Parenting With Psychology

Helping you build a set of parenting tools so you feel like an amazing parent ready to overcome your daily challenges.
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A Good Mom Friend Is Priceless ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself health relationships support Jun 15, 2023

Have you ever had a bad parenting day?  Scratch that: If you're a parent, you've had a bad parenting day.  Whether it's troublesome behavior from your kids, chaotic scheduling, conflicts...

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When It's Time for Co-Sleeping to End ages 0 - 6 months ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints problem solving siblings sleep spouses support Jun 08, 2023

Today, I had the pleasure of helping a friend who would like to have her 5 and 8-year-old boys start sleeping in their own beds.  Presently the boys share a bed with...

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Pack Those Snacks With Protein ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency eating health milestones routines May 25, 2023

At the heart of Parenting With Psychology is the concept of integrating principles from psychology into parenting to help you and your children have more fulfilling interactions on a daily...

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3, 2, Thank You! 3 2 thank you! ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline learning milestones May 18, 2023

How do you discipline your children?  Certainly, infants and very young children don’t need any discipline.  Instead, the focus at these ages is on modeling good behavior and...

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Is Your Child's Room Conducive With Sleep? ages 0 - 6 months ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency routines siblings sleep May 11, 2023

What does your child’s bedroom look like?  How much furniture is in it?  Are there toys in it?  Are those toys hidden or easily accessible?  How many stuffed animals are...

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How to Make Your Parenting More Fun: Mr. Handy to the Rescue! ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself humor problem solving routines Apr 27, 2023

The key to interacting with preschoolers is keeping things light and fun.  I credit my munchkins’ preschool teacher with bestowing on us the powerful tool of Mr. Handy: Make a fist with...

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Breakfast is Scheduled: Simplify Your Family's Morning Routine ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency eating problem solving routines Apr 20, 2023

Today I have a tip to share with mothers, fathers, caregivers, etc., that came about from using basic problem-solving skills (see Love, Balance, & Problem Solving), which are a core...

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Boys vs. Girls: Is My Child's Behavior Normal? ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints health milestones relationships siblings Apr 13, 2023

My 6-year-old daughter had two friends over after school one day.  The play date lasted over two hours and was a total breeze.  First, we had lunch; then the girls played dress-up, they...

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Master Your Child's Bedtime Routine ages 0 - 6 months ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency eating routines sleep Apr 06, 2023

Yesterday a dear friend asked my advice on managing her tired ten-year-old who gets “tanky” – tired and cranky.  What to do with a tired child?  This topic is so large...

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PARENTING WITH PSYCHOLOGY™

Amazing parenting is not about always saying
and doing the right thing and raising perfect children.  It’s about becoming intentional in your parenting and proactive in learning skills to help you parent more effectively in a way that fits best for your unique parent-child dynamics.

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