Posts Tagged ‘Parenting PhD’

Parenting with a PhD: Working Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer Break

Parenting with a PhD: Working Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer Break
By Kristen Berthiaume: I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. While I’m looking forward to not checking the Keep-at- Home folder every night (or, let’s be honest, in carpool drop-off line some days…), I’m a working mom so my kids and I don’t exactly get a summer “break.”...
May 19th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Kids Focused During the Spring Slump

Parenting with a PhD: Keeping Kids Focused During the Spring Slump
Do you and your kids have Summer Break-itis? It’s a common problem around this time of year: the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, pollen is coating your car and lungs. Here in Alabama, spring very quickly gives way to summer and temps will be in the triple digits before we know it! You’ve got...
April 6th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a Phd: Talking to your Daughter about her Body

Parenting with a Phd: Talking to your Daughter about her Body
By: Kristen Berthiaume How do you talk to your daughter about her weight? The short answer is – you don’t. Sometimes parents think that if their kid is overweight, either per their own opinion or per diagnosis by the pediatrician, reminders are needed for the child to change her eating and exercise...
January 14th, 2016 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: How to Make New Parenting Habits, Not Just Resolutions

Parenting with a PhD: How to Make New Parenting Habits, Not Just Resolutions
By: Kristen Berthiaume We all know the old joke about New Year’s Resolutions – gyms are crazy crowded in January but empty by February. When we make Resolutions about our parenting (“Yell less, listen more!” “Put away the phone and enjoy my children,” “Eat something besides Goldfish for...
December 31st, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Scheduling and Holidays, Helping your Kids Avoid the Holi-Daze

Parenting with a PhD: Scheduling and Holidays, Helping your Kids Avoid the Holi-Daze
By Kristen Berthiaume I know what you’re thinking: you’ll sleep when the holidays are over. But, now that Christmas trees go up as soon as jack-o-lanterns are tossed on the compost pile, the holiday season has never been longer. Or busier. Burning the candle at both ends so you can soak up every...
November 28th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Everyday Mindfulness: Ideas for Parents

Parenting with a PhD: Everyday Mindfulness: Ideas for Parents
By Kristen Berthiaume: As schools and extracurricular groups increasingly begin adopting it, you may be hearing more and more about mindfulness. What is it? By no means is it a new concept – mindfulness is the process of becoming aware moment-to-moment of what you are experiencing, especially by...
October 19th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Help! My Kids’ Homework is too Hard

Parenting with a PhD: Help! My Kids’ Homework is too Hard
We’ve passed the Honeymoon Phase of school, which means we’ve entered the Oh-Crap-We-Forgot-We-Were-Supposed-To-Do-That-Tonight Phase. This phase, of course, lasts the rest of the school year (don’t forget those hand-engraved, super expensive, personalized, home-baked gifts for the teacher on the...
September 19th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Brave

Parenting with a PhD: Brave
By Kristen Berthiaume: Little kids learn from an early age how to interpret the word “brave” – it means trying something (a big slide, swimming  in the deep end, broccoli) even if they’re afraid to do it. We think of “brave” people as those who risk their lives fighting fires, going to war,...
July 29th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parents

Parenting with a PhD: Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parents
By Kristen Berthiaume: You’ve probably heard of free-range chickens – those raised with some freedom to roam so they’re happier and less-stressed (and more delicious – apparently cortisol isn’t all that tasty) but did you know there are also free-range kids? “Free-Range Parenting” is a...
June 12th, 2015 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrasing

Parenting with a PhD: What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrasing
By Kristen Berthiaume: Kids are embarrassing. Just, really. Whether it’s their atrocious behavior at a restaurant or a loudly asked question about someone’s appearance, decorum is not a high priority for little ones. Most of this behavior is entirely innocent: they’re just having fun and not trying...
April 30th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More