If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

Personalities: Introvert and Extrovert

Sorry for the technical glitch a fortnight ago (episode 53) when we brought you the other half of this interview first. During that interview Nat discussed family dynamics with Family Coach and Director of Personality Dynamics, Sue Blair. This week we continue the coversation with (the correctly titled) "Introverts and Extroverts".

Sue is passionate about how understanding personality types can help us to thrive as parents and partners.

Knowing who we are and who our kids are can help us travel the parenting path more smoothly. It's largely about where you get your energy from rather than being loud or shy.

Click the link, sit back and enjoy!

Related links:

Personality Dynamics: http://www.personalitydynamics.co.nz

Related Podcasts and Blogs:  

Understanding your Child's Personality: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/otter-beaver-lion-retriever-understanding-your-childs-personality/

Direct download: 55_Introvert__Extrovert_with_Sue_Blair.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 10:13pm +12

How many parenting books do you find so good they're hard to put down once you start reading them? This was the experience Jacqui had when she read Eleanor Black's book "Confessions of a Coffee Group Dropout".Eleanor gives a refreshingly honest perspective of pregnancy and parenting and the expectations often felt by mothers in our modern society. She openly discusses how hard we can be on each other as parents and raises some great points about perspective. How important really is it to puree broccoli?In this chat, Jacqui and Eleanor briefly touch on parenting later in life, never getting anything finished, and balancing the pressures of family, home life and work. 

Eleanor describes her top 8 IOTTM pregnancy myths:

  1. You can eat as much as you want. 
  2. You will adore your baby bump
  3. Books about pregnancy are helpful and you should read as many as you can
  4. You can be fashionable
  5. You'll get special treatment
  6. Pregnant women have a lot in common
  7. You'll be rewarded with diamonds
  8. You will bounce back

Pick up a copy of Eleanor's book to read more about the realities of these myths. Also in this episode, we mention our latest giveaways and upcoming reviews of:

http://www.myfoodbag.co.nz/

http://www.made4baby.co.nz/ 

http://felt.co.nz/shop/hatchlings

http://felt.co.nz/shop/hatchlings

Direct download: 54_Eleanor_Black_Confessions_of_a_Coffee_Group_Dropout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm +12

Personalities: Managing Different Family Dynamics

Nat chats with Director of Personality Dynamics and Family Coach Sue Blair about family dynamics.

Sue is passionate about how understanding personality types can help us to thrive as parents and partners.

Knowing who we are and who our kids are can help us travel the parenting path more smoothly. It's largely about where you get your energy from rather than being loud or shy.

Click the link, sit back and enjoy!

Related links:

Related Podcasts and Blogs:  

Giveaway:

IOTTM facebook: http://bit.ly/WEtx2S

Direct download: Personalities_Introvert_Extrovert_with_Sue_Blair.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 10:42pm +12

Parenting and relationships in the early years. Babies, sex and a cup of tea.

Jacqui and Nat give their tips on 'things to ponder when preparing for another baby'.

These include everything from; age gap, quality time, getting into baby mode, breaking the news, finding out the gender, relationship changes, childcare, the birth and help.

  

Direct download: 52_Top_Tips_for_Preparing_for_Another_Baby.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:02pm +12

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