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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
    • 5.0 • 135 Ratings

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.

    Ages and Stages: Infants

    Ages and Stages: Infants

    Having an understanding of child development is crucial in developing appropriate expectations of our children in each stage. In this first episode of our Ages and Stages series we will be discussing the ins and outs of the first 18 months of a child's life!

    • 31 min
    Parenting in Difficult Times

    Parenting in Difficult Times

    This is a challenging season for most of us, but difficult family times are not unique to Covid-19.  Hopefully this episode will offer some encouragement to any season of life that is hard with children in tow.  

    • 30 min
    Raising Daughters

    Raising Daughters

    In Raising Daughters, we explore the minds and emotional lives of girls.  From little girls to teenagers, this episode will offer insight into how to raise healthy, resilient girls!

    • 49 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

cfettrun ,

Helpful and fun

It has been a few months of listening and I’m so thankful for this duo. I really appreciate the experience, education, faith and connection these women bring to the podcast to encourage us to understand our kids and parent wisely. Thanks ladies!! Keep the podcasts coming

Steampunk Fan ,

Thank you!

Love this podcast and have saved the discipline episode - I keep listening to it and am trying to imprint it on my heart and mind. It is rare to find Christian and science-based, real-life parenting advice. You both are much appreciated!

D@Ni-L ,

Very Enlightening

I love learning how to become a better parent for my kids. This is the perfect podcast for helping people understand children so we know better how to help them grow into beautiful, kind people. Highly recommended.

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