Parent with Intention

How do I stop my kid when she misbehaves?

SFP 11 : How Do I Stop My Kid From Misbehaving?

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Our kid's behavior can be frustrating--particularly when they won't "stop" when we ask them to stop. Today we are talking about why it's so hard to get kids to "knock it off" and how we can handle these situations with success. Highlights A new lens to view behavior Inertia--and how it applies to kid behavior ...

How to teach your kids to share without losing your mind.

Teach Kids To Share Without Losing Your Mind

As a kid, I used to hide the toys that I didn't want to share. I once hid my Skipper doll so good that I couldn't even find it myself. My mother told me that I was selfish. She was right. I was selfish.  All kids are selfish. A slightly nicer name for selfish is egocentric. The way ...

How Do I Get My Kids To Cooperate?

SFP 09 : How Do I Get My Kids To Cooperate?

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Getting our kids to cooperate with everyday tasks can seem impossible. Brush your teeth, take a bath, put your shoes on...even the simple things can be a struggle with young children. In this episode I am going to explain why cooperation is so difficult. The best part--there is an easy trick to get immediate results ...

Why Isn't Time-Out Working?

SFP 08 : Why Isn't Time-Out Working?

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Nearly all parents resort to using "time-out" with their kids at some point. But the problem is it rarely works. In this episode I explain how to use time-out correctly and why I don't really use it much myself. The Highlights What exactly is "time-out" Why I don't really like it or use it myself If you ...

How do you feed your kids?

SFP 05 : How Do You Feed Your Kids?

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My doctoral research was on raising good eaters--so it's no surprise that my kids turned out to be just that--good eaters. In this episode I am going to share with you how I feed my kids. The Highlights The cardinal rule of feeding babies and young children Why there is no Plan B. The details ...

What does it mean to parent with intention?

SFP 04 : What Does It Mean To Parent With Intention?

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The idea of "parenting with intention" is something that I talk about a lot on the blog and in the podcast. In this episode, I explain what this phrase means and how to start parenting more purposefully. The Highlights Education Reflection Strategy Show Notes and Links The Best Books for Expectant Parents Why I Choose ...