Prosody Blog

Prosody is the pitch and tone of the human voice. It is the very essence of connection. Our blog hosts articles and stories dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people.

July 27, 2021

The Story of their Life: Supporting young people in care to make sense of their world

This ‘The story of their life: supporting young people in care to make sense of their world’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team leader, with contributions from the wider Victorian Therapeutic Services team at the Australian Childhood Foundation. For many of the young people in Out of Home Care their lives have been …

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July 7, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program ‘ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The period from conception to the end of the child’s second year has become known as “the first 1000 days”. Around the world governments have seen …

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June 29, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building’ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In working with families, we have often observed that ruptures in relationships happen because of a paucity in the adult’s capacity to regulate. We believe “parents do the best …

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March 10, 2021

Explosive Adolescence

This blog is written by Pat Jewell, Manager of Parenting and the Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. When there is an adolescent in the house there is often tension as the parents and the adolescent try to work out how to relate to each other in this new and different landscape. During …

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October 6, 2020

Mindful Parenting

The practise of mindfulness has many benefits. Amongst these, in our work with parents and families, we have observed that it can support parents in their efforts to develop contingent and thoughtful rather than reactive ways of responding to their children. This transformational change in parents comes as the result of the regular mindfulness practice …

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August 17, 2020

Reflections on behaviour

This blog was written by Hanif Reza Jaberipour, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. As a parent or professional, in living or working with children affected by trauma, the behaviour is what we see. It is behaviour that challenges us, shows us clues about what’s going on inside the child, and …

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August 6, 2020

Supporting parents in Iran

This article was authored by Soodeh Shobeiri, a Senior Family Consultant and Facilitator of various training for families in Iran. 15 years ago, as a young mum, I had only access to the inner world of one child; my own childhood. I presumed my own childhood as the normal and standard way of being a …

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May 21, 2020

Let’s Play!

For the last eight weeks, families have been ‘stuck’ inside due to Corona Virus.  It has been a juggle for many parents to manage the difficult balance between working from home, parenting and supporting the online learning of our children. Many are worried that their children might ‘fall behind’ academically or are concerned that their role as parent and caregiver is …

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May 14, 2020

7 simple ways that parents can feel support in their parenting role

This blog article is written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Parenting today has all types of stress and pressure and parents don’t need the added stress of unhelpful, negative comments even if they are intended as constructive advice. Parents should feel confident …

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September 5, 2019

National Child Protection Week 2019

This article was authored by Jeanette Miller, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Fathers’ Day is not just about dads. It also marks the beginning of National Child Protection Week: appropriate timing, given what we know about the importance of putting children first whilst also giving parents …

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