Choosing The Right School: Sharon Witt

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  CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCHOOL: SHARON WITT   DJ1: Kids are alright with the child whisperer. SHARON WITT: Good morning guys. DJ2: Good morning child whisperer. SHARON WITT: How are you? Hello. We are talking this morning about where to for highschool. DJ2: Yes. But why? It’s only half way through the year. SHARON WITT: I know, I know. And it would seem like a very strange topic to talk about this morning. But most schools now are firming up their numbers for next year for highschool. So, you know, this is the time where we actually, you don’t need to make those choices were well and surely before now, but most schools are finalizing. You need to let, you know, give schools a term’s notice. So if your school that goes to year twelve you have to let them know by the end of this term. Whether, they are,…

Cheap Thrills: Sharon Witt

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CHEAP THRILLSHARON WITT: SHARON WITT   DJ1:  Yey, Sharon Witt good morning. SHARON WITT: Good morning you lovely people. Hey, how are you? DJ2:  Good. SHARON WITT: Hey, great topic today. DJ1:  Yes. SHARON WITT: I found this little article in the, in the paper on the weekend and it was basically saying that children enjoy the simple pleasures of going to the park or  building a cubby house just as much as they enjoy an expensive day out in an amusement parks. DJ2:  Interesting. SHARON WITT: According to a new survey, so this was in the UK about youngters between the age of 5 and 11 where asked to rank their favorite holiday activity according to how fun it was, how happy it made them and how memorable it was. Do you wanna know the top three? DJ1:  Yeah, yeah, yeah. SHARON WITT: Playing in the garden or park…

Sharon Witt talks about ‘Crushes!’

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  SHARON WITT TALKS ABOUT ‘CRUSHES!’     DJ1: Sharon Witt’s here. Kids are always alright and the Kid whispering segment. Good morning Sharon. SHARON WITT: Good morning guys. Happy Monday. DJ1: Happy Monday. DJ2: Happy Monday. SHARON WITT: Kids are back at school, kids are alright. DJ2: Now, Sharon and I were talking on Facebook last night Ken about what we could talk about today. And, we decided it was just gonna be Keith Urban. SHARON WITT: We couldn’t think of anything else. DJ1: Keith Urban of The Voice. DJ2: We thought, let’s just talk about Keith and how lovely he is. But I think we’re probably not allowed to, so. DJ1: No. SHARON WITT: No, we can’t just talk about Keith and how wonderful and encouraging he is. DJ2: And how he’s baby to everybody. SHARON WITT: Yeah. But we can talk about crushes. We can talk about…

Holiday fun with Sharon Witt

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HOLIDAY FUN WITH SHARON WITT   DJ1: Sharon Witt, our Kid Whisperer in the studio. Yes, Sharon. SHARON WITT:  Good morning. Happy Christmas Eve everybody. DJ2: So exciting. SHARON WITT:  I love it. DJ1: ‘Tis the show before Christmas and all for the studio. SHARON WITT:  And, it’s only about 42 more sleeps ‘till the kids go back to school. DJ1: Wow. SHARON WITT:  It’s not that long. DJ2: Wow, you’ve started counting. SHARON WITT:  Yes. DJ1: Wow it is. Look, and like you say, it’s 42 more sleep. That’s a lot of fun to be head. SHARON WITT:  Well, that’s if they’ve got six weeks, some have got a little bit longer. But, yes, there’s lots to do and I think some parents are probably leading up to Christmas is quite busy but you know, probably after a few days, the next few days they’ll be like “now, what…

Sharon Witt – Study strategies for students

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SHARON WITT – STUDY STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS   DJ1: Sharon Witt’s here with our parenting advice. She’s the kid whisperer. Sharon, good morning. SHARON WITT:  Good morning guys. How are we? DJ2: Okay. SHARON WITT:  We’re on a home stretch a few more weeks and school will be finish for the year. DJ1: I know. DJ2: Yes. DJ1: School will be out. SHARON WITT:  It will. But there was report in the news this morning that some kids are getting really stressed before Naplan testing which happens, you know, in grade three. Grade three, five, sevens and nines, but some children, I mean it happens during the year, it’s over now. But some kids were stressed, vomiting, even hiding at their tables. DJ2: No. SHARON WITT:  So, nice leading to, looking at exams, study tips, because many of our students are going to be. How do your twelve exams, their…

