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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 57 Ratings

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!

    35: Shame

    35: Shame

    What's the difference between guilt and shame? Guilt is related to how a person feels about a particular action, shame is how someone fells about themselves. Today, MaryRuth and Kristin Maher talk about helping our children to understand the difference. How can we correct behaviors, and not be critical? Tune in to get tips on how to silence the voice of shame and help our kids be confident about their worth.  

    • 30 min
    33: Becky Greene - Gender Identity

    33: Becky Greene - Gender Identity

    How do we help our children embrace their biology? Our masculinity or femininity is stamped into our very being. Becky Greene joins MaryRuth to talk about how parents can cultivate healthy attitudes about their biological sex.

    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!

    • 54 min
    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

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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In Parenting Smarts I’ve found a beautiful blend of research-based wisdom and practical ideas grounded in the Catholic perspective. A rare gem - Thank you!

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Yeah!

Love this show. I’m a practicing Catholic dad and I’ve learned a lot here.

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Super helpful!

Thank you for this!! So helpful especially that it is Catholic based!

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