When does banter become bullying? How do you equip your child with a sense of humour, a thick skin and the courage to stand up and stand out? In this episode Tina talks about the fine lines that parents have to tread when dealing with their children and their first introductions to victim humour, piss-taking and below the belt remarks made in the name of "fun". A step Mom gets in touch about a child that will not stop begging for treats. Is there any way to get them to stop or eat healthier treats? This week's answer comes from an unusual source. Finally Jarlath outs Tina's worst eating habits from her childhood and we hear about a difficult situation of one child making another feel bad for...
Want to know the parenting life hack that allows you to cook one dinner for the whole family, makes mealtimes fun again and won't cost you an extra penny. "Tina's Tapas" are perfect for those kids that won't eat what's put on their plate no matter how hard you try to make it special for them. This week Tina revisits the core ideas behind letting your kid create their dinner from the ingredients on the table. It's "facepalmingly" simple but effective stuff. Another topic gets a second look this week in tantrums. When is the naughty step useless? Is there an age when a child is too young for this measure. One emailer needs Tina to settle a bet! Does your partner wake up angry with you for something you did in their dreams? Well Jarlath feels your pain. When is subconscious cheating not cheating, when it's Tina doing it!
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On this week's episode Tina helps with a child that feels unsafe in their own room at night. What do you do when your child has had an awful fright and is now too afraid to sleep on their own? Tina supports a mother through this with some helpful advice and workable tips that might be useful to anyone having issues with their child feeling settled. Have your kids gone from cute to rude over night? Have they stopped listening and you feel completely dismayed by their disrespectful behaviour? Is there any way back? Tina and Jarlath think there is light at the end of the tunnel. Together they try their best to help a mom of four year old twins get her boys back on track. Be sure to stay tuned to the end and laugh along with some of the really strange things Tina had been getting wrong for most to get adult life. Jarlath tries to help her feel better by sharing some of our listeners mistakes too. We can’t believe that we are at episode 19 already! Thank you again for subscribing, sharing and supporting our show. To reach us email [email protected] or support the continuation of the series financially by supporting us on Patreon. There's heaps of bonus content there for you to enjoy in return.
23 January Finished
Is your child super clingy? If you're wondering how you can you survive this super dependent stage, today's episode is for you. This week Tina calls upon all of her experience working with extreme childhood behaviours to help our emailers who feel overwhelmed by what their kids are throwing at them. Clinging to you is hard to manage but what do you do if your child is clinging to their clothes? We hear about a child that refuses to get dressed? Are you pulling your hair out while trying to pull their clothes off? How can you tackle the getting dressed battle and preserve your sanity? Jar and Tina have an exciting announcement to make and we hear from a Mom who can't get her child to stop biting. Tina knows how to help and provides a set of steps for anyone in this situation. If you live in fear of when your child might use their teeth to hurt someone, you will need to hear this. Is there hope for your little biting cutie pie? Of course there is. You are not alone, this is a common behaviour and easily helped. Listen in to hear how you can help your child no longer feel the need to bite! Make sure to email us on [email protected] or find us on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
16 January Finished
Welcome back, Happy New Year and congratulations on surviving your kids this Christmas. In today's episode Tina and Jarlath dive into the secret struggle of most parents after the holiday season. How can we "unspoil" our children. Can we get them back to some kind of normal or has the Santa fever sent them round the twist? Is your child a runner? Do they just not listen to you? Do you worry about leaving the house so much that it’s just easier to just stay home? Tina has seen it all before and has a great strategy that will definitely help. Listen in to hear her solution and get your life outside of the house back. WARNING: In this week's episode we are reminded how tough being a Mom can be. Do you feel on your own in finding it tough? More than likely. Are you actually on your own in feeling that way? Absolutely not. Your feelings are important and your feelings are never wrong. Asking for help is essential. Taking care of yourself is a necessity. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Contact Tina on [email protected] today with whatever is happening in your parenting life. Find us on Patreon and gain excess to exclusive extra content www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
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Worried about relatives who interfere in your parenting at Christmas? Concerned your kid will go off the rails the second Santa comes? You need to hear this week's episode. Tina gives us her number one life hack for defusing those awkward Christmas moments in front of your family and friends. We get an email from a Mom whose kid won't stop pooing in her sink! He refuses to poo anywhere else and this Mom needs help. Thankfully Tina has an answer and strategy for extreme toilet behaviours that seem never ending. Finally we hear from a parent whose child is living for screen time. Is there a way around this addiction or has the horse bolted. Tina thinks there's a way to make your screen time part of the answer. Over in the extended Patreon cut of this episode we hear from a parent who can't get her twins to play together unless the female of the two presents herself as a male! There's also parenting news featuring a famous Mom who refuses to buy her kids Christmas presents. (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad) Don't forget to email your questions, stories and situations to [email protected] All emailers remain anonymous and we reply to every single message personally.
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What do you do when you trust another family with your child and they show them a film they aren’t ready for? What do you do if your child has been traumatised by something they saw on screen? Is your child in a troubling WhatsApp group? Have you seen something worrying being shared within the group. What is your parental responsibility? Tina tries to help a parent who can't unsee what her daughter is saying in her friend group. And finally, is your child completely obsessed with dressing up? When does it stop being adorable and start being a problem. We also hear from one a mother who followed Tina's advice and is experiencing great success in resolving unnecessary roughness between siblings. The email address to send your questions to is [email protected] (The Richie Sadlier book mentioned on the show is available here. https://www.easons.com/Lets-Talk-Richie-Sadlier-9780717191901?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnNacBhDvARIsABnDa69oqnYr3lGC8TPA0asXZY3pmIfRhJpctrfV3rgu72k8sfR61MiYQ1YaAqx9EALw_wcB You can find more Irishman Abroad Podcasts on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad)
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