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The Simply Kids Wellness Podcast

Roxanne Bates

Simply Kids Wellness hosted by Roxanne Bates is dedicated to streamlining ideas for parents to easily support their kids' health and wellbeing with a no-frills approach. You will find a starting place for parents and kids to discover and instill healthy habits and lifestyle choices that enhance their health, happiness, and wellbeing.It's a space that encourages parents to maintain that momentum with ongoing holistic ideas, advice from experts in the field and can connect them to a larger village of like-minded people for ongoing support. We also cover the mind, body, and spirit connection in children by sharing natural concepts and products that can help kids be and feel their best.Check out simplykidswellness.com, it's for any parent that wants to enjoy the wellness journey with their children!.
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Dec 29 2020
59 seconds
Episode 39 How Meditation and Mindfulness Supports Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing with Mayhem to Mindful
Meditation and mindfulness are tools for calming and regulating emotions that help support our children’s mental health and wellbeing. We are becoming increasingly aware that teaching our children preventative proactive health skills can help prepare them for life’s stresses and challenges, and build a more resilient future.Kasey Hughes is the founder of Mayhem to Mindfulness, and she supports children as a mindfulness facilitator and certified health and wellness coach. Kasey is a mother to 3 boys and they have inspired her to help other kids. She is extremely passionate about the emotional and mental wellbeing of our children and parents and offers child-specific wellness programs to teach kids how to use mindfulness and meditation skills to improve their emotional intelligence.Children are taught how to fill their cups and give them lifelong skills in managing worries and concerns and how they can tap into sensations of feelings in their bodies to become aware of what they are experiencing. They learn how to accept all different feelings, even the big and uncomfortable emotions to bring stress levels down to be able to think well, manage the effects of emotions, bounce back from setbacks, sleep better and build overall resilience. Emotional intelligence and resilience are superpowers for kids that give them the best chance of having positive mental health outcomes as they grow.Kasey believes that it’s more important than ever to take steps to improve your children’s mental health. Simple tools like mindful belly breathing through 3 deep breaths can be used at any time to help calm worries or anxiety. Meditation and Mindfulness can calm the brain and build up the prefrontal cortex in children’s brains to become resilient in many different situations. Research shows that this can reduce their potential for anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.Find out more at www.mayhemtomindful.com.auhttps://www.instagram.com/mayhemtomindful/https://www.facebook.com/mayhemtomindful
Nov 29 2021
24 mins
Supporting Parents,Teens and Tweens to Live Harmoniously with Amaze In Mind
Do you want to shout less and connect more with your teens and tweens? Do you want to hear how you can have a healthy and harmonious relationship with your teens and tweens whilst parenting from a place aligned with your values? Then listen to this episode with Wendy Bennett who is a mentor for teens, tweens, and their parents and offers online support, courses, and resources to navigate these often challenging years.Wendy originally created the online Amaze In Mind App to help teenagers. It offers content that can teach them skills to grow, express themselves and feel connected during their tween and teen years. It allows them to get to know themselves better and develop a secure sense of self. Wendy believes that also teaching parents the skills and understanding of the milestones in teenage years can create awareness and empathy for parents to bond and deepen their relationships. Wendy has developed an online course called the Chaos to Calm Parenting course as well as an online community of support, to share her expertise and experiences as a counsellor and mother. The course can help parents relate to their kids and become aware of what’s driving their interactions and why things might not be going as they wish. Wendy has developed 6 parenting principles that she uses when working with parents and the 4-week program is an introduction to these principles as well as helping parents achieve some quick wins in shouting less and connecting more with their kids. Find out more at https://mailchi.mp/ddb8a44376c8/chaos-to-calm-parenting-course  Website - http://amazeinmind.org.au/parent-support/ Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/425903905289783
Nov 21 2021
26 mins
Using the Calm tools of Yoga in Children’s Hospital Wards with Inspired Kids Yoga and Calm Fairies
