Fall back in love with parenting (and your child) again. Join Helena Mooney and guests to find out how to help your child thrive while transforming challenging behaviour such as aggression, anxiety, bedtimes, tantrums, sibling rivalry, and so much more.
If You Ever Feel Like You're Failing As A Mum
20:59There's so much pressure to be the "perfect" mum. But, what is "perfect"? And is your desire to be perfect resulting in you feeling like a failure?This episode will dive into what most mum's feel, and how you can turn that around.Helena Mooney is a Parenting & Life Coach dedicated to helping your family AND you thrive.Book: 1:1 Mentoring SessionJoin: Annoying to AMAZING! Online program if you have a child under 9Follow on InstagramFollow on Facebook
How to Be a More Playful Mum
21:58If you find it hard to be playful with your child, then this episode is going to help.Because it's hard! And often you probably would rather do anything - ANYTHING! - than sit and play with your child one more time.....You're not alone and it's totally understandable.And.....there are things you can do to become more playful. It's not a case of you being that type of person, or not.Playfulness is born AND made! In this episode I share something practical you can do that will help you to become more playful, so listen in and let me know what you end up doing!And, if you'd like more help becoming playful with your kids, and in your life in general, join me inside The Play Collective!This 6 week program is designed to help you and your family effortlessly THRIVE & have FUN together - from toddlers through to teens!www.parentingwithplay.com.au
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Are Tantrums "Normal"?
19:52Do you worry whether your child is "normal", especially when they're having a meltdown (again!)? If so, you're not alone. Tantrums have been seen as unacceptable for hundreds of years and very harsh methods were used to stop them - "spoil the rod, spare the child".But tantrums ARE normal. In fact, they're a healthy biological function that needs to be supported rather than squashed. Because when they're squashed, the upset emotions stay inside your child which leads to anxieties, aggression and addictive behaviours.Listen to this episode to learn more about the benefits of expressing and releasing upset emotions - for your child (and for you....!).For more help with your child's tantrums, join Annoying to AMAZING! and see how Helena has helped her own children with big emotional outbursts.Click here for 1:1 Support.Website: www.parentingwithplay.com.auInstagram: @helenamooney_parentingwithplayFacebook: ParentingwithPlaywithHelenaMooney
Repair after shouting at my kids - from grovelling apologies to confident reconnection - with Chiara Rossetti
36:04If you've ever been stuck in the anger > guilt > shame cycle, then this episode is perfect for you.Chiara Rossetti is an amazing Aware Parenting Mum and Instructor who shares how she has struggled with her feelings of frustration and rage with her children, and how she now uses playfulness to reconnect and repair after an outburst.Key Points:Healing & transformative power of playPlay can be easier than you thinkPlay is your child's language & is universalParenting doesn't need to be serious (and is better when it isn't!)Play doesn't always feel natural - and that's OKIt's never too late to start playing with your childYou CAN reconnect and repair with your child - this will bring you confidence in your parentingTeenagers are great! The power of Aware Parenting for the teenage years.Join / Watch Online Workshop: REPAIR: How To Reconnect With Your Child After You've F#@%*d UpWhy you shout & lose your temper, despite your best intentionsHow to help your child release fear and sadness so that you can repair your connection and heal your child's stressWhat simple and fun things you can do with your child to bring playfulness back in your relationshipHow to reduce the chances of you losing it againPLUS, If you can make it live, you'll receive tailor-made, situation specific, attachment play ideas - just for youIntroducing The Play Collective - Taking The Struggle Out Of PlayIf you struggle being playful with your child, then know that you're not alone - most parents struggle with this. And Chiara and I have created a brand new program that will help! This is your opportunity to help you and your family THRIVE & have FUN together!Click here to find out more. For 1:1 support, contact Helena through www.parentingwithplay.com.au
When Your Child Refuses To Go To School
26:51Whether it's Preschool, Primary or High / Secondary School, at some point your child is not going to want to go. Which is completely understandable. But it's also concerning and frustrating for you.So this episode gives you strategies & insights for what to do in the heat of the moment in those challenging moments, and what to do to reduce the chances of it happening.For more support:REGISTER for the Helping Your Child with School WorkshopJOIN Annoying to AMAZING! Online ProgramBook in a 1:1 Session with Helena
3 Things NOT To Do When Your Child is Having a Big Cry or Tantrum
18:30When your child is crying or having a tantrum, it can be hard to know what to do in the heat of the moment. After working with many parents, these are 3 common mistakes I see that impact on children's ability to effectively process their upset emotions. Listen in to this episode to find out what they are, and what you can do instead.If you realise you've done any of these, please know that it's totally understandable and we've all done it too. Being with upset children is hard! So be gentle on yourself and do what you can manage. Remember to reach out if you'd like support and know that by avoiding these 3 common mistakes, you'll be able to help your child in a deeply transformative way. Book a 1:1 Session with HelenaFind out about joining Annoying to AMAZING!
