Posts Tagged ‘Parenting PhD’

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

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”

Parenting with a PhD: What Parents Need to Know about “Cutting”
If you haven’t heard the term “cutting” out of your child’s mouth, count yourself lucky (or buckle up because it may be coming). Increasingly, I’m hearing this term from kids in my practice commenting on a disturbing trend at their schools, which we’ll call “cutting culture:” kids showing...
March 24th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Kids and Stress

Parenting with a PhD: Kids and Stress
By Kristen Berthiaume: Ample research shows that our kids have a pretty high level of stress and that it can take a toll. When I hear about some kids’ schedules, I’m amazed they’re not downing coffee by the pot-full during piano practice. There are a lot of reasons our kids are stressed out –...
February 13th, 2015 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Resolutions

Parenting with a PhD: Resolutions
It’s New Year’s Eve! You have a million things to do today so your family can A) Eat and B) Celebrate the heck out of the old year and in with the new. You have to make black eyed peas for New Year’s Day (it’s good luck after all, which probably means not having them is bad luck…),...
December 31st, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

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