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180: How to get your children to stop fighting
If there’s one topic that never fails to rile parents up, it’s sibling fighting. Why does it affect us so much? (There are two main reasons.) Why is this happening, and what can we do about it? There are two main reasons, and one strategy to use with each reason. That’s it!…Listen to the full episode
Q&A #2: How do we help children who are ‘falling behind’ without using milestones?
This Q&A episode comes from a special education preschool teacher had listened to the Why We Shouldn’t Read The Your X-Year-Old Child books anymore, and wondered: My first thought was: There’s no way I’m touching that question, because I don’t have the relevant qualifications and I’ll get torn apart. I’ve been in…Listen to the full episode
179: I Never Thought of It That Way with Mónica Guzmán and Lulu
If you’re anything like me, navigating conflict comes pretty easily to you. You always know what to say to make your point in a tone that’s firm but still inviting, right? You listen for the purpose of understanding the other person and don’t just use the time while the other person is speaking to form…Listen to the full episode
178: How to heal your inner critic
Do you ever have that voice in your head that tells you things like: “You shouldn’t have laid in bed for so long; you should have got up earlier to get ready for the day”? Or how about: “You shouldn’t let your kids watch TV; good mothers don’t let their kids watch TV”? Or: “If…Listen to the full episode
177: Three ways to be a good parent, even on bad days
In this episode I take a look at the main reasons why we have these hard days – from our child’s temperament to our temperament to attachment relationships, trauma, and neurodivergences – all of these intersect especially tightly on the hard days. Then we look at three ways to get through…Listen to the full episode
Q&A #1: Should I let my child hit me, or a pillow?
This episode kicks off a series of new episodes that I’m very excited about, which is based on listeners’ questions. My goal is to produce shorter episodes that cut across the research base to help you answer the questions that are on your mind about your child’s behavior and development. Our first question comes…Listen to the full episode
174: Support for Neurodivergent Parents with Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian & Sara Goodrich
Most of the resources related to parenting and neurodiversity are geared toward helping neurodivergent children, not neurodivergent parents, so this episode aims to help close that gap. Whether you (or your partner, if you have one) have a diagnosis or you see yourself (or them) struggling but can’t quite figure out why, this episode may…Listen to the full episode
173: Why we shouldn’t read the “Your X-Year-Old Child” books any more
Have you ever seen recommendations for the books called Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, and so on, by Louise Bates Ames? Every few weeks I see parents posting in online communities asking about some aspect of their child’s behavior that is confusing or annoying to them, and somebody responds: “You should read…Listen to the full episode
172: You Are Not A Sh*tty Parent with Carla Naumburg
Are you a shitty parent? Or do you ever think you might be? Parenting today is so hard, and there are so many models of ‘perfect parenting’ available on social media that we can compare ourselves against that provide ‘evidence’ that we’re not doing it right. Things can get even more difficult…Listen to the full episode
171: How Good People Can Create A More Just Future with Dr. Dolly Chugh
Did you read Little House on the Prairie when you were a child? I didn’t, but I know it’s a common American rite of passage. My guest in this new episode, Dr. Dolly Chugh, got entirely immersed in the story with her two young daughters – so much so that they took a vacation to…Listen to the full episode