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The best podcast episodes on parenting. Interviewing experts and talking through common issues surrounding parenting. This topic is filled with important lessons and insights for anyone listening. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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The best podcast episodes on parenting. Interviewing experts and talking through common issues surrounding parenting. This topic is filled with important lessons and insights for anyone listening. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

96. The Parents' Guide to Doing It with Esther Perel

The Longest Shortest Time
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How do you keep the fire alive? Can motherhood awaken your inner lesbian? Couples therapist and author Esther Perel answers YOUR sex advice questions. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com!This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.

Aug 21, 2019
47 mins
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Shame: the ups and downs

All In The Mind - ABC RN
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Embarrassment, guilt, or remorse are difficult emotions and most of us avoid. These excruciating shameful feelings are often masked by addiction, self-loathing or narcissism, but shame can also help uphold societal values, and even help build our self-esteem

Aug 21, 2019
29 mins
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#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
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This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with him about many of the struggles parents have these days and his advise on how to raise girls in a society determined to knock you off course. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about her young daughter trying to grow up too fast. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 0:00 – AD – SQUARESPACE Get your website up and running with web tools from SQUARESPACE. SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com! 0:42 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Girls”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom concerned that her little girl is trying to grow up too quickly. 2:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017. 4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1) Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a great girl! 13:50 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today. 30:02 – AD – SQUARESPACE Are you starting a new business, changing careers, or launching a creative project? SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase PLUS a free domain! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com! 31:34 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES As a parent, how can you pass on your faith and values to your children? Check out the six-book series the Adventures Of The Sea Kids to help you teach these concepts to your kids in tangible, relatable ways!  Use the discount code “MEEKERMD” for 25% off your order at glmpublishing.net 32:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today. 41:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kristen about her 8-year-old daughter trying to grow up too fast. 50:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY 50:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 21, 2019
50 mins
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Loving your kids ≠ love being a mom

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What do you do if you love your kids, but don't love or maybe regret becoming a mom? Too often, society assumes that if you don't love being a mom, then you don't love your kids. "I love my children but I miss my old life and the freedom I had." "I do want to be a mother but it is really hard." At the same time, society places judgement on anyone who isn't being a 'perfect mother'. We often forget that mothers are their own person as well, and just like in any situation, you must figure out what works for you. "Perfection is impossible; just strive to do your best." - The same should be said for parenting. Listen to this episode to hear two separate mothers are figuring out how they want to approach motherhood, on their own terms.

22. How to Be a Bad Mom

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Moms aren't supposed to admit it, but loving your kids can also come with not loving--and possibly regretting--becoming a parent at all. Caroline and Cristen explore this taboo territory and its maternal instinct mythology with help from a couple bad mother-disruptors who are figuring out what motherhood means on their own terms. Pre-order Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space at unladylike.co. Follow Unladylike on social @unladylikemedia. Sign up for our newsletter at unladylike.co/newsletter.Hear our brand new exclusive bonus episode that goes behind the scenes on the Unladylike theme song on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at stitcher.com/premium for a free month trial. This episode is brought to you by Beyond Meat [http://beyondmeat.com/unladylike], Stitch Fix [http://stitchfix.com/unladylike], Brooklinen [http://brooklinen.com with code UNLADYLIKE], Vrai & Oro [http://truthandgold.com/unladylike], FabFitFun [http://fabfitfun.com with code UNLADYLIKE] and The Spy Who Dumped Me [in theaters August 3].  

Jul 25, 2019
43 mins
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Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think)

Intelligence Squared
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The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 25, 2019
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48. The Parents' Guide to Doing It

The Longest Shortest Time
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Join guests Dan Savage and Jane Marie as they help listeners navigate sex and parenthood. This episode covers a range of topics, from finding time to get it on when all you want to do is sleep, to getting in the mood after pregnancy loss, to real (NSFW) instructions on how to make sex pleasurable when you are recovering from a childbirth injury. You won’t hear a conversation like this anywhere else.

