Posts Tagged ‘Parenting PhD’

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps
(O.K. – it’s not really that easy but you wouldn’t be reading this if I told you it’s a long process…). Increasingly, social science research finds that empathy is one of the most critical skills we need to function successfully in the world. Empathy is defined as the ability to share...
November 4th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: When Kids and Teachers Don’t Get Along

Parenting with a PhD: When Kids and Teachers Don’t Get Along
By Kristen Berthiaume: We parents want for our kids an educational career populated entirely by teachers who are equal parts kind and firm. And, there’s no doubt that this balance is exactly what most teachers strive to achieve. Even those who fall short of the ideal want to be there with your child...
September 15th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

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