Posts Tagged ‘Parenting PhD’

Parenting with a PhD: Arguing

Parenting with a PhD: Arguing
How many times have you tried selling this one to your kid: “We only use nice words when talking to our friends.” HA! I’m willing to bet you don’t practice this 100% of the time. Naturally, the people we’re most likely to use less-than-nice words with are the ones we’re closest to (including...
August 5th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Appropriate Complaints

Parenting with a PhD: Appropriate Complaints
Teach Your Kids to Complain! By: Kristen Berthiaume The punch line for this title is, of course, that your kids already know how to complain. They practice. All. Of. The. (Expletive deleted). Time. But, complaining appropriately is actually a skill that may not come naturally and a really important one...
July 9th, 2014 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Facebragging

Parenting with a PhD: Facebragging
By Kristen Berthiaume: Dear Facebragger, Your friends don’t like it when you do that. Sincerely, Common Sense Ever wanted to message the above to someone? I feel like it regularly. Whether your parent friends are bragging on Facebook about all the amazing things their kids can do or your neighbors...
May 8th, 2014 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Bullying and Adults: What’s the Big Deal?

Bullying and Adults: What’s the Big Deal?
By Kristen Berthiaume: Recently, there’s been a lot of focus in the news on bullying in adults, especially on extreme cases from the NFL like that of Richie Incognito (this is his last name – really) and Jonathan Martin, which is believed to have involved obscene and racist voice mails, death...
April 2nd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Work Family Balance

Parenting with a PhD: Work Family Balance
By: Kristen Berthiaume Recently, a friend of mine from High School wrote a FaceBook status that I think many of parents can relate to: how do I balance the financial and emotional needs of my family? Some days, I feel like this question practically defines my life. After a full day’s work, my kids...
January 22nd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Anxiety

Parenting with a PhD: Anxiety
By Kristen Berthiaume: Kids Who Can’t Make Mistakes. For most of our kids, making mistakes is just a part of daily life. They mess up again and again (and again…AND again…) and, if we’re lucky, eventually learn from it. But, for perfectionistic kids, mistakes are monumental. These kids become...
November 20th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Gratitude Revisited.

Parenting with a PhD: Gratitude Revisited.
By Kristen Berthiaume: It’s that time again – time for your FB newsfeed to be filled with daily postings of what people are thankful for! By Black Friday, you’ll probably be thankful for a return to the usual fare of crazy political rants and random YouTube videos. If public displays of gratitude...
November 12th, 2013 | columns & features, contributors, featured | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Social Skills

Parenting with a PhD: Social Skills
By Kristen Berthiaume: Dear Parenting with a Ph.D. I have a 10-year-old sweet daughter who has been experiencing difficulties with girls since kindergarten. We live in a neighborhood with four other girls her age and for the longest time she has been left out by the group. No one is outwardly “mean”...
October 24th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Child Deal with “Mean Girls” (& Boys)

Parenting with a PhD: Helping Your Child Deal with “Mean Girls” (& Boys)
By Kristen Berthiaume: Now that we’re fully into the school year, the shine is wearing off and true colors are showing through. Your child may have come home with tales of a classmate who is belittling or blows hot and cold, depending on her mood. Although it’s tempting to write this off as kids...
September 23rd, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby!

Parenting with a PhD: Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby!
I cringe at the very idea of writing this article. I realize we’re both adults and you know the ins and outs of this sex stuff (Sorry – poor choice of words…) but, still, this is a touchy subject and I don’t think many parents relish the idea of covering it with their kids. I have to confess...
August 1st, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More