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Pop-Up Parenting – Finally, a reason to co-view

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Pop-Up Parenting is our answer to that stack of parenting books you have piling up on your night-table. Who has time to read everything we want to in order to get help with the parenting challenges we face every day?

That’s why we invented Pop-Up Parenting, a feature in the menu of all our DVDs, which offers helpful ongoing parenting insight and advice from our experts while your kids watch the show. It’s optional, so you never have to watch it if you don’t want to – but should you click the “Play with Pop-Up Parenting” button, a discreet subtitle will run throughout the show, with tidbits of information based around the show’s topic. So for “The Feelings Show,” Betsy Brown Braun, author of “Just Tell Me What to Say” and “You’re Not the Boss of Me,” tells it like it is about helping your kids express their feelings in an appropriate, healthy way.

Pop-Up Parenting intends to help a generation of moms by delivering helpful tips and empowering information that instill confidence just when we need it the most. Studies extoll the virtues of co-viewing, yet never before has there been an incentive for parents to sit and watch preschool TV. With Pop-Up Parenting, we can tune-in with our kids and feel like we’re getting something out of the experience.

Here are a few examples of Pop-Up Parenting insights from Betsy Brown Braun, excerpted from “Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show”:

  • The very beginning of emotional literacy is the ability to recognize feelings and name them.
  • When a child is “stuck,” big breaths can help: hold up your finger and say: “My finger is a candle. Blow it out with three big blows.” (This draws attention away from the explosion, and floods the brain with good oxygen.)
  • Learning to tolerate frustration is a peak that must be conquered for a child to grow.
  • Try not to overdo it when your child is happy. Your child needs to feel your love and attention regardless of his mood. You love him, warts and all!
  • Children need to see their parents being sad and recovering.

Please be sure to check out “Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show”. This first episode in our series is loaded with practical and helpful tips for both parent and child! Let us know what you think!

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