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Does incorporating Elf on the Shelf into your holiday traditions challenge the principles of respectful parenting?

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153. BTS: Does using Elf on the Shelf undermine my respectful parenting philosophy?

elf ornament in a Christmas tree

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142. Becoming the parents your kids deserve with Gary John Bishop

Uncover the secrets to nurturing secure attachments

How does our perception of life shape our sense of self? And how can we teach our children to examine the meaning they make of their feelings and experiences to help them learn to be intentional in their actions? Prepare to expand your horizons, reconsider your perspective, and embark on a transformational journey with this week’s guest and the author of GROW UP: Becoming the Parents Your Kids Deserve, Gary John Bishop.

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130. How to support our kids’ autonomy and independence, minus the power struggles, with Dr. Emily Edlynn

Supporting our kids autonomy

We all want our children to succeed. But, the way they get there can feel counterintuitive to many parents and mainstream parenting approaches. We need to let our kids stumble, let them make mistakes, and allow them to struggle a bit. Here to help parents understand how to support their child’s autonomy in a way that promotes family harmony is psychologist and author of Autonomy-Supportive Parenting: Reduce Parental Burnout and Raise Competent, Confident Children, Dr. Emily Edlynn

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118. How nurturing shapes our child’s brain and sets them up for lifelong mental health with Dr. Greer Kirshenbaum

The Nurture Revolution

How does the way we treat our children affect the makeup of their brains? And how can we use this knowledge to raise children in a style that optimizes their physical, emotional, and mental health? That is precisely what Dr. Greer Kirshenbaum shares in her new book, The Nurture Revolution.

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