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Parenting Smarts

Jun 22, 2020

Diversity is beautiful, all of God's creation is beautiful. How do we impart this truth to our children? It's good to talk with our children about race. It's important to acknowledge physical differences as well as talk about similarities we share, read books about the history or race in America, introduce them to...


Jun 17, 2020

One day our kids will grow up and leave our home. Will they be ready? How do we prepare them for adulthood? Today we get tips on cultivating autonomy, independence and helping our kids discover their unique gifts. We'll also hear from a young adult, Sophie Welter about her own transition to college.

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May 27, 2020

What's the difference between guilt and shame? Guilt is related to how a person feels about a particular action, shame is how someone fells about themselves. Today, MaryRuth and Kristin Maher talk about helping our children to understand the difference. How can we correct behaviors, and not be critical? Tune in to get...


Apr 29, 2020

How do we help our children embrace their biology? Our masculinity or femininity is stamped into our very being. Becky Greene joins MaryRuth to talk about how parents can cultivate healthy attitudes about their biological sex.

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


Mar 24, 2020

God made our bodies and they are good! Many factors can affect how we feel about our bodies. A negative body image can lead to eating disorders and other issues. MaryRuth is joined by Maraeca Butler to help us understand how to cultivate a positive body image and a healthy relationship with food for ourselves and...