Hi, I’m Claudia Cochran

Mother, Wife, Professor, and I’m also Rachel’s sister. We thought it would be nice for you to have a place where you can read some articles on parenting strategies, exclusive only to this website.received_10154253804274099

Who am I to write about parenting strategies?

Well, first of all, I am a MOTHER! My husband and I raised two beautiful kids who are now successful young adults.  As young parents we faced many struggles, and I hope to share some of our strategies with you.  Both my sister and I come from a pretty dysfunctional family and our goal has been to not repeat the cycle!  For those of you who’ve had a similar background, be strong… you don’t have to repeat your family’s mistakes. 

Also, I am a tenured college professor and have taught psychology courses for over 24 years.  A few of the topics I’ve lectured on include prenatal development, brain development, parenting, critical milestones, language, creativity, psychosocial, moral and cognitive development, to name a few.

Finally, I lead a youth outreach program which seeks to address the many problems our youth face today.  These include  physical problems such as obesity, diabetes, kidney, heart disease, and psychological problems such as depression, addiction, anxiety, and attention-deficit problems.  Many parents seek out assistance only after their child is already having problems. The best recipe to produce a highly-functioning teen is to begin at birth! A stable home life with supportive and knowledgeable parents is a must! This includes proper nutrition, nurturing, guidance, boundaries, and heaping doses of LOVE.

I hope my articles will give you some ideas to face the many challenges of parenthood. I am NOT a clinician, nor am I providing professional advice. I simply want to share some strategies that may better equip you for this beautiful parenting journey you are on.

Do you have a topic you would like for me to write about? Post it here and check back soon to see if you helped INSPIRE a new article!

Nice to meet you and thanks for your visit!

Claudia Cochran

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27 Comments

  1. Matt

    Hey Claudia!

    I love the idea for this website. I think parenting is something many people refuse to seek help in because they want to raise their kids their own way. I think this is hugely irresponsible. Even if you are confident in your parenting ability you are no less of a person or parent to seek help in such an important subject.

    If you want your child to develop with high confidence and good success mindsets and skills you need to pick up a parenting book because even the smallest things can create negative beliefs in your childs mind and that is so important.

    • Hi Matt! We are so glad you like the site. Hopefully, it will provide new parents with some great ideas for raising healthy and successful kiddos. Be sure to visit often to see our latest developments!

  2. Claudia,

    I’m really intrigued by your website and I don’t even have children. But I think brain developmental issues are fascinating and it’s great that you’ll be providing parents with this type of information. Plus, your credentials seem impeccable.

    Can’t wait to read more!

    • Hi Mike, Yes, the brain is fascinating isn’t it!!! I hope you find the information we offer useful and informative. Thanks for visiting the site!

  3. I’ve seen how good this site is, and if you’re as good as your sister, the website is just gonna get better.

    Your experience looks incredibly diversified. Although you say you’re not an expert, I’m sure your history with kids is gonna make sure you’re viewed as one.

    Oddly enough, I’m not really in the intended audience for this site, but I still try to read a lot of what Rachel posts. It’s good general knowledge, and I have friends and family who I share some posts with. I hope yours are good too!

    • Hi Mohammad, thanks for the encouragement. We hope the site will be informative and useful enough to attract all types of visitors. Please share with all your friends and family!

  4. Sam

    You know I keep telling my wife once we have a baby I am going to be picky about what I feed the little thing, this a great site I’ll bookmark it and share it with her.

    • Hi Sam! Glad to hear you like the site! Please share with your wife and friends and family. Hoping the site will be useful and unique. Please let us know of any topics you would like to learn more about.

    • Thanks for the encouragement Wesley! Check back often to see new recipes and new developments. Let us know if you have a parenting topic you would like to learn more about.

    • Thanks for the encouragement Alex! We hope it will become everyone’s “Go-To” site for baby food recipes and parenting tips. Make sure to tell everyone about it!

  5. Hi Claudia,

    It is nice to meet you and add some flavors to Rachel’s website.

    Can’t wait to see what you can offer with your amazing background.

    • Thanks Arief! We are excited to be working together to help new parents give their babies a GREAT START in life. Please share the site with friends and family members.

  6. Hi Claudia, you seem well qualified for the job 🙂 I’m not a parent myself (yet) but if I was, one of my concerns would be how to deal with the so many working hours per day while still maintaining a good father figure for the children at home. As an electric engineer sometimes I’m required to stay even more than 9 hours and most of the times it’s not comfortable for me, even now as a single. Thanks!

    • Hi Elias!
      Being a working parent is definitely a challenge for MANY parents. I worked everyday of my parenting life and it has been a struggle. Thanks for the amazing topic, I think I’ll use this one as the first article for our site! Thanks Elias, for the inspiration! We should have this article up later this week. Check back so you can give us some feedback.

      Happy 4th of July!
      Claudia

    • Hi Elias, our first article is up and was inspired by your request. I hope you get a chance to read it and find it useful. Let us know what you think and THANKS for the inspiration!

  7. Hi Claudia!

    This is an amazing idea and you sure bring authority to the table with your resume.

    I would like to know how to get your kid interested in business mentality. I want my kid to learn that you actually don’t have to work for others. You can create a job yourself.

    Maybe this is things that you can’t teach and what the kids just have to find out for themselves.

    I have been thinking on stuff like “Okay you want that toy? How can you gather money for it?” Instead of just giving the toy.

    Great initiative, thanks!

    • Hi Marcus!
      You bring up an excellent point! Often parents are so concerned with academics, health, sports, self-esteem, etc. and we forget to teach about financial literacy and often fail to pass on our financial wisdom. I LOVE this topic and will definitely respond with an article. This will be our second article, so be sure to check back and give us some feedback soon!

      Happy 4th of July!
      Claudia

  8. Hello Claudia,

    As always I love the idea of a healthy start for the baby, I am really fed up with all the processed stuff and GMOs in the baby food we find here and there, that’s why 7th graders these days are bigger than me haha everything has steroids in it, I do not trust them. I will bookmark this site and be sure to come to it when I need ideas for baby food recipes.

    • Hi Sam, Thanks for visiting the site. Yes, you point out a very true concern… childhood obesity. We will definitely be addressing this critical topic in one of our articles real soon, so check back often!

  9. Hi Claudia, congratulations to you and Rachel on a wonderful site. It’s nicely done and informative. I am “Raising Cain.” Yes, I am the mother of an 18-year-old boy/man and I am sure you can imagine what I experience some days. Keep encouraging and writing.

    • Hi Josephine, you must surely be a wonderful, loving and patient mother. We have much to learn from parents like you, so please check back often and give us your feedback!

  10. Hi Claudia, I have a 3 year old kid, and I want , as every father, for him to be happy, one of the things that troubles me is the fact that I have struggled all my life with shyness, It made my teenager years hell, and even now I have some level of difficulty with that, and I don’t want my kid to go through it with the frustration that I had. Can you write an article about it and recommend me some reading and actions ? thanks

    • Hi Javier, That sounds like a wonderful topic. I will be glad to work on this article for you! Shyness can definitely create lots of challenges in our socialized world. There are so many things to say about it and lots of HOPE for you and your son. I’ll get started on this one right away! Please check back soon for the article that you inspired!!! Thanks so much Javier!

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