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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How To Hold a Successful Family Meeting ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication consistency problem solving routines Jan 04, 2024

 

Happy New Year, amazing parents!  I hope your 2024 is off to a great start.  This annual transition presents a perfect opportunity for families to reflect on their routines and...

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What Is The Importance Of Family Meetings? | Navigating Holiday Chaos 5 c’s ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years holidays problem solving routine Dec 13, 2023

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness.  However, it can also be a time of chaos and stress, with schedules packed full of events, expectations, and family...

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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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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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How to Keep Your Little One From "Bonking" ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency eating problem solving routines Jun 29, 2023

People sometimes ask if I use my training as a clinical psychologist (someone who is trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental disorders) on my children, and thankfully there’s little...

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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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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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