Good Inside with Dr. Becky

By Dr. Becky Kennedy

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Catherine
 May 13, 2021
Dr. Becky is a wealth of parenting knowledge, and breaks down scenarios in easy to understand language. I recommend this podcast for any and all parents.

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Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping you become the parent you want to be and helping your child develop the skills necessary for life success.

Episode Date
What to Do When Your Kid is Bullied
00:26:35
When we hear about our kids being teased, bullied, or left out, it tends to bring up painful memories from our own childhoods. As a result, we often jump to helping our kid get out of that awful experience, saying things like "Say this to stand up for yourself!" or "You don't have to hang with those kids!" But these responses make a child feel even more alone. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky offers guidance to three parents on how to talk to their kids about bullying. She explains why confidence and connection are the best ways to support a child who is being bullied, and offers practical strategies to help your child believe in themselves no matter what others say.

 

  A preview of the good inside this episode:

  (3:30-4:16): When our kids feel left out

  (9:54-11:05): Building resistance to bullying

  (16:35-18:01): Preparing a child in advance for bullying

  (22:53-24:51): Three Takeaways

 

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Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Oct 12, 2021
Deep Dive: Gentle Parenting, Race, and Cycle Breaking with Kobe and Kyle Campbell
00:45:00
How do you raise your children differently than you were raised? For trauma therapist Kobe and her husband Kyle, this question isn't just about breaking cycles. It's about healing generational trauma, too. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with the couple about their gentle parenting journey—and the important questions they've raised along the way about how this approach applies to their Black children. Their conversation often asks more than it answers, encouraging all of us to reflect on race, cycle breaking, and the generational influence of our parenting choices today.

(4:00-10:00): The journey to respectful parenting

(10:04-18:39): Obedience as a value

(18:41-21:53): Body autonomy and race

(21:54-25:44): Dealing with pushback from family

(25:45-35:14): Assuming positive intent in kids’ behavior

(40:56-42:51): Being a cycle-breaker

(42:52-43:39): Closing remarks

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Oct 05, 2021
Parenting is exhausting
00:29:57
If you ever feel like you're just counting down the minutes until your kid's bedtime, join the club. Nothing is wrong with you if you find parenting exhausting ... because it is exhausting! In this week's episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who feel emotionally, physically, and mentally depleted. She reminds each caller that they're not alone, and shares practical strategies to find your footing inside and outside of the moment. From scripts for talking to your kids about your big feelings to ideas on building up your "fun reservoir," you'll learn multiple ways to manage parental fatigue.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:16-4:14): What to do when we are too tired to be the sturdy leader

(10:41-11:57): Is it okay to talk to our kids about our feelings?

(18:39-19:26): Why isn't parenting as fun for me as it seems to others?

(26:41-28:05): Tying it all together with three takeaways

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Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Sep 28, 2021
How to talk about death with your kids
00:30:52
When our children ask us difficult questions like "What happens when you die?" or "Am I going to die?", we often get stuck about what to do next. Should we talk about it? Should we avoid it? Should we offer a euphemism? We often assume kids are too young to talk about death, but here's something to consider: It's *never* too early to talk about things that are already on your child's mind. In this episode, Dr. Becky explains why we need to be honest with our kids about death, so they feel safe coming to us with all kinds of tricky questions throughout their lives. She shares practical scripts and strategies to guide you through difficult, but direct, conversations on death, dying, and grief. Remember: This is an emotional topic for us adults too, so before pressing play today, take a deep breath. Honor the feelings and sensations that come up for you as you listen to this episode.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(5:58-12:42): How Dr. Becky answered her own kid's questions about death

(12:52-13:30): Are kids ever too young to talk about death

(19:09-20:27): How to explain grief

(28:16-29:48): Tying it all together with three takeaways

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https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

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Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Sep 21, 2021
Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song
00:29:41
Did you know that the tool you may be missing in your parenting toolbox is … singing? Don’t worry, no musical training or ability necessary! Music is one of the most powerful parenting tools for tricky moments. Why? When we sing, we not only help our child's body regulate, but we help ourselves stay grounded, too. Plus when we sing a song to our kids … our kids start to repeat it to themselves. This is how kids learn to self-soothe. Total game changer. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks with actors, singers, and producers Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn about using music to diffuse all kinds of challenging situations—from moments of hesitation to hurtful words. Listen to learn a few tunes anyone can sing and get a sneak preview of Do, Re & Mi, a new musical series on Amazon Prime Video from Bell and Tohn.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:55-4:07): What our kids' behavior brings up in us

