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16. Biting Behavior in Toddlers

16. Biting Behavior in Toddlers

I’ve had a ton of parents approach me this week about sudden biting, hitting, or head banging behavior in their 12-18 month olds. Understandably, this can upsetting to parents when it occurs in public or notes are being sent home from daycare that their little one bit...

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15. Summer Schedules

15. Summer Schedules

This is a special interview I did for a local Catholic radio show that I wanted to share with you all. Summer is an awesome time to kick back, relax, and enjoy extra time with the family. For a lot of parents, however, summertime can be stressful and way overbooked....

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14. Doing Chores Together as a Family

14. Doing Chores Together as a Family

This is a special interview I did for a local Catholic radio show that I wanted to share with you all. There are a lot of parents out there that think being a good parent means that you're devoting tons of time to reading books and doing projects with your kids....

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13. How to Potty Train

13. How to Potty Train

Parents ask me all the time how to potty train and when’s the right time to start. For my family, we take on potty training a little differently. We’d rather hold off and keep our little ones in diapers a bit longer, so we don’t have to ask them a million times a day,...

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How to Tell If Your Child Is Sick

How to Tell If Your Child Is Sick

A lot of parents ask me, “how do I know if my child is sick?” They're worried that they may miss the signs and I can understand why that is. A lot of times, parents worry that their baby is going to throw a surprise at them or they're going to miss something. First...

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How to Get Days and Nights Straight

How to Get Days and Nights Straight

A lot of parents wonder how to get their baby's days and nights straight. They get home from the hospital and they're exhausted. Their baby is sleeping all day, which is great, but he or she stays up all night. So how do you keep a newborn active enough during the day...

11. How Should I Handle Screentime as a Parent?

11. How Should I Handle Screentime as a Parent?

Recently, a mom on Instagram messaged me about phones. She was afraid that her phone usage was getting out of hand, and felt bad for being frequently distracted in front of her children. I know I’ve been there, and I’m guessing you have too. It can be a struggle to...

10. Kids Can Fail and Work Through Adversity

10. Kids Can Fail and Work Through Adversity

A couple weeks ago, I did a recording with a local radio station about allowing your child to fail. That’s what I want to play for you today. (Keep in mind that it was recorded during Holy Week, which will help make some of the banter make sense!) As parents, we often...

8. Why I Take Cold Showers

8. Why I Take Cold Showers

As parents, we spend a lot of time putting our kids to bed. This is a time when you can bond with your kids, but they’re at their most tired, so it’s often tough and stressful. I often hear from parents that they feel guilty or stressed about their kids’ bedtime...

7. How to Pray as a Family

7. How to Pray as a Family

As you may have heard in last week’s episode, I’ve been doing parenting polls on Instagram lately. It’s a fantastic way to find new things to incorporate into my parenting or share with other parents! Last week, my wife and I went out on our first date since our new...

6. How to Choose a Pediatrician

6. How to Choose a Pediatrician

Lately, I’ve been doing parenting polls in my Instagram stories, and learning more about what other parents are doing! I recently did a parenting poll asking whether people pray as a family, and among my followers, 86% of respondents answered “yes.” Among those,...

5. Husbands: How to Help Your Wives

5. Husbands: How to Help Your Wives

My wife and I just had our beautiful fifth baby, Gloria Benedicta Boucher, two weeks ago! You can see her on Instagram. I might be just a little bit biased, but I think she’s one of the greatest babies of all time. Overall, everything with our other kids have gone...

4. Newborn Sleep Issues

4. Newborn Sleep Issues

Tony, today’s guest, is a little worried about his upcoming baby. He’s concerned that there won’t be much for him to do in the first months, since he can’t feed the baby, and doesn’t know how best to help his wife during this time. This is a really common question and...

3. Help Me with My Three-nager

3. Help Me with My Three-nager

Natalie is expecting her first baby in about a month, and is concerned about the topic of sleep! She and her husband are both deep sleepers who value their rest, and they’ve heard and read a lot about the lack of sleep in the first year. People love to commiserate,...

2. My Four Year Old is Too Rigid

2. My Four Year Old is Too Rigid

Tina’s three-year-old daughter has become stubborn, showing tendencies of being what we call a three-nager. If you have a child around this age, you’re probably familiar with the struggles of this phase! Tina has three questions this day, the first of which revolves...

1. How Do I Start Solid Foods?

1. How Do I Start Solid Foods?

Mary has a stubborn four-year-old who wants things to be incredibly specific, or else he freaks out. For example, he wants the exact same breakfast every single day, with everything in the same order. Does that sound familiar? Do you want to help guide your child into...

0. Introducing, Parenting Matters!

0. Introducing, Parenting Matters!

Tony, today’s guest, is a little worried about his upcoming baby. He’s concerned that there won’t be much for him to do in the first months, since he can’t feed the baby, and doesn’t know how best to help his wife during this time. This is a really common question and...

How to Pray as a Family

How to Pray as a Family

Parents wonder how to get their newborns’ days and nights figured out.  They ask when to use pacifiers. They question when the baby is going to sleep through the night, what to do with sleep regressions, teething, growth spurts...the list goes on and on. But the...