Inspired Yoga and Calm Fairies empowers kids to feel safe and calm by teaching them the calming tools of Yoga, particularly in Children's hospital wards. Stacey Louise is the founder and lead trainer at Inspired Kids Yoga and Calm Fairies and has a creative flair and natural gift for working with children. Stacey loves sharing her knowledge and tools in playful and easy-to-understand ways, with kids and adults.Stacey draws on her diverse career experiences in working with children to help kids from two years of age to teenage years reduce anxiety and experience relaxation. She adapts her style and toolkit to help all age brackets and different ailments.Stacey started practicing yoga in 2000 to help befriend anxiety and cope with a myriad of medical conditions. This experience has turned into Stacey's legacy, with the creation of Calm Fairies- where she visits kids in hospital, dressed as a fairy, and teaches them the calm tools of yoga. Calm Fairies offers online courses for parents and anyone working with children empowers them to teach kids how to self-regulate their emotions through many tools such as breathing exercises, adapting to different environments, and learning how to release tension in a holistic way - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stacey has a mission to work towards getting a Calm Fairy trained up for every children’s hospital ward in Australia.Find out more at www.inspiredkidsyoga.com.auhttps://www.calmfairies.com.auhttps://www.facebook.com/inspiredkidsyogahttps://www.instagram.com/inspired.kids.yogahttps://www.facebook.com/calmfairieshttps://www.instagram.com/calm.fairies
Nov 1 2021
32 mins
Natural Skincare Products for our Kids with It’s Clancy, Yo!Celebrating Kids Personalities with Gorgeous GrubsHow to Optimise Infant and Childhood Development with Osteopathy and Lactation Support with Align and NurtureSupporting our Daughters into Womanhood with Pippin GirlRaising Kids Who Care with Susy LeeConscious and Connected Parenting with The Earthway Approach
The Earthway Approach aims to support families on their unique parenting journey through conscious and connected parenting. It supports a community of like-minded families that choose to consciously parent and connect with their babies, lean away from societal norms, and lean into attachment. There are so many styles of parenting out there and sometimes you need guidance and support to connect to your children in a way that suits your family.Nikki Smith is the founder of the Earthway Approach and was inspired to support new families into their fourth trimester and toddler years after her own experience of motherhood and postnatal depression. Nikki is a mother to three children and has been a registered nurse, holds a Postgraduate in Maternal Child and Family Nursing and has been working and supporting families on the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers and now the Central Coast of NSW, Australia over the past 5 years. Nikki is currently studying counselling and is the author of her newly released book 'Honest Motherhood- Words of comfort and musings into motherhood.' Her expertise is in early infancy and toddler behaviour, she is passionate about maternal and infant mental health and wellbeing as well as providing holistic conscious parenting support with a whole family approach.Every family is unique and she helps parents become aware of their own temperament, their children’s temperaments and their parenting style. Her parent centred approach to family connections builds the foundation for love, compassion & empathy, as well as self-empowerment. Find out more at :https://www.facebook.com/TheEarthwayApproach/?ref=pages_you_manage https://www.instagram.com/the_earthway_approach/ https://www.earthwayparenting.com.au/
Aug 16 2021
23 mins
Nurturing Children’s Wellbeing through Dinner Conversations with Around the Table
Do you want to discover how to nurture your children’s wellbeing through dinner conversations? Around the Table has created simple and fun ways to connect with our kids and create family rituals through dinner conversation cards.  Around the Table have Family Dinner Conversation Cards to enrich our relationships with our children through conversation at shared family mealtimes. Danielle Barrett is the founder of Around the Table, a service designed to make dinnertime easier and more enjoyable so families can enjoy the many benefits of eating dinner together. Danielle’s background is in primary school teaching and together with a child psychologist and two school counsellors, they created the questions for the conversation cards. Children enjoy choosing the cards and the questions can be lighthearted whilst simultaneously giving insight into your child’s wellbeing. Scientific research shows that sharing mealtimes and engaging in conversation with children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers can enhance their social and mental wellbeing. Danielle suggests starting small by organising regular family meals during the week, making dinner fun, and sharing our experiences with our children.During times of lockdown, families have experienced how the dinner cards can encourage regular connections over mealtimes and how they can provide comfort, support, and security to our children through simple family rituals.Find out more at https://aroundthetable.com.au/collections/activity-cardsSimply Kids Wellness followers can get a 20% discount with the code SIMPLYKIDShttps://www.facebook.com/familiesaroundthetablehttps://www.instagram.com/families_aroundthetable
Aug 9 2021
30 mins
Nurturing Children’s Spirits in Nature with Wildlings Forest SchoolSupporting Kids through Mindfulness Practices with Mindful Kids Melbourne
Jul 5 2021
30 mins
How to Boost Immunity through Nutrition with Dianna MoroneyHow to Keep Kids Active with Fun Workouts from The Secret Ninja SchoolHow to Help Kids with Picky Eating with Learn Play EatSupporting families with Twins and Triplets with TwinfoHow to Help Children with Communication and Speech Pathology with Bonny MarshHow to Empower Children with Friendship Skills with URStrongSupporting Kids and Mums on the Spectrum with the Exceptional Mum Hub
May 17 2021
34 mins
The Benefits of Kinesiology for School Children and Teenagers with Mel Ryan 100% You

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