(4:08-9:13): Music and emotion regulation

(9:21-16:40): Separation anxiety

(16:41-23:05): Do Re & Me inspirations and lessons

(23:15-26:45): How to respect our kids' boundaries in social settings

(27:04-28:19): Tying it all together with three takeaways

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Sep 14, 2021
Why kids lie and what to do about it
00:25:28
When your child says something like "I just saw a komodo dragon in my room!" or "I drove the bus home from school today!", your first impulse might be to say, "Sweetie, that's not true." But here's the thing: There's always a truth in every lie. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about a new approach to lying - one that involves responding with curiosity so you can find out what's really going on with your child. She explores how to unpack a child's imaginative stories and respond in ways that build connection... without encouraging dishonesty. From engaging in play to modeling recovery from a lie, you'll learn multiple different strategies for getting to the kernel of truth your child is trying to communicate.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:05-4:09) Lying vs imagination

(10:03-11:29) How to respond to a kid's story

(15:54-17:40) Connecting with the themes your kid is exploring

(22:36-24:23) Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

Sep 07, 2021
Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo
00:46:10
So many of us are navigating transitions right now: back to school, last days of vacation, or adjusting to commutes again. For Amir Nathoo, CEO of online learning platform Outschool, this regular season of transition is coupled with a few more big life changes: a second baby, the end of paternity leave, and the return to work (from home). In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with Amir about strategies that help us show up for ourselves *and* our kids in these times, such as thinking about "family jobs" and engaging in the expansive world of play. Their conversation explores all of the tricky feelings that come up during transitions, and how wiring our kids for resilience now prepares them to cope with these feelings for years to come.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:01-6:48): Transitioning from parental leave back to work

(7:09-15:02): Grounding in the jobs within a family and work system while setting boundaries

(15:03-22:18): The transition for a first child becoming an older sibling

(22:26-26:18): Why kids understand more nuanced topics earlier than we think

(26:21-36:00): Using play to teach and express ideas to kids

(36:01-42:11): The importance of modeling frustration tolerance

(43:38-45:03): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

Aug 31, 2021
Body confidence isn't about appearance
00:28:39
Every parent we know wants their kids to feel good about their bodies. But here's the tricky thing about body confidence: It has little to do with feeling good about our appearance, and much more to do with feeling good inside. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents striving to break intergenerational cycles around body image. She not only shares practical strategies for helping your child feel worthy from the inside out, but also explores how to mindfully engage with society's beauty ideals. As she highlights, raising our kids differently doesn't mean protecting them from these ideals, but helping them learn to pause, get curious, and form their own ideas.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:51-3:33): How to instill body confidence

(9:16-10:30): How to respond to our kids' comments about their bodies

(17:23-18:29): How to validate kids' feelings about their bodies without reinforcing insecurities

(25:41-27:04): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

Aug 24, 2021
My kid is out-of-control. What can I do?
00:28:05
When your child's actions and words seem totally out of control, it means they *feel* out of control. In these moments, kids need our help differentiating between their behavior and their feelings: They're a good kid having a hard time, not a bad kid doing bad things. In today's episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents about navigating tantrums at their worst. She talks through trusting yourself as your family's sturdy leader (especially when family members don't understand your approach), and walks through multiple strategies to use inside and outside of the moment.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:52-4:30): How can I get my kid to stop using bad words?

(11:17-12:41): How can I get my child to stop screaming?

