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Can We be done with Zero Tolerance?

11/14/2018
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Worried about your preschooler's preoccupation with war, weapon, and superhero play? It seems to go against every feminist, pacifist bone in our bodies to allow violent fantasy play- but this style of play is actually incredibly beneficial to both boys and girls. We talk about the reseach in this episode. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/violentplay Join the Parenting Posse:...

Duration:00:17:26

Parental Preference

11/1/2018
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Sometimes we just prefer one thing over the other- and kids are no different when it comes to their parents. If your toddler or preschooler has a strong preference for one parent over the other- here are some strategies for overcoming that. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/parentalpreference Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm...

Duration:00:17:16

Earlier is Not Better

10/30/2018
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The pressure to start your child off on the eighth academic foot as quickly as possible is intense. But- is earlier actually better? What should toddlers and preschoolers be doing to get ahead? The answer might surprise you. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/earlyacademics Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT/ 6pm PT on Facebook:...

Duration:00:16:31

Your Kids Need Time Away From You

10/26/2018
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The guilt of not spending every waking moment engaged with our kids can be suffocating at times- but not only is separation important for you, it's important for your children's development as well. In this episode we discuss 4 reasons you need to take some time away from you kids. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/timeaway Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live...

Let's Talk About Time Timers!

10/14/2018
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So your 5-minute warnings aren't really doing the trick, are they? If transitions are a disaster in your house and only getting worse- let me introduce you to my little friend. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: prnt.link/transitions 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:00:17:46

Misbehaviour vs. Stress Behaviour

10/2/2018
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You know how to recognize misbehaviour, but can you recognize STRESS behaviour? The difference between the two. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/stressbehaviour 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:00:08:53

Banish Behaviour Charts

10/2/2018
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Why bother with all this critical thinking and relationship building stuff when behaviour charts exist?! Aren't they easier?! Behaviour charts fall into the same category as time outs and here's why the old carrot and stick method never works for long. Grab the Scripts to Manage the Top 10 Crazy-Making Behaviours: prnt.link/scripts Watch the video recording here: http://prnt.link/behaviourcharts Join the Parenting Posse: prnt.link/group the Mudroom is recorded live every Tuesday at 9pm...

Duration:00:16:24

Getting Dad on Board

9/16/2018
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Changing parenting tactics can breed a lot of discord between spouses. Especially when you were brought up in inherently different ways. Getting Dad on board isn't impossible. 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 Facebook: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

Duration:00:15:57

Practice Makes Perfect

9/12/2018
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Does it feel like no matter what you do NOTHING IS GETTING BETTER? What are you doing wrong?All you want is for your child to succeed. Embracing failure as a parent is hard...but it's a necessary evil. 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: facebook.com/arfamilyservices

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 live...

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 every...

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