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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.

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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!

    51: Theology of Home, Noelle Mering

    51: Theology of Home, Noelle Mering

    Home, a place where we learn love, the union of the material with the immaterial. What makes a home a place where families flourish? Joining MaryRuth is Noelle Mering, co-author of Theology of Home and Theology of Home 2 to explore how to make the most of home life for families.

    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!

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    50: Baby Brains

    50: Baby Brains

    Newborns might not be able to do much physically, but their brains are working nonstop! What parents do during this critical time is so important for their healthy development. Missy Powers joins MaryRuth to help us understand baby brains and how we can nurture healthy growth. Spoiler alert: screens are bad.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you.

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    49: Teens

    49: Teens

    Navigating the teen years is not easy! Their brains are reorganizing, they are trying to figure out who they are, and sometimes making poor decisions. MaryRuth explores how teen brains work and provides tips for parents in dealing with teens.

    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!

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    48: Prayer

    48: Prayer

    Growing in relationship with God takes effort. Prayer takes effort and discipline. Katie Prejean-McGrady joins MaryRuth to talk about practical ways to cultivate fruitful prayer for ourselves and our children.

    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!

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    47: Nutrition

    47: Nutrition

    Our bodies are temples, let's get better at taking care of them. Kelli Shallal joins MaryRuth to discuss nutrition; how to make good food choices for ourselves and our children. It's a refreshing look at how to approach food, choose language about food and examine attitudes about food.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you. people you know who could use some Parenting Smarts!

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    46: Potty Training

    46: Potty Training

    It's a messy job, but we all have to do it. Getting rid of diapers is worth it! Every child starts at their own time, but usually complete it around the same age. MaryRuth helps us understand how to know when your child is ready. She gives us some tips on making a successful transition.

    Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you.

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