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…
My Child Won’t Sleep!
Has your child started refusing to sleep at naptime? Or bed time? Are you spending hours trying to settle a child who won't sleep? These problems arise frequently in the first 5 years, and there are many possible reasons. A very common cause is detailed in the video...read more
PRP024 What is Attachment?
Show Notes: What is Attachment? What is attachment? Attachment isn't just about your relationship with your child, though that is important. It can predict how your child will approach future relationships, how close future friendships will be, and whether your child...read more
Controlled Crying: What does the research say?
Mouths of Mums has published my article "Controlled Crying, the truth, mostly the truth, and some opinion": Ever felt like a bad Mum for trying controlled crying? Or not doing controlled crying, but leaving you and your child constantly sleep deprived? Me too. Here’s...read more
Daycare: When to start? Are there risks to starting too early?
Have you heard that when mothers return to work within the first year of life, sending their child to daycare, this can result in later attachment issues, disobedience, and aggression? Don't panic. It is not that straight forward. I began researching this based on a...read more
PRP023 Angry Kids: Emotional or attention seeking?
Show Notes: Angry Kids - Emotional or attention seeking? Do you have angry kids at times? Does your child throw tantrums? Lash out? Is it attention seeking? Or emotional? Should we ignore the behaviour? Is empathising reinforcing the bad behaviour? I was wondering...read more
PRP022 Prepare for Baby: New Workshop
Show Notes: Prepare for Baby - New Workshop If you want to prepare for baby, but don't know how, this workshop conducted by Laura Alfred and Erla Marx Newhouse will give you an opportunity to think about and discuss what life will be like with a new baby and help...read more
PRP021 Snoring Children: Sleep Apnoea – Don’t ignore the (gasping) snore
Show Notes: Snoring Children: Sleep Apnoea - Don't ignore the (gasping) snore 5 in 10 snoring children have sleep apnoea. If left undiagnosed, the resulting lack of quality sleep can lead to learning, behavioural, and mood difficulties. It is important to have it...read more
PRP020: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4
Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention - www.possumsonline.com) shares her thoughts on the use of dummies, and dealing with separation anxiety and sleep for young toddlers. Summary Dummy use...read more
PRP019 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3
Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention - www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums Sleep Intervention including how to co-ordinate baby wearing and feeding to...read more