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Getting Dad on Board

9/16/2018
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The beginning of the Theorists Series: Lev Vygotsky! Originally recorded in October 2017. An introduction to Lev Vygotsky and how his theories from the 1930s apply to your kids today. Want to apply some constructivism to your life? Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/getonboard Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on...

Duration:00:15:57

Practice Makes Perfect

9/12/2018
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The beginning of the Theorists Series: Lev Vygotsky! Originally recorded in October 2017. An introduction to Lev Vygotsky and how his theories from the 1930s apply to your kids today. Want to apply some constructivism to your life? Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/failure Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook:...

Duration:00:11:56

Disagreeing with your child's Teacher

8/31/2018
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The beginning of the Theorists Series: Lev Vygotsky! Originally recorded in October 2017. An introduction to Lev Vygotsky and how his theories from the 1930s apply to your kids today. Want to apply some constructivism to your life? Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/teachertrouble Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on...

Duration:00:15:18

Back Episode: What Causes Tantrums?

8/26/2018
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Your child only has a tantrum because they're trying to get something from you, right? WRONG! There are 3 root causes of tantrums- and once you can identify them, you can better respond to them. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/tantrums Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:11:56

Consent + Rough and Tumble Play

8/9/2018
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The beginning of the Theorists Series: Lev Vygotsky! Originally recorded in October 2017. An introduction to Lev Vygotsky and how his theories from the 1930s apply to your kids today. Want to apply some constructivism to your life? Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/roughandtumble Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on...

Duration:00:14:49

Sharing

8/4/2018
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The beginning of the Theorists Series: Lev Vygotsky! Originally recorded in October 2017. An introduction to Lev Vygotsky and how his theories from the 1930s apply to your kids today. Want to apply some constructivism to your life? Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/sharing Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on...

Duration:00:12:08

You Don't Have to Play With Your Kids

7/28/2018
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Parents feel an enormous amount of pressure to play with their kids all day every day. We've become convinced that if we don't play with our kids, they'll be stupid. Where did this come from? Let's chat about this cultural shift and why it's not actually serving you or your kids. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/playwithyourkids Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded...

Duration:00:15:20

Back Episode: Stop Saying No to Your Kids

7/27/2018
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Wait...isn't the lack of hearing "no" what's wrong with Millennial parents and their offspring? NO! The word "no" has become so bastardised by parents. So let me give you a wee English lesson along with your parenting tea today! Something tells me you won't want to say no much after this. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/no Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live...

Duration:00:13:52

Why Corporal Punishment is Unacceptable in 2018

7/25/2018
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Apparently, it needs to be said out loud: corporeal punishment does more harm than good for developing minds. Ever wondered why? Need some arguments to explain it to old Uncle Ephriam? Here's your talking points. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/corporalpunishment Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook:...

Duration:00:16:54

Collaborating with your Child

7/20/2018
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Have you tried the Logical Consequence Process- maybe repeatedly- but it's STILL NOT WORKING and you're wondering WHY? Most parents skip this step. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/lcpguide Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/lcp Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:12:10

Things Shit Moms Do

7/18/2018
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Do you ever feel like a Shit Mom? Like you're completely screwing up everything when it comes to parenting your children, maintaining your household, and just generally living life? There's a list of things that Shit Moms don't do. I'm pretty sure you don't tick any boxes. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/thingsshitmomsdo Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every...

Duration:00:12:22

Boundaries = Safety

7/17/2018
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Many parents tell me that they feel "mean" and "overwhelmed" when they enforce boundaries. Boundaries are important for everyone to maintain, but especially parents with children- this is why. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/boundaries Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:15:26

Back Episode: Teaching Things You Don't Know How to Do

7/16/2018
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It's hard to teach our kids skills we may not have mastered ourselves. Why seeking outside support is important. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/teachingnewthings Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:09:10

Back Episode: Criticisms of Mainstream Attachment Parenting

7/13/2018
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Attachment Parenting means many things to many people- but why don't I consider myself part of the "attachment parenting" set? This is why. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/ap Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:33:35

Support Vs. Punishment

6/12/2018
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Supporting vs. Punishing our kids- that seems like a fairly self-evident distinction to most parents, however, most still choose to punish their children. Why? I think it's because they don't truly understand the difference. Why does support work better than punishment? Let's talk about it. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/punishment Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is...

Duration:00:10:36

Back Episode: Bronfenbrenner

6/12/2018
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Today we talk about Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory. Not a super glamorous topic, but one that really helps us give our children's behaviour context. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/bronfenbrenner Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:24:45

What makes play- PLAY?!

6/3/2018
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As promised in the Blanket Time episode- this episode focuses on the 7 properties of play and what makes play genuine play according to Brown's 7 Properties of Play. Using these 7 properties to guide you, you can guarantee your child is engaging in genuine, brain building, social skills buffing, soul-fulfilling play. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/play Join the Parenting Posse:...

Duration:00:21:44

Back Episode: Breaking Down Blanket Time

5/25/2018
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A member of the Parenting Posse brought up the concept of "Blanket Time" ...so I decided to break it down and see if "Blanket Time" actually accomplishes what those who use it think it is. Spoiler Alert: Nope. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/blankettime Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook:...

Duration:00:23:26

Back Episode: Albert Bandura

5/23/2018
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What effect do the people in your child's circle of influence have on your child's behaviour, how can you predict what behaviour they'll imitate, and how can we guide this in a positive way? Let Bandura's theory guide you. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/bandura Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook:...

Duration:00:15:49

Limited Time Bonus Episode: Are you an ANGRY Mom?

5/22/2018
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How I realised that I was an ANGRY Mom, and how you too can get a taste of working Ali Parnell of JoyfulParenting.me This is a limited time bonus episode- unedited and uncut. To register for the live and FREE masterclass on Thursday, May 24th 2018 at 9pm Eastern: prnt.link/keepingcalm

Duration:00:19:19