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  • Ruby (practitioner)
    The impact of parental wellbeing
    Taking a moment to reflect on how we're feeling can help to support positive interactions with others.
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    Self-care check in
    Take care of yourself the way you take care of your kids.
  • Julia (Practitioner)
    What does a good enough co-parenting team look like?
    What do you think a good enough co-parenting team looks like?
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    Positive self-statements
    Repeating a positive statement that includes some kind of intention, can help to replace a negative thought with a more helpful positive thought.
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    Mindfulness actvitity
    Mindfulness can help bring your awareness to the present moment, and by doing so, reduce worrying and stressful thoughts. It doesn’t have to be something you practice alone, why not try this exercise with your child.
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    The perfect parent doesn't exist
    Be kind to yourself and know when you are doing the best you can.
  • Julia (Practitioner)
    What does a 'good enough' co-parenting team look like?
    What do you think a good enough co-parenting team looks like?
  • Dom (Parent)
    Speaking the feeling
    Children don't always have the language to put their feelings into words. Noticing and naming emotions can be a great way to help calm a difficult situation.
  • Annie (practitioner)
    Encouraging Independence
    Building independence is an important part of the journey to adulthood. Here are some ways you can encourage independence in your teenager.
  • Matt (Parent)
    Giving effective praise helps motivate your child and teaches them to think and talk positively about themselves.
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    Acknowledging feelings
    Dads, acknowledging your child’s feelings can help them to feel heard and understood.
  • Annie (Practitioner)
    Managing parental stress
    Dads, try to reflect on how you're feeling and take some time for a stress busting activity.

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