Proactive Parenting Blog

The tools and advice you need, taken from the latest research and scientific literature, to help you feel confident and in control as you raise your children.

Limits and discipline

The benefits of no phones at the dinner table

Jennifer and Ryan had a beautiful baby boy, Charlie, who was 18 months old. Charlie was 80th percentile for his weight and height. He was ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 26 of November, 2020
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Is your baby not talking? Try reducing screen time

Jennifer and Ryan had a beautiful baby boy, Charlie, who was 18 months old. Charlie was 80th percentile for his weight and height. He was walking and meeting most of hi...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of November, 2020
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Helping kids adjust to school during COVID

No matter if your family is sending your little ones off to school for the first time or if you are dealing with changes in how schools are functioning, ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 30 of October, 2020
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How fatigue may be making parenting harder

Joni and Karl had three children ages 7, 9. And 11. They loved their kids and enjoyed spending time with them. However, Joni and Karl both noticed that...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of October, 2020
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Values must be intentionally taught

Joni and Karl had three children ages 7, 9. And 11. They loved their kids and enjoyed spending time with them. However, Joni and Karl both noticed that their kiddos ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of September, 2020
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The influence of violent video games on children’s behavior

Johnny and his little sister Lizzy were contently playing with Legos in their living room. After a while, Johnny asked his mom, Nina, if he could play vide...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 25 of August, 2020
Limits and discipline

Help teens balance the benefits and risks of being online

John watches his twin pre-teen girls taking selfies non-stop. He doesn’t understand why they are making weird faces to their cameras or taking the same picture over a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of August, 2020
Limits and discipline

The risks of teenage drinking

Sally and Donna met up with their high school friends on Saturday night to hang out. There was a tub full of ice filled with beers and grain alcohol. Everyone was walki...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 24 of July, 2020
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Helping our children adapt to the realities of COVID-19

As the recommendations around social distancing and reopening continue to evolve, we must respond and make plans according to our own comfort level and needs. This means, as ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of July, 2020
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Transgender pronouns

Sara, 17, brought her best friend Jamie, 17, to a family reunion. Sara’s aunt saw Jamie getting a soda and asked Sara, “How is she doing?” Sara replied, “Oh, Jamie, th...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 26 of June, 2020
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