Sharon Witt: How to Juggle

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SHARON WITT: HOW TO JUGGLE   DJ1: Time for our kiddie whisperer Sharon Witt to join us. What I love Sharon SHARON WITT:  Yes. DJ1: Is you got on our Facebook page and went coming out our parenting expert Sharon Witt joins us and it was posted by you. SHARON WITT:  Oh no. DJ1: That’s it, Sharon Witt says I’m coming out next. SHARON WITT:  I know. DJ1: Love it. SHARON WITT:  I just wanted to get some parents’ ideas of what they thought about this topic. As parents, let me, I’m talking about moms in particular this morning, but dads you can still listen into, we’re not taking you out. As moms, we are chefs, cleaner, child care worker, fashion consultant, chauffer, problem solver, mediator, counselor, employee, teacher, first-aid officer and a mom. DJ2: And we have to go out and purchase all those hats and make them look…

How does LightFM impact children – Sharon Witt

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  HOW DOES LIGHTFM IMPACT CHILDREN – SHARON WITT   DJ1: And that’s why it’s so fantastic that we have author and speaker Sharon Witt in the tally room right with us. Good afternoon Sharon. SHARON WITT: Good afternoon guys. DJ2: Welcome. SHARON WITT: Thank you. DJ1: It’s always welcome that we have Sharon on during brekky, she’s our Kid Whisperer, but Sharon, what are, what’s the impact that the content, the music we hear, what impact does it have on children? How important it is? SHARON WITT: Yeah, I think, you know, often we forget that there’s a lot of children in the car listening during when LightFM is on and it’s one of those stations, I speak to many parents in the schools that I work at and you know in the work that I do who say that they have LightFM on overtime and it’s one of…

Sharon Witt talks Bullying

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SHARON WITT TALKS BULLYING DJ: I’m being joined by the lovely Sharon Witt, our very own child whisperer. You may know her from Ken and Lucy Show early in the morning, she joins them very frequently, and joining me now in the studio to talk about bullying. Thank you for coming in Sharon. SHARON WITT:  Thanks Jess, great to be here and such an important topic. DJ1: It is so important and it’s something that gets overruled really easy, but for those not quite sure, can you define bullying for us? SHARON WITT: Yeah absolutely. Look, bullying is, the important point to make here is that it is a repeated thing. So, if someone just said something nasty to someone, quite often in society we just wanna say “ah, that’s bullying”. But it is actually repeated abuse. It could be both verbal, physical and of course, non-verbal including text messages,…

Sleepy, Bossy Kids

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SLEEPY, BOSSY KIDS DJ1: Sharon Witt in the studio. Good morning Sharon. SHARON WITT: Good morning. How are you guys? DJ1: Very well. DJ2: Very, very well. Hey, Sharon. SHARON WITT: Yes? DJ2: Often when we chat here, we have a lot of people SMS-ing in questions. We don’t know where to get to them. But I wanna be able to get to them today. So if you have a question for Sharon call light FM. Romy has already SMS because he heard us mention we’re gonna be chatting to you.  And so we thought why not just launch into this. I know you’re not prepared but I know you are such a professional. You’ll have the answers. DJ1: You’ll get there. DJ2: Romy in the SMS said can you ask Sharon how do you deal with a very well balanced six year-old that has suddenly become very bossy with…

What will I be when I grow up?

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  WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP?   DJ1: Morning Sharon. SHARON WITT: Top of the morning to you. How are you guys? DJ2: The balance of the day to you. SHARON WITT: Thank you. DJ2: We love this. DJ1: This stuff feels weird to say, but any way, the balance of the day to you. SHARON WITT: Top of the morning to you. DJ2: Which one of you is my English accent? DJ1: You’ve got an interesting study that came out. SHARON WITT: I do. DJ1: Is it yesterday? SHARON WITT: It came out on Saturday actually. It’s from the UK and they surveyed over 11,000 seven year olds to find out what their top career aspirations. So, my question to you first is, what, do you remember when you were seven, seven or eight, what you wanted to do for a job, what you thought would…

