Talking Sense with Dr Martha

Talking Sense with Dr Martha

By Martha Deiros Collado

Come and join Dr Martha Deiros Collado, clinical psychologist and mother, every Monday to get your parenting questions answered. Get a thought provoking lens on child behaviour that all parents witness and see every day and find ideas to support you and your child. Make sense of children’s behaviours, quirks, and communication, and notice how Talking Sense brings you closer to other parents and helps you feel that little bit less alone through this messy, yet beautiful, chapter we call childhood. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode!

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Episodes

I Think My Child Is A Bully. What Do I Do?

We often talk about bullying from the point of view of the victim, but what of the children who engage in bullying behaviour? This conversation can be confronting because it means deconstructing the narrative that child who bully are 'bad kids' and it means we need to look inwards - at ourselves, the adults who are around children - to consider what messages our words and actions are giving children, and explore with compassion what may be going on for a child who chooses to engage in bullying behaviour. Dr Martha sensitively walks you through this offering you ideas to guide your next steps to hopefully prevent bullying or stop it in its tracks.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·34m 49s

Oh No! I Just Lost It. How Do I Repair With My Child?

As a parent there are going to be times when you lose it, shout, say things you don't mean or put in actions you regret. This doesn't make you a bad parent, it makes you human. In these moments, repairing the relationship with your child is the step you need to take. But how do you do this when they are little and when they get older? What if your child doesn't seem to respond or even acknowledge your apology? What do you need to be mindful of and what work might you need to do to make repair a meaningful act, not just saying the words "I am sorry"? Dr Martha talks you through this with scripts, developmental science about children and things to reflect on to guide you next time.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/23·31m 52s

What Can I Do When My Child Says "I Feel Sad"

As a parent it is normal to want your child to be happy and have positive experiences. And one of the hardest things to learn is that you cannot make your child happy, and fixing their feelings is not your job. Dr Martha speaks about emotion to help you make sense of what your child means when they say "I feel sad", how to work with the emotion rather than trying to fix it or remove it, and the things to watch out for if sadness is getting stuck around your child and it's not longer a temporary emotion but low mood impacting on their quality of life.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/23·35m 25s

I Just Saw My Child Touching Themselves. HELP!

We don't tend to talk about little ones' sexual behaviour. As adults we may find this is wrong or perverse, and yet there is a difference between 'sexual behaviour' that comes from curiosity and exploration and 'sexualised behaviour' with an intention for sex. Children are born wanting to explore the world and learning about their bodies is a part of it. When it comes to little ones masturbating this conversation is often taboo, can feel embarrassing or bring shame to adults. And yet - it is healthy and natural for children to explore their own bodies. There are however some 'red flags' to be aware of to differentiate developmentally appropriate behaviour from something that may need further professional guidance and support. Dr Martha talks about all these topics with sensitivity towards you, the adult navigating these situations, and appropriate developmental understanding of your child, to guide you to think about ways to set safe boundaries and explore conversations around privacy, consent, and safeguarding.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).The NSPCC "Pantosaurus" song I discuss on the podcast is linked below:https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/Three of my favourite books on sex and bodies are linked below. For a full list of recommended books see: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/recommended-booksSex is a Funny Word: https://amzn.eu/d/a318aYnLet's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent, and Respect: https://amzn.eu/d/dluyo04Making a Baby: https://amzn.eu/d/bd8D6Rd Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/23·36m 42s

How On Earth Do I Talk To My Child About Porn?

With technology literally in our pockets it is no surprise children have access to porn easily. How can you talk about porn to your child in a way that is age appropriate and helpful rather than scary and shaming? Dr Martha talks you through some ideas of how to begin he conversation with your child, whether you have found they have watched porn or you want to prepare and educate them about it. Some of the guidance and ideas are to help you feel prepared and confident and small reminders that what you choose to talk about (and what you choose not to...) has a ripple effect into your child's future.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/23·33m 2s

How Can I Make My Child To Do As They Are Told?

Do you have to repeat instructions to your child? Does it make moments throughout your day frustrating, such as mornings or evenings? If you have ever heard yourself say "please hang your coat up" more than 20 times (with no success in your child following through with this action), then this podcast is for you! Dr Martha discusses why older children struggle listening and following through with instructions and what you can do to make your requests more effective and less frustrating for all.Pre-order my first book 'How To Be The Grown Up' here:https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first. No money gets taken out of your bank account until the day the book is launched.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/23·33m 33s

If We Shouldn't Punish Our Kids What Should We Do?

