It's All Up From Here!

Helping you bring the joy back to your parenting.

Parenting tips and talk from two friends, Shona, an ex Youth Worker, now radio producer and Pia, an artist and author. Discussing the big issues and focussing on bringing back the fun to our parenting.

Hi and welcome to our first podcast! Shona and Pia introduce themselves and discuss their plans for the podcast. Listen out for the bloopers and raw honesty from our kids at the end of the podcasts!

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Learn the three steps to setting boundaries with your kids that Shona learnt during her time as a Youth Worker and then refined with her own kids. Understand the benefits of letting kids face the consequences of their behaviours and why role modelling boundaries is so important as they become adults. Listen at the end for Shona's son Jacobs take, on the worst punishment he ever got!

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We all get those little nudges and inklings about our kids. Learn how to use and listen out for your intuition, the benefits it has for you and your family and finally, how to tell the difference between anxiety, control and intuition.


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In this two-part series Shona shares what she has learnt after working with teenagers and then raising two of her own. Drugs, teen pregnancy, rebellion, she talks about it all. Her different perspective will leave you feeling excited about your kids becoming teens. Listen at the end to Jacobs brutally honest answer about what he didn't like about me as a mum.

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In this two-part series Shona shares what she has learnt after working with teenagers and then raising two of her own. Drugs, teen pregnancy, rebellion, she talks about it all. Her different perspective will leave you feeling excited about your kids becoming teens.

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