Parent with Intention

how to discipline young toddlers

SFP 35: How should I discipline very young children?

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On the podcast today I am answering a question about how to discipline very young children.

how to have a simple birthday party

SFP 34: Is it possible to have a simple birthday party?

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Birthday celebrations shouldn’t be complicated—they should be focused on what is important. In today’s episode, I discuss why we should keep celebrations small, intimate, and focused on the needs of the child.

Should I change my toddler's bedroom?

SFP 33: Should I change my toddler's bedroom?

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In this episode we discuss switching a child’s bedroom in anticipation of a new sibling. I also talk about making the switch from the crib to a toddler bed. 

The Reason I Need You to Stop Calling My Baby "Pretty"

My mother tells a story of the very early years of my life. I was not yet two-years-old and all I wanted was real earrings. She ultimately gave in and had my ears pierced. I loved my pretty earrings. That’s when I started chasing pretty--before my second birthday. Every stranger that I met noticed my pretty earrings. ...

how do I stop my kid from interrupting

SFP 31: How do I stop my kid from interrupting?

Every parent deals with kids that interrupt. Today we are discussing two approaches of how to handle this challenge.

SFP 29: Should I encourage my kids to do things they aren’t good at?

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Our kids are not going to be good at everything. In today's episode we discuss how to approach a child that is not having success in sports or other activities.