To punish or not to punish, that is the question. In a society that continues to ask us to 'control our kids', it makes sense that punishments feel familiar, nearly instinctive to offer as a strategy for 'good discipline'. Dr Martha talks about punishments, the good the bad and the ugly, and the evidence base around their effectiveness. She offers non-judgmental ideas around punishment and explains why to be an effective parent making children feel bad first is not the most useful way.My first book ‘How To Be The Grown Up’ is available NOW for preorder here: https://bit.ly/HowtoBetheGrownUpAMZPre-orders are a ‘promise’ between you and me - that I will deliver a book that I think you will love and find useful, and you will support me by promising to buy it first.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/23·40m 31s

How To Help My Child Overcome Perfectionism?

We all want children to strive to. do their best. When we catch a glimpse of perfectionism we may think it's a 'good thing', that it will motivate them to push forwards towards a goal. However, if you spot the 'critical voice' that accompanies perfectionism that tells your child they are 'bad' at anything they can't do or when they make a mistake, then it may be time to look at perfectionism in a different way. Dr Martha talks about what perfectionism is (and is not) and how you can shrink its power over your child and offers actionable strategies you can put into place for you and for your child. The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/23·33m 18s

What Can I Do When My Child Wants To Quit Activities?

Children sometimes want to quit doing things and knowing when to encourage them to persist and when to support them to keep going can feel like a tricky balance. Dr Martha offers a reframe on the idea of 'quitting' and guides you through some of the talking points that can help both you and your child come to a decision based on curiosity, understanding and problem solving. The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/23·32m 55s

How To Talk To Kids About The Climate Crisis

The climate crisis affects all of us and our children are going to hear about it and want to talk about it. How do we work through the worries they bring up without overwhelming them with the scale of the challenge? Dr Martha discusses ways to move through climate change anxiety (for you and your child) and take steps towards positive action that can have collective impact into the future.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/23·34m 42s

How Do I Help My Child Through Competition?

Competition is everywhere and we need to help our children learn how to navigate the wins and the losses. Dr Martha discusses what competition can teach us all that is more than the ideas of 'winning vs losing'. With focus on how to reframe hardship into an opportunity to learn, grow and improve, Dr Martha shares some the areas you can focus on to teach a child resilience, grit, and a growth mindset.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/23·35m 31s

How Do I Talk To My Children About Our Separation?

Making the decision to separate as a couple is never an easy one. Considering how you share the new with your children show how much you care about the relationship you have with them and can help you all adjust to the changes a separation brings. Dr Martha talks through how to talk to children about an adult separation, the areas to consider for you and for them, as well as what to do when children witness adult conflict. Because your story is unique you will need to adapt the words and ideas suggested here but Dr Martha hopes it will offer you some comfort and grounding in the conversations. If you need further support there is help available:Divorce Aid: www.divorceaid.co.ukIndependently run page with information for parents, children and teensParent Line: 0808 800 2222Emotional support, information and guidance for parents going through family changesGingerbread: www.gingerbread.co.ukExpert advice and practice support for single parents✨The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/23·32m 55s

How Do I Respond When My Child Calls Their Body Fat?

How do you speak about your body? We all have a self-critical voice and for some this is louder than others. How do you then respond when it's your child talking about their body as 'fat' in a way that is shaming or negative of themselves? Dr Martha talks about the importance of talking about 'fat' in ways that are neutral and helping children accept and value difference in themselves and others sharing ideas and strategies you can implement in every day life.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/23·32m 29s

Talking Sense X Blended Podcast

On this Special Episode of Talking Sense Dr Martha shares her favourite three podcasts from Blended, by Kate Ferdinand and discusses why she thinks they are a useful listen.i) The Mother's Day Episode - A moving listen on the lesser spoken stories of mothering. If mothers day is hard for you this may be a useful listen you wish to come back toii) The importance of embracing heritage with Adrienne Herbert - A deep dive into celebrating our cultural differences and why this matters for children.iii)How to effectively engage with our children with Dr Martha - In this episode Kate interviews Dr Martha on a range of topics ranging from anxiety, grief, imposter syndrome, and how to regulate our own emotions.Dr Martha warmly invites you to listen to all these episodes and more on Blended here: https://spotify.link/0rDeqkfX9yb✨The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/23·9m 35s

How Can I Manage My Children's Fighting?

