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Tips to improve MENTAL HEALTH in our ANXIOUS and ISOLATED Fathers when parenting as the Primary Caregiver - Canada's top Parenting Consultant
Julie Romanowski has been providing tips and insight into many Parenting topics that range from anxiety, aggressive behaviour and development - that surround being a parent in this day and age. The latest topic discussed with Meghan Collie from Global National Online News, is about how more and more Father's are taking on the role as the primary caregiver which usually landed on the Mother's lap of responsibilities. Mental Health is now becoming a big issue for new Dad's and awareness has taken flight. From the findings that the 'Movember Foundation' conducted, there was a surplus in the study to show the large amount of Fathers who feel anxious, stressed and isolated in the first year of their babies life. In order to best help new Fathers, Julie Romanowski breaks down some key aspects we have to consider.
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Sleep overs are great but aren't always the best idea for some Parents or Children - 'CBC Parental Guidance' show with Amy Bell & Julie Romanowski
Sleep overs can be a lot of fun and leave awesome memories from childhood however, not every child feels comfortable or even anxious with the concept of sleeping in a foreign place with out the comforts of their own bed, home or parents. Many children attempt the 'sleep over' yet it abruptly ends because someone can't sleep or they are feeling overwhelmed with worry and wants to go home.
Julie Romanowski speaks with Amy Bell from CBC's Parental Guidance show, where they discuss all of the benefits and pitfalls surrounding the beloved sleep over. Helpful tips for parents and children of all ages to overcome any worries or anxiety that may prevent them from experiencing one of childhood's best milestones!
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Julie Romanowski is one of Canada's top speakers on children's behaviour & discipline and featured often on Global News TV morning show's 'ASK AN EXPERT' series
Here is a great snapshot of how Julie Romanowski answers questions from callers and shares tips on challenging issues when interacting with children of all ages. We've provided clips from the 'ASK AN EXPERT' series featured on Global News TV morning show with hosts Lynn Colliar and Colleen Christie. Topics include Preparing for Spring Break, Tackling Tantrums, Back to School & teaching Gratitude during Christmas holidays.
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Smart Diapers and other Tech gadgets friend or foe to new parents? CBC interviews Julie Romanowski - Top Parenting Educator in Vancouver, B.C.
How far does one go to ease their anxiety around having a newborn baby? Does technology help? or do we still have to rely on our own basic intuition?
These are huge questions to a major discovery in technology - smart diapers. Geared towards new parents who want to know more about their babies biological output to see when they should change their diaper. Columnist Jason Osler from CBC Radio, interviews Parenting Expert Julie Romanowski from Miss Behaviour: parenting coach & consultant services on this topic. She addresses the positives and negatives of a tech gadget such as this and how to make the best decision for you and your newborn.
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"It's the JOURNEY, not the DESTINATION!" - travel advice for families from Parenting Expert specializing in behaviour
Travelling with children of any age can have limitations and barriers that can sometimes hinder our vacation experience and leave us feeling frustrated and disappointed from the outcome. It's important to remember a few key factors before jet-setting, sailing off or jumping onto that road trip.
7 KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TRAVELLING WITH KIDS
1.) INTENTION - sounds obvious but you would be surprised at how many people don't do this step and things tend to spiral out of control in a undesirable way. Setting an intention helps anchor the purpose and can even lighten the stress-load for the upcoming trip or vacation with the family.
2.) RESEARCH - find out what places and events that align with you and your intentions. I like to also ask 'what will keep everyone as successful as possible?'. It may not be your absolute ideal dream getaway but it can certainly have elements that are rewarding.
3.) ACCEPTANCE - sometimes our imaginations run wild and we can get stuck in a trap of wanting the 'perfect' trip however, when it comes to travelling as a family, many barriers can get in the way such as children's ages, rollercoaster of feelings/emotions, fatigue, hunger, illnesses, closures, detours and even cancellations. Learning to accept things JUST AS THEY ARE can be challenging but very necessary to curb any disappointments or frustrations of the holiday.
