Inspiration

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Reading

Real Parenting for Real Kids by Melissa Hood

Real Parenting for Real Kids by Melissa Hood

Written by our very own Melissa Hood from The Parent Practice who runs seminars ranging from ‘preparing for parenthood’ to ‘discipline and your teenager - yes you can!’ Called the essential guide to bringing out the best in our children this book provides realistic...

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Mothers of Ambition

Mothers of Ambition

The conversation around working mothers has long been dominated by guilt, apologies, and excuses—positioning a career as the sort of optional luxury that women have cause to feel ambivalent about says JWT in this intelligence briefing. In this article they discuss...

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Watching

Common Sense Media website

Common Sense Media website

Common Sense Media is a trusted guide for parents to research the good, the bad and the ugly on children’s screens. It is a non profit organisation that reviews app, games, TV, movies and more delivering excellent objective advice, helpful tools, and so much more....

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Austin’s Butterfly Building

I love this video which tells the story of a little boy called Austin who was trying to copy a drawing of a butterfly. The teacher is trying to show the kids in the classroom through Austins efforts that being good at something takes...

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Listening

Blinkist App

Blinkist App

I really appreciate the Blinkist App. Most of us  are time-constrained and Blinkist gives an overview of a book within 10-15 minutes. Then you can decide if you want to read the full version. They have a pretty good parenting section now. Listen here:...

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NPR Life Kit

NPR Life Kit

This podcast series strapline is ‘tools to help you get it together’. It’s range is wide but there are specific talks for parents in collaboration with Sesame Workshop including a series called ‘difficult conversations’ which covers topics such death, race, bad news...

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Birth, Baby and Beyond

Birth, Baby and Beyond

It might be because I am Australian but this podcast makes me laugh. Good practical advice from midwife Cath is a bonus. Listen here: https://www.podcastone.com/birth-baby-and-beyond

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