Ep. 56 – The Love Story of a Lifetime with Bethany Saltman

Ep. 56 – The Love Story of a Lifetime with Bethany Saltman

Welcome to the 56th episode of The Apparently Parent Podcast, and this time – we have a returning guest! Yes, Bethany Saltman, who was featured on episode 34, is back! In this episode, we’re celebrating her book “Strange Situation” and discuss the work of Mary Ainsworth, the mother of attachment theory, and how it can…

Ep. 55 – What Parenting Under Fire Taught Me
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Ep. 55 – What Parenting Under Fire Taught Me

Do you know how they say “when life gives you lemons, make a lemonade?” 🍋 Well, I love lemonade. I love lemons even more. But some lemons I would rather live without. Two months ago, my country entered another round of escalation with the rulers of Gaza strip. For almost two weeks, they fired rockets…

Ep. 27 – Why Does My Child Behave Like That???

Ep. 27 – Why Does My Child Behave Like That???

Did you ever feel that your child can be such a brat at home and a goody-too-shoes at school, or with grandparents or other children?Isn’t it annoying? But other than annoying, it also means something good! It means the connection your child has with you is solid. In this episode, I’ll explain exactly how that…

Ep. 18 – How to Break Bad News to Your Child

Ep. 18 – How to Break Bad News to Your Child

When it comes to telling bad news to your child, there are two types of parents: there are those who just say what they have to say and go on with their lives, and there’s you. If you’re here, you probably wonder what to do when you have to break bad news to your child….

Ep. 13 – How to Help Your Child go Back to School
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Ep. 13 – How to Help Your Child go Back to School

If your children have been in quarantine due to COVID-19, going back to school could be hard for them. Fears of infection, re-acclimating to a new routine, saying goodbye to being at home. All of these could present problems for your children. In this episode, you’ll learn who to help your children with this transition.e…

Ep. 09 – No, Everything’s NOT OK

Ep. 09 – No, Everything’s NOT OK

This episode was recorded just before the COVID-19 outbreak really hit everything, schools closed, etc. However, it is still as relevant. In it, I’m talking about what’s wrong with telling your child that “everything’s ok” or “nothing happened” when he or she fell down, is hurt by something, or has any other negative feeling. The…

How to Use Sportscasting for Your Children’s Struggles
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How to Use Sportscasting for Your Children’s Struggles

In this post, I’ll show you the technique of sportscasting as a parent. This is a wonderful tool to have at your disposal as it will help your children develop their confidence, problem-solving abilities, and resilience. And if that’s not enough, sportscasting can benefit the secure attachment between you and your child. So, what’s sportscasting…

Stop Saying “Nothing Happened” to Your Kids

Stop Saying “Nothing Happened” to Your Kids

Right next to my son’s kindergarten there’s a public playground, which he loves to go to after school. On one day, recently, we went there as usual, and as the kids were playing the parents were doing what most of them do on these occasions – chit chat with each other and gaze at their…

The Wonderful Reason Your Child Misbehaves

The Wonderful Reason Your Child Misbehaves

Have you ever felt as if your child can be such a brat at home but all you hear from his or her teachers is what a lovely, caring and cooperative kid you have? You might think to yourself “Hey kiddo, if you can manage this good behavior at school, why are you being such a pain at home?”
This can be really frustrating. I know. You may think “What am I doing wrong here??”, but I am here to tell you that you are actually doing something RIGHT. Wanna see how? Read on.

What are secure and insecure attachment patterns?

What are secure and insecure attachment patterns?

So, here we are again in our series of posts about The Attachment Theory. This is the last of the bunch, for now. Just to recap, the first post told the story of John Bowlby and how he came to develop the theory. The second post explained what is the attachment system and why it’s…