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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 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 112 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!

    65: Motherhood

    65: Motherhood

    Claire Dwyer joins MaryRuth to explore motherhood, what moms have to offer spiritually and emotionally to their families. God has designed us to be the mothers, in this particular time, to our particular family. Get inspired with tips and ideas to stay focused on the mission God has for us in our 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!

    • 52 min
    64: Renewal That Lasts

    64: Renewal That Lasts

    Cultivating holy habits leads to lasting change. This episode provides tips for living authentically, helping teach our children how to love God and being intentional about change that leads to renewal that lasts. Accept the invitation to greatness!
    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!

    • 38 min
    62: Kingship with Shalini Blubaugh

    62: Kingship with Shalini Blubaugh

    What does kingship mean in the context of our spiritual life and family life? It has to do with putting our lives in right order, living with integrity and wholeness. Shalini Blubaugh joins MaryRuth to explore how to integrate all the parts of our lives and orient them to kingdom living.
    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!
     
     

    • 40 min
    62: Evangelization with Mary Castner

    62: Evangelization with Mary Castner

    On this episode, Maryruth has a candid conversation with Mary Castner about evangelization and some best practices for sharing Jesus with our kids.
    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
    61: Suffering, Sacrifice and Prayer

    61: Suffering, Sacrifice and Prayer

    How can we help our kids understand and cope with suffering? Maryruth takes a look at the issue of suffering and offers some beautiful ideas to help our children with this tough topic.
    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!

    • 40 min
    60: Love for the Poor with Mytae Carrasco

    60: Love for the Poor with Mytae Carrasco

    Maryruth is joined by Mytae Carrasco for candid conversation on cultivating a love for the poor within the family, including practical ideas to use in your own domestic church.
    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!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

EmmeK17 ,

Love for the poor

This episode opened my heart and mind to new possibilities on how we can improve our life of charity. Thank you for making this

Maggie Jar ,

Great topics.

Such great thoughts on so many topics.

JH florida ,

Food for thought

I really enjoy listening to Dr. Mary Ruth. Great topics and gives me simple things to mull over and implement in my life.

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