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Educational technology: It’s time for a change

The United Nations and UNESCO are raising concerns about using digital technology in schools, especially for younger…


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Resilient Kids Podcast

Resilient Kids PodcastThe Resilient Kids podcast provides a resource for parents to navigate parenting. From the author…


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Being Resilient in an Uncertain World

What stops you from doing what is right, from what is helpful to manage stress and build your ability to cope?


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Whose job is it to toilet train your child?

An invitation to have a conversation that will support you, as a parent, and will support your children to be…


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How to ‘adult’ a guide from Julie Lythcott-Haims

Adulting is a new verb with a new list of challenges. It used to be, get an education, a job, get married have…


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  • ADHD - Interview with Brett Harrington October 20, 2023
    This week on Resilient Kids Madeleine speaks with specialist Brett Harrington about all things ADHD. This episode is filled with insights and strategies for parents raising children with ADHD. Listen in as Brett shares her expert knowledge and we discover that ADHD is not something to be fought against, but rather a challenge that we […]
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  • Learning the Value of Money - Interview with Te Kahukura Boynton September 20, 2023
    In this week's episode, host Madeleine speaks with Te Kahukura Boynton, to explore innovative strategies for imparting financial wisdom to children. Te Kahukura Boynton is a 19 year old Law Student, Entrepreneur and Activist for Māori. Te Kahukura is on a mission to teach Maori financial literacy because she believes that this will reduce disparities […]
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  • The Importance of Play - Interview with Sarah Amy Glensor Best September 6, 2023
    This episode we are joined by Sarah Amy Glensor Best, an author, parenting coach, and mother of 3, as she shares her insightful take on the significance of play in a child's life. Madeleine and Sarah uncover the reasons behind play's importance and practical ways to infuse it into daily routines, fostering creativity and resilience […]
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  • Toilet Training - Interview with Lisa Smith August 23, 2023
    In this episode, we're joined again by children’s continence nurse Lisa Smith, a seasoned professional in the realm of potty training. Lisa imparts her extensive expertise, offering invaluable advice for parents and caregivers. From recognising signs of readiness to overcoming challenges like regression, Lisa's proven techniques and empathetic approach pave the way for a successful […]
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  • Helicopter Parenting - Interview with Lisa Krause August 8, 2023
    On this week's interview we hear from the wonderful Lisa Krause. Lisa is a parent and grandparent with years of experience and expertise parenting. She has worked as a parenting educator and a teacher of parenting science. On this episode Madeleine and Lisa have a discussion on the topic of helicopter parenting. Lisa uses the […]
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  • Helping Parents to be Confident - Interview with Dr Heather Cline July 25, 2023
    Heather has been working with parents and parenting professionals for 15 years and offers a unique perspective all the way from Carolina in the USA. In their conversation Madeleine and Heather discuss how hard it is for parents to find their own solutions when issues come up with their children rather then looking for help […]
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  • Sleeping Lions - Interview with Billie Searing July 11, 2023
    Sleep is one of the most essential parts of all of our lives. Billie, a sleep consultant with the business Sleeping Lions, takes her time to share our vital sleep is for all of our health. This is especially the case for babies. Billie discusses with Madeleine strategies for getting our infants to sleep. Billie […]
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  • Picky Eaters - Interview with Judith Yeabsley June 5, 2023
    This week we welcome Judith Yeabsley back onto the podcast. After telling us of her own experiences in parenting in season one we have her back to talk about her are of expertise, picky eating. As the founder of The Confident Eater, Judith has ample knowledge and a strong ability to share that knowledge. As […]
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  • Grief Relief - Interview with Claire Laurenson May 23, 2023
    To begin season two, our specialist season, we tackle the absolutely essential topic of grief. Grief is something we all have to go through at some point, and having the knowledge of Claire Laurenson in your tool belt is a huge asset. Claire has been doing grief work for nearly forty years, and like all […]
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  • Poos and Wees - Interview with Lisa Smith May 23, 2023
    In this episode we speak to another highly experienced professional about the important topic of poos and wees. Lisa Smith is a children’s continence nurse and has been working with children and families for many years. You will hear Lisa explain how the bowel is like a second brain! Truly. The bowel is impacted by our […]
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  • Liz Andrew-Brake Interview - Balancing Parent Responses to Intense Toddler Emotion February 21, 2023
    Madeleine has a conversation with Liz Andrew-Brake, a person Madeleine met when they were just a child. Liz now has a toddler of 17 months and comes to talk about managing tantrums. Their discussion revolves around founding balance in responding to tantrums. Liz is an experienced social worker, so her knowledge and Madeleine’s expertise leads […]
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  • Alex Muntz Interview - Effects of Screen Use on Eyes and Vision - Resilient Kids Podcast February 7, 2023
    This week, after a short break, we are back on the Resilient Kids Podcast with a special interview with optometrist and clinical researcher Alex Muntz. Muntz provides real and concrete evidence that shows the importance of understanding the effects of screen use on our children. He and Madeleine discuss this in detail whilst remaining balanced in […]
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  • Anna Popata Interview - Parenting 2 Under 2 - Resilient Kids Podcast January 1, 2023
    Parenting 2 kids under the age of 2 could be considered an Olympic level sport. Whilst extremely rewarding and fulfilling it certainly comes with it's many challenges. Anna and Madeleine have a conversation about these challanges and these rewarding experiences. It is such an important time of growth in their brains so the way parents […]
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  • Sarah Amy Glensor Best Interview - Forgiving and Learning from Parenting Imperfection - Resilient Kids Podcast December 27, 2022
    Sarah works with parents, doing workshops and supporting parents on their role. But, most importantly she’s a mother, and it’s her journey to forgiveness of herself that is the topic of this discussion. Madeleine and Sarah have an emotive, personal, and helpful discussion on understanding that parenting is tough, and we are imperfect and will […]
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  • Fiona Robinson-Morey Interview (Part 2) - Parenting through Tension - Resilient Kids Podcast December 13, 2022
    Madeleine welcomes Fiona back for the second part of their conversation. Fiona comes back and shares how the strategies suggested by Madeleine have impacted the process of getting her child to bed. It’s a tricky world and lots of distractions are around, like a renovation to a bedroom! But even with these distractions, we can […]
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