In the 1-2-3 Magic program, Dr. Phelan outlines how parents should be both warm and demanding.
You have to be firm, setting boundaries and rules and making sure everyone in the house is following them. You also need to be warm and friendly, building a good relationship with your kids and generally having fun.
Today we’re discussing 4 types of parenting styles:
- Warm, but not demanding
- Demanding, but not warm
- Neither warm nor demanding
- Both warm and demanding
There are things you believe about parenthood before you become a parent, expectations you have about how a child is going to change your life. But some of the things we believe are myths--because we don't know any better--and some of those myths can be harmful.
If you believe any of these 8 myths, you may find yourself frustrated with your partner or your children without really understanding why. When that happens, use it as an opportunity to pause, think about why you're upset, and try to understand if it's because of an action, or because of an expectation you had (but never discussed).
What are the 8 parenting myths Dr. Phelan talks about?
This week we are talking all about ADHD. Often, parents of kids with ADHD will describe them as "being driven by a motor," which can be exhausting as a parent trying to keep up with your child!
So what do you do about it? And how do you know the difference between normal childhood energy and possibly early ADHD indicators?
One of the most frustrating and potentially embarrassing things our kids can do is have a tantrum. Whether it's stressing you out at home, or you are hunching your shoulders against the looks you fear you'll get if your child has a tantrum in the grocery store, it's never fun.