Parenting Beyond Discipline
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.
#270: Children & Fears - What Is Normal?
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 and when it crosses over and gives parents a plan and steps to support their child in learning to face their fears and anxieties in healthy loving ways without ignoring the issue.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Jan 13
28 min
#269: Curing Toy Clutter with Katy Joy Wells
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 — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Jan 6
34 min
#268: Help! I Can't Stop My Toddler from Hurting Other Kids!
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 podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Dec 30, 2021
25 min
#267: How to Stop Unexpected Pinching & Hitting
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 the steps to guiding young children towards better behaviors when they feel upset, anxious or overwhelmed.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Dec 23, 2021
24 min
#266: Sex Positive Parenting with Ariel Saint White
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 empowerment and help our children grow up feeling more confident about their bodies, sex and sexuality? We have you covered in this episode! We do speak frankly and openly about many topics of puberty and sexuality in this episode.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Dec 16, 2021
34 min
#265: The New Face of Overindulgence & How to Avoid It
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 outcomes and what parents can do to avoid these types of overindulgence, by age from toddlers all the way through the teen years! So no matter your child's age, there is information for you to support your child in developing a strong foundation for success!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Dec 9, 2021
27 min
#264: Very Hard to Discipline 5 Year Old
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 for re-building a new foundation for this relationship to get the behavior turned back to a positive direction.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Dec 2, 2021
31 min
#263: Why Is My Child's Behavior Not Getting Better?
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 out the sticky area. Then Erin applies this information to a mom dealing with very difficult power struggles at bedtime.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Nov 25, 2021
30 min
#262: Very Controlling Preschooler
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 can tune in to these clues and help their young child work through the issues that are leading to controlling types of behaviors.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Nov 18, 2021
20 min
#261: Self-Esteem Secrets for Success
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 — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Nov 11, 2021
19 min
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