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Direct download: 46_Thriving_After_Seperation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am +12

45: Top Tips for Water Safety and Keeping Kids Swim Safe

Top Tips for Water Safety and Keeping Kids Swim Safe

Keeping kids safe around water is a major for all parents.  Nat talks to Lynn Cartwright, the Swim School Coordinator at Glen Innes Pool in Auckland, New Zealand.

What age should kids start and stop swim lessons?  How can we get kids more prepared and give them survival skills for being safe at the beach, river, lake and at home?

Top 5 tips:

  • Supervision
  • Proximity (Be there) 
  • Awareness and Knowledge
  • Water safety skills
  • Know your child's ability

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Direct download: 45_Top_Tips_for_Swim_Safety.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm +12

How do you tell the difference between 'the baby blues' and true post natal depression? Everyone seems to know someone who's had it.

It's a slightly different tone on If Only They'd Told Me this week, as Jacquie shares a moving, real story of a family who has been through Post Natal Depression. 

Find out what happened and how you can recognise the signs in yourself and in those you care about. 

Some signs of post natal depression include:

  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Loss of interest in things you previously interested in
  • Negative thoughts
  • Self blame
  • Severe mood swings
  • Feeling numb
  • Feeling isolated
  • Tiredness, including desperately wanting to sleep, but not being able to
  • Thoughts of self harm or harming baby

ANY of these should be a warning signal. Get professional help or talk to someone if you have even one symptom. 

If you have a story (your own or someone you know of) and it would be helpful for others to know, we'd love to hear from you…



Direct download: 44_Post_Natal_Depression.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 10:42am +12

Part 2 of 'Parenting Twins'  

Michelle and Tim share their tips and stories about having twins.

Nat picks up where she left off last time by asking, about having twins, "do other people 'get it'?"

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Upcoming Podcasts:

  • Post Natal Depression
  • Parenting One
  • The More the Merrier?
Direct download: 43_Twins_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 2:43pm +12