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: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 2 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention - www.possumsonline.com) and I discuss the goals of the Possums Sleep intervention. Koa shares some great tips on optimising sleep biology for parent and...read more
Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 1 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention - www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums sleep intervention, and how it differs from typical behavioural approaches,...read more
Show Notes: Becoming a Mother Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart - www.koawhittingham.com) shares some wonderful advice and tools for smoothing the transition when becoming a mother, through a discussion of her book "Becoming Mum". Summary Psychological...read more
Show Notes: Angry Parents Part 2 Acting inline with values despite anger In Angry Parents Part 1, Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart - www.koawhittingham.com) introduced us to how Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques and principles can help us to...read more
Show Notes: Angry Parents Part 1 Acting inline with values despite anger This is a really valuable episode where Dr Koa Whittingham (Parenting from the Heart - www.koawhittingham.com) leads us through using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to be the parent we...read more
Show Notes: My Child Refuses Sleep Has your child become an expert at stalling bedtime? Have you gone through patches where your child refuses sleep? Most parents have been there. It is a most frustrating time, when long anticipated peace and quiet is just around the...read more
Show Notes: Independent Play and How to Encourage it Does your toddler struggle to play independently? This is common and frustrating, especially when you are on a schedule to get dinner on the table. Dr Ashley Soderlund from Nurture and Thrive Blog provides great...read more
Show Notes: Defiant child, the boundary testing threenager Don't miss this interview with Dr Ashley Soderlund from Nurture and Thrive Blog. Ashley gives a brilliant answer to my question about a defiant child who has started playing the no-game (doing what I tell him...read more
Show Notes: Baby Sleep Book - Dream Baby Guide Review This episode provides practical suggestions from the Dream Baby Guide by Sheyne Rowley. The Dream Baby...read more