35 episodes

Parenting Smarts! We need them, and sometimes we feel them. Our host, MaryRuth Hackett, is a mom of four with a doctorate in educational psychology, specializing in child development. Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life.

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Parenting Smarts! We need them, and sometimes we feel them. Our host, MaryRuth Hackett, is a mom of four with a doctorate in educational psychology, specializing in child development. Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe, download, and share with the people you know who could use some Parenting Smarts!

    32: Body Image

    32: Body Image

    God made our bodies and they are good! Many factors can affect how we feel about our bodies. A negative body image can lead to eating disorders and other issues. MaryRuth is joined by Maraeca Butler to help us understand how to cultivate a positive body image and a healthy relationship with food for ourselves and our kids.

    • 37 min
    31: Integrity

    31: Integrity

    Wholeness, authenticity, retaining your true self regardless of circumstances... that's integrity. It's a trait we typically admire in others and would like to cultivate in ourselves. Fr. Aaron Agorsor and MaryRuth explore what integrity looks like and how to help our children develop it.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. Be sure to subscribe, download, and share with other people you know who could use some Parenting Smarts!

    • 48 min
    30: Perfectionism

    30: Perfectionism

    What is the difference between doing their best and perfectionism? MaryRuth explores the connections between perfectionism and anxiety and depression. She helps us see the difference between achievement and perfectionism. Tune in to help your kids be their best while maintaining their well-being.

    • 23 min
    29: Addiction

    29: Addiction

    It's something we hope we never have to face, but it can affect any family... addiction. AJ Creswell from Full Circle Ministry joins MaryRuth to share tips, warning signs and tools for recognizing and battling addiction.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you. Be sure to subscribe, download, and share with other people you know who could use some Parenting Smarts!

    • 50 min
    28: How to Handle Procrastination

    28: How to Handle Procrastination

    Many of us do it. It makes some of us crazy. What is going on in the brain when your kids procrastinate? MaryRuth looks at different factors that cause procrastination and how to help your kids manage getting things done without losing your mind.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you. Be sure to subscribe, download, and share with other people you know who could use some Parenting Smarts!

    • 34 min
    27: How Screens Affect the Brain

    27: How Screens Affect the Brain

    Is a learning game on a tablet a good idea? What about video games? How about watching TV? Kids use screens in so many ways at various ages. MaryRuth has researched the latest studies on how screens affect brain development. You might be surprised at what you find out in this episode.

    • 33 min

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