What YOU Want Is Important & Makes You A Better Mum. So How Can You Get it?
24:04You spend so much time thinking about what others want, but what about YOU? Find out how to uncover what you REALLY want and how to make it happenIn this episode Helena will take you through 2 processes to help you get clear about what you want in your life so that you can make it happen. Whether they are big life decisions, or everyday occurrences with your kids (because they make up your life), you CAN create the life you want to live.Helena also shares her personal news about a big move her family has made and how these processes have helped make so many amazing things happen, as if by "magic".This is an exciting episode, so dive on in!If you'd like help withuncovering what you really want in your lifemaking it happenbeautifully supporting your children in the processBook in a 1:1 session with Helena.If you want to release deep fears, contact Chiara RossettiFollow Helena Mooney:Website: https://parentingwithplay.com.au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParentingwithPlaywithHelenaMooneyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/helenamooney_parentingwithplay/
Playdates - how to help your child and their friend
26:23Playdates can be fun and a great way to entertain your child. And...they can also be chaotic, noisy and end in tears. Discover how to help your child and their friend have a great time and deal with any friction or fights that may arise.For more help with your child, join me inside Annoying to AMAZING! where you'll receive:more practical strategies to help your child with anxieties, aggressive behaviour, bedtime issues and morethe step by step approach to deal with tantrums, whining and big upset emotionshow to set limits playfully & lovinglyan insight into what's going on in your child's brainplenty of more games for use in many different situationsa deeper understanding of your own triggers so you will shout less and be able to connect more in the heat of the momentPLUS:Ongoing weekly mentoring with me, so you will be supported throughoutvideos of me with my children so that you can see exactly what to doClick here to join
How Play Will Help Your Anxious Child
20:32Discover why play is more effective than talking & reassurance when your child is anxious.You can play games in a therapeutic way that will help your anxious child become much more confident and able to cope with difficult situations.Find out more ways play can help & more games inside my FREE online Playful Discipline Workshop. Click here to join today!And if you're wanting to take your parenting to the next level so you can feel more confident knowing you're helping your baby or child in a deeper way, you can:book in a 1:1 sessionjoin Annoying to AMAZING! - my online program if you have children aged 1 - 8 years oldjoin Aware Parenting Babies if you have a baby under 1
Travelling with Babies & Children
20:52How to make travelling much easier when you have a baby or a child.Travelling long distances on planes, trains or in your car doesn't have to be super stressful. Discover what practical things you can do to make it more enjoyable for you and your child.If you'd like to learn how to incorporate more PLAY into your parenting, join me for my online Playful Discipline Workshop - it's FREE!And if you're wanting to take your parenting to the next level so you can feel more confident knowing you're helping your baby or child in a deeper way, you can:book in a 1:1 sessionjoin Annoying to AMAZING! - my online program if you have children aged 1 - 8 years oldjoin Aware Parenting Babies if you have a baby under 1