4.) PLAN - design a check list of everything you want. Then re-visit the list and highlight the things that are more realistic and likely to happen. Include everyone's needs and agenda as best as possible. Make sure you feel secure with this step and that it resonates with you in a positive manner.
5.) DISCUSS - have a meeting with the kids to go over all the details of the plan. Adapt language and length of discussion according to your child's age or abilities.
6.) TAKE IT EASY - remember to take your time, take moments to breathe and schedule time to just sit and do nothing. These restorative practices can really help make for a more quality experience and help you feel more grounded.
7.) ENJOY - even the smallest moments. Any time spent together as a family is a good thing to help bond and connect deeper and remember it's the journey, not the destination!
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Get the scoop on how to create a summer holiday season that you actually can enjoy! - Keynote speaker on children's development and behaviour shares the secret
Kids screaming & fighting with each other? Days dragging on too long? Summer drinks on the patio being interrupted by the child's demands? If your summer plans are not going quite as you had hoped, it's okay, there is still time to turn things around. Here are some ideas to consider that may help the rest of the summer go a little more smoothly!
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"Screen-free Coaches" are helping kids addiction to devices and returns them back to playtime. Parenting Educator - Julie Romanowski has an interesting take on this topic!
Over-use of screen time has become such an interruption to family life that Parents are now hiring "Screen-free Coaches" to help them and their kids break free from this addictive habit! Parenting Expert from Vancouver, British Columbia discusses some important aspects of going 'screen-free' as well as tips for those who are choosing not to. Julie Romanowski hits some pretty big points when talking to Arti Patel from Global National News online. Is getting rid of screens all together the only way to fix this problem?
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New FACEBOOK GROUP discussing effective tips & strategies on children's behaviour - with Julie Romanowski: children's behaviour & discipline specialist
You're invited to join the MISS BEHAVIOUR FACEBOOK GROUP where we will discuss tips, strategies and have open discussions on children's behaviour, discipline, communication, aggression, defiance, stress, anxiety and much more!
Facebook is such a great way to stay connected and 'up-to-date' on relevant info. Having reminders often about tips on children's behaviour, can be very helpful. Suitable for parents, teachers, early childhood educators, teaching staff, volunteers and students in the field.
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Should parents SCARE or MANIPULATE kids into doing what they want or are these outdated techniques that don't actually work?
The technique of SCARING OR MANIPULATING KIDS INTO DOING WHAT YOU WANT has been around from the beginning of time. Parenting expert and one of Canada's top Parenting Coaches who specializes in children's behaviour and discipline - Julie Romanowski has a heated debate with iHeart Radio host Bill Carroll (of the the Morning Rush) on this topic that you don't want to miss!! It starts off with the controversial and viral videos going around of parents beating their child's stuffed animals as a way to make them eat their food at mealtimes but it doesn't end there. This is a debate of two very different opinions of two people of two different generations.
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This is not a SCREEN TIME SUMMER kids! - Parenting Coach encourages Parents to help their kids find alternate ways to entertain themselves that doesn't include a device.
SUMMER BREAK IS HERE! …...and there is nothing kids want to do more than spending their entire days (and nights) on their favorite screens! But hold on, a parenting expert says "NO WAY!" and that we parents have to encourage our kids to not solely rely on screen time to 'entertain' themselves or to have alternate options for 'relaxing' and calming down. Julie Romanowski is back again on the Global TV National News 'ask an expert' segment sharing more tips like these on summer screen time!
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Disturbing new practice Parents use to encourage kids to eat their food - children's behaviour expert 'dishes' on how messed up this really is (CTV News)
Alert!!: be aware of a disturbing new 'practice' that parents think is great but is actually really detrimental to kids! It's the viral videos going around on the internet about how parents will demonstrate IN FRONT OF THE CHILD an aggressive beating of the child's beloved teddy bear/stuffie. Although I fully understand that it can be extremely challenging and frustrating to get your child to eat healthy food and to eat their meals quickly, parents have to be very mindful of how they "encourage" their child to eat as the long term impacts can be devastating! Julie Romanowski discusses with CTV News what these long term impacts are as well as positive solutions to help encourage children at the dinner table.
