Figuring out Families

Figuring out Families

It's in the family we learn the skills of living together. We first learn that we are loved, understood, wanted and cared for, and in most cases it's in the family we are formed to be who we are. But our biggest hurts, failures and tragedies can also occur within the family. For most of us we have to learn as we go! For over 70 years Majellan has provided advice, shared stories of family life and helped family members deal with the problems that arise. We've helped thousands with their family issues. Hosted by David Ahern. Together we’ll set about Figuring out Families.

Episodes

May 11, 2021 31 min

In this latest Parenting Session podcast we talk to Robyn Mills about the special love grandparents have for their grandchildren and how they can teach a child about love. Robyn, a grandmother of six who has worked in the health field for 47 years in areas such as psychology and nursing, says grandparents can teach children from a young age to show love: respect, compassion, sharing and kindness.

Robyn also provides tips on the fun...

Share
Mark as Played

Give your kids the best start in life.

In this Parenting Session Dr Rosina McAlpine explains how a child can function more effectively through diet and exercise and how they play crucial roles in the physical and mental wellbeing. These are very valuable life skills for your child.

The benefits of the Health and Well-being life skills for kids are that they increase a child's knowledge of nutrition and exercise and reduce the l...

Share
Mark as Played
April 13, 2021 28 min

In this Session  Rachel explains how to use Giggle Games. These are games to help a child adjust to a new sibling, games to help with sibling squabbles and games to build lasting sibling bonds. The session is filled with great ideas on what games to use, how to use them and how effective Giggle Games are in helping children in dealing with many issues.


Rachel Schofield is a Parent Coach, Professional Member of the Australian Assoc...

Share
Mark as Played
March 23, 2021 30 min

In this Parenting Session Rachel Schofield discusses tensions and issues amongst siblings and helps parents identify the issues that lead to most disagreements and tensions.

She then explains practical strategies parents can put in place to assist their grumpy, tense children.

Another important topic she covers is problems that arise when one child feels they’re not being treated fairly because an older brother or sister appears to...

Share
Mark as Played
March 17, 2021 28 min

The teenage brain is an interesting topic of discussion as most parents would agree. Author, parenting expert and CEO of Win Win Parenting, Rosina McAlpine says teens tend to be socially and emotionally immature during their teenage years.

And because of this, teenagers and their issues can be problematic for parents, teachers and carers. Rosina has some tips for parents who may have one or more teenagers at home who maybe going th...

Share
Mark as Played

In this Parenting Session on Sibling Struggles, Parent Coach Rachel Schofield talks about sibling rivalries and what leads to conflict in the home. She says some families experience more problems, but there are some simple things parents can do to assist their children. 

Rachel, who is a professional member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists and mum to two children, provides tips on what parents can do to ease the t...

Share
Mark as Played

In this important parenting session we welcome Rachel Schofield who talks about the positive results that can come from a solid relationship between siblings. She also explains why so many siblings struggle to connect and provides handy tips on what parents can do to encourage a more harmonious relationship between their children.

Rachel Schofield is a Parent Coach, Professional Member of the Australian Association of Family Therap...

Share
Mark as Played

Reflect on your family, in particular your grandparents influence in your life.

For many of us grandparents have had a big influence on our lives. But this can often be tricky in families as role modelling is an important way for children to learn. But where values may be different grandparents need to honour their children’s way of parenting, while at the same time honouring the grandparent they want to be.

In this most informativ...

Share
Mark as Played

In this Parenting Session on Bullying we introduce Dr Robyn Mills, a grandmother of five who has worked in the health field for 47 years in areas such as psychology, nursing and natural medicine. She’s also a co-founder of Win Win Parenting along with Dr Rosina McAlpine.

Robyn says the introduction of new technologies has made bullying worse because it can now occur 24/7. She says bullying occurs amongst all age groups and if it’s ...

Share
Mark as Played

Win Win Parenting. In this Majellan Parenting Session with Dr Rosina McAlpine we explore Win Win Parenting and how it supports parents to successfully navigate through the ups and downs of family life and learn practical strategies to manage parenting challenges.