Sharon Witt on NAPLAN testing

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  SHARON WITT ON NAPLAN TESTING DJ1: You know, today is an important day and look, we’ll talk more about it with Sharon Witt, because see our Kid Whisperer. Hey, Sharon, good to see you. SHARON WITT: Hi. Great to see you guys. DJ1: Now, it’s a big day today. SHARON WITT: It is. DJ1: it’s the NAPLAN. DJ2: Yeah, now, tell us, just sum up NAPLAN really quickly cause I honestly don’t have any children and I’m not sure what NAPLAN is completely. SHARON WITT: It’s the National assessment for numeracy and literacy across the country. So, every child years 3, 5, 7 and 9 who attend school, you should be, are assessed over the next 3 days. So, the testing takes place in the morning at all schools at exactly the same time. DJ1: Wow, so it starts today. SHARON WITT: Yes, and it’s very strict to, aside…

Sharon Witt on School Orientation

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  SHARON WITT ON SCHOOL ORIENTATION DJ1: Hey, it’s time to talk to Sharon Witt, nice and early for us, for our child whisperer. Good morning Sharon. SHARON WITT: Good morning guys, how are you? DJ2: Doing well. Well, Sharon’s up and about. Good morning. SHARON WITT: Yes. I’m up and early because I’m running orientation day today, so I have to be up and early. So, yeah, most of the schools are running orientation days either this week or last week, so it’s a good topic to chat about today. DJ1: Yeah, what we need to know? SHARON WITT: Well, basically, let’s start with preps, okay. So, lot of the prep students will be starting their orientation and look, I think it’s important for us as parents to try make this a positive experience as possible. Because I’m sure many of us have got, you know, some terrible stories…

Teen Issues

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  TEEN ISSUES   CLAYTON: 89.9 Light FM,We’re glad and taking you through this morning and my guest on one-one-one from teentalkinternational.com and author of the “Teen Talk” books, Sharon Witt is in the studio with me. How are you Sharon? SHARON WITT: Great, thank you. Good morning Clayton. CLAYTON: It’s good to have you. And we talked about your “Teen Talk” books, oh, it must be years ago. Yeah, three maybe, four years ago? SHARON WITT: Yes, about three years ago. CLAYTON: Yeah, there you go. And it just got on from strength to strength, been publishing over the UK most recently as well. SHARON WITT: Yes. CLAYTON: Huge, huge impact into the lives of teens, so you just understand where they’re going in life and the best way to step forward. And I know that, hopefully, in the next little while in the book can help parents as…

Help your teen improve her body image

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Help Your Teen Improve Her Body Image   KEN: Yeah, the kids are alright. And according to our recent study done by Mission Australia, body image is one of the top three issues for young people. And to take us through that is our child whisperer professional Sharon Witt. Good morning. SHARON WITT: Good morning. And the kids are alright, they’re back at school today. LUCY: Are they? SHARON WITT: Yeah. LUCY: Is school holidays over? SHARON WITT: Wake up Lucy, it’s over. SHARON WITT: That’s why Lucy’s afraid. O, the kids have gone back today. My school’shave gone back today. So, most parents are just saying “Ahh”. LUCY: But wait, what day is it? SHARON WITT: Today is Monday. What day did you think it was Lucy? Good morning Lucy, it’s Monday. Let’s talk about body image while Lucy just looks at her calendar for a moment. Interestingly enough,…

How to talk about puberty

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  HOW TO TALK ABOUT PUBERTY   DJ1: It’s a alright for sure. Morning Sharon Witt. SHARON WITT: Good morning. Makes me wanna talk it in Anglo-Saxons for the whole morning you know. DJ2: Yes, you could if you wanted to. DJ1: I pronounced your name incorrectly? SHARON WITT: Incorrectly. DJ2: Unacceptable. DJ1: Unacceptable. SHARON WITT: Let’s do that shall we? DJ2: Hey. SHARON WITT: Yes? DJ2: How are you? SHARON WITT: I’m good. Let’s give a little shout-out to one of our beautiful students Beck Goldsmith, and she’s in hospital today waiting for a liver. And if you, I mean, no want talked about, you know, in the media, about being an organ donor. But if you. DJ2: I’m not on the organ donor register. SHARON WITT: Please do it. Big shout-out to Beck. Good morning. Love you. DJ1: We are talking about puberty today. SHARON WITT: Yes, and…

