What’s your biggest cup?
Learn about your families basic human needs and explore each person’s unique “needs profile”.
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All you need is Love – The Connection and Love Cup
Children don’t “attention seek”, they “connection seek” to fill their Love and Belonging Cup. You can download the 'Connection Plan' Sandi mentioned here. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding…
I will survive – The Safety Cup
Your children are driven to thrive so what can you do to ensure they’re survival cup filling as much as they can. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour…
I’ve got the Power – The Mastery Cup
Children who need power and recognition have creative ways of getting it. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the Phoenix Cups' course here.
Freedom Fighter – The Freedom Cup
Spirited children will fight fiercely for freedom. Parenting with Freedom Cup filling in mind can be Freedom Cup filling for the whole family. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding…
Just for the fun of it – The Fun Cup
When the Fun Cup is empty, it’s not fun for anyone so how can we put fun back into our everyday routine? Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour…
You can’t pour from an empty cup
Regardless of your parenting style, you’ll be a better parent with full cups so let’s make a cup filling plan. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the…
Parenting with different needs profiles
With the Phoenix Cups theory in mind, let's take a look at how two people with different needs profiles can parent together.
Thinking cup filling thoughts with Chris Phoenix
In this video, Chris explores how the way we think about things affects the way we feel about things which impacts on our behaviour.
Unrealistic Expectations with Chris Phoenix
Adjusting your expectations when it comes to parenting can be very important based on what dominant cup your children have.
Out of Control Toddlers
(3:13 mins) Help! My young child is hitting, biting and frankly out of control.
Why boys behaviour is their language
For a number of reasons, our boys are often conditioned to go straight to anger, rather than allowing other feelings like sadness or regret or fear. This video takes a…
Super Heroes, Gun Play and Rough Play
Claire Orange, parenting expert, answers a ParentTV viewer's question about superhero play, gun play and rough play.
When does shyness become a problem?
Parenting expert Claire Orange talks through shyness in children, what to look out for and be concerned about, and ways that you can empower and boost a shy child's confidence.
When siblings really dislike each other
(3:43 mins) What do you when siblings take their rivalry beyond 'normal'?
Using Music to Express Emotion
Music Therapist Allison talks about the importance of teaching children (and ourselves as adults) to move emotions so that we can better deal with them. Music is one of the…
Three Reasons parents don’t address problematic technology use
Jason Gibson has met many families where kids’ tech use has spiralled out of control and become a major problem. Here’s how it happens and what to do about it.
My kids make me crazy what’s up with that
In this video David looks at why parents feel so crazy when their kid's behave in certain ways. David also gives some great suggestions using a conscious attachment parenting framework…
One great strategy for dealing with sibling rivalry
Teaching siblings to get along is one of the biggest challenges of parenting. This video explains easy steps to encourage sibling kindness.
What to do about the socially anxious child?
When should parents be concerned about their child's social anxiety? Claire discusses the steps you can take to help your child when it comes to this difficult situation.