If you have more than one child do you see them fighting over toys, winding each other up, and/or competing about who 'wins' or gets to the swings first? Sibling rivalry is common and there is a reason why siblings wind each other up and have conflict. Dr Martha discusses sibling rivalry in this podcast, where it stems from, what it communicates, and the things you can do to manage it.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years (including sibling rivalry).Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/23·34m 49s

How do I help my child with a toilet regression?

When children learn how to use the toilet they sometimes go through phases of 'not getting it quite right'. If your family has had a recent change, such as welcoming a new baby, then toileting accidents can be more likely, especially when a child is 'learning' this skill rather than fully mastered it. Dr Martha discusses what is happening for children at these times of family change and transition, and the more useful things you can do to support them to continue learning how to use the toilet which is a process that takes time.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. It has a chapter on 'Learning To Use The Toilet' that gives you a step-by-step guide of how to support your child through this.Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/23·34m 24s

How to help my child deal with 'shyness'?

Do you think of your child as "shy"? What is the best way to respond to others when they call our child "shy"? And what is the best language to use around your child to promote confidence and help them overcome "shyness"? Dr Martha talks about "shyness" from a different perspective and answers all these questions to offer you practical strategies you can put into place right away. "Shyness" doesn't have to be something we think of as negative and Dr Martha will help you reframe this in a way that can support your to build your child's inner confidence.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/23·32m 58s

How To Teach Little Boys That It's Ok To Have Big Emotions?

Little boys gets taught from an early age the rigid rules of 'masculinity' in terms of what is acceptable to say, do, and like. This can turn toxic in the long term and have a detrimental impact on the health and well-being of men. Dr Martha discusses what 'toxic masculinity' is and how it differs from healthy masculine behaviours, she breaks down some for he stereotypes we have absorbed in Western Society and offers you ideas to reflect on and work with if you wish to break the cycle of 'toxic masculinity' for your child and for yourself.Dr Martha's Recommended Book list for book on this topic see 'Gender' here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/recommended-booksThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/23·33m 50s

How Do I Build Body Positivity With My Child?

'Body Positivity' is a bit of a movement at the moment. The idea that feeling good about yourself comes within, not from how you look. There is a wealth of research on this topic and the things that support children in developing positive self-worth outside of what their physical appearance looks like. Dr Martha explores the main areas that you can focus on as parents and adults around children, and how working on developing body positive attitudes for you is the most powerful. The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/23·31m 15s

What Should I Do When My Child Won't Listen To My "No"?

Does your child ever seem to ignore you when you say "no" and keep asking or doing the thing you have asked them to not do? If your answer is "yes", you're not alone! There is a reason why children tend to ignore "no" that has nothing to do with stubbornness, defiance or rudeness. Dr Martha talks you through what is happening from a child's view and gives you actionable strategies to help you get heard more easily. For more support with challenging behaviours and strategies to guide your parenting check out Dr Martha's Confident Parent Course, details below.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/23·31m 27s

How To Help Children Build Friendships?

When your child says to another "I don't want to play with you" how does it leave you feeling? Do you want to help them be kinder to others and/or be more inclusive of children in play? If you do, this podcast is for you! Children don't develop social skills naturally, it takes time, practice and some gentle guidance from you. It also helps to understand what you bring with you when talking about friendships with your child. Dr Martha explores the art of socialising, the ways you can build these skills with your child, and what you may also need to work on for yourself to get there.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/23·33m 33s

What Do I Do When My Child Doesn't Want To Go To School?

When a child says "I don't want to go to school!" and this happens regularly, what's the best way to respond? How can you support your child while letting them know their feelings are important? Dr Martha discusses this offering some key steps to offer understanding, empathy, and active support to a child who is struggling to go to school.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/23·34m 25s

How Do I Prepare My Child For a New Sibling?

