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Chatabout Children Podcast with Sonia Bestulic
32 minutes | 20 hours ago
REBROADCAST 056 - Foundations for Reading & Spelling Part 1
In this episode of Chatabout Children Podcast, we look at the foundations of learning to read and spell with a real focus on preschoolers – children who are from 3 to 5 years of age. This is part 1 of this comprehensive topic, so I hope you stay tuned.
36 minutes | 15 days ago
CC55 - The POWER OF PLAY
45 minutes | a month ago
CC54 - Talking Money with Kids
26 minutes | a month ago
CC53 - Spotlight On Children's Author - Jane Smith
We are celebrating Children's Book Week this week! In honour of the occasion, we have multi award nominated Author, Jane Smith joining me for a chat. Jane's latest series showcases the adventures of strong women from the past (in Australia and internationally). Jane certainly has a unique and enjoyable way for kids to learn and be inspired by these amazing women; whilst opening a doorway for kids to really value and appreciate their present by acknolwedging those gone before them and their remarkable lives. Jane also shares her insights and tips into what it takes to write a series for kids.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
CC52 - Raising Strong, Confident Kids
Dr. Louise Metcalf is a psychologist with about 30 years of experience helping people create better lives and healthier brains. Louise has worked in multiple sectors as a psychologist and has a keen interest in positive psychological change. Louise values away 1 individual could make a difference and have a strong interest in brain health and resilience. After years of supporting children with anxiety and mental wellbeing, Louise had the idea for a robot that can help kids with their anxiety. now launched in app form, Gheorg The Friendly Robot empowers children with emotional intelligence and mental wellbeing through check-ins and meditation exercises.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
CC51 - Music Therapy!
Have you ever had days when you were just so happy to be able to find the perfect song to accompany you while driving your car, getting to work, running a marathon, or even while putting your kids to bed? Regardless of what song you put on (or lullaby you sing), there's no denying that music has this amazing ability to affect our moods, boost our energy, bring back memories, and even sometimes, soothe our pain. Our guest today talks more about the wonderful benefits of music and how she uses it as a therapeutic tool in her practice working with families, children, young adults.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
CC50 - Food and How It Affects Your Child
26 minutes | 3 months ago
CC49 - Speech Pathology Awareness Week 2020: Communicating with Confidence
In honour of Speech Pathology Awareness Week and this year’s theme ‘Communicating with Confidence’, Sonia Bestulic shares her top ten tips to nurture confident communication in kids. Sonia has been a speech and language pathologist for over 20 years now, having had the privilege of working with thousands of children and their families to support their communication development – both at oral and written communication levels for a variety of purposes. She founded the Talking Heads Speech Pathology clinics in Sydney, Australia in 2006, which provides a speech pathology service to individuals of all ages. To find out more about speech pathology and communication disability, please visit www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
41 minutes | 4 months ago
CC48 - Generation Alpha!
Do you have a child, or work with children born from the year 2010? Welcome to Generation Alpha! Today I share a fascinating chat with Ashley Fell, a researcher, specialised in understanding the world of this generation amongst exploring their common traits and characteristics! There are certainly interesting insights you will be keen to learn, and consider when looking to the years ahead with the Generation Alpha children in our lives. Enjoy the chat!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
CC47 - Sensory Processing
64 minutes | 5 months ago
CC46 - Lego® Based Therapy
What a fascinating chat today with Dr Daniel LeGoff the pioneer of Lego Based Therapy. So many people, for so many years around the globe have loved Lego® , and continue to love it, often with deeply fond childhood... and adult memories! Would you like to discover how Lego® can also be used to successfully foster children's social skills? Tune in to the chat, and remember to share this episode with family, freinds and with colleagues!
33 minutes | 5 months ago
CC45 - A Celebration of Fatherhood, Kids and Connection
35 minutes | 6 months ago
CC44 - Dogs - A Popular Family Pet!
You may be thinking of a puppy or dog as a new addition to your family; but dont know where to start? Or perhaps you already have a dog within your family dynamics; but want to ensure you are all living as harmoniously as possible. My chat today with Katie Saran sheds some light on considerations when it comes to choosing a dog suited to your family, as well as the common behaviours that she works to improve, to ensure positive pet relationships. Of course there is also mention of the growing number of benefits for children and dogs at various levels, as therapy dogs, or assistance dogs. Enjoy the chat with Katie, whose level of expertise allows her to work so holistically, and successfully with so many families who have dogs as a valued family member.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
CC43 - Strengthening Emotional Wellbeing Part 2
The chat continues with the wonderful Julia Pappas. This time we delve into how to strengthen emotional wellbeing in our children (and ourselves too!); and discover what emotional wellbeing actually is anyway! Parenting and/ or working with children is an ongoing learning journey; and there are some fantastic insights shared by Julia today. Julia is Psychologist and a Parent Coach, who empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children. Look forward to you joining the chat!