Jul 25, 2019
49 mins
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#44 The Kids Are Worth It with Barbara Coloroso

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
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Parenting expert and best selling author Barbara Coloroso shares her three foundational principles of child-rearing, how to get kids to be accountable for their actions, and what we can do as parents to raise confident, happy children. --- This interview is unlike any we’ve done so far on The Knowledge Project. We’re talking parenting with one of the foremost experts in the field, Barbara Coloroso. Her work was introduced to me by the mother of one of my son’s friends, (possibly as a hint towards my parenting), and once I started reading her books, I knew I had to get her on the show. Her style is spunky, hard-nosed and compassionate all at the same time. And the qualities that her methods instill in children, mirror those that I want for my own kids — kindness, accountability, curiosity, and self-reliance to name a few. I’ll admit, as a father of two boys, I had selfish motivations to get Barbara one on one, and hopefully get the inside track on how to master this parenting thing. If you’re a parent, uncle, aunt, or interact with children in any way, you won’t want to miss this captivating interview. Here are a few highlights from our discussion: I came up with three basic tenets. One, kids are worth it. I believe they're worth our time, energy and resources to help them become all they can become. Second, I won't treat them in a way I, myself, would not want to be treated. And third, it must leave my dignity and the child's dignity intact. I felt that bribes and threats, rewards and punishments, which by the way, have become an insidious part of our culture, really interfere with raising an ethical human being. I want a child who will stand up for values and against injustices when it costs them, not when they're getting rewarded for being good because it's all about getting caught.   Praise-dependent, reward-dependent children make wonderful henchmen for bullies. They will do the bully's bidding because they want whatever reward that bully is dangling in front of them. If you make a mistake, it's a very simple formula. Simple doesn't make it easy. With a mistake, you own it, you fix it, you learn from it and you move on. We want assertive lines, not aggressive or passive. Our climate today of adult discourse doesn't help our kids at all, with these virulent attacks and dehumanization of another human being, which is what verbal bullying does. So we need to walk our talk and talk our walk. Discipline is not something we do to a child. It's something we do with a child. Punishment's adult-oriented. It's imposed from without. It arouses resentment and teaches kids to respond out of fear, or fight back, or flee. Discipline, on the other hand, means to give life to a child's learning. If it's not life threatening, morally threatening, or unhealthy, let it go. Let them experience the consequences. I really dislike it when people say, "My teenager's my best friend," I say, "Get a life." They need a mentor. They don't need a friend right now, not you as a friend. Then in adulthood, you can become their friend and you better become a good friend because they do pick out your nursing home. We have 105 words for penis, and 125 for breasts, and only one for an ankle. We have to start young teaching kids to use their proper words. I want a little boy to say something like, "My penis feels funny," instead of using all these euphemisms, wee wee, sausage and bacon, or twigs and berries and all the different words that we use. Deep caring is not liking somebody. I tell kids, “You do not have to like every kid in this classroom, but you must honor their humanity.” Deep caring is a must to relieve somebody else's suffering, and wishing them well, which by the way, is the antithesis of mean and cruel. Listen and Learn --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ Is your brain hungry for more? Don't miss out! Sign up for our weekly "Brain Food" at https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow @farnamstreet on Twitter for mind-expanding content. 

Jul 25, 2019
2 hours 3 mins
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Babytalk: Dr Harvey Karp

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We know babies don't come with instruction manuals; this week we'll come close! Meet paediatrician to the stars Dr Harvey Karp who has spent much of his career wondering what it must be like to be a baby.

Jul 25, 2019
33 mins
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Get Curious, Not Furious: Discipline Again & Again, and Some More.

Practically Perfect Parenting Podcast
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All children misbehave—at least sometimes. You know that. You also know your particular child or children will misbehave; it might even happen every day. And you know how to use positive discipline—partly because it was covered in the two previous episodes of the Practically Perfect Parenting Podcast. Why then, when your child misbehaves, is it so easy to get mad and so difficult to be a thoughtful and positive disciplinarian? In this episode, Dr. Sara Polanchek and Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan discuss why children misbehave and how to solve obstacles to healthy discipline by . . . getting curious, not furious. To make things better still, our special expert guest, Meg Akabas, author of “52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom,” shares her thoughts on parenting knowledge, when and how parents should give their children choices, and when parents should just tell their kids what to do. This podcast is brought to you by the National Parenting Education Network, and The Charles Engelhard Foundation. 

Jul 25, 2019
23 mins
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Mothering and mental illness

All In The Mind - ABC RN
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Having children can be wonderful but there’s no doubt that parenting can be challenging, especially for women with mental illness. We hear about the lives of mothers diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder—it’s a disorder defined by extreme emotional instability and is surrounded by stigma. The treatment can make a real difference to the wellbeing of families.

Jul 25, 2019
32 mins
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