Parenting With Psychology

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How To Deepen Your Bond With Your Child ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication consistency relationships routines Feb 15, 2024

 

Imagine this scene: It's early morning, and you're feeling tired, overwhelmed, and already thinking about the long to-do list ahead.  But as your child comes bounding into the room,...

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The Power of Words: How to Speak to Your Child ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication Feb 07, 2024

 

Imagine this scenario: You're sitting in a cozy coffee shop, engrossed in a book, when suddenly someone approaches you and starts shouting demands.  How would you feel?  Most...

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The Power of Chore Distribution: Strengthening Marital and Parent-Child Relationships ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself chores relationships spouses Jan 24, 2024

 

Usually, I focus on the parent-child dynamic in these posts, but there’s no denying that the parent-parent dynamic is essential to a harmonious family environment and resulting...

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How To Prevent Sibling Rivalry ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself communication consequences consistency discipline relationships siblings Jan 17, 2024

 

 

This week, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Racial equality is supremely important, and in fact, I'm working on a very special post on the topic of helping to teach...

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How Does Family Dynamics Affect Child Development? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints Jan 10, 2024

Do you want to know why I love talking to parents about stage theories in the psychology of human development?  It's because knowledge of the various stages that children progress through...

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10 Tips for Raising Great Sleepers ages 0 - 6 months ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency routine sleep Nov 15, 2023

Raising good sleepers has always been a priority for me.  Let me tell you a quick story: When my daughter was in TK (which is an early, transitional kindergarten program we have in...

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Check Yourself: Are You an Intentional Parent? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself parenting philosophy Oct 25, 2023

Today, we’re talking about intentional parenting.  When I list off the 5 C’s in my parenting framework (see The 5 C’s to Amazing Parenting), I always list Check Yourself...

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How to Put an End to Bickering Over Family Activities 5 c’s ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years problem solving relationships routines siblings Sep 21, 2023

 

The kids are back at school working hard all week, so family fun really needs to be a focus on the weekend.  But weekends fill up so fast!  Birthday parties, sporting events,...

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Unconditional Positive Regard: The Key to Showing Your Child You Love Them Even When They Make Mistakes ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication discipline parenting philosophy relationships siblings Aug 17, 2023

 

How does your child know that you love them?  One day when they’re older, your child will reflect back on their childhood and remember all the times you told them you loved...

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What's Your Family Mantra? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication discipline family mantra siblings Aug 03, 2023

Years ago, I heard a friend say to her child, who was on the verge of starting an altercation with their sibling, “Grace and courtesy.”  When I asked for the background story on...

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How Much "Screen Time" Does Mommy Get? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication relationships routines screen time Jun 22, 2023

 Today, I have a quick story for you related to the concept of managing your time and preserving as much of it for your little kiddos as possible.  A friend recently asked me how I can...

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