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.

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Eve Rodsky on How to Stop "Doing it All"
00:40:21
Moms, you deserve space for yourself. If this sounds like a revolutionary concept… that’s because it is! In a too-busy world that constantly questions your good enough-ness, this week’s episode delivers a powerful message: You don’t have to do it all. Dr. Becky talks with Eve Rodsky, best-selling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space, about how rebalancing domestic labor can change your relationship to yourself, your family, and society. As they dive deep into the gender gap of chores and childcare, the two unpack so many important topics: from reducing resentment to managing mom guilt to reframing how we spend our time. You’ll end this episode with practical strategies to shift the dynamics in your home and discover what Eve calls your “unicorn space”—time to explore what lights you up outside of your identities as mom, partner, or professional. Let’s reimagine the cultural norms around caregiving, starting in our own homes.

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Jan 25, 2022
Stop Calling Your Kid "Defiant"
00:30:16
The biggest issue with “defiant” kids is our use of the word “defiant.” After all, labeling our children as “defiant” puts us in the mindset of seeing our child as the problem: They don’t listen! They’re purposely disobeying the rules! They always push back! In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky offers a total reframe: Defiance is actually a child’s struggle to regulate an urge *and* feel seen. Now, don’t worry—this doesn’t lead to taking an anything-goes, permissive approach. Dr. Becky shares practical strategies to put this framework into action, so you can show up as a sturdy leader, stay connected to your kid, and help your child build skills to reduce problematic behavior over time. Sounds like a total win, right? It is.

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Jan 18, 2022
“She Can’t Play With Us!” and Other Tricky Friendship Moments
00:27:32
Unpopular opinion: It’s okay for our kids to like some kids better than others. After all, we want them to grow up into adults who can build meaningful relationships, which requires recognizing why they connect with certain people over others! Of course, we also want them to be kind, inclusive people. So, what’s a parent’s role in helping kids navigate tricky social situations? In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about challenging peer dynamics—from leaving someone out on the playground to disliking a family friend’s daughter. She explains why curiosity is the most valuable social skill, and shares practical strategies on how to model it. Remember: We want to teach our kids how to think, not what to think. 

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Jan 11, 2022
How to Work with your Child’s Teacher to Build a Confident Learner with LEGO Education’s Dr. Jenny Nash
00:36:30
As parents, we all want our children to receive meaningful learning opportunities in their classrooms. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky chats with Dr. Jenny Nash – Head of Education Impact U.S. at LEGO Education, mom and former educator – about how to work together with teachers to support your child’s continued learning journey as we work to build confident and resilient learners. Compassion and curiosity are the key in approaching conversations with your child’s teacher to reach the desired outcome.

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Jan 04, 2022
Deep Dive: Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED on Cultivating Gratitude and Thoughtfulness
00:40:16
How do we raise our kids to be thoughtful humans who feel good on the inside, but also do good on the outside? The answer, it turns out, may relate more to the questions we ask than the lessons we teach. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with Lauren Bush Lauren, the founder of FEED, a social action business, and a mom of three. Together they think through ways to help kids develop awareness, perspective, and gratitude. They talk about the importance of teaching your child how to think, not what to think, and why asking questions that your child doesn’t have answers for is part of a strategy of cultivating thoughtfulness.

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Dec 21, 2021
Motherhood Doesn’t Have to Be Martyrdom
00:26:51
We need to change the narrative that motherhood is all about sacrifice. Here’s a new narrative: You can’t show up for your kids unless you show up for yourself. This week, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who struggle with self-care in different ways. She explores why this is such a common challenge for people, and how to approach each struggle with compassionate curiosity. You’ll leave this episode with thoughtful questions to consider about your relationship to your own needs and practical strategies to start fulfilling them. Remember, two things are true: You can take care of the people around you *and* take care of yourself.

