KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 18: How understanding birth order can make you a better parent
Are you the first born, a middle child or youngest in your family?
Are you a perfectionist, a free spirit or a risk taker?
According to the experts, position in the family – or your birth order – can affect your personality, behaviour and view of the world. In fact, some consider birth order to be one of the most powerful influences on personality.
In this episode we chat with one of Australia’s leading parenting writers, Michael Grose, who wrote the very popular book “Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it”. The book unpacks birth order theory and explains how children in a family that share the same gene pool, similar socio economic environments and experience similar parenting styles can still have fundamentally different personalities, interests and even careers as adults, based on their birth order.
The book was first published in 2003 – this year it’s been updated and rereleased with revised info based on modern families that are getting smaller. We chat with Michael Grose about how birth order can impact your personality and how understanding it can actually make us better parents.
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Guest: Michael Grose
Host: Liv Williams
KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 17: Teaching kids about consent
In this episode we’re tackling the important issue of teaching our kids about consent.
How do we ensure our younger children know about and understand consent? It’s not always easy having these conversations with our kids, but it’s absolutely necessary. Parents are asking at what age should this conversation happen, how should it be introduced? How should we actually be talking about it? The good news is you can start teaching kids about consent from a very young age, without confronting discussions about rape or sexual violation.
Talking us through this topic is award winning author, educator and advocate, Jayneen Sanders. Jayneen has actively advocated for body safety, gender equality and respectful relationship education being taught both in homes and in schools for over twelve years and has written and published several books on consent for children and parents including; ‘No Means No’, ‘My Body! What I Say Goes!’, ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’, ‘ABC of Body Safety & Consent’, ‘Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect’, and ‘Body Safety Education, A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Kids from Sexual Abuse’. Most of these books are suitable for children aged 3-9 years and give parents, carers, and educators the tools and framework to have conversations in age-appropriate ways with the children in their lives to educate and empower them.
In this episode we cover topics including:
- How and when to introduce the concept consent to young kids without relating it to sex
- Practical ways to model consent to children
- Why kids should never be asked to keep secrets
- The importance of teaching anatomically correct terminology for body parts
- Broaching sex ed with kids
CONTENT WARNING: In this episode, themes and references to sexual abuse and rape are covered. If this raises any issues or concerns for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or White Ribbon Australia on 1800 Respect.
Guest: Jayneen Sanders
KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 16: Earn at Home Mum with Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum
Today you’ll be hearing from Jody Allen, an Aussie Mum of two, author, founder and chief editor of stayathomemum.com.au, one of Australia’s biggest mothers’ networks. Jody’s website and books share recipes, health tips, parenting advice and so much more.
Jody has written five books, with her first four focused on really clever and unique ways to save money as a family. Her latest book, ‘Earn At Home Mum’, has just hit shelves, and this time she’s helping mums and families, as the title suggests, earn more from home, just like she did.
That’s right! Jody started her (very!) successful company from home, with absolutely no budget. We won’t spill all the beans yet, but just wait until you hear her story!
We guarantee you’ll be inspired.
Guest: Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum
KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 15: Fertility Struggles with Ceci from Fertility Hand
In this episode we’re talking to Ceci Jeffries, a fertility coach and owner of Fertility Hand, also a very grateful mum of three.
We’re chatting about fertility struggles and all that comes with it, something that Ceci has firsthand knowledge of. After her own experiences, she knew that she wanted to do everything she could to help other couples, which is why she trained as a fertility coach and started her business.
We talk about what a fertility coach is, how loved ones can support without offering advice, how important social media can be when you’re feeling isolated, and the kind of areas Ceci works on with her clients.
This is a very personal and sensitive topic, so for anyone out there experiencing a tough fertility journey, please know that this might bring up all the feels, but you are certainly not alone.
We hope this is helpful, comforting, and educational.
Guest: Ceci Jeffries from Fertility Hand
KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 14: Shine Bright with Kip&Co
This episode is one for the entrepreneurs, for the business women and those full of ideas but in need of some inspiration from someone who has been there and made it happen.
Today we chat to Alex McCabe of Kip&Co, the bright, bold lifestyle brand with a massive global following!
Alex takes us back to the day when she and two friends came up with the idea to launch a cool bedding brand, through to the way they manage their mega successful business as well as juggling life with 8 kids between them!
She touches on their iconic prints, how social media has helped the brand take off, the importance of communication in your business, how their kids have inspired them and so, so much more.
KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 13: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves
Today’s society can be toxic for girls, can what we do as parents really make a difference? Yes!
In this episode we chat with husband and wife research team and authors of Raising Girls Who Like Themselves, Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon. Their book details the seven qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. It’s packed with practical, evidence-based advice, and is an indispensable guide to raising a girl who is happy and confident in herself.
We chat with Kasey and Chris on KIDDO chats about some of these qualities and how we can work to instil them in our own daughters, so they too will grow up liking themselves.
According to Kasey and Chris, when you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows. Your daughter will strive for excellence because she has faith in her ability to achieve it and the confidence to pick herself up. She will nurture her physical and mental health because it’s natural to care for something you love. She will insist on healthy relationships because she believes she deserves nothing less.
And if that’s not something we all want for our daughters, we don’t know what is! This episode will help get you started on some of the ways we can work with our daughters to build and strengthen qualities that will lead them towards happy, confident lives.
Guests: Kasey Edwards & Dr Christopher Scanlon
Host: Liv Williams
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