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Parenting Smarts

Oct 20, 2021

Welcome to Season 4! This season will be built on the concept of building habits. MaryRuth is joined by Jennifer Ellis and Andrea Boring to preview what you can expect.

Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it helps you. Be sure to subscribe,...


May 24, 2021

Home, a place where we learn love, the union of the material with the immaterial. What makes a home a place where families flourish? Joining MaryRuth is Noelle Mering, co-author of Theology of Home and Theology of Home 2 to explore how to make the most of home life for families.

Parenting Smarts blends together the...


May 5, 2021

Newborns might not be able to do much physically, but their brains are working nonstop! What parents do during this critical time is so important for their healthy development. Missy Powers joins MaryRuth to help us understand baby brains and how we can nurture healthy growth. Spoiler alert: screens are bad.

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Apr 20, 2021

Navigating the teen years is not easy! Their brains are reorganizing, they are trying to figure out who they are, and sometimes making poor decisions. MaryRuth explores how teen brains work and provides tips for parents in dealing with teens.

Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the...


Apr 7, 2021

Growing in relationship with God takes effort. Prayer takes effort and discipline. Katie Prejean-McGrady joins MaryRuth to talk about practical ways to cultivate fruitful prayer for ourselves and our children.

Parenting Smarts blends together the science of child development and the realities of family life. We hope it...