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.
#253: Discipline Tools Not Working with Strong-Willed Toddler
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 effectiveness.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Sep 16
25 min
#252: Helping Kids with Big Changes
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 possible for our kids? Erin covers areas to focus on when we have big changes to guide our children through to make sure they come through the other side, not just ok, but able to build resilience from the experience. It's such an important life skill and supports their ability to live a happy and successful life.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Sep 9
25 min
#251: Supporting Children's Mental Health with Dr. Nicole Beurkens
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 through it and build skills for resilience in life's challenges? In this episode, Erin interviews Dr. Beurkens leading holistic psychologist for answers to these questions.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Sep 2
35 min
#250: Very Controlling Preschooler
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 — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Aug 26
21 min
#249: Strong Willed Toddler Tactics
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 strong boundaries around power these common problem areas, especially middle of the night wake-ups where strong willed toddlers may engage in screaming and crying tactics. Whether you have a middle of the night or bedtime issue or another common power struggle you need some guidance and steps to resolve, tune in to this episode!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Aug 21
30 min
#248: Common Gender & Birth Order Differences
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. If you are curious to learn more about these, this is the episode for you!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Aug 13
29 min
#247: Big Physical Reactions to Big Emotions
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 also shares a broader perspective and answer for any parent dealing with big physical reactions to emotions.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Aug 5
25 min
#246: The Journey Beyond Toddlerhood
Erin goes beyond toddlerhood in this episode, sharing with parents of toddlers and older kids alike, what we are working towards and focusing in the years beyond toddlerhood as our children's development and unique qualities really begin to unfold and blossom.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Jul 29
37 min
#245: Big Emotions, Hiding Emotions, Adult Emotions? How to Help
Erin dives deep into emotions, both for our kids and our own, to give and do our best to help our kids and ourselves become the most emotionally intelligent versions of ourselves. She talks about kids who clam up and don't like to share or talk about emotions as well as those with bigger-than-life reactions and how to work with both, as well as how we as adults can keep working on our own emotional intelligence. It's a lifelong practice and as we get better and better, we are better role models and have more skills to help guide our children as well! Win-win!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Jul 24
29 min
#244: I Don't Always Have The Right Answer Either
In this episode Erin shares a dilemma she faced about how to handle a situation with her daughter, sharing with her listeners how sometimes parenting is convoluted and complicated just like all human relationships. She shares what she weighed in her mind as she did her best to make what she hoped would be the best choice for her daughter. She hopes this inside look into her relationship and her own mind will be both helpful and a relief to her listeners who sometimes worry they might be doing something "wrong".Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Jul 8
30 min
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