Posts tagged parenting
94. Parenthood in the Age of Fear

Do worries about your kids’ safety dominate your parenting choices? How often do you feel pressured to make parenting choices as a result of judgment from others? We are parenting in an age of overwhelming fear and constant judgment. Understanding how we got here, what the dangers really are (and are not), and how we can parent more courageously and wisely, can help us to better navigate parenting in the modern age.

In this episode, Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, joins Yael and offers deep wisdom in parenting well in the current cultural climate. 

Listen and discover:

‧ Why parenting culture has devolved into fear

‧ What some of the important dangers are, and which common worries are not worthy of the attention we give them

‧ Why we judge parents, particularly mothers, so harshly

‧ How to become a more brave and effective parent in this cultural milieu

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87. Cribsheet with Dr. Emily Oster

Dr. Emily Oster joins Yael to discuss her new book, Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth to Preschool. Emily discusses how data and decision-making strategies can guide better and more relaxed parenting during the early years of parenthood. Join us to discover reassuring ideas and practices to address the biggest and most anxiety-provoking questions you have about parenting.

Listen to hear more about:

‧A two-step approach to making good parenting choices (hint—scientific findings and your personal preferences both matter!)

‧Whether breast is really best (or whether we should give it a rest)

‧What science (versus your judgy neighbor) says about sleep training, location, and position

‧Does working outside the home negatively impact your children?

‧How to make good choices for childcare without losing your mind

‧The best parenting advice Emily ever received

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86. Mom Brain with Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco

Dr. Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco joins Yael for a conversation about how evidence-based psychology can help moms deal more effectively with stress. If you, too, have complicated feelings about being #grateful and/or wanting to sell your child to the highest bidder, join us for a conversation about managing the emotional challenges of parenthood.

Listen to discover:

· The normal range of maternal emotions

· How to recruit helpful support

· How to clarify your values as a parent

· Strategies for better self-care

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78. The Self-Driven Child with Dr. William Stixrud

According to neuropsychologist Dr. William Stixrud, parents should be their kids’ consultants not their managers. When we spend our time trying to control our kids, we weaken them and exhaust ourselves. In this episode, Diana talks with Dr. Stixrud about how to support healthy development, self-motivation, and emotional resilience in our kids.

Dr. Stixrud shares:

‧Why giving kids more sense of control sets them up to thrive

‧A more effective approach to homework battles, technology use, and underage drinking

‧The parenting magic of the words, “It’s your call”

‧How to prepare your kids for college (and it’s not practicing SAT’s!)

This episode is a game changer for parents and clinicians, but, of course, “It’s your call” if you want to listen!

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33. Couples with Young Children: Relationship Challenges and Strategies with Dr. Yael Schonbrun

Have You Discovered That Your Relationship Has Changed After Children Entered Your Life?

Finding That Sleep Deprivation And Parenting Stress Are Making It Hard To Stay Connected To Your Partner?

Looking For Suggestions From Psychology On How To Improve Your Relationship During The Young Kids Phase Of Parenthood? 

Put Down That Sippy Cup And Join Us! 

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14. Mindful Parenting

What Is Mindful Parenting? 

Do You Want To Learn More Strategies And Rituals To Support Mindful Parenting?

What Does The Research Say About Mindful Parenting's Effectiveness?

Join Us For A Practical And Theoretical Conversation About Parenting With Conscious Awareness.

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