Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

April 8, 2019

Mindfulness for Parents: 10 Breaths

In this post, and another in mid August, we will be sharing two mindfulness practices which we use with parents.  Today, we look at '10 Breaths' – a simple mindfulness practice for savouring your life.

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June 1, 2018

Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future

A new Aboriginal-led project aims to learn how to identify and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex trauma in their own childhoods. 

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November 27, 2015

Engaging Traumatised Parents in the School Environment

For many of us, school holds fond memories but for others, school holds many triggers for trauma – the oval where they were bullied, the corridor where they were physically assaulted, the classroom where they were often publicly humiliated, the sting and the shame of corporal punishment, the principal’s office where they were frequently suspended. And I wonder if we, as educators, have ever stopped to walk through the school gates in the shoes of our most vulnerable parents?

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August 11, 2015

Mindfulness for Parents 2: Mindful Presence

Today we would like to share a practice that we use to encourage parents to become more present with their children.

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March 3, 2015

All at sea with children’s behaviour

When discussing the behaviours of children with parents in our Bringing up Great Kids parent groups, we offer them a fresh way of viewing and thinking about what they see in children’s behaviours. This blog entry looks at our model and how we use it.

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January 15, 2015

Stop, pause, play – a simple mindfulness practise for parents

By now you've no doubt all heard about the benefits of mindfulness.  Here's one way we've integrated it into our work with parents.

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December 11, 2014

The Neurobiology of Christmas – 10 things Parents and Carers can do to help a traumatised child cope with this holiday season

The holiday period around Christmas is a time of celebration and joy for most families.  However for many children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are living in alternative care, it can be a stressful and sad time sometimes evoking memories of past. This entry provides ideas for how to be a support.

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December 9, 2014

Mindful Listening – an incredible tool for working with parents

...after our first practice of Mindful Listening a mother started to cry. She told us “I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good "

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