Practical Research Parenting
Science-based practical advice for parents
Welcome to Practical Research Parenting.
I am a Mum, and a Psychologist. If your kids were born, or will be born after 2011, I am writing, and talking to you. I am researching common parenting challenges as they arise for me, and sharing what I find. Please join me on this amazing journey of discovery.
What I have learned about baby and toddler sleep so far…
My podcast introduces the practical tips we can learn from parenting science. Learn while you do your chores…
I want to help parents, including myself, to enjoy parenting, to form strong, loving relationships with their children, and to raise happy, well adjusted children…
Show Notes: Child Sleep: The 3 main causes of child sleep problems Child sleep became an obsession for me back in my worst sleep-deprivation days. So I did what most PhD Psychology students would, I researched. Why do babies wake so often? Is it really necessary? When...read more
Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 4 This is the fourth and final part of the interview with Professor Genevieve Mageau. We talk about beliefs behind autonomy support, what hinders autonomy support, transitioning from a controlling to an autonomy...read more
Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 3 This is the third part of the interview with Professor Genevieve Mageau. We talk about using routine charts, and some of the risks and alternatives to sticker charts. We also look at limit setting for boundary...read more
Show Notes: Autonomy Supportive Parenting Style Part 2 This is the second episode talking with Professor Genevieve Mageau about Autonomy Supportive Parenting. In this episode we examine what to do when children won’t listen, how to address ongoing problems, more on...read more
[display-if-get name="HTTSKWL"] Thank you for signing up to hear about the "How to Talk so Kids will Listen" workshops. To get you started, if you haven't already, please listen to this series of podcasts discussing the autonomy supportive parenting style that you...read more
Show Notes: How to Help your Sensitive Child to Thrive This is the second episode on understanding and raising a highly sensitive child (The first episode in the series is here). We get some great tips on helping our children to function socially in a society that...read more
Show Notes: How to Help your Sensitive Child to Thrive Do you have a sensitive child? Does she have major melt-downs especially after high excitement, or in a new or crowded place. Does he notice the little things? Does she sometimes seem shy? Being a sensitive child,...read more
Show Notes: Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Part 2 The second in a Two Part Series with Dr Laura Markham where we learn how our parenting behaviour can influence the relationship between our kids, and facilitate sibling rivalry, or sibling friendship. If you...read more
Show Notes: Sibling Rivalry with Dr Laura Markham Your son snatches a toy from your daughter. What do you do? Snatch it back? Coerce? Time out? I discuss peaceful, coaching-based approaches with world-leading expert on evidence-based peaceful parenting, Dr Laura...read more