If Only They'd Told Me Podcast (parenting)

In this episode we discuss Grandparents and In-laws.  How to appreciate and respect them while still maintaining your own personal parenting style.  We talk about how your relationship with your parents and in-laws change when you have kids. Expectations and assumptions, communication and mis communication, acknowledging their knowledge while still having faith in your own.  

Direct download: 11_Grandparents_and_In-laws.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:21pm +12

Jacqui had a pretty rough night last night. No, she wasn't out partying. She was looking after a sick child. 

So this week Nat and Jacqui discuss 'the exhausted contest' and share tips on how to deal with broken sleep as a part of parenthood.

Every child is different, but there are things we can learn from each other and it always good to know that there's light at the end of sleep deprivation tunnel.

Tips shared in this episode include

1) Nap when your baby naps.

2) Checkout strategies for getting your baby to sleep. See http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com for more details.

3) Make a 'plan with your Man'.

4) Expectation Management.

Direct download: 10_Sleep_-_Or_lack_of_it.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 8:32pm +12

This week on If Only They'd Told Me, Jacqui and Nat git a bit more serious and talk about children and accidents.

We often don't like to think about 'near-misses' or 'what ifs' but if we can learn from our most scarry moments with our children, it may help us and others to prevent much worse scenarios. 

Potential hazards include cars (inside and out), kitchen benches, pools, stairs and many more. If this motivates you to look critically at your home and do a quick saftey check, then that's a good thing! 

And when was the last time you did a first aid course? There's probably a good one specifically for parents, available in your area.

The key message for this episode is, 'expect the unexpected'.

Direct download: 5_Accidents_Happen.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 10:44pm +12