Positive Parenting in the Digital Age

Mighty Mommy interviews Mike Ruman, founder and CEO of Parenting Academy, and Julie Hill, the company's producer, about how the Internet has changed parenting culture today.

Cheryl Butler
2-minute read
Episode #340

Parenting is far from easy—especially in today's world of social networks and smartphones. These innovations, though a wonderful way of staying connected, can also make it more challenging for parents to keep up.

Sometimes, however, these advances can facilitate a positive part of parenting: helping you connect with new resources and learn important strategies for dealing with each day's kid-filled adventure.

This week, Mighty Mommy interviewed Mike Ruman, Founder and CEO, and Julie Hill, Producer, of Parenting Academy—a digital learning community "equipping moms and dads to be rock star parents" in this high-tech, cyber-accessible world, according to their website.

They discussed what it's like to maintain a positive parenting philosophy, and the ways in which the digital age has transformed parenting culture. 

Listen to the episode to learn answers to these questions:

  • What do Parenting Academy courses entail?
  • What is 'Positive Parenting'?
  • How has the Internet changed the way we parent?
  • What does digital access say about parenting culture today?
  • and much more!

If you’d like more information about the courses, visit ParentingAcademy.com

Does the Internet influence the way you parent, or your parenting philosophy? How so? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section at quickanddirtytips.com/mightymommy, post your ideas on the Mighty Mommy Facebook page. or email me at mommy@quickanddirtytips.com.

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About the Author

Cheryl Butler Project Parenthood

Cheryl L. Butler was the host of the Mighty Mommy podcast for nine years from 2012 to 2021. She is the mother of eight children. Her experiences with infertility, adoption, seven pregnancies, and raising children with developmental delays have helped her become a resource on the joys and challenges of parenting. You can reach her by email.