Helping your child through friendship fires

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It can be heartbreaking to watch your child struggle through friendship issues during pre school and primary school. Maybe someone in their group is being mean, maybe they feel they don’t have many friends, they feel excluded, they fight, or maybe they want to switch friendship groups. Whatever the challenge, it can be hard to know how best to guide them, when to intervene, and how not to put your own experiences and emotions into the situation.

Host Amelia Phillips and parenting educator Gen Muir discuss the common friendship challenges kids experience, how we can best react in the moment and support them. They discuss the major friendship skills needed, how we can teach these, and daily strategies to try with your kids (for example the friend detective exercise). 

About the guest:

Gen Muir is a parenting educator, obstetric social worker, Mum to four and founder of Connected Parenting, a 1:1 and group coaching service for parents. She works with families all over Australia educating on connection and attachment with their children.



About the host:

Amelia Phillips is an exercise, nutrition, parenting and business expert with a career spanning 26 years in health. She's a registered exercise scientist, nutritionist and researcher (with a masters of human nutrition). She is the co-founder of health tech company 12WBT which grew from start-up. After a successful exit, she now consults to health companies, presents and appears in the media. Amelia had four kids in five years and is dedicated to empowering women to build a life after kids on the foundation of health (mental and physical), love and purpose. 

If you have a question for Amelia, reach out via Insta @_amelia_phillips, email or text an audio question to: 0417458772

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Host: Amelia Phillips                                                                                                        Guest: Gen Muir
Audio Producer: Darren Roth
Music: Matt Nicholich                                                                                                      Production Partner: Nova Entertainment Pty Ltd

Healthy Her acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
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