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Dec 14, 2021
Deep Dive: Myleik Teele on What No One Tells You About Parenthood
00:45:21
Becoming a parent is really hard. And part of what makes it hard is the unrealistic narrative about what parenthood should feel like. In this Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky has a real, raw, say-it-how-it-is discussion about parenthood with one of her favorite new friends, Myleik Teele, a multi-hyphenate career woman, mom, and founder of CURLBOX. Myleik and Dr. Becky don’t hold anything back: They share their experiences of their transitions to parenthood, why the first year is so hard, and what they wish people told them before becoming mothers. The two walk through creating an “emotional registry” that goes beyond swaddles, bottles, and toys to consider *your* needs as a person, not just a parent. They talk honestly about what you may lose when you bring a new child into your family. And they share scripts for talking with your partner, so you can enter parenthood feeling connected. While no podcast episode can single-handedly make parenthood any easier, this one will help you feel less alone in all the tricky moments that are sure to come.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

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Dec 07, 2021
Deeply Feeling Kids Need a Different Approach
00:28:31
If your child escalates quickly, struggles to calm down, and hates talking about their feelings… there's nothing wrong with them. And there’s nothing wrong with you. Your kid is probably a Deeply Feeling Kid. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents of DFKs and explains why these kids need a different approach—and what that approach looks like. She shares scripts and strategies to help you show up as a sturdy leader, put up boundaries to stop difficult behavior, and bring out the good inside your child. Dr. Becky also reminds parents that seeking additional support for your DFK is a sign of everything that’s *right* in your family: You’re willing to work through the tricky things, together.

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Nov 30, 2021
Deep Dive: Navigating Pediatric Heart Disease with Greg and Kara Olsen
00:42:16
When former NFL tight end Greg Olsen and his wife Kara’s son TJ was born with a congenital heart defect, they had no idea what to expect. Their parenting journey has since been defined by countless hospital visits and numerous surgeries, but it has also been defined by hope and resilience. In this week’s episode, the couple talks with Dr. Becky about how navigating their child’s major medical issue has shaped them as parents, partners, and people. They share how to mentally prepare your child (and yourself) for unknowns, why “small wins'' keep them going, and how they’ve witnessed TJ and their other two children, Tate and Talbot, embody resilience. You can learn more about Greg and Kara’s work supporting other families navigating pediatric heart disease through their Heartest Yard Foundation and newest charitable effort, Receiving Hope, at www.r4r.org

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Nov 23, 2021
Yes, One-Year-Olds Have Tantrums
00:25:53
Everyone talks about the “terrible twos,” but we rarely acknowledge the tricky twelve- to twenty-four-month stage. At one year, kids are rapidly developing: They’re exploring the world, figuring out how to express their needs, and testing limits. It’s messy, but here’s the thing: The more prepared you are for this stage, the more grounded you can be in those messy moments. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents about the challenges of raising a one-year-old—from throwing food to throwing a tantrum. She emphasizes that our kids are not trying to irritate us, they’re trying to learn, and shares practical strategies for helping them learn in a safe environment.

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Nov 16, 2021
Deep Dive: @SharonSaysSo on Preparing Kids for Social Media and the Internet
00:42:36
There’s no one right way to approach technology with teens. But there is a framework: Instead of *protecting* your kid from the internet, focus on *preparing* them for it. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with Sharon McMahon, the woman known as “America’s government teacher” behind the popular podcast and IG @SharonSaysSo, about teaching her teens to mindfully engage with social media. The two walk through scripts for talking to our kids about technology and strategies for building media literacy skills. Remember: While we can’t control everything our kids see online, we can establish ourselves as a safe person to talk to about what they might find.

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Nov 09, 2021
Let’s Stop Calling Kids “Shy”
00:27:56
When our kids are older, we usually define confidence as trusting yourself and not following the crowd. And yet, when our kids are younger, we often have the exact opposite definition: Why isn’t my kid confident enough to make friends at the playground? Why won’t my child leave my lap at a party? Why do they stay on the sidelines at soccer? In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three callers about reframing shyness as a form of confidence. With practical scripts and strategies, she encourages parents to reflect on what shyness brings up for us, resist the “shy” label, and tell our kids that they’ll know when they’re ready.

