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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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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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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The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids: Strengthening the Parent-Child Connection ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years apology check yourself learning relationships Sep 27, 2023

Parenting is a journey filled with ups and downs, and it's only natural for parents to make mistakes along the way.  The day-to-day reality of raising young children tends to be a bit more...

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Remember to Make Your Parenting Fun ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself consequences discipline humor learning problem solving Jul 27, 2023

Today, I have a short story for you that highlights the importance of having a variety of tools in your parenting toolbelt from which to choose when your child throws you a curve ball.  At the...

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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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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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What Does Amazing Parenting Look Like? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself discipline learning parenting philosophy Mar 16, 2023

 
Presumably, every parent reading this wants to be the best parent they can possibly be to their children.  But what does that mean?  The answer will be different for each of you,...

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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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