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Two of the most important lessons you’ll learn about kids and how to stop shouting and tantrums. Podcast with Natasha Tiwawri

It’s normal for kids to shout and scream because of big emotions. It can be really stressful for families leading to siblings fighting and parents feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

How can we deal with big emotions to restore calm to yourself, your kids and your family?

How to Stop Kids Shouting Podcast Episode with Dr Orlena and Psychologist Natahsa Tiwari

Natasha Tiwari, Award Winning Psychologits

Today Natasha Tiwari, an award winning psychologist is chatting on the podcast to help us help our kids with their big emotions.

Why Do Kids Have Such Big Emotions?

These days kids are exposed to far more stimulus than we were when we were kids. (For example media, social media, life style.)

We grew up in a time when we were expected to emotionally regulate. Many children are very good at allowing all their emotions out! This is better than bottling them all up but thanks to mirror neurones, can leave parents feeling exhausted.

Does Your Child Have an “Orchid”...

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How Every Family can make Breakfast Healthy and Easy Even If You're Super Busy Podcast

People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But so often we rely on breakfast cereals for a quick and easy meal.

Are breakfast cereals healthy? Or are they really sugar in a box?

If breakfast cereal isn't the solution, how can we make a healthy breakfast quickly?

In this episode I look at healthy alternatives to "sugar in a box".

Healthy Breakfast Podcast with Dr Orlena

Are Breakfast Cereals a Healthy Start to the Day?

  • Full of sugar
  • Spikes glucose levels
  • Often marketed at kids. Or as healthy (when not really)
  • Very easy to eat.
  • We will override hunger signals to eat it.

Essentially eat it as a treat rather than a “healthy breakfast”.

What are Alternative Healthy and Easy Breakfasts?

  • Oats. Not perfect but better than cereal. Look for whole grain ones (much better than rolled oats.)
  • Chia seeds (great source of fibre!)
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Vegetables

Is Breakfast the most Important Meal of the Day?

People used to say that breakfast is the most important meal of...

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How to stop siblings fighting so you can enjoy a calm family life podcast with Rachel Bailey

Siblings fighting is enough to raise any parent's stress levels. Even the most patient! When parents get stressed we often take it out on our kids creating a "down the plug hole" spiral.

Rachel Bailey explains how we can stop siblings fight and restore peace and calm to the family. Calmer family, happier parents, happier children.

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The Unbelievably Easy Way to Nurture Healthy Habits for Kids So They Grow Up Fit and Fabulous

As an adult I realise that my "life long swimming habit" started in childhood. How did my parents help me to love swimming without me even realising it?

How can we in turn help our kids to form healthy eating and living habits so can grow into healthy adults without having to think about it?

Dr Orlena's Healthy Eating System:

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My Proven Method to Introduce New Foods to Kids Without the Fuss. Podcast Episode 29

Introducing New Foods To Kids

Kids who won’t try new foods can drive parents crazy. We want to cook exciting new foods (or even just not our weekly fare) but we’re too scared because we know our kids will kick up a huge fuss. We’ll end up with meal time battles, stress and hungry kids. It feels as if it’s easier just to stick to the same 3 meals every week. But at what cost?

As a pediatric doctor, I know how important it is for kids to eat healthy foods, as well as variety. It wasn’t until I became a parent to picky eaters that I realised how difficult it can be to get kids to eat vegetables.

Today I share with my method of helping my own picky kids so that I can enjoy eating the food I want to eat, without having to worry that my kids will go hungry.

Here's What We'll Cover...

- How to present new foods to kids in a calm way so that you can enjoy meal times.
- Useful tools to present new foods to increase the chance of your child trying them so they...

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My Proven Method to Teach Kids Healthy Eating Without the Fuss. Podcast Episode 28

Most kids don't eat healthy foods by choice. The good news is we have the whole of their childhood to teach them healthy eating habits. Taking a step back and looking at the big picture allows up to create habits so that healthy eating for the whole family is easy and fun.

- How to present healthy foods so your kids choose to eat them which means no more meal time battles
- Create a healthy routine so you don’t have to think about it which means healthy eating comes naturally
- How to easily teach your kids healthy eating habits so they love healthy eating and grow into adults with healthy habits
- Why your healthy eating is the key to teaching your kids healthy eating without the fuss

Healthy Eating for Kids Podcast

Why Bother Teaching Our Kids Healthy Eating Habits

  • Stop meal time battles and enjoy meals as a time to connect to your family. Create a nurturing environment that is fun for everyone.
  • Short term health benefits. E.g. not getting constipation or childhood obesity.
  • ...
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How to Keep Going When the Scales aren't Going Down. Podcast Episode 27

Continuing the theme of "when you feel like you're making big changes and not seeing any results".

When should  you keep going? When should you make more changes?

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Creating Healthy Habits to Keep the Weight Off for Women Over 40 Podcast Episode 26

Do you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight? Many women find it easy to keep their weight, but heavier than they want. They can also lose the weight, but then it creeps back on.

What's going on? Why is it difficult to maintain the weight you want to be?

Dr Orlena reviews "the basics" of weight loss and thinks about how to move past these obstacles.

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9 Easy Healthy Living Tips that will Transform Your Life Podcast Episode 23

It can often feel like healthy living is a huge mountain to climb! An unachievable task. As with all journeys, we need to make changes one small step at a time.

Please Welcome Dietician Tami Ross

Today I'm excited to welcome Dietician Tami Ross, author of "What Do I Eat Now?".

Cliff Notes from Today's Show

  1. Swap out sugar sweetened beverages for infused water. Try orange, lemon and mint or cucumber and lime. They sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them! (Dr Orlena’s other favourite is a drop of peppermint oil in a glass of iced water. It does wonders to lift your energy levels, particularly in the hot sticky months of the summer.)
  2. Focus on non starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumber. Fill half your plate with colourful non starchy vegetables. Think of meat as a condiment rather than the “main deal”.
  3. Stick close to nature. Avoid refined foods.
  4. Eat a plant based diet.
  5. Eat healthy, plant based oils, such as olive oil and canola oil.
  6. If...
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