Modern Parenting (85)

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Redirecting the Holiday “Gimmes”

PRESENTS! The children have been waiting all year. But how can parents give to their kids without nurturing a sense of entitlement? Parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun kicks in some great tips and scripts to help parents counter the excessive expectations of the Holidays.

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Avoiding the Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Trap

What does it mean when your child prefers one parent over the other? The Good Cop/Bad Cop phase can be a challenging one for families. We spoke to Eileen Kennedy-Moore PhD about how to work through it and avoid this parenting trap!

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A Simple Holiday: Fewer Toys and More Time

Feeling pressured to buy your child everything they want for the holidays? Kim John Payne shares why a ton of toys can be hazardous to your kid’s health!

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5 Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence

Curious about your kid’s IQ? Studies show it’s best to concentrate on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) first. Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and parenting specialist, offers useful tips on EQ and how to foster it.

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How to Defeat Morning Battles

It’s morning. You’re rushing to get out the door. You’re child refuses to cooperate. Now what?! Jody McVittie, MD to the rescue – with tips to ensure a morning without stress.

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Developing a Child’s Self-Esteem

Ten insightful behaviors/attitudes to *avoid* if you want to raise your child with strong self-esteem with Wendy Young of Kidlutions.

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How to Get Rid of Kid Clutter

Stained clothes. Puzzles with missing pieces. Fully completed coloring books. How can we as parents keep the clutter under control – and guide our children in developing a healthy relationship with “stuff?” Carolyn Koehnline, LMHC, author of “Confronting Your Clutter,” straightens us out.

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