Parenting With Psychology

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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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What You Need to Know Before You Push Your Child to Try Any New Activity ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints sports Nov 22, 2023

Recently, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of sports to help parents decide whether to push their kids to try sports.  There are also some practical tips in that post that can help...

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Should You Push Your Child to Try Sports? ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints health routines siblings sports Oct 11, 2023

Parents often wonder whether they should push their children to try different activities, whether it’s picking up a new sport, learning to play a musical instrument, or trying a new...

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Are You An Amazing Parent? You May be Surprised to Find the Answer is Yes! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline Sep 13, 2023

Have you ever heard me start a social media reel or a podcast or vlog episode by saying, “Hello, Amazing Parents!” and wondered if you’re in the right place?  Did you think...

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Gentle Yet Effective Discipline Using 3, 2, Thank You! 3 2 thank you! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline Sep 07, 2023

  

This post is the second in a special two-part series on 3, 2, Thank You! (see Parenting Through Choices for the first part).  This technique is one of my absolute favorite...

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Parenting Through Choices: Use 3, 2, Thank You! to Raise Good Decision Makers Who Follow Family Rules 3 2 thank you! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline siblings Aug 31, 2023

  

What do you do when your young child is testing their limits and refuses to do something you have asked of them?  That’s when you pull 3, 2, Thank You! out of your...

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How to Survive Dining Out With Your Kids 3 2 thank you! 5 c’s ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline eating routines Aug 10, 2023

How would you like a break from prepping dinner tonight?  Let somebody else do the cooking for a change - and the dishes too.  Take the family out to your favorite local family-friendly...

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When Will My Child Be Ready For Harry Potter? ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints milestones screen time Jul 13, 2023

A dear friend once asked me for advice on what age group is ready to read/watch Harry Potter, as I love giving parental advice and have read/seen all the Harry Potter stories.  For some quick...

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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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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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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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