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Understanding the REAL problem behind 'limiting' screen use in children and teenagers - Julie talks with Toronto Global News Radio
Listen to Parenting expert and educator, Julie romanowski speak with guest host Adrienne Batra on the Alan Carter Radio show in Toronto, Ontario. Julie offers unique insight on the REAL problem about why limiting screen time is so challenging and it has nothing to do with the typical issues. It is something that has been overlooked and has to do with kids being autonomous and able to regulate themselves well.
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"ASK AN EXPERT" segment on Global News TV Morning Show in B.C. invites Julie Romanowski to be the top parenting expert
Julie Romanowski is British Columbia's top parenting coach who specializes in children's behaviour & discipline! She has been invited 6 times to be one of Global TV Morning News - 'ASK AN EXPERT' series. Keep your eye out for Julie's next appearance on the show, you won't want to miss it!
Find the ACTUAL meaning behind the negative behaviour and THEN apply the correct technique in order for it to be effective
You would never give 'cold/flu medication' to a child for a broken leg, so why would you apply a disciplinary technique like 'time out' to a child who has made a mistake? Children need to be taught by their parents/teachers/educators/caregivers the difference between RIGHT and WRONG in each situation and scenario. Never assume they know or that it is obvious. Kids have so many things going on in their worlds that they need that #1 person in their lives to help them through the storm so they know for next time what is expected of them. This also sends a very strong energetic message to them that 'they matter' and have worth and value because you saw the importance to teach them correctly.
3 TIPS TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN DISCIPLINE
1.) Stay CALM & NEUTRAL: our own emotions and stress need to stay out of this area....always.
2.) Focus on finding the MESSAGE behind the behaviour: children's behaviour is communication...always.
3.) Stay CONNECTED & emotionally available at this difficult time: kids need you to re-connect with them when they have made a mistake, acted out inappropriately and are vulnerable....always.
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There has been a lot of controversy around competitive sports both in school sports and extra-curricular sports and the culture around 'winning & losing'. Many parents believe their children should learn these sports along with all the benefits of interactions, fitness and team work however, there is a grey area for kids who aren't good or can't perform well in these organized sports and shouldn't be put on the spot or shamed because of it.
Interactions with other children are extremely important for good development however, nothing should ever be 'forced'. Unfortunately in the school system has a curriculum to follow to help kids learn certain skills and the physical education curriculum has an even more specific goal. What are your thoughts on kids physical activities and the expectation to perform in games such as dodgeball or competitive sports?
Julie Romanowski weighs in on this topic about the options around this outcome and how we can be inclusive and yet still offer the same benefits of competitive sports.
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Mommy burnout is a real thing and unless you've experienced it, you have no idea what it's like. The amount of stress that we are all under as a society is through-the-roof and that coupled with the speed to which we have to perform can be challenging at best, on a good day. When we add in parenting, a job, housework and family management - this is a recipe for a disaster and it usually lands on the lap of the most generous and kind......Mother.
The amount of INVISIBLE work that Mothers endure (and that's not to leave out Fathers however, the majority of this lands on the Mother) is like no other. It is rarely recognized, not validated, heavily judged and comes with basically no benefits. We need to start acknowledging this area of life and bringing light to it's darkness. Starting with awareness and then hopefully action along with supports, will make this burden in life be a little less heavy and perhaps even put out some of the flames.
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School is ending and Summer is starting! Tips on how to create expectations for kids around this transition.
End of the school year is fast approaching and next thing you know, it's summer break! It's important to start thinking about that transition and let children know about expectations surrounding all this change.
5 KEY TOPICS TO DISCUSS
You can always add to this list and keep an on-going checklist to remember which ones you have discussed or not. Children crave structure and do really well with direction with flexibility and choices. Prepping for the summer break transition can really make or break the joy of the season!
