Mar 27, 2018
Taa-daa! Today we are celebrating our first special guest on the podcast, the wonderful Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, psychologist and the author of Playful Parenting, The Opposite of Worry and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing.
Talk on this episode turns to two of Larry's favorites styles of play -...
Mar 20, 2018
Aggression, anger, yelling... Abigail and Elle talk about the times when parenting their kids made them crazy angry - and there are lots!
They go back to the very start of early years parenting and what set them off, right through to the cocktail of feelings that has emerged parenting tweens.
And they ask, what happens...
Mar 13, 2018
This week on the podcast talk turns to tweens and what it takes to parent through what can be turbulent times.
With Abigail parenting a double tween household and Elle raising a 10-year-old, there’s plenty of personal stories about the various trials (and joys) of having tweens at home.
We look at some common...
Mar 6, 2018
Hitting? Pinching? Kicking?
Most children act aggressively but it can be very tough to see and understand.
When a child is aggressive our instinct is often to shut it down - "Don’t hit," we say, or "I don’t want to hear those things."
While we can and should set...