Every parent only wants the best for their child. They want them to grow up respecting others and respecting themselves. In today’s society it’s more important than ever that children are given the right tools early on to help shape these characteristics. But let’s be honest, parents are busy and sometimes they just need a little bit of help. It’s a good thing that it is easier than ever to put on a podcast when driving to work or cleaning the house, but how do you find the right one?
All featured podcasts can be found on multiple platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
The Child Repair Guide
This first podcast is hosted by Dr. Steve Silvestro and it serves as a guide for parents of children of all ages and covers a number of important topics including kids’ health, happy and confident kids, and mindfulness. Dr. Silvestro’s podcast is that comfort listen, that works to reassure you in your parenting skills and practices when faced with everyday stressors, with help from him and his expert guests’ knowledge.
“As both a dad and a pediatrician, I know it’s not easy being a parent. Social media feeds are filled with parenting articles that tell you you’re doing it wrong. A Google search for health advice is bound to give you the scariest answers. And with so many questionable resources online, it can be hard filter out the best information.
My goal is to do just that—and to do it in a way that is accessible, honest, and engaging.” – from the Child Repair Guide Website
Now that we’ve established a trustworthy source for parents to find answers to all their external health and wellness concerns, we can move inward and evaluate the psychological and emotional wellbeing of our children.
We have something fun for you today, a Family Time Planner to download and fill out, making your time together quality if quantity is a struggle!
Raising Good Humans with Dr. Aliza
“I’m Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I’m a mom… trying to raise two good humans myself, so I’m in this with you!” – Apple Podcasts Preview
This podcast, which comes out with a new episode every Friday, is featured on Apple Podcasts’ “Top Podcasts in Parenting” and has a 4.8 star rating. Dr. Aliza discusses a range of topics in a fun and engaging way so that parents feel supported.
“Raising Good Humans covers many diverse topics, from how children learn to lie, to how they become perfectionists, to what and when they’re thinking about sex, to their use of mobile phones, to picky eaters, to brain science. Fearless in tackling the tough stuff, Dr. Aliza also covers cultural diversity as an added complication to parenting. Whether that culture is ethnic, or within the family only, diverse expectations raise spoken (and often unspoken) issues. Well, Dr. Aliza speaks up!” – Podcast Magazine
Now that we’ve been given some insight from some professionals in their field, it’s time to hear from a different kind of professional. Professional mothers that is.
Motherhood in Black and White
“Hosted by Gen X moms, Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell. These two women- one Black and one White- come from different worlds, but have become close friends through their shared experiences as suburban ‘boy moms,’ working women in male-dominated workplaces, and their love of 90s hip-hop. Listen in as they chat with each other and connect with guests about parenting and pop culture and the tragedies and triumphs of motherhood with honesty, empathy and humor.” – Buzz Sprout
These two women come together to create podcast that is both empowering and accepting of all and can be relatable to a variety of listeners. Sometimes serious topics can be a genuinely enjoyable conversation when guided by the right people.
“Every week, co-hosts Kaanji Irby and Tara Campbell cover topics such as motherhood, race, and pop culture on a podcast that’s more important now than ever: Motherhood in Black & White. Exploring every person’s unique parenthood journey, diversity is the name of the game with this podcast—plus it hones in on raising race-conscious children.” – Parent’s Magazine
Don’t forget to download your Family Time Planner!
Kendall is a marketing intern at Cardinal Rule Press this spring and also a student at Michigan State University. She is currently a sophomore studying Communication and Public Relations.