Episode 107: Marte Meo – Principle #4

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the fourth principle, ‘name the child’s internal experience’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden Gift …

Episode 106: Marte Meo – Principle #3

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the third principle, ‘name what you’re doing’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden Gift at …

Episode 105: Marte Meo – Principle #2

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the second principle, ‘follow and name the child’s initiative’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden …

Episode 104: Marte Meo – Principle #1

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare introduces Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. She begins with principle 1, to have a nice face and a nice tone.   LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden …

Episode 81: Connecting Deeply with Justin Coulson 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Australian Parenting Expert, Justin Coulson. Their conversation centres around how to connect with our children, where people typically get stuck and how to create positive change in this area. It’s an inspiring and practical conversation that parents, as well as educators, will benefit from. Links for this episode: Justin …

Episode 73: Empowered Parenting with Deanne Atkinson

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Deanne Atkinson about how to be an empowered and connected parent. Deanne is a Parenting Coach and Spiritual Counsellor, who is passionate about nurturing children’s feelings and emotions. Listen in to hear: How to support the wellbeing of your child by acknowledging their feelings The importance of choice for …

3 Reminders from the Classroom

This week I’ve been relief teaching with a class of five year olds (my daughter’s class in fact). And let’s just say it’s been a bit of a shock to the system.

9 Games Worth Playing

Games with rules offer valuable learning opportunities for children; turn taking, playing fairly, winning and losing, cooperating, using strategy and building resilience.