Parenting Beyond Discipline
Parenting Beyond Discipline
Erin Royer - LA's Parenting and Child Development Expert
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Erin Royer, LA's go-to expert on all things parenting and child development for today’s common challenges, 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.
#232: When Kids Need Too Much Control & Lying
What do you do with a child who is constantly trying to control everything? or even just anything that isn't meant for them to control? All toddlers and preschoolers want some level of control (and tweens/teens is another push) and often times it's more than is really warranted. It's not even uncommon for young children to try to control siblings and even parents, where they go, what they do, "Mom stop singing." or telling friends and siblings what or how to play. How do you work with a child who seems to need way too much control? The second question is about working with kids on lying. How to teach honest telling and setting boundaries and expectations around honesty by age and without shaming. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Apr 16
35 min
#231: Fixing 'Misbehaviors', Nightime vs. Daytime Parenting, Siblings Sharing Room & Steps for Introducing Change
Erin Covers A LOT in this one episode. Erin dives deep into a question about misbehavior in some different ways than before. She discusses the respectful parenting - what it is and what it is not, nighttime parenting versus daytime parenting, tips for moving siblings into the same room and tips for introducing change to kids. Phew! That's a lot of topics in one episode! Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Apr 12
28 min
#230: Helping Kids with Anxiety & Fears & New Positive Parenting Tool
Do you find your toddler, child or teen dealing with fears and/or anxiety and aren't sure how to help them? In this episode, Erin talks about what are normal fears and anxieties in children and how steps and tips for helping children work through these common emotions, as well as when to seek outside assistance. Then Erin covers a new tool for toddlers to teens that can decrease meltdowns, tantrums and power struggles and helps build an even stronger bond and connection for parents and children. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Apr 1
25 min
#229: Should We Quiz Our Toddlers/Kids? & Overcoming Negative Family Patterns
Some things we do as parents seem fun, but can something seemingly innocuous be a detriment to our child's development of their full and unique selves? Erin discusses a post from a fellow parenting expert that really got parents talking, some agreeing and many disagreeing with the post. Erin weighs in with her thoughts on whether or not their are detriments to quizzing our young children. Then Erin answer several questions in one from parents asking about breaking negative family patterns from their own upbringing, with steps for working towards better family connection and communication to overcome any areas of concern from their own upbringing. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 25
43 min
#228: Is it OK to Teach a Child to Say "No" to Parents/Adults?
Erin answers a question about can we teach our toddlers/kids to say "no" to us? If so, how do we go about doing this so that they can learn to do it appropriately and respectfully, especially with toddlers? Then Erin talks about ADHD, the signs and symptoms, when and how to get an assessment, other things of which to be aware, treatment options, and the positives of ADHD (and reframing any diagnosis) with a new lens for what different ways of experiencing and interacting with the world can bring for us all. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 18
48 min
#227: What is "Normal" and What is Not?
Big meltdowns? Big power struggles? We know toddlers can behave irrationally as can preschoolers. How much is normal? How much is too much? When should they outgrow this? At what point should a parent consider assessments and outside intervention to get their child back on track? Erin covers what a "normal" meltdowns and tantrums and when things, even with the most emotionally sensitive of children, should greatly improve. If not, when and how to get your child assessed for issues that can lead to bigger behavioral challenges. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 12
35 min
#226: Big Feelings & Big Meltdowns & Self Compared to Child
Erin gives great insights and tips into a 6 1/2 year old's big meltdowns and feelings. Is it normal at 6 1/2? What can this mom do to help her child learn to calm down easier and better and work through these big feelings? This question segues perfectly into the discussion about our own temperamental traits versus our children's and how to recognize them, understand them and then be ready to help our child shape the areas where they have challenges. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 9
24 min
#225: New Discipline Tool & High Needs Baby/Toddler/Child
Erin shares a BRAND new discipline tool she's never talked about before that can help circumvent power struggles. Then she discusses high needs babies (toddlers & children) What we mean by 'high-needs' the five traits and what they look like in high-needs and therefore why parenting a young child with this personality type can be so stressful along with tips for working with your high needs baby/toddler so that by childhood (age 5-6 and beyond) the positives of these traits can shine through. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 5
24 min
#224: Moving to a Toddler Bed & Parents Set the Family Foundation
How do you know the right time to move to a toddler bed? When it is a good time what is the best way to go about it to minimize the crazy bedtime chase or power struggle to stay in bed? Learn some great tips for dealing with this milestone. Then Erin shares her wisdom and insights for setting a family foundation that benefits everyone, not just the kids at the parents' expense. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Mar 2
31 min
#223: Infants, Preschoolers, School-Age Back to School & Daycare & Tween Emotions
For many young children they have now been home almost 24/7 with parents for their entire lives, as far as they remember. That's a lot of bonding time, but also can present more challenges with a getting used to daycare and preschool. Some school age kids may have their challenges when it comes to going back to in-person learning. Erin shares tips for smoother transition into or back to daycare and schools. Then Erin shares some of the special challenges of parenting a tween. Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
Feb 26
28 min
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