Ep. 293 – Handling Your Child’s Fear of the Dark

February 12, 2024

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In the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Shanna and Laura share some recent parenting successes, including solving a very tricky homework problem, instilling an important lesson about body boundaries and more! Also, Laura reports on her five-year-old’s first day in tennis class, and Shanna reports on her five-year-old’s newfound fear of the dark. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 5 and 7.5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 2.5 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:

-Kids participating in sports


-How to handle your child’s fear of the dark

-Children being attached to stuffed animals

-Baby’s fascination with tags

-Mom wins

-Kids’ reward charts

-Incentivizing homework

-Child upset about a lost object

-Making dinner with your child

-Respecting body boundaries

-An unexpected bathtime toy

-Planning kids’ birthday parties

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