VCE results with Sharon Witt

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  VCE RESULTS WITH SHARON WITT   DJ1: With VCE time out, it’s a big, big hour really for the VCEs and for your results. Of course we had to get Sharon Witt, our Child Whisperer to tell us more about that. There, all right with you Sharon. How are you? SHARON WITT: I’m great, how are you guys going? DJ2: Good. Very well. SHARON WITT: Big weekend. I so Lucy’s up in action last night. DJ2: It was awesome. SHARON WITT: Thank you. Now, from 7 o’clock this morning, over 46,000 students will receive their ATAP scores, which is their Australian Tertiary Admission rank, which is another name for their VCE results. I still remember when I was in year 12, to wait ‘till 2 o’clock until the posting to turn up my envelope and then open it in the driveway with my parents. So how’s that. You can…

Love Bombing

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  LOVE BOMBING   DJ1: Good morning Sharon. SHARON WITT:  Good morning guys. How are you today? DJ1: Very good. DJ2: Very well. Had a great weekend? SHARON WITT:  Yes, I have had a fantastic weekend. DJ2: Yes, where have you been? You’ve been away, haven’t you? SHARON WITT:  Yes, I’ve actually been away with my daughter for the weekend. And, just love bombing her, took her away. DJ2: What do you mean love bombing? SHARON WITT:  Well, DJ1: It’s like truth bombing but love. SHARON WITT:  Yeah, like one of the things that we can do. We are talking love languages this morning with our kids, and one of the things we can do is spend one-on-one time with our children. So, my daughter just loves spending time, one-on-one time with her. So, yeah, we just went away and just hang out there for two days. DJ2: So, quality…

Help for parents of teenagers

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  HELP FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS   DJ2: We now talk about, the most, well, just say the mostFerrell people in the world, our teenagers. DJ1: No, don’t say that. Why would you say that? DJ2: No, because I’ve been a teenager, and maybe I’m just speaking for myself. DJ1: You were ferrell. Not everyone was lucky and had criminal convictions. DJ2: No, but not necessarily ferrell in that way. But ferrell is hard to understand sometimes. We got an educator and teen expert Sharon Witt, author of “Teen Talk, Parent Talk”, here to have a chat to us this morning. DJ1: Lovely Sharon. DJ2: Regularly seen on Kerri-anne. DJ1: Yes. Tell Luke, that not all teenagers are ferrell. SHARON WITT: Good morning guys. Oh what a bad rap for teenagers Luke. DJ2: Tell me I’m not right in some way. SHARON WITT: All my beautiful teenagers listening right now,…

How to deal with cyber-bullying?

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  How To Deal With Cyber-Bullying?   KEN: We are live, Sharon, good morning. SHARON WITT: Good morning. I’m a bit focused, I’ve just been, horning into this jam that I’ve got in a car LUCY: Must be a bit of a jam. Jam thing and donuts. SHARON WITT: Who did put you into this studio? KEN: Well, thank you for coming in because this topic has go, has blew us away, that Australia was the worst country in the world for cyber bullying on social networks. SHARON WITT: Yeah, this really, it really upsets me, but it’s also something I deal with constantly. Probably one of the biggest things as an educator, as a parenting expert, this is one of the things that comes up so much. Because, our kids, even though they are digitally natives and they are part of this community that, you know. The digital world…

Sharon Witt talks about when to send your kids to school

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https://omny.fm/shows/betterliving/sharon-witt-talks-about-when-to-send-your-kids-to#sharing   Sharon Witt Talks About When To Send Your Kids To School   DJ: A difficult question that many parents face, and grandparents as well, how old, or how young should you send your kids to school? At what age should you send your kids to school? Sharon Witt, educator and youth commentator joins us. Hello Sharon. SHARON WITT: Hello Clayton, hi Misha, how are you doing? CLAYTON: This is something a lot of people are torn about. A lot of people get torn about this one. SHARON WITT: Absolutely. You know, I know that when my own children, I have teenagers now, but when they were young, you know, if you’ve got a September baby you’re pretty well set. You know that they can start so that the following year when they turning 6 years or five. But I have a child turning five right on the cut…

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