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The Science of Parenting

Dealing with toddler meltdowns or an angsty teen who doesn’t want to talk? Our parenting pros from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide real-life solutions based on the latest scientific research. Find the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast app and subscribe today. Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu. Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext. 

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The Science of Parenting Trailer | Ep. 0
Welcome to The Science of Parenting podcast, connecting you with research-based information that fits your family. Join us each week as we explore parenting decisions and the realities of raising a family. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
01:49 3/5/20
All Things Parenting | Ep. 1
Have parenting questions? Our Human Sciences experts—­moms with kids from babies to young adults—are here to help with all your parenting needs. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
23:11 3/12/20
Parenting Through COVID-19 | Bonus
Things may feel a little surreal right now with COVID-19, but our parenting pros help us navigate our current reality by keeping us rooted in trustworthy information.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
30:37 3/18/20
It's Not About Being Perfect | Ep. 2
The balancing act of parenting isn’t always easy. Our pros dig into the latest research and current realities facing today’s families.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
22:54 3/19/20
Missing Out on the Big Moments | Bonus
In the midst of COVID-19, lots of big milestone events are getting cancelled. Did you know many of these events could meet the research definition of a ritual? Listen to our Science of Parenting hosts discuss the impact of missing out on the big moments and how to talk to your kids about it. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
13:12 3/24/20
Take a Break and Take a Breath | Ep. 3
Use our stop, breathe, talk approach to help your kids (and yourself) keep emotions in check.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
38:21 3/26/20
Slow Down | Ep. 4
Help kids gain self-awareness and minimize emotional outbursts with our favorite technique to keep stressful situations in check. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
34:08 4/2/20
Defining Parenting Styles | Ep. 5
Are you tapped into your kids’ feelings or wanting to always be in charge? Our experts dish on a few parenting types. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
37:58 4/9/20
Guilt Free Routines | Bonus
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20:12 4/14/20
How to Manage Meltdowns | Ep. 6
Do you know what is contributing to your child's meltdowns? Learn tips and tricks on how to anticipate and prevent some of the stress!Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
37:36 4/16/20
In the Heat of a Meltdown | Ep. 7
Fill your parenting toolbox with techniques for when emotions are high to help move kids from meltdown to calm down. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
44:22 4/23/20
Keys to Cooperation | Ep. 8
What does it take to get cooperation from our kids? We discussed this and more LIVE! Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
40:14 4/30/20
Practice Not Perfect | Ep. 9
Have a plan to manage your emotions using the 4As of communication: accept, acknowledge, apologize, adjust.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
27:46 5/7/20
Just Say No to Judgment | Ep. 10
Criticism can get the best of us as parents (and people). Learn to trust yourself as the expert of your own family.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
22:52 5/14/20
Enjoy the Joys! | Ep. 11
Celebrate the journey of parenting by focusing on the good stuff. Embrace your child’s unique personality and his or her evolution as a person.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
26:38 5/21/20
What Have We Learned? | Ep. 12
We went live on Facebook where we discussed the first season of The Science of Parenting podcast, parenting foundations, and what we have learned!Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
40:03 5/28/20
Being Both a Parent and a Person | S. 2 Ep. 1
Being a parent is just one "hat" you wear - you are still a person with your own needs. See what the research says about different ways we can practice self-care. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
39:19 6/11/20
Talking With Children About Race and Racial Bias | Bonus
Talking with children about race and racial bias can be challenging. Learn strategies and tips to navigate these difficult conversations.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
19:31 6/12/20
Getting After Stress | S. 2 Ep. 2
Flip the switch on stress by learning how to gain resiliency. Learn how to pull stress apart—it might be as easy as switching to paper plates.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
33:09 6/18/20
Accentuate the Positive | S. 2 Ep. 3
Do you know your strengths as a parent? Check out our 12 characteristics to discover your parenting strengths, then learn how to make a plan for utilizing them. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
27:16 6/25/20
How to Find Balance | S. 2 Ep. 4
Discover these three strategies for learning how to find the right household balance for today—and tomorrow.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
27:58 7/9/20
Define Your Philosophy | S. 2 Ep. 5
Parents influence and define the character and values of their kids—and as a result how they behave as adults. See how these traits can help you shape your kids’ behaviors, whether it’s an emphasis on hard work, independence or creativity.  Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
25:56 7/16/20
Embrace Your Support Network | S. 2 E. 6
Everyone’s support system looks different when it comes to their relationships, especially when it comes to parenting. We'll talk specifics of your support system in our judgement-free zone.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
50:56 7/23/20
Temperament: It’s in Their Nature | S. 3 Ep. 1
How your child reacts is about their innate temperament (or the core of their personality). Learn how working with his or her temperament traits will boost your ability to respond. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
43:06 8/6/20
Sensitivity: It Makes Sense | S. 3 Ep. 2
Your child’s reactions to stimulus such as loud noises and bright lights are completely predictable. Use your powers of observation to help you guide their reactions to stimulus. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
46:04 8/13/20
Intensity: (Maybe) Not So Calm and Collected | S. 3 Ep. 3
Did you know taking a drink of water or cracking a silly joke can prevent a meltdown? Discover these tricks to helping kids keep their cool. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
54:58 8/20/20
Persistence: Celebrate it! | S. 3 Ep. 4
Have a child that gets super-focused and frustrated when asked to switch tasks and loves to “do it myself?” Learn how to support and embrace their persistence (and maybe even quiet your own frustration).Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
43:49 8/27/20
Making Decisions During COVID-19 | Bonus
Sending kids back to school this year is especially stressful and unpredictable, yet there are many decisions needing to be made. Our experts discuss characteristics of stress, moving stress patterns toward resilience, and reducing decision fatigue related to back-to-school and COVID-19.Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
26:25 8/31/20
Activity: It Takes Energy | S. 3 Ep. 5
Do long car rides give you pause because of fidgety kids? Or maybe vacation days when the kids are dragging due to too many activities? Learn to strike a happy medium by doing a deep dive into how natural energy affects behavior. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
54:40 9/4/20
Temperament & Sleep ft. Macall Gordon | S. 3 Ep. 6
Our experts dish on how temperament affects the way our kids catch their ZZZs featuring researcher  Macall Gordon. Support the Show.Send us an email: parenting@iastate.edu.Find us on Facebook: @scienceofparent.This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext
59:53 9/10/20

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