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.
What to do when your tween says they hate you
(3:18 mins) Big emotions can lead to harsh words, so separate the rules from your relationship to keep them in check.
Why children are defiant
(3:27 mins) Let's have an honest talk about why children may be consistently defying you at home. Struggling with talk back, slammed doors or aggression at home? This may be the video for you!
Bullying among young kids
(4:45 mins) How do we respond when our young kids are bullied?
When Kids Won’t Stop Whining
Maggie Dent discusses how to stop your child from whining. Maggie talks about how triggering whining can be for parents and what whining tells us about our children and their…
What is overwhelm and why are our children experiencing it? Allison looks at triggers and solutions to help your child through these experiences.
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 Rhythm to Manage Hyperactivity
Music Therapist Allison talks about how we can use music to encourage the change in a child's behaviour. This is particularly useful for children who are experiencing hyperactivity. Music Therapist…
What is hyperactivity? Music Therapist Allison talks through what is happening in the brain when hyperactivity occurs and what that means for a child's behaviour. Watch the next video on…
When kids come home ‘naughty’ from other people’s houses
Ever had your child go off to a playdate or sleepover and come home with a bad attitude?
How to find your way when your kid is losing their mind
It can be hard when your child is losing their mind to not jump into with them and also lose your mind. The science of child development tells us that…