When you are expecting a new baby it can be a time full of excitement. You may also worry about how to share the news with your child(ren), how to prepare them (and you) for the changes that are coming, and keep your connection throughout this family transition. Dr Martha talks through all of this on the podcast offering you actionable ideas to prepare before the baby arrives and suggestions to support you and your child(ren) when baby comes.There is a whole chapter on welcoming a new baby into the family that goes deep into this topic in the Confident Parent Course.For books to support your child welcoming a new sibling into your home see 'Siblings' and 'Family Changes' sections of Dr Martha's book recommendations here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/recommended-booksThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/23·34m 3s

How Do I Deal With Others Judging My Parenting?

Do family members ever feel the need to give you an opinion or advice on your parenting that makes you feel criticised or judged? If it's happened, you're not alone. And if you respond by trying to convince and educate and it falls on deaf ears, this isn't your fault. Dr Martha talks about some of the reasons why judgment from family and others may happen and what you can control and do about it. There are no easy answer or quick fixes, judgment is something most parents experience at some point in time. Learning how to respond in way that fits for you and helps you be more empowered in these moments is a good thing to work towards and Dr Martha gives you questions and points of reflection to begin this.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/23·33m 35s

Do Only Children Grow Up To Be Weird?

There are many stereotypes and stories about 'only children' - but are these valid and true? And what (if anything...) can we do about it? Dr Martha explores the main stereotypes around 'only children', breaks down the myths and offers the facts to share the evidence around what children benefit the most from (spoiler alert: it's not necessarily a sibling).The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. There is a specific chapter on siblings that may interest those who wish to dive into sibling relationships further.Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/23·32m 8s

How Do I Keep My Child Safe Online?

Technology is part of our life and our children get to use it. But how do we ensure as parents that we keep our children safe when they are online? How do you set boundaries around screen time that give you the reassurance you need that your child is safeguarded when they are watching their favourite YouTube? Dr Martha talks about this from a personal and professional point of view and shares some steps all parents may benefit from talking to safeguard their children online.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/23·32m 3s

How To Help Children Find Their 'Inside Voices'?

Does your child appear to speak loudly all day whether it's during play or talking at you? If this is the case - don't worry, it's very normal. Children need time and practice to learn how to modulate their voice. Dr Martha talks you through this and what you can do to help your child find their quieter 'inside voice' in comparison to their booming 'outside voice'.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/23·30m 36s

How Can We Meet Sibling's Individual Needs?

If you have more than one child you cannot split yourself in half to care for their needs. So how do you manage your children's competing demands? What can you do when you feel like you are constantly being pulled in different directions? Dr Martha answers these questions and offers a thought provoking perspective on parenting multiple children and the importance of boundaries, for them and for you too.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years.Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/23·28m 54s

How Can We Help to Grow Our Children's Self-Esteem?

We know that self-esteem (self-love, self-worth) is important, but how can we ensure we take steps to grow this in our children in ways that are long-lasting? And what can we do when our child rejects our offers of love and acceptance that can help them build resilience and a sense of 'good enoughness'? Dr Martha talks about all of this and offers you ideas on how to build this with your child, and also importantly - for you too.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/23·29m 18s

How to Support a Child After a Frightening Episode?

When something scary happens, what can you do to bring back safety? In today's episode of Talking Sense, a mother asks about how to support her child after a choking episode. Dr Martha talks about what happens to children's bodies when they feel scared and the things that are most effective in helping them move through this. Despite the specific question this episode touches on elements that will support you as a parent at times when your child goes through a scary event.Want to hear the latest news, get insightful reflections from Dr Martha, and her monthly recommendations on books and what to watch? Sign up to her Newsletter via her website: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/If you have enjoyed the podcast don't forget to rate and review to help others know whether taking the time to listen may benefit themCome join Dr Martha on Instagram @dr.martha.psychologist and be part of a community full of thoughtful, caring, and keen to learn adults, parents, and professionals.The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/23·21m 56s

How Can We Stop Children From Interrupting?

When children interrupt adult conversations it can feel frustrating and rude. How do we support our children to learn social cues? What is the best way to teach them not to interrupt? And what can we learn from our child interrupting us about the importance of little ones voices? Dr Martha explores all of this and offers practical actionable strategies to guide you and your little one.  On January 6th 2023 Dr Martha will be making a big announcement and it will happen on the newsletter first. Sign up now and don’t miss out! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question to Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/23·34m 15s

How To Find a Balance with Screen Time?

