1-2-3 Magic: Parenting Tips

ADHD and Family Stress

Parenting is a joyful and stressful job. When you have a child (or children) with ADHD, that can add more layers of stress to your family dynamic.
 
Today we’re talking about how ADHD can impact family stress levels, some things parents can expect, and suggestions for what to do.
April 15, 2021

Challenging Your Mommy ID

What do you think it means to be a good mom? That’s your Mommy ID. It’s all the things that society, media, and the way you grew up are telling you about what it takes to be a good mom.
 
But what if not all of those things were true?
April 8, 2021

Healthy Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

The prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide has shown a sharp increase in the last several decades. Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of fat that is associated with serious health risks, such as heart problems, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. In the U.S. currently, about 14% of 2-5-year-olds, 18% of 6-11-year-olds, and 21% of 12-19-year-olds qualify as obese. Unfortunately, obesity has a strong tendency to continue or "track" into adulthood.

Today we're talking about what's causing it and what you can do at home to fight or prevent childhood obesity.

April 2, 2021

Parenting Job #3: Bonding With Your Kids

In 1-2-3 Magic, Dr. Phelan talks about the three jobs that parents have:

  1. Controlling Obnoxious Behavior
  2. Encouraging Good Behavior
  3. Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Kids

Parenting job #3 is so important because it's the one that is going to make your job as a parent more fun! Because kids are fun. They're cute, they're energetic, they have funny imaginations, and the stronger your realtionship with them is, the more you get to enjoy those aspects of their personalities instead of worrying about their behavior.

March 25, 2021

Understanding Your Teen

Ah, the teenager. That curious creature who used to be your sweet, cuddly, chatterbox child is now a sometimes-sullen almost-adult. What happened? Why did they change?

Teens are looking for independence and a lot of times parents have a hard time giving that to them, whether because they actually don't trust their teens, or because they still see their teen as a child. And believe us, your teenager knows. And they don't like it.

March 18, 2021
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