Dr Rosina’s Win Win Parenting program provides parents with an effective step-by-step practical approach to managing day-to-day parenting challenges without requiring disc...

Share
Mark as Played

In our new podcast series, Parenting Sessions, we interview Dr Rosina McAlpine, who is an author, parenting expert and CEO of Win Win Parenting. 

Win Win Parenting supports parents to successfully navigate the ups and downs of family life. Dr Rosina believes managing home life more confidently leads to less stress and better outcomes for children and a more harmonious family life. 

Parents learn practical strategies to manage day-t...

Share
Mark as Played
New Parenting Sessions with parenting  expert Dr  Rosina McAlpine

In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Dr Rosina McAlpine, who’s an author, parenting expert and CEO of Win Win Parenting which supports parents on how best to navigate through the ups and downs of everyday family life. 

Win Win Parenting also provides practical strategies for parents on how to manage the challenges of raising their children. 

In this first...

Share
Mark as Played
September 29, 2020 27 min

There is no perfect way to parent and sometimes we are going to get it wrong!

As we know children are constantly growing and developing and it is important that our parenting also needs to be open to change and development. Research tells us that healthy parent child relationships require both connectedness and flexibility and importantly parenting needs to be balanced. In a healthy parenting relationship children also need boundar...

Share
Mark as Played

The brain loves novelty but what’s novel today is boring tomorrow. Setting goals is a great way to help keep relationships fresh and continue growing.

In new or old relationships, goals help families to stay excited about the future and give a sense of purpose and direction.

Goals help us to prioritise the use of our time, money and resources. They give families a common purpose and they become milestones on the journey.

In this Fo...

Share
Mark as Played

One of the most common challenges for couples, especially younger couples is where the extended family interferes with relationships and it can feel like you are the ‘meat in the sandwich’ dealing with conflicts between your partner and your extended family.

Derek explores the many  reasons for meddling and shares ways to deal with an extended family member who may be causing issues.

Another issue Derek covers is having to set boun...

Share
Mark as Played

Family finances is one of the most difficult things to talk about and less than 10% of families have a budget.  Finances can also be one of the biggest relationship breakers – especially when money gets tight or we get into difficult times.

Different ideas or –‘habitudes’ - about money can create unnecessary stress on relationships and because there is no romance in speaking about finance most of us don’t cover the topic with our l...

Share
Mark as Played

Infidelity is more common than we think and often it is painful and hidden for couples; 25% of couples will experience infidelity and it’s a problem equally for both men and women. However, there are more ways people can be unfaithful beyond physical or emotional infidelity.

When there has been emotional or physical infidelity it can be difficult, and a big part of the challenge will be the emotional imbalance within the relationsh...

Share
Mark as Played

Welcome to Figuring out Families by Majellan Media where we look at the issues affecting families in the modern world.

At Majellan, because we believe family matters most, we’ve produced several resources to help all families be the best they can be.

We are very pleased to be joined by Derek Boylen, an experienced marriage and relationship counsellor and a lecturer in relationships at the University of Notre Dame. We have put toget...

Share
Mark as Played

In this Focus Session of Figuring out Families, marriage counsellor Derek Boylen talks about what to do when there appears to be no hope in a relationship.

The types of pressures on families today are far greater than ever before so Derek discusses what can be done to ease the pressures and puts forward a number of suggestions on how to seek professional help if the family situation is deteriorating. 

He adds that if the relationsh...

Share
Mark as Played

Intimacy play an important part in all relationships. However, we tend to think of intimacy in terms of emotional or physical connection. In this session Derek explains what intimacy means and shows us that there are actually twelve facets of intimacy.

As you listen, you will discover what these 12 facets are, how important it is to share intimacy in family relationships, how to expand a couple’s capacity to experience closeness an...

Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Figuring out Families

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
Camp Hell: Anneewakee

Camp Hell: Anneewakee

The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years. Purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before.

The Daily

The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.