(18:56-20:05): How to set boundaries with family during a child's tantrum

(24:56-26:27): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

Aug 17, 2021
Deep Dive: How do we survive pandemic parenting with two toddlers and two high-stress jobs?
00:42:41
The pandemic is a hard time to be a kid. It's a hard time to be an adult. It's a hard time to be an adult with kids! In today's Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky talks with infectious disease specialist Jessica Malaty Rivera and lawyer Joshua Rivera, who are struggling to break some parenting patterns after 18 months of living, working, and raising two toddlers at home. Their daughter and son are either thick as thieves or enemies, and sibling tiffs often turn into family shouting matches—leaving everyone upset. The three share an open and reflective conversation on parenting in the pandemic, discussing sibling dynamics, practical strategies for change, and the importance of self-compassion.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:14-8:31): Raising toddlers at home while working at home during a pandemic

(8:31-12:10): Managing kids who need different things

(12:21-17:50): How conflicts begin and act out

(17:52-22:21): Separating logic when intervening our kids' emotional regulation

(22:22-25:13): Most generous interpretation of kids' behavior

(25:32-28:06): The benefits of intervening earlier

(28:13-30:50): Connecting and feeling seen

(30:58-34:28): Role play and practicing new skills when emotions are low

(34:29-37:37): The value of parent/child one on one time

(38:01-39:11): Having open conversations about the hardships of the pandemic

(39:54-42:03): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

Aug 10, 2021
How can I get my kid to stop doing an annoying behavior?
00:29:35
If your kid recently started to spit—or do something else that you just want them to stop doing—it’s easy to get into a power struggle. Annoying behaviors often become a way for kids to assert their individuality and express big feelings. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents dealing with spitting and what feels like defiance. She offers actionable strategies for responding to these undesirable behaviors in ways that are effective because they speak to the motivation under the behavior. You don’t want to miss this one; the strategies Dr Becky models are easily generalizable beyond spitting—from potty language to screaming to any “Just stop it!” behaviors.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:13-4:38): Why is spitting fun for a child?

(10:50-11:59): How to help kids express anger without spitting

(19:35-20:45): What can I do to get my kid to stop spitting?

(26:57-28:46): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

Aug 03, 2021
Raising kids is taking a toll on my relationship. What can I do?
00:30:33
Let's be honest, being in a marriage or partnership is hard. And when you're raising young kids together, maintaining a healthy relationship comes with entirely new challenges. In today's episode, Dr. Becky answers questions from three parents on how to approach different struggles in relationships: from being a primary caretaker to balancing mental load to navigating clashing parenting styles. She provides actionable strategies on how to care for yourself and communicate with a partner, and reminds every parent that this feels hard because it is hard—not because you're doing anything wrong.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:31-4:59): How to manage being the primary caregiver

(11:55-13:13): How to share the mental load of parenting

(19:46-21:04): How to handle different parenting responses

(28:15-29:55): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jul 27, 2021
What can I do when my child says "I can't do it"?
00:29:13
Kids are constantly learning new things—from using the potty to tying their shoes to tackling a math problem—and, as we all know, learning is hard. Sometimes, the frustration of not-knowing-yet leads kids to “I can't do it!" In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about how to help a child through these moments with actionable strategies and scripts. (Hint: It's all about building up a kid's frustration tolerance, not solving the problem for them).

Preview of the good inside this episode:

(4:25-4:58): How to model realistic regulation

(10:49-11:56): How to build resiliency

(19:57-20:50): The plight of being a younger child

(26:17-27:57): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jul 20, 2021
Deep Dive: How do we respond to a child’s pretend weapon play?
00:38:27
What do you do when your child pretends to have a gun? First, take a deep breath. There's nothing wrong with your child, and this doesn't mean they want to harm anyone. Young kids often go through a phase of pretending to have weapons as a way of exploring big ideas like good and bad, power, control, and more. In this Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky talks with parents Nina and Tom, whose three-year-old recently pointed his finger at his parents and said "Pish! Pish!" She explains what's going on underneath pretend gun play, and models actionable strategies and scripts for responding in the moment. The three also discuss how to navigate delicate conversations around gun safety with kids, and why it's important to differentiate between pretend guns and real guns.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:15-8:24): Is pretend weapon play normal?