Create a family MEDIA PLAN to manage screen-time use - Parenting Coach offers tips for parents to consider on the topic of screen use
Screen-time use in adults AND children has become a real problem in many households around the world. Even though experts at the pediatric society have made recommendations on the amounts of time for screen use in each age category, it is still a huge issue between parents and kids. One of the most important things to do as a family is to create a MEDIA PLAN that includes all rules and expectations for each family member to help create a security net around this issue to help prevent it from 'slipping down a slippery slope'.
5 TOPICS TO INCLUDE IN A MEDIA PLAN
As parents, we are being watched all the time by children. Being a good role model by obeying the family rules and managing your own screen use is one of the most important things to be mindful of. Kids do as they SEE, not as they are TOLD.
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Punishments & Consequences are dated discipline practices that cause harmful long-term effects and no longer work - Miss Behaviour
Punishing children and/or giving consequences for their 'bad behavior' is a dated practice that no longer works for kids in this day and age because life is not the same as it used to be. The stress levels alone for young people is more than it ever has been before and when you mix high stress levels with punishments it becomes a recipe for disaster! More children are reacting to being punished in aggressive or violent ways because of the anger and resentment that builds from the PERCEPTION of not being heard, appreciated or understood. Pressures to perform perfectly while constantly being rushed with just trying to keep up with the speed of life, is pushing most kids to the 'boiling point'. This leaves Parents without the necessary know-how and confidence to address their child's behaviour or challenges. This doesn't mean do nothing - but rather we have to bring forward the methods and strategies that helps children learn, become good regulators and autonomous individuals that demonstrate empathy and compassion for themselves and others.
Miss Behaviour parenting coach helps parents understand behaviour better as well as provides insights and knowledge for them to navigate around the pressures that surround their children and themselves.
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"Giving children 'detention' is an out-dated technique that is ineffective and harmful," says Discipline Specialist from Vancouver, BC.
Fewer children are being given detention which has many parents wondering if schools are doing enough when it comes to teaching their children discipline. Canada's leading parenting expert and parenting coach discusses with J'lyn Nye from CHED 630 afternoon news in Alberta about the negative impact of this dated technique. Julie also discusses what to do instead and offers insight into why children are acting out and causing more harm then ever before.
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Young adults celebrate after graduation as they enter the workforce and bring along the life skills needed to succeed no matter what they choose - Global National News with Julie Romanowski
Are we suppose to encourage teens to go to higher education such as college & university or are we suppose to help children follow their hearts desire no matter what they choose to do with their future?
This is a very interesting topic that has a lot of people talking because the old norms of forcing your teenager to go to university are no longer. Times have changed and many young adults are not able to go or even want to go. Can they still have success? and should we celebrate this decision? For some, entering into the workforce is the right decision. Read the article featured in the Global National News with Julie Romanowski discussing some of the positives and negatives of this new thought for our young people.
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Violence in the classrooms among young children is increasing dramatically! Children's behaviour & discipline specialist weighs in on this topic and shares workshop presentation to support solutions.
This article goes into depth about the level of VIOLENCE in young children at school. This is a common issue for teens and young adults however, it's happening now more and more to children in the early years. Even as little as three years old, children are demonstrating severe aggression, lack of empathy and violence towards their peers, themselves and the teaching staff.
I had the opportunity to speak to a large group of Teachers & Early Childhood Educators in twice this year about how we as a group can help decrease some of these challenges. It isn't a one-size-fits-all solution nor is it something you can change in one day. What is necessary is to bring awareness, educate everyone involved about best practices as well techniques that are effective and then put an action plan into place. It's not going to be easy, but it will be worth it.
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Children may 'miss the mark' on the bulls-eye but that doesn't mean they don't get to try again. Making mistakes are a part of learning.
Children learn in so many different ways. Making mistakes is an essential way all humans learn. When they make mistakes, it's like missing the bulls-eye on the target. Some times we will miss the mark but we can still try again. Helping children understand that there is 'learning' that takes place in mistakes AND allowing children the opportunity to make these mistakes without feeling ashamed or punished - is truly important and critical for development.
There is more learning in making mistakes then in doing things perfectly. In order to help kids learn and hit the BULLSEYE - it takes time, patience, guidance and connection - not punishment, consequences, time-outs or threats.
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