Parenting advice that is backed by science! Join Cindy Hovington, Ph.D. in neuroscience and founder of Curious Neuron, as she chats with specialists in pediatrics, education, and research to discuss developmental milestones, behaviour, mental health, and education. Visit curiousneuron.com for our blog posts and follow us on Instagram (@curious_neuron) for weekly topics. Join the Curious Neuron weekly Family Meetings where we meet on Zoom to support our parenting journey.
Ep 19: The gut-brain connection in children with Dr. Bridget Callaghan
In today’s episode we discuss the connection between our brain and our gut. Have you ever had a “gut feeling” or butterflies in your stomach? Ever had an upset stomach when you were nervous? There really is a connection between our gut and our brain. In...
018: Stress during pregnancy with Dr. Susanne King
In today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Suzanne King, a scientific researcher from McGill University in Montreal. We discussed stress during pregnancy. Given the pandemic, many expecting moms might be going through lots of stress....
Episode 17: Interest-led learning and homeschooling with Jen Lumanlan.
In today’s episode, I chat with Jen about homeschooling. Many of us have been homeschooling our children because of Covid. We might have the idea that homeschooling means sitting at a desk for hours and hours on end. We might feel that a child doesn’t...
Positive parenting with Yehudis Smith: What is the best way to discipline my child?
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When we think of disciplining our children, we often think of punishing them for their bad behavior. However, this doesn't teach our child what to do when they are frustrated or which behaviour is appropriate when they are mad. My guest today, Yehudis Smith (Author of Rethinking Discipline) teaches us about conscious parenting. Learn how we should discipline our child according to conscious parenting. If you are enjoying this podcast please rate this podcast and leave a review. Thanks for listening! For more info visit curiousneuron.com
How does a father nurture their child’s development?
Fathers play an important role in a child’s development. Some are similar to a mother’s such that research shows that when a father is sensitive to their child’s needs, it helps a child build their emotional skills and even helps them with academics later on. The roles are different such that when a father plays in a more risky way with their child. it helps build their confidence and autonomy because they learn how to push their boundaries. In this episode, I chatted with Patrick Greenwood, Founder & Inventor at Kontu www.kontukids.com, to learn a little more about how he invented a toy to help teach his daughter math skills in preschool.To access the articles I mentioned in this episode, visit:https://www.curiousneuron.com/podcast/2020/7/14/episode-15-father-play-and-child-development
Why are rules important for my child's development?
Boundaries (also called limits or rules) are more important than we might think. They give children a sense of security, even if might think so given that they love to push boundaries! In today’s episode, I chat with Jess, a therapist and founder of Our Mama Village. She provides examples of boundaries, how to set them, reinforce them and how to control our own emotions when boundaries are pushed. Boundaries are linked to the parenting style called Authoritative parenting. I provide the details of a study that describes 4 different parenting styles (See resources below) and how authoritative parenting leads to a child feeling more confident during academic challenges.
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