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Parenting Beyond Discipline

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Parenting Beyond Discipline

Erin Royer, MA Clinical Psychology, Child Development Specialist

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Erin Royer, MA Psy. is the go-to expert on all things parenting and child development for today’s common challenges. Her parenting podcast covers way more than just discipline. She dives into topics such as self-esteem, development and health, modern parenting issues and even education. Erin is not just knowledgeable but also relatable, warm, and sometimes even funny. https://www.yourvillageonline.com
 
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A mom and dad are concerned about their son's behaviors while at school and are seeking help on what they can do to help him learn to make better choices when he's not under their direct supervision. Erin helps parents break things down to first learn why misbehavior happens. Once we know why, then we can address the unique reason with the proper s…
 
Young children and even older children can struggle with all kinds of fears, phobias and anxiety throughout childhood. Erin answers a question from a mom about her 4 year old who is dealing with a fear that has gotten progressively worse and a new fear that has also recently come about. Erin discusses these fears, why they happen. What is normal an…
 
In this episode Erin talks with Katy Joy Wells about her 4 step process for curing toy clutter. Not only is it a stress relief for parents, it actually is for kids as well and helps them go deeper in play, supporting independent play. Learn the steps, the benefits and how to make your child's play space more inviting. Support this podcast at — http…
 
Toddlers can go from quiet and calm to grabbing, hitting and worse within seconds. Erin covers great foundational information so parents can understand how to guide and coach from ages 1 to 4 as well as how to help older siblings who may be getting the brunt of the aggression when they are within striking range of a toddler sibling. Support this po…
 
Toddlers often have big reactions. But what do you do when it seemingly comes out of nowhere? How can we work on new behaviors and prevention when it takes us by complete surprise? Erin dives into some great fundamentals of the steps of toddler emotional development so parents can feel assured when they see these sometimes troubling behaviors and t…
 
What do you do when your toddler is playing with their private parts? How do you answer questions about sex, private parts, puberty and more? How do you prepare your child for puberty, dating and beyond? Most of us grew up and still carry some level of discomfort and even shame around our own sexuality and body. How do we parent from a place of emp…
 
We often think of overindulgence as too many toys, too much "stuff" or too many sweets. But the latest research is showing that overindulgence comes in two other forms besides just material overindulgence and actually these other two areas are even more prevalent. The outcomes are not favorable. Erin covers this research, including the common outco…
 
A mom asks Erin for help in finding strategies to work with her very difficult to discipline 5 year old. The struggles are running the gamut from power struggles, not listening, negative ungrateful attitude, bedtime struggles, whining, basically anything but cooperative, including a possibility of ADHD. Erin gives some great insights and strategies…
 
Sometimes we think we are following the steps to fix problem behaviors, when we might actually be unknowingly doing the opposite. Erin shares some great foundational information to troubleshoot any problem area. If you are seeing repeated behaviors you don't like to see, and want to figure out how to get it to stop, this episode can help you figure…
 
What do you do when your preschooler tries to rule the roost, not just saying no and trying to undermine parenting authority over themselves but even trying to control parental behavior? There are several reasons preschoolers may engage in this level of control. There are clues our children give us as to what is happening. Once uncovered, parents c…
 
Erin shares some new insights into supporting kids to develop a strong and healthy sense of self-esteem throughout childhood. Learn a new paradigm on how to view the development of self-esteem and some great new ideas for working with your children to help them develop into their most confident and independent selves. Support this podcast at — http…
 
How do you handle a child's behavior when it is seemingly manipulative and/or controlling in nature? Erin gets to the heart of the issue, what kids are really trying to tell us and how to help support them overall, and work with them in that moment when they are trying to control the situation or manipulate others into behaving the way they would l…
 
Preschoolers can really struggle with social skills and this often means they react in aggressive ways towards one another. How do we help sibling and friends make better choices when interacting with each other? Part 2 of this mom's question involves bedtimes that have gone from bad to worse. How can this family get a better handle on bedtimes and…
 
More children than ever, at younger and younger ages are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues related to depression and anxiety. Childhood has been derailed for so many kids. Missed opportunities in social interactions has deeply affected many kids. This phenomenon hit close to home for Erin this past week and she shares her experie…
 
A 6 year old is really struggling with a lot of different misbehaviors like not listening, aggression, and making poor choices and both the parents and his nanny are wondering how to help him through these trouble spots, especially at specific times of day when he seems to struggle the most. Erin covers some great foundation work as well as specifi…
 
How do you help your young child learn to follow rules and expectations in school when you aren't there? A dad feels in over his head in helping his daughter make better choices when he's not there to guide her. Erin gives some great insight into this issue, guidance and ideas for making this situation better for everyone, including discerning when…
 
Some days parenting is just overwhelming. Some days life is just overwhelming. If you have difficult days with either, let alone both at that same time, you are not alone. Erin had a very overwhelming week both in parenting and life, feeling like she was failing at both. She shares her coping strategies both with managing and overcoming feeling ove…
 
Money is such a taboo subject in so many families. We all have our own hangup around money, be they societal, familial or both. How can we have a more positive feeling towards finances and money? How do we teach our kids to have a better, more positive outlook and relationship with money than we likely do or did now or in early adulthood? Ken Honda…
 
What tools should you use with a toddler who tries to push their will for having things own way? The ways we use the tools or the tactics our toddlers try can often render a tool ineffective, or less effective. Erin gives step by step guide to setting boundaries and rules with respect and love that will be followed and using tools to their highest …
 
All parents want to provide their kids with as stable an upbringing as possible, especially if they didn't have that growing up. But life is full of changes big and small. How do we support kids through these changes like moves, new schools and especially divorce? What are options and compromises we can do to make these as smooth and stress-free as…
 
Mental health challenges in children has been on the rise for some time and the pandemic has only magnified it for many kids. Sometimes dis-regulated behavior in actually toddlers, young children and teens is actually due to mental health struggles. How can you know the difference, when to reach for outside help and how to support your child throug…
 
What do you do when your preschooler wants to be in charge of everything? Wants to have control even over things that are out of his realm of ability to manage and decide? Erin answers this mom's question about working with a 4 year old who wants to have control over everything and pushes back when he doesn't have control. Support this podcast at —…
 
Toddlers have a gift for finding our weaker spots when it comes to getting power and undue attention. Different parents have different areas of struggle, be it meals/food, potty training but especially bedtimes and middle of the night wake-ups, when we're exhausted and much more likely to give in. In this episode Erin talks about steps for setting …
 
Personal temperament is only one contributing factor to personality differences. While not every child is going to follow common birth order or gender developmental and personality characteristics, most will to at least some degree. Understanding what these differences are and why they happen can greatly aid you in parenting your individual child. …
 
Big emotions in young children often mean big reactions, and often times they are even physical in nature. How do you help your toddler or younger child learn better ways when they have big physical reactions to their big emotions? Erin answers this question specifically for a mom who's toddler is banging his head in response to big emotions but al…
 
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