in Today’s World with Ashley Avinashi | Parent Talk

April 20, 2020
Episode: E131 - Why we Struggle as much as we do as Parents in Today's World.

Guest(s): Ashley Avinashi , Parenting Coach, Best Selling Author, and Founder of Raising Humanity.

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Parenting Coach, Best Selling Author, and Founder of Raising Humanity, Ashley Avinashi, to talk with us about why we struggle as much as we do as parents in today's world.

 

We cover:

 

  • What made Ashley move from a successful corporate than entrepreneurial career into supporting the healing path for parents.

 

  • What is behind the chronic struggle that most parents face in today's world.

 

  • How where we find ourselves today is perhaps the greatest collective opportunity we have to heal from intergenerational pain/patterns.

 

  • What we can do as a first step in clearing what we are carrying so we can live more freely, on purpose, and in our joy.

 

  • The core needs of our children and us as parents, during this unprecedented time.

 

Happy Listening!

Geneviève & Heather

 

We wanted to tell you about the ‘Local Love Fund’ sponsored by United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Our collective response to COVID-19 calls upon our resourcefulness, resilience and ability to take care of one another. Do you have a new and creative way for supporting your community? United Way is here to help.

They have up to $1,000 available for your community project. For more information or to apply, visit uwlm.ca

E130 - How to Navigate Parenting in your Community and Access Support & Services with Shawna Comey | Parent Talk

E130 - How to Navigate Parenting in your Community and Access Support & Services with Shawna Comey | Parent Talk

April 13, 2020
Episode: E130 - How to Navigate Parenting in your Community and Access Support & Services.

Guest(s): Shawna Comey, Family Navigator with Westcoast Families.

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Family Navigator, Shawna Comey with Westcoast Families, to talk about how to Navigate Parenting in your Community and Access Support and Services

 

We cover:

 

  • What is a family navigator and what is their role in helping families.

 

  • Advice for new moms in the community.

 

  • What an average day of a navigator looks like.

 

  • How families can find help during the pandemic.

 

Happy Listening!

Geneviève & Heather

E129 - What our Kids really need from us Right Now! With Dr. Deborah MacNamara | Parent Talk

E129 - What our Kids really need from us Right Now! With Dr. Deborah MacNamara | Parent Talk

April 6, 2020
Episode: E129 What our Kids really need from us Right Now! With Dr. Deborah MacNamara 

Guest(s): Dr. Deborah MacNamaraClinical counsellor, Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, Speaker, and Author.

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are thrilled to be welcoming back, Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Clinical counsellor, Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, Speaker, and Author. We will be talking about what our kids really need from us Right Now! These are unprecedented times and we need to be there for our children during this confusing and uncertain time. Find out how you can best support them!

 

We cover:

 

  • How parenting might look different right now given the current situation.

 

  • Different levels of stress that accompany this pandemic.

 

  • The best way to explain the situation to our kids without creating more fear.

 

  • How to best handle our own feelings of fear and anxiety so not to worry our kids.

 

  • The most effective way to support our kids during this difficult time.

  

Hope this helps! Stay Safe!

Xo Geneviève & Heather

E128 - Stress Reduction Strategies with Victoria Smith | Parent Talk

E128 - Stress Reduction Strategies with Victoria Smith | Parent Talk

March 29, 2020
Episode: E128 Stress Reduction Strategies 

Guest(s): Victoria Smith, Stress Reduction Coach with Stress Less Ladies Ltd.

 

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Victoria Smith, Stress Reduction Coach with Stress Less Ladies, to discuss Strategies for Reducing Stress.

 

We cover:

 

  • Do women (and particularly moms) experience more stress than men?

 

  • Signs of burnout.

 

  • Parents have a million things on the go. Here are some strategies to reduce overall stress.

 

  • With kids experiencing higher levels of anxiety, here’s how we can help them to stress less.

 

  • How we can build in daily self-care without it adding way more to our list.

 

Happy listening!

Geneviève & Heather