Children on the spectrum are easy targets for school bullies. I feel it is SO necessary that we shed light on what can be such a dark topic and spend a whole episode equipping you with the tools to approach bullying. We show you how you can bully proof your child!
Susan Hyde is our beautiful guest who has been working in the field of education for nearly 30 years. Her background in classroom teaching lead to her interest in specialising in children’s behaviour, and boy, she has got some incredible gems to share with you today! Take a listen…..
5 Rapid Fire Questions
1.What is one habit parents can implement today?
Connect with your children every day, be calm and warm and say ‘how was your day?’. Even if there’s been some conflict during the day or in the car on the way to school – it’s over and done with, let it go and go back to that positive connection. ‘How was your day?’ is a really good way to start that conversation around the dinner table.
2. What do people never ask you that you wish they did?
I wish parents would ask ‘what do I need to change?’.
3. What book would you recommend all parents read?
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel.
4. What is your top unfinished bucket list items?
I would like to write a book about children that are in care, children that have been hurt and damaged and assist educators in the healing process and allow educators to better understand their behaviour. Some of the parents that I work with that do fostering in the Northern Territory and some of those children are very seriously damaged and it’s a very hard job and I’d like to write something that would help them. I’m starting to put things together but I’ve still got a long way to go.
5. If you could only offer one piece of advice to parents, what would it be?
Remember the three C’s that I talk about? Calm, consistent and confident.
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So….until next fortnight, I encourage you to open your mind, respect the differences and above all believe that YOU can make a difference from homebase!
With love and hope,