If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

Nat co-hosts this episode with her husband (and father-of-three) Matt. They discuss the key to house guest etiquette being: Giving everyone what they need. To do this, you need to consider;

  • length and location of their stay
  • your existing relationship
  • routine
  • purpose of visit, and 
  • overall expectation management.

It also helps to 'over-communicate' about activities and routines. 

Blog: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/how-to-host-house-guests-and-keep-everyone-happy/

Related Podcasts:  9 Day Fortnight, Best Intentions, Getting on with the In-laws and Grandparents

Direct download: 38_House_Guest_Etiquette.mp3
Category:Home Life -- posted at: 10:38pm +12

In this Episode, Nat heads out of the studio and takes her microphone and iPad to meet up with CEO Bruce Pilbrow on-site at the Parenting Place.

http://www.theparentingplace.com

Over a cup of tea, they discuss the Parenting Place mantra of 'Family is Everything', going global with social media, parenting workshops and the importance of 'couch time' for a healthy relationship! 

Bruce also gives some good tips for Christmas (or any time of year) about keeping the focus on 'family' and sometimes saying 'no' to some things so you can be present and spend more family time together.

https://www.facebook.com/theparentingplace

http://pinterest.com/tppdotcom/

http://www.youtube.com/theparentingplace

Direct download: 37_Bruce_Pilbrow_CEO_of_The_Parenting_Place.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 11:12pm +12

Diane Levy is a parenting expert, family advisor and therapist with over 15 years experience running her own counselling and supervision practice. She's written three books including the best seller Of Course I Love You... Now go to Your Room.

Diane is New Zealand's Super Gran and has presented the TV show 'Demons to Darlings'.

Her warm, friendly approach to addressing the interaction between family members has made Diane a popular author, speaker and trusted expert. 

In last week's interview, we covered:

  • Time out
  • Getting children to do as they're told
  • Dealing with temper tantrums

This week, Jacqui talks to Diane about:

  • Fussy eaters
  • Making meal times less stressful
  • Toilet training
Direct download: 36_Diane_Levy_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am +12

Diane Levy is a parenting expert, family advisor and therapist with over 15 years experience running her own counselling and supervision practice. She's written three books including the best seller Of Course I Love You... Now go to Your Room

Diane is New Zealand's Super Gran and has presented the TV show 'Demons to Darlings'.

Her warm, friendly approach to addressing the interaction between family members has made Diane a popular author, speaker and trusted expert. 

In this first of two interviews with 'If Only They'd Told Me',  Diane Levy discusses:

- Time out

- Getting children to do as they're told

- Dealing with temper tantrums

Tune in next week for Part 2 on

- Fussy eaters

- Making meal times less stressful

- Toilet training

 

Direct download: 35_Diane_Levy_part_1.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:15am +12

Things that grandparents, hubby, friends, strangers and you do with the 'best intentions' that sometimes have the opposite effect.  

Click on the link to hear Nat & Jacqui's stories including: 'Matt and the Muffin', Harry Potter nightmares, over-generous parents and in-laws, Christmas collage and more...

Tips for successful 'best intentions'

* Read the 'scene' before swooping in

* Ask 'what can I do to help?' 

* Mama knows best, don't ask just do!

* Tell people clearly what you need (less presents for the kids, short visit…)

* See the humour in it and appreciate the effort

For more, visit us at: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com

Direct download: 34_Best_Intentions.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 8:26pm +12

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