100 episodes

Parenting Smarts! We need them, and sometimes we feel them. Our host, Dr. 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 The Diocese of Phoenix

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 139 Ratings

Parenting Smarts! We need them, and sometimes we feel them. Our host, Dr. 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!

    101: Fatherhood Revisited

    101: Fatherhood Revisited

    Fr. MarkMary Ames joins MaryRuth for another conversation about fatherhood. They explore the ways parents, especially fathers, can provide what kids need to flourish. 

    • 29 min
    100: Discipline Practical Tips

    100: Discipline Practical Tips

    How do you remain consistent yet adapt to individual children and circumstances when making decisions about discipline? Gina Festerer joins MaryRuth to explore this and more questions related to discipline.

    • 44 min
    99: Discipline

    99: Discipline

    In an early episode, MaryRuth addressed discipline, but the next two episodes take a deeper dive into the topic. In this episode, MaryRuth provides framework for the purpose of discipline and concepts to consider. In the next episode a guest will join her to provide practical tips.

    • 26 min
    98: Parental Stress

    98: Parental Stress

    Parents get stressed! How can we deal with stress in a way that is healthy? How do we keep from losing it? MaryRuth explores the science behind stress and shares practical tips to help parents manage it.

    • 50 min
    97: Dealing with Emotions

    97: Dealing with Emotions

    Parenting can be an emotional rollercoaster. How can we teach our children to understand and deal with emotions? How can we handle our own feelings as well? Cindy Bird joins MaryRuth help us with our emotional health.

    • 48 min
    96: The Grandparent Effect

    96: The Grandparent Effect

    How do children benefit from grandparents? How about grandparents from grandchildren? Anita Hackett and Carol Damaso join MaryRuth to explore the grandparent effect and how to cultivate healthy multigenenerational dynamics.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

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Excellent!

Super informative and helpful on this parenting journey

Mamalife4littlekids ,

So powerful!

Wonderful podcast! I am able to relate so well with your thoughts. Thank you for sharing. Also, just finished your book and will be sharing with others. God bless your work!

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Right on

Love your podcast. Love how the discussions are oriented in science, psychology, and Godly Catholic principles.

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