Screens are everywhere! When little ones want to watch screens what is the best way of setting limits? Is there such a thing as ‘healthy screentime’? And how do you find the right balance for you and your family? Dr Martha explores all of these questions and offers you the current evidence base we have on screentime and children.  On January 6th 2023 Dr Martha will be making a big announcement and it will happen on the newsletter first. Sign up now and don’t miss out! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/22·33m 50s

Where is The Line Between Caring and Spoiling?

How do you know whether you are showing care to your child or spoiling them? Where is the line between nurturing and bringing up an entitled child? Dr Martha shares the difference and the reasons behind why children might ask for care even when they have the skills to do things by themselves.  On January 6th 2023 Dr Martha will be making a big announcement and it will happen on the newsletter first. Sign up now and don’t miss out! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/22·29m 42s

How Can We Talk About Reproduction With Our Kids?

Do you know how to answer your child’s questions about ‘where babies come from’? And what do you do when your answer isn’t enough and they want ‘more’ understanding about how babies are made? Dr Martha gives you the tools and scripts to talk about this with your child to build your confidence in this topic and bring your child a sense of safety that they can trust you to answer their big questions, always.  Find Dr Martha’s curated list of books on reproduction, sex and families here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drmdc_paediatric_psychologist/list/PH5HRDNY6GLO Sign up to Dr Martha’s newsletter here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/22·30m 36s

How to Respond to Children When They Lie?

We all want to discourage lies in our children… but what is the true purpose of a ‘lie’? And if we understand this, can it help us respond to our children’s lie’s differently? Dr Martha explores the truth about lies and how you can build honesty and trust with your child, in a way that feeds into the long-term benefit of a stronger connection with you.  Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching in December! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/22·30m 19s

How to Help Children Say Goodbye When They Don’t Want to?

When it’s time to leave some children shut down and struggle to say goodbye. This might seem rude and frustrating, but there is a lot more going on for your little one! Dr Martha discusses what is going on from a child’s point of view and offers 5 top strategies to guide you in supporting your child to learn how to say ‘goodbye’ without using force or coercion.  Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/22·27m 54s

How to Respond to Children’s Requests For Toys?

Does your child ask for toys? Does it feel like they can never get ‘enough’ and a new thing is always on the horizon? Dr Martha discusses how to respond to children’s requests for more ‘things’ with three easy steps to guide you. She also offers 2 strategies to support you using these moments as opportunities for developing delayed gratification, teaching the value of choices, and managing disappointment. Given the festive period is on the horizon, Dr Martha also touches on how to prepare for a child’s ‘wish list’ for Christmas.  Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/22·33m 10s

How to Respond When Children Say Hurtful Words To Us?

If your child has ever said “I hate you!” or “you are the worst mummy/daddy ever!” it might have shaken you to the core and made you wonder if there was something wrong with your child (or you as their parent!). Dr Martha talks through what is really happening in these moments, how you can be most effective in your response, and strategies that will support your child in changing their words to something more respectful when big feelings show up.  Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.com The Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/22·31m 58s

How Do I Build Gratitude With My Child Whose Cup is Always Half-Empty?

Have you ever organized a day out with all the things your child enjoys only to find them grumpy and telling you they want to go home? Yep… it’s happened to me too! As adults, you might see this as ungratefulness or plain rudeness – but there is something else going on here. Dr Martha walks you through why children appear ungrateful and what is realistically happening, along with what you can do in the moment and outside of these times to build a practice of gratitude.  Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/22·28m 54s

How To Deal With Others Judgement of Our Parenting?

As parents there will be times when you feel judged by others for the choices you make for your child. How can you respond towards your child at these times? What can you do or say that role models to others that you are doing the best job you can as a parent? And as an adult in the presence of children, what is your role in all of this? Dr Martha uses a real example to walk you through actions, words, and ideas to help you set respectful boundaries with your child and others when you are in public.  Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/22·29m 19s

How to Respond to Nightmares and Night Terrors?

Does your child have nightmares or night terrors? Do you know the difference? And does it even matter? Dr Martha takes a deep dive into this topic, explaining what may trigger a nightmare or a night terror, she explains their differences and similarities, and helps you understand how you can support your child through them. If you listened and found it useful take a moment to rate and review! Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast send an audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/22·31m 21s

How to Manage Silly Excitement in our Kids?