(9:45-13:11): Building skills in play

(13:12-15:12): How to respond to pretend weapon play

(15:24-21:39): Pretend weapon play with other kids and Consent

(21:55-24:53): How to explore the theme of power in other ways

(24:54-29:36): How to talk about real guns and gun safety

(29:37-34:17): Toy guns

(35:28-37:10): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jul 13, 2021
How do I handle being rejected by my child?
00:31:16

When your child says things like "I only love mommy" or "Go away, I want daddy to give me a bath!", it's easy to feel like you're doing something wrong. Remember this: Your child's rejection is not a barometer of your parenting. In these moments, there's nothing wrong with the in-favor parent, the out-of-favor parent, or the child. In fact, your child's rejection is a sign that they feel safe enough in your presence to even express their displeasure. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who are struggling with phases of parental preference. She gently reminds each parent of their goodness and provides actionable strategies to manage these tricky and often triggering moments.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:58-4:34): Why do kids get upset at parents who aren't around as much?

(12:16-14:30): Why is my daughter mean to me?

(21:57-22:39): How to parent my kid when they don't want me to?

(28:14-29:52): Three main takeaways

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jul 06, 2021
Does praise have unintended consequences?
00:30:00

When our kids show us a new drawing, score their first soccer goal, or ace a test, we want to celebrate their wins. And when our kids are struggling, our first instinct is to build them back up. But here's the tricky thing about showering kids with praise in high or low moments: It wires them to look to others for validation, instead of learning to feel at home with themselves. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about rethinking praise. She offers strategies for how to build stable, long-lasting confidence that your child will be able to access no matter what comes their way in life.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(4:36-5:24): To praise or not to praise

(10:03-11:22): Can I tell my kid, "good job?"

(20:40-22:01): What to say when my kid is feeling down

(26:45-28:15): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jun 29, 2021
Deep Dive: Two moms with different parenting styles raising a strong-willed child
00:40:49

Raising a strong-willed child can feel like you're constantly locked in a power struggle. The same goes for parenting when your partner differs in approach. But here's something to consider in any relationship: When we prioritize connection over being right, we can begin to work together against a problem... instead of seeing each other as the problem. In this Deep Dive episode, mothers Jessica and Joanna come to Dr. Becky for advice on raising their opinionated daughter Jada differently from how they were raised, while navigating their own clashing parenting styles. As the three explore what's behind their tough moments with Jada, they discuss breaking intergenerational cycles, infusing difficult moments with playfulness, and switching up their rigid roles as parents. As always, Dr. Becky provides actionable takeaways for tricky situations—modeling scripts and strategies along the way.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:00-7:09) : The influence of our own childhood in parenting

(7:21-14:02): Raising a strong-minded daughter

(14:09-19:07): Me against my kid vs me and my kid against a problem

(19:08-21:39): Giving kids specific time to be in control

(21:40-23:48): Using play to teach skills

(23:50-30:07): Consequences, fear, and behavioral compliance

(30:15-33:32): Thinking of your spouse as living on a different planet

(33:33-35:28): Mantras for difficult moments

(36:55-38:43) Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jun 22, 2021
I struggle with codependency. How do I raise my kids differently?
00:25:35

One of the best things we can do as parents is recognize the traits we need to repair in ourselves, so we don't unintentionally pass them on to our kids. If you grew up defining who you are based on other people's reactions, it can be hard to tune in to your own wants and needs. But it's never too late to change these patterns. In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents with codependent tendencies working to show up differently for their children. She offers multiple strategies for rewiring your own codependence, while raising kids with a strong sense of self.

(2:10-2:48): Unintentionally fostering codependency

(9:11-10:33): Separating your feelings from your child's

(16:58-17:34): Establishing boundaries with parents

(22:37-23:38): Tying it all together

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jun 15, 2021
Talking with your kids about private parts, how babies are made, and more...
00:27:57

There's no "appropriate age" to start talking about sensitive topics, like sex or private parts, with kids. When a child asks a question, it means they're ready for a (developmentally appropriate) answer. Of course, while many of us want to talk openly with our kids, few of us had honest conversations about these topics when we were younger. It's normal to feel stuck or awkward! In this episode, Dr. Becky walks through multiple scripts for affirming your child's natural curiosity about bodies, babies, and more without any shame, so they feel safe coming to you with all sorts of questions as they get older. Remember this: It's not our honesty, but our avoidance, that makes kids uncomfortable about their bodies.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(4:30-5:20): Why are private parts private

