When we became parents, no one told us…ha, okay, scratch that. Everyone told us that there’d be terrible twos, terrible threes, terrible tweens (oy) and all sorts of tantrums and difficult behaviors to manage. Experts to the rescue!

This week on Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we were lucky to sit down and get some free advice from family coach and licensed social worker Catherine Pearlman, author of Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction and ask her about her compelling technique for essentially ignoring your kids in all the right ways.

Related: Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons is the parenting book we all need. Because, laughter.

Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction | Catherine Pearlman
Listen to the latest podcast episode right now for some fantastic insight into her technique to help fix behavioral issues, whether you’ve got toddlers or teens.

And be sure to subscribe to Spawned on iTunes or your favorite podcast app and download the episode when you listen! It gives you offline access, and even helps other people to find our show.

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They’ve built custom reading pathways around your own child’s interests, with personalized lessons and activities to get them even more excited to read every day. A recent study conducted by the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education concluded that just 15 minutes a day with Homer can increase early reading scores by 74%. So it’s not only fun, it’s incredibly effective.

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Cool Picks of the Week

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CATHERINE: The Fix-it Friends book series by Nicole C Kear, about problem-solving kids. (Amazon affiliate link, or find it at your library at your local bookstore.)

KRISTEN: Issa Rae’s relatable HBO comedy series, Insecure.

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