Are there times when you go out with your child and they seem to go a little bonkers, either saying or doing silly things that seem totally our of character? If this happens to you – you are not alone! Today Dr Martha talks about what happens when excitement becomes too much, how you can support your child in those moments and better still, the things you can do to prepare for times when this might happen. Have a listen, rate and review! Dr Martha mentions a book in this podcast you can have a look at it here: https://amzn.eu/hLUoqwG Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/22·32m 17s

When Children Pick a Favourite, What Can Parents Do?

Parental preference is a developmental stage most children go through. If you are the parent out of favour this can sting, and if you are the preferred parent of the moment it can be exhausting! What is the best thing to do at these times to support your child? How can you manage those deep feelings of pain that being rejected can bring? And if you feel touched out by your child, what can you do without rupturing your relationship? Dr Martha answers all of this and on todays podcast. Want to get simple parenting strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week? Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter, it’s launching soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com If you would like to be a part of the podcast email and audio question Dr Martha here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/22·31m 0s

How Should We Praise Children?

Praise is a hot topic at the moment and the messages can be confusing. Is it possible to overpraise a child? What kind of praise fosters self-worth and self-accomplishment? Are there unexpected outcomes of praise? Dr Martha answers all of this and gives you examples to help you make sense of what praise is, it’s impact, and how you can use it most effectively on todays podcast. Be the first to hear news and have simple strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week. Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter here, launching very soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/22·30m 59s

How Do I Teach My Child Frustration Tolerance?

Children get frustrated with small tasks easily. What helps children grow frustration tolerance? How can you support a child to persevere rather than give up? On todays podcast Dr Martha answers these questions and helps you understand what frustration is about and how you can help your child build a foundation to move through it. Be the first to hear news and have simple strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week. Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter here, launching very soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/22·28m 26s

What Can I Do To Stop My Child Running Off?

It is hard to keep a little one close by sometimes. How do you stop them from running off in a shop, or a car park? What boundaries are appropriate to set? And how will they learn that staying close to you is the safest option? Dr Martha talks about child development and helps you understand why children might run off from your side and what you can do about it on today's podcast. Be the first to hear news and have simple strategies and happy content land in your inbox every week. Sign up to Dr Martha’s Newsletter here, launching very soon! https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/22·25m 3s

How to Stop a Child Becoming a ‘Pushover’?

When children show empathy and kindness how do we make sure we also instill assertiveness in them? What helps children stand up for themselves and speak up? And what is our role as parents and adults in children’s lives? Dr Martha answers these questions on todays podcast. Dr Martha holds a list of favourite reads on useful topics including friendships and social skills. Find the reading list and further resources including sensory toys for soothing here:https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/resources Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/22·31m 8s

When Can We Expect Our Children’s Big Outbursts To Stop?

As our child gets older we might expect their emotional regulation skills to get better. When can we expect their outbursts to stop? How do we respond when our child is older and still shout at us? Dr Martha talks about this and a lot more on the topic of emotional regulation with older children. Dr Martha holds a list of favourite reads on useful topics including emotions. Find the reading list and further resources including sensory toys for soothhing here:https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/resources Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/22·33m 0s

How Do We Answer Our Children’s Questions About Death?

Children are curious about death. It can feel ‘magical’ and strange to them. We all hold different stories about death and making sense of this can help us answer our children’s questions more meaningfully. How can we talk about death without instilling fear? What are the keywords children need to hear to make sense of death? What can you do to look after yourself in this process? Dr Martha talks about this and more. If you would find it useful to have resources to talk about death and bereavement with children Dr Martha’s favourite reads to share with children can be found here:https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/resources Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/22·31m 43s

Should We Read ‘Classic Books’ To Our Kids Even If They Are Full Of Stereotypes?

We all know the classical stories and fairytales of our childhood. How do we feel about reading these stories now to our own children? What if we don’t agree with the stereotypes within them? Will it harm our children to hear these stories or will it make some of what we teach them seem ‘at odds’ with this? Dr Martha talks about some of the themes classic stories carry within them and what you can do with this, if you wish to. If you would like to read some different stories to your child Dr Martha has compiled a list of her favourite books, including some that deliberately re-story the classical fairytales of our childhood. Have a look for these stories. Find reading lists here:https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/resources Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/22·28m 8s

How Can I Stop Being A 'Shouty' Parent?