(11:42-12:19): My son can't stop touching himself

(17:52-18:41): Where do babies come from

(24:48-26:04): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jun 08, 2021
How do I handle sibling competition?
00:27:17

It's hard for kids to share their parents. Siblings can feel like they're competing for the ultimate resource: your love and attention. While we can't get rid of those competitive feelings, we can help our kids learn to recognize and regulate them (and this of course is what leads to improved behavior!). In this week's episode, Dr. Becky offers several strategies to parents navigating sibling rivalry—from validating our kid's tricky feelings about siblinghood to encouraging cooperation to introducing mantras through play.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:32-4:04): Encouraging cooperation, not competition

(7:56-9:06): Needing to be first

(16:29-17:50): Struggling when a sibling succeeds

(24:06-25:30): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Jun 01, 2021
What can I do to stop my kid's aggressive behavior?
00:27:44

When our child is kicking or biting someone, our first thought is probably, "How do I protect the other person?!" But here's something to consider: We also need to protect our child from associating their bad behavior with being a bad kid. In this episode, Dr. Becky advises three parents on how to respond to aggressive behavior while keeping everyone safe. She walks through distancing "the urge" from "the action," emotionally vaccinating kids for frustrating moments, and enforcing boundaries instead of punishments. In every situation, she gently reminds each caller that they're a good parent with a good kid.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:55-4:22): Biting siblings

(11:12-12:11): Impulse control at the park

(16:27:17:34): Defining consequences

(24:45-26:06): Tying it all together

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May 25, 2021
Deep Dive: Myriam Sandler of MOTHERCOULD on frustration tolerance and sibling dynamics
00:40:14

We want our kids to know what they want and stand up for their beliefs—and we want them to be flexible and get along with others. In this Deep Dive episode, Myriam Sandler of MOTHERCOULD comes to Dr. Becky for advice on helping her oldest daughter in moments of intense frustration: the ones that lead to shutting down and declaring "It's all ruined now!" or "I'm not doing it anymore!" As Dr. Becky and Myriam look at what's really driving these tough moments, they talk about building resilience, managing feelings about siblinghood, and recognizing ourselves in our kids. As always, Dr. Becky translates deep thoughts into actionable strategies, modeling scripts and how-tos along the way.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:35-5:53): Frustration tolerance

(6:00-11:30): Narration

(11:48-14:18): Adding a choice

(15:14-19:17): Model realistic regulation

(21:45-25:17): Practice

(25:18-36:31): Sibling dynamics

(36:53-38:38): Tying it all together

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This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

May 18, 2021
What should I say when my kid is afraid?
00:27:30

How do we help our children face what feels scary? In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents looking for ways to help their kids work through fears. She shares why kids develop fears, the significance of how we respond to their fears, and nearly 10 strategies to help them cope—from retelling the story of what happened to naming conflicting feelings (like scared and excited) with "parts language."

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(3:02-4:00): The unexpected

(8:36-9:57): Scary spaces

(17:37-18:11): Hesitation

(24:50-25:54): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

May 11, 2021
How do I handle screen time with my kids?
00:27:40

Screen time for kids is tricky: While we love the guaranteed down time it provides, we don't love the addictive nature, the meltdowns, or the protests... Tune in as Dr. Becky answers your pressing questions about what's really happening during screen time, what strategies you can use to manage it, and why it never feels like enough -for any of us.

A preview of the good inside this episode:

(2:38-3:28): What's happening inside?

(9:11-10:18): Monitoring

(17:10-17:59): How much?

(25:29-26:20): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/

Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Vivvi. A company that's reinventing childcare and early learning for today's families. Visit www.vivvi.com and mention "Dr. Becky" to receive a free month at one of their campuses or a free week of at home childcare with any full-time enrollment.

May 04, 2021
Are tantrums normal?
00:26:08
Apr 27, 2021
Why won't my kids listen to anything I say?
00:26:03
Apr 20, 2021
Trailer
00:01:00

Join Dr. Becky Kennedy, clinical psychologist and mom of three as she rethinks the way we raise our children. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of parents to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside.

 

 

Apr 07, 2021