Welcome to Passport to Parenting, where you will hear authentic conversations about parenting toddlers to teens. Our hosts are real people and trained professionals with personal stories […]
By Kim DeMarchi
Self-disciplined children are the stuff of parenting dreams. You know, the kids who persevere in the face of challenges, who love to try new things, and who think through the consequences of their actions?
Luckily, self-discipline is a […]
“Be careful!” “Hurry up!” “Be good.” Phrases like these are common to the parenting lexicon—we’ve all uttered them from time to time. Used occasionally, most are harmless enough. But when we use certain phrases repetitively, some off-the-cuff phrases may […]
I heard a story on the radio about a robotics team at UC Berkeley that tried to develop a robot that could fold laundry. For a robot, folding laundry turned out to be incredibly difficult. “Once you start […]
By Ann DeWitt
All of us want our children to be responsible adults, but we sometimes—inadvertently—parent young children in a way that teaches just the opposite.
Consider this scenario: A three-year-old comes into the kitchen and says, “I want to help.” Mom, […]