We all let out our anger on our children sometimes. How can you begin to make sense of your triggers? What message is Anger trying to tell you? How can you build a toolkit of resources that not only prevents you getting into ‘shouty mode’ but protects and recharges you to have more capacity to be with your child? Dr Martha reflects on all of this and more of this episode on Anger. Need further support to manage anger? There is help out there. Dr Martha has compiled a list of resources including useful charities and ways to access support alongside further reading on emotions. See all of this and more here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/resources Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/22·33m 47s

Can I Tell My Child How They Make Me Feel Without Shaming Them?

We want our children to learn emotional literacy but how can we talk about how we feel without placing the burden of responsibility for looking after our emotions? Is it wrong to tell children that their behaviour has an impact on others? How does shame play into this? Dr Martha shares her insight on these big topics and offers a simple, actionable framework of how to talk about your feelings and teach your children a valuable lesson in communication and relationships. Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.com Dr Martha has a list of books she recommends to help support emotional literacy. Find them here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drmdc_paediatric_psychologist/list/6SUI9EK6J4TJ Join Dr Martha’s community on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.martha.psychologist Sign up to receive Dr Martha’s weekly newsletter to hear news first: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/22·30m 42s

I Find Playing With My Child So Boring. What Can I Do?

Children want to play all day and it can feel relentless and dare I say it, even boring sometimes. What does play mean to your child? How can you be most effective when you join in play? And are there times when you can say no to your child and that be ok too? Dr Martha talks through all of this in more on this episode on play. Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.com Dr Martha has a list of toys by age range that she uses therapeutically and with her child. See these lists here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drmdc_paediatric_psychologist?ref=cm_sw_em_r_inf_own_drmdc_paediatric_psychologist_dp_6SuBTRmJnttP4  Join Dr Martha’s community on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.martha.psychologist Sign up to receive Dr Martha’s weekly newsletter to hear news first: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/22·29m 10s

How Do I Stop My Child Hitting?

Children sometimes hit other children and sometimes, even you. This can be a big trigger and also raise your concern. Why do children hit? How can you make sense of this behaviour to make it stop for good? Dr Martha talks through what can lead children to hitting and offers ideas and strategies you can trust to redirect the behaviour and meet your child’s needs in a way that makes sense. Want to be part of the podcast? Email Dr Martha an audio recording of your question: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.com Access resources to talk about feelings with your child here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drmdc_paediatric_psychologist/list/6SUI9EK6J4TJ Join Dr Martha’s community on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.martha.psychologist Sign up to receive Dr Martha’s weekly newsletter to hear news first: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·26m 53s

How Do I Support My Child Moving Schools When They Don’t Want To?

When children move schools it can be one of the first transitions they have awareness of, and even if it’s the right decision, it can be hard. Before you can have a new beginning you need to have an ending. Dr Martha talks through what transitions can bring up for you and for your child, offering ideas to support you moving through this in a way that allows both you and your child to process the change and come out the other side feeling more connected. Want to be part of the podcast and ask a question? Email Dr Martha an audio file here: podcast@drmarthapsychologist.comFind resources to support this conversation with your child here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drmdc_paediatric_psychologist/list/2QRL0IDA5RYYQJoin Dr Martha’s community on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.martha.psychologistSign up to receive Dr Martha’s weekly newsletter as soon as it comes out: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.comThe Confident Parent course is out! Do you have, or look after, children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old? The Confident Parent is a practical, video-based course for parents and caregivers from Clinical Psychologist Dr Martha. Over eighty 3-6 minute videos to guide you through the main challenges of the early years. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://www.drmarthapsychologist.com/the-course Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/22·30m 19s

Talking Sense Trailer

Come and join Dr Martha Deiros Collado, clinical psychologist and mother, every Monday to get your parenting questions answered. Get a thought provoking lens on child behaviour that all parents witness and see every day and find ideas to support you and your child. Make sense of children’s behaviours, quirks, and communication, and notice how Talking Sense brings you closer to other parents and helps you feel that little bit less alone through this messy, yet beautiful, chapter we call childhood. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/22·2m 41s
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