34 episodes

Dr. Barbara Sorrels and her daughter, Krista Macias share about parenting and childhood development from a unique perspective. Dr. Barbara’s experience as a mom, grandmother, university professor, author, and childhood development consultant will help you nurture the heart of your child. Barbara and Krista connect the dots for you in a fun, eye-opening way, in about 20 minutes per episode. When you understand how children are wired to grow, parenting becomes less mysterious and more wondrous.

Nurturing the Heart of a Child Dr. Barbara Sorrels and Krista Macias

    • Kids & Family

Dr. Barbara Sorrels and her daughter, Krista Macias share about parenting and childhood development from a unique perspective. Dr. Barbara’s experience as a mom, grandmother, university professor, author, and childhood development consultant will help you nurture the heart of your child. Barbara and Krista connect the dots for you in a fun, eye-opening way, in about 20 minutes per episode. When you understand how children are wired to grow, parenting becomes less mysterious and more wondrous.

    Raising Sons

    Raising Sons

    Understanding paternal nurturance and male emotional intelligence can help us tremendously in raising healthy, thriving, boys.  Boys and girls are innately very different and in this episode we explore some of those differences in order to raise sweet little boys into amazing men.  

    • 41 min
    Holding Children Accountable: Shame vs. Guilt

    Holding Children Accountable: Shame vs. Guilt

    Shame is feeling remorse for who I am while guilt is a feeling of remorse for what I have done.  In this episode we look at how to hold children accountable in a way that is not shaming but creates a healthy sense of remorse and guilt.  Understanding child development gives us empathy for our children!

    • 29 min
    Healthy Gender Identity Development in Children: An Interview with Living Hope Ministries

    Healthy Gender Identity Development in Children: An Interview with Living Hope Ministries

    In this episode we got to interview Ricky Chelette from Living Hope Ministries in Arlington, Texas about how healthy gender identity develops in children and what parents need to do to support that.  We also discuss when and how to talk to your kids about sexuality. 

    • 28 min
    Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling rivalry and conflict is inevitable, but there are things that we as parents can do to set our kids up for a lifetime of friendship.  In this episode Dr. Barbara Sorrels and her daughter, Krista Macias share strategies to help siblings with new babies as well as how to help with sibling conflict both in the moment and prior to the struggle.  

    • 28 min
    Connecting with Your School Age Child

    Connecting with Your School Age Child

    When kids go back to school it becomes so important that parents are intentional with the time they have after school and on weekends with their kids.  In this episode we hear from a talented therapist- Kara Burr who offers some insight along with Dr. Sorrels on how to connect intentionally with your kids during the school year!  There are so many practical and meaningful ideas!

    • 31 min
    Helping Kids with Homework!

    Helping Kids with Homework!

    Homework can be challenging for families to learn to handle well!  How much is too much?  How can we motivate children? How do teachers, parents, and children view homework and is it truly valuable?  In this episode we want to challenge typical views of homework and offer encouragement on how to support your child to be successful in this life skill.  

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

emil3m ,

Two year age difference between kids

Can you please share your insights in that regard? Having lived it yourself. I hear it’s the toughest gage difference. We have a very independent just-under-two-year-old and one more coming. I don’t know which questions to ask, but I’m open to just listening.
Thank you for your work.

kindel.leigh ,

Such a helpful resource

This podcast is such a helpful resource as a parent. I have never had as much time as I’d like to read books on childhood development or parenting. But there is so much that I don’t know and have not been prepared for as my children have grown. This show introduces so many basic but invaluable resources to use as a parent to be able to set a firm biblically-based foundation in my home. I love that the episodes get straight to the point. They give hands on, actionable strategies for each topic and I can start and finish an episode in one work commute. The information they present is so well communicated and easy to understand & the passion these ladies have for parents and children and education is so apparent. Thank you so much for putting this out there for us! You are a blessing!!

VanRadler ,

So helpful!

This podcast is a gem! There is no other podcast I have found that gives such tangible advice on everyday parenting conundrums.

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