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Nov 02, 2021
Deep Dive: @BusyToddler on Resilience and Academic Success
00:41:07
How do we help our kids learn to love learning? Well, guess what: It has nothing to do with success or achievement ... instead, it has everything to do with tolerating the frustration of the working process. The more we help our kids manage the feelings that come up as they work hard, struggle, and try again, the more they will embrace challenges and bounce back from failures. In this Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky chats with Susie Allison, the childhood education advocate and mom of three behind @busytoddler, about teaching kids to embrace and even love the learning process. They share as many deep thoughts about child development as practical ideas for engaging your child in fun, enriching play. And most importantly, the two remind all of us that learning is a life-long process: As parents, we need to embrace our own "not knowing yet" stages, too.

 

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Oct 26, 2021
A Parent's #1 Job
00:29:31
We all want to encourage our kids' independence, but what about when safety is a concern? Focus on "family jobs": Your job as a parent is to set boundaries, validate your child's feelings, and empathize. Your child's job is to explore and express their feelings. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about how to keep kids safe, especially when they push back on our boundaries. Whether they're refusing to wear a helmet or hate their carseat, she offers practical strategies and scripts to connect with your child inside and outside of the moment—all grounded in the framework of family jobs. 

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Oct 19, 2021
What to Do When Your Kid Is Bullied
00:25:48
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.

 

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Oct 12, 2021
Deep Dive: Gentle Parenting, Race, and Cycle Breaking with Kobe and Kyle Campbell
00:44:07
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.

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Oct 05, 2021
Parenting is exhausting
00:29:00
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.

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Sep 28, 2021
How to talk about death with your kids
00:29:55
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.

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Sep 21, 2021
Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song
00:28:43
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.

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Sep 14, 2021
Why kids lie and what to do about it
00:24:23
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.

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Sep 07, 2021
Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo
00:45:36
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.

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Aug 31, 2021
Body confidence isn't about appearance
00:28:03
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.

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Aug 24, 2021
My kid is out-of-control. What can I do?
00:27:29
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.

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Aug 17, 2021
Deep Dive: How do we survive pandemic parenting with two toddlers and two high-stress jobs?
00:42:07
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.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

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Aug 10, 2021
How can I get my kid to stop doing an annoying behavior?
00:28:59
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.

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Aug 03, 2021
Raising kids is taking a toll on my relationship. What can I do?
00:30:01
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.

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Jul 27, 2021
What can I do when my child says "I can't do it"?
00:28:41
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).

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Jul 20, 2021
Deep Dive: How do we respond to a child’s pretend weapon play?
00:37:55
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.

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Jul 13, 2021
How do I handle being rejected by my child?
00:30:44

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.

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Jul 06, 2021
Does praise have unintended consequences?
00:29:28

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.

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Jun 29, 2021
Deep Dive: Two moms with different parenting styles raising a strong-willed child
00:40:16

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.

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Jun 22, 2021
I struggle with codependency. How do I raise my kids differently?
00:25:03

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.

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Jun 15, 2021
Talking with your kids about private parts, how babies are made, and more...
00:27:24

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.

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Jun 08, 2021
How do I handle sibling competition?
00:26:46

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.

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Jun 01, 2021
What can I do to stop my kid's aggressive behavior?
00:27:12

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.

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May 25, 2021
Deep Dive: Myriam Sandler of MOTHERCOULD on frustration tolerance and sibling dynamics
00:39:40

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.

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May 18, 2021
What should I say when my kid is afraid?
00:26:55

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."

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May 11, 2021
How do I handle screen time with my kids?
00:27:05

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.

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May 04, 2021
Are tantrums normal?
00:25:33
Apr 27, 2021
Why won't my kids listen to anything I say?
00:25:27
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