48 minutes | 6 months ago
CC42 - An Introduction to Emotional Development PART 1
A wonderful chat with Julia Pappas! A Psychologist and a Parent Coach, who empowers parents to own their mission, discover limiting beliefs and parenting blocks, and helps develop essential skills so that parents can have the most fulfilling years of their life while raising children. This episode Julia helps us understand; what emotional development looks like, how emotions are regulated and the factors influencing children's emotional development. This is part one of our chat. Part two, coming up next episode, will delve into how to strengthen children's emotional wellbeing (and ours too!). Enjoy the chat with Julia!
38 minutes | 7 months ago
CC41 - Spotlight on Children's Author! Katrina McKelvey
Spotlight on Children's Author! episodes are a favourite. Today i share such a joyful chat with children's author Katrina McKelvey, who is celebrating the birth of her book baby, Isla's Family Tree. Katrina shares with us her journey to becoming a children's author, and the amazing rewards experienced. She also has fantastic tips and advice for kids reluctant to read or write, as well as how to nurture those kids who already love to read and write. And - if you (or your child) are an aspiring author, stay tuned to learn what easy and wonderful things you can do, along your journey to publication. Enjoy the chat with the delightful Katrina McKelvey!
41 minutes | 7 months ago
CC40 - Kid's Digital Wellbeing!
This is a definite listen to episode! I chat to Dr Kristy Goodwin about Digital Wellbeing. A super relevant topic for us all, living in a highly digitalised world. This episode is immensely value packed, as Kristy shares awesome tips and strategies to have our children (and possibly even ourselves!) learn healthy ways to use the digital world to thrive. Our chat will certainly have you in the driver's seat, confidently steering and navigating everchanging digital times with the children in our lives.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
CC39 - Giftedness in the Classroom
Our previous, and very popular podcast episode was all about Gifted and Talented children (a recommended listen!). Today's chat is with Vanessa Ryan-Rendall, a passionate teacher who works to support Gifted and Talented children, and their teachers in the classroom. Vanessa shares her insights and practical strategies within the classroom context; with timely advice on how parents can also support their children's learning styles too! Enjoy the chat with Vanessa!
43 minutes | 8 months ago
CC38 - Gifted & Talented Children
Giftedness is usually equated with being a genius. Our guest for today thinks this isn't always the case and this stereotype can do more harm than good. In my conversation with Melinda, we talk about how parents and educators can help gifted and twice-exceptional students succeed in life. Key Learnings Tune in and learn: How the needs of her own children led Melinda to work in the area of giftedness What giftedness mean How giftedness differs from talent How a child is diagnosed for giftedness What are the early signs of giftedness Why gifted children are sometimes misunderstood Why the myth that giftedness = genius can do more harm than good The challenges of parenting a gifted child What twice-exceptional children are How to support gifted children at school What the AAEGT does Information about the Gifted Awareness Week Australia
46 minutes | 9 months ago
CC37 - Tweens & Teens
Sacha Kaluri is the CEO of The Motivational Company. In the past two decades, she has spoken in front of school groups, parents, teachers, universities, colleges, and government agencies about parenting. Her topics of expertise are careers, motivation, bullying, cyberbullying, and cyber safety, body image, stress management, teamwork, and leadership. Every year, she does more than 150 presentations on these topics. Sacha writes weekly columns at the Herald Sun and has authored the internationally acclaimed book The Two Worlds of Your Teenager. She is also the co-owner and founder of Australia’s largest youth educational event: The Australian Teenage Expo. In this episode, we pick Sacha’s brain for her thoughts on how best to support our teens and tweens. Key Learnings Listen to my conversation with Sacha and learn: • Some pointers on how to prepare yourself for your kids’ adolescent years • Why it’s important not to be too hard on yourself as a parent • The core things that parents need to foster with their children no matter what their age is • Why it’s so important to recognize what information to share and when to share them to your children as they advance in life • The importance of self-awareness in a teen’s or tween’s life • How parents can help their children make wise career choices • The top challenges that teens and tweens face in today’s current world • How parents could connect with other parents for support • An introduction to Sacha’s book The Two Worlds of Your Teenager • The story behind the Australia Teenage Expo
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