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Our Favorite Parenting Books of 2022
Greater Good picks our favorite books to help parents and their kids be courageous, resilient, and trustworthy. This year, we’ve chosen books that can help parents raise kids who are brave about race, honest, and resilient. We also highlight books that support the unique needs of LGBTQ families and advocate for societal shifts so that all...
Don’t punish your kids if you want them to grow up resilient, child psychologist says. Here’s why
Mona Delahooke doesn’t love the phrase “gentle parenting.” Especially because her book, “Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids” is often lumped into the same category as gentle parenting literature. “The word ‘gentle’ is triggering,” she says. “That’s why I don’t use it. People think it means never saying ‘no,’...
Partner Blaming Husband for Child Taking off His Clothes Angers Internet
The internet has slammed a partner after they blamed their husband for their child taking off his clothes around the house. Published on Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, a partner under the username u/efalcone shared their story in order to receive opinions from the "AITA" community. "My toddler is going through a phase where he's copying his dad...
Is Gentle Parenting Right For Me?
A growing group of parents are embracing the 'gentle' approach, where you calmly explain to your child the consequences of their behaviour and help them understand what they have done wrong, rather than making them sit on the 'naughty step' or raise your voice. Advocates say its about respecting your child as much as you...
The Improvisational Parent
Why rolling with it really works. When my four-year old son starts repeating phrases and his hands become nunchucks, I know his hunger is speaking louder than words. When he's sizing up which ball to launch across the living room after he's fully recharged from watching television, he's ready to mobilize healthy, boisterous fun. When...
Gentle Parenting 101
Gentle parenting is a popular parenting ideology, focusing on empathy and respect and doing away with punishment and yelling. What we’ve learned from our mom friends and social media, though, is two things—gentle parenting can mean different things to different people, and it can be very hard to implement when a toddler is trying your...
In Tennessee, an Experiment to Manage Behavior with an App
Though some schools report success with the program, which aims to help teachers better manage student behavior, it relies on thin research and unproven methods.
A Fresh Angle on Setting Limits for Kids
Limits can be tricky. Some of us set too many limits, which we spend all our parenting energy upholding. Some of us set too few limits and just throw up our hands saying, “Kids will be kids.” Limits are important. Both the natural and the social world have plenty of them. If we don’t define...
How Do We Start to Discipline Our Child?
In the parenting world, the word “discipline” is a bit loaded. For many, it is a euphemism for “getting your kids in line,” “nipping that behavior in the bud,” “showing your child who’s boss” or “giving consequences.” And those phrases are saying what many parents are always trying (and failing to do): control their children....
From Surviving to Thriving: Helping Kids Refill Their Joy Tanks After Major Change
It’s not an easy thing to shift from a mindset of safety and survival back to a mindset of living and thriving. Still, it’s possible. These challenges may even give way to a generation of resilient kids who are stronger, happier, and healthier because of how they’ve learned to cope with difficulty. “The most common...
Tantrums Are Just The Tip of the Iceberg | Parenting Tips From Dr. Mona Delahooke
Understanding what stressors trigger tantrums and other parenting tips from Dr. Mona Delahooke. Watch Dr. Mona Delahooke's interview on WUSA9 Great Day Washington.
The Next Big Idea Club’s Season 18 Nominees (Part One)
Today, I’m excited to share my list of nominees for Season 18 of the Next Big Idea Club. This is a special double season, spanning six months of publication (February to July 2022), so I’ve broken the list into three parts. This is Part One, which covers February and March. And now, drumroll please…