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.
More In This Course
What’s your biggest cup?
Learn about your families basic human needs and explore each person’s unique “needs profile”. Find out more by watching the 'Guiding Behaviour with the Phoenix Cups' course here.
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…
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.
The Power of Informational Statements
In a previous video, Teacher Tom talks about the dangers of speaking to children in commands, so if this is the case, how do we speak to children? This video…
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.
Out of Control Toddlers
(3:13 mins) Help! My young child is hitting, biting and frankly out of control.
Don’t take your kid’s behaviour personally!
David Loyst talks us through using consciousness to become aware and manage our internal states so we can feel what is going on inside our child.
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…
Teaching young children to ‘use their words’ when they’re upset
We'd all love our kids to 'use their words' when they're upset - learn expert tips for encouraging this in your child
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 if you suspect your child has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Music therapist and brain care specialist Allison Davies answers a ParentTV members question: "I have concerns that my 14 year old has signs of sensory processing disorder. Since birth he…
The danger of speaking to children with commands
This video helps analyse how it is you speak to your child and how changing your approach can help improve your child's behaviour. Watch Teacher Tom's related video, "The Power…
How to use evidence based punishment techniques
(6:29 mins) Let's have a chat about what punishment actually means in the world of behaviour science. By looking at examples of real punishment that we use daily without noticing can draw a light onto how punishment doesn't have to be the enemy.