STRONG PARENT PODCASTS

Counsellors Kim Marie Smith (founder of Standing Strong) and Erika Shaw are the creators of Standing Strong, a holistic health and wellness program for children and teens. With over fifteen years of experience working with children and families, Kim and Riki share their insight, experience and expertise in this entertaining and supportive podcast. If you’re a parent looking for support and you believe in taking a village approach to raising children, this is the podcast for you!

EPISODE 1 - Creating a support network around your child

Welcome to the STRONG Parents Podcast! In our first episode we explore the challenges parents face with creating a support network for their children. Taking a village approach to parenting is not always easy and in this episode we explore the challenges parents face along with the benefits of allowing other adults to be a part of your child’s life.
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EPISODE 2 - When your child resists support

What to do when your child resists support… In our second podcast episode we explore the challenges parents face when children resist the support they are trying to provide including counselling, mentoring, extra curricula activities and support services. It’s often very challenging for parents to know what to do in these these challenging times. In todays episode we offer support on how to work with your child to give them the support they are needing.
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EPISODE 3 - Noticing early signs of anxiety

Are you noticing early signs of Anxiety in your child…In this weeks podcast episode we explore the challenges parents face when they start to recognise the early signs of Anxiety in their children. It’s often difficult for parents to know what to do when children start withdrawing from activities and resisting social settings. In this weeks episode of the STRONG Parents Podcast we offer support to parents to help their children while navigating this challenging time.
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EPISODE 4 - Supporting your child through emotional outbursts

In this weeks episode we offer support to parents who are trying to help their children through heightened emotions and or emotional outbursts. As parents, we often become the target of our children’s emotional surges. This can be difficult, especially if our children turn their emotions or hurt onto us. For parents, our role is to guide and support our children to work through their emotions, this is often easier said than done. 

In this weeks episode of the STRONG Parents Podcast, we offer parents suggestions on how to keep themselves emotional protected through their children’s outbursts. We also explore the importance of revisiting difficult situations once emotions have settled, in order to help our children with emotional regulation.
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EPISODE 5 - Recovering from Emotional Surges & Outbursts

In this weeks episode we offer support to parents who are trying to help their child learn more effective ways to express and work through heightened emotions. As parents, we often become the target of our children’s emotional surges. This can be difficult, especially if our children turn their emotions onto us. For parents, our role is to guide and support our children to work through their emotions, this is often easier said than done. In this weeks episode we help parents to bounce back after emotional outbursts and explain the importance of communication in creating new habits with expressing emotions. We explore the importance of revisiting difficult situations once emotions have settled, in order to help our children with emotional regulation.
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EPISODE 6 - Preparing for your daughters first Period!

In this weeks episode we talk all things Periods! We explore the worries, uncomfortableness and questions parents often face and share our tips on how parents can support their daughters through this huge transition. Getting their periods for the first time can be an anxious time for many girls.
Parents often feel unsure of how to support their daughter, especially if their daughters seem embarrassed or begin to shut down the conversation. In this weeks episode we share ways to reduce the uncomfortableness and create a safe place for your daughter to open up about any fears, worries or questions she may have.
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