Best Parenting podcasts — Advice for moms and dads (Updated March 2019; image)
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Need help with raising your kids? Focus on the Family provides tried and true parenting advice to help your children thrive.
 
The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.
 
Each episode addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of Janet's respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting adviser, author, and guest lecturer whose website (JanetLansbury.com) is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create relationships of respect, trust, and love. Her best-selling books “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame” and "Elevating ...
 
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.
 
Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, the country's trusted authority on parenting, teens, & children's health, offers practical insights to help parents simplify. The pediatrician, mother, & best selling author engages with experts & parents to take on relevant issues, answer real questions, & provide simple hope & encouragement to every parent. New episodes available every other week.
 
Answers For Today's Families
 
Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). Anyone else living a life like that?
 
A comedy chat show for less-than-perfect parents. Hosted by comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn and featuring guest parenting experts, comedians and authors. The podcast covers the big issues affecting modern parents - from fish fingers to farting, to play-dates and pelvic floors. Expect frank and funny chat as well as wine, laughter and sophisticated boob jokes. Check out our Scummy Mummies Blog and dates for our Live Comedy Shows - www.scummymummies.com
 
Every week Moncrieff is joined by a parenting expert and child psychologist each week to answer questions sent in from listeners.
 
TV executive Lynette Carolla, wife of comedian Adam, along with comedy writer and best-selling parenting author of Sippy Cups are Not For Chardonnay - Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are two mothers of twins breaking it down parenting style. In this raucous hour of conversations they cover a range of topics from their marriages and kids, to the pros and cons of ferberizing to which one of the Real Housewives have had too much filler (all of them). The format is informative, loose and most of all ente ...
 
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Parent Savers
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We provide new parents with practical information to help preserve their sanity. Both moms and dads discuss common parenting concerns for their toddlers. With the help of our experts, parents get the superhero strength they need to tackle the world, and the next dirty diaper. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
 
TiLT Parenting, from parenting activist, speaker, and author Debbie Reber, features transformational interviews and conversations with authors, parenting experts, educators, and other parents aimed at inspiring, informing, and supporting parents raising differently-wired kids (giftedness, ADHD, Asperger’s, 2e, learning differences, sensory processing issues, anxiety, and more). TiLT aims to help parents feel empowered and in choice in how they parent, have more peace in their daily lives, an ...
 
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Babytalk
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All of Babytalk's discoveries and stories, delivered straight to you.
 
Progressive Parenting strives to share information to parents to help them form informed decisions for their families, your host Gena Kirby interviews, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Authors and other experts to answer your parenting questions.
 
Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always.Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.
 
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Parentland
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Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!
 
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Rad Parenting
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She’s an expert. He’s not. But they're both parents. Together, they help you navigate the willful waters of parenting. Hosted by author/self-esteem expert Anea Bogue, M.A., B. Ed, and comedian/record label owner Joe Sib, Rad Parenting is your go-to podcast to answer all of the difficult questions that come along with raising kids.
 
Josie Long & Jonny Donahoe are two comedians who are having a baby! As new parents, Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get actual answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human.
 
The truth is we are all surviving parenting one day at a time. Whether you are dealing with tantrums, potty training, discipline or child anxiety, parenting can be overwhelming at times! On The AT Parenting Survival Podcast your host Natasha Daniels will ride the Parental roller coaster with you. She will teach you wacky parenting approaches, give you a new perspective on common parenting problems and will re-invigorate your sparkle for parenting.
 
Just have a kid and you're overwhelmed? Mary and Blake are too. They're parents who have no idea what they're doing, and they're asking the experts on all things baby. It's an entirely "judgement free zone," where we can laugh at each other's stories of success and failure. Mary and Blake discuss their whines of the week, wins of the week, and also give their Parent Pick of the week. But this show is nothing without it's listeners - so there is as much listener feedback as humanly possible. ...
 
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Parenting Bytes
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From digital dilemmas like managing screen time and the effects of social media, to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun), family tech expert Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith and blogger Amy Oztan, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every week on Parenting Bytes where they will discuss the latest tech, gadgets, apps, and issues around raising the digital generation - and maybe learn something even your ...
 
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Parent Nation
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Parent Nation, this ain't your mama's parenting show. But it can be a place to pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional - and fun - parent in today's wild world of raising kids.
 
A weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.
 
sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always awesome
 
Good Parenting is an engaging mix of pediatricians, authors, experts, and parents just like you who provide the best advice, the kind that comes from direct experience.
 
The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.
 
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Their Own Devices
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No matter how tech savvy you are, your kids likely have you beat. Digital natives see the world in a fundamentally different way than all previous generations. This makes 21st century parenting an unprecedented challenge. Join Marc Groman, an Obama White House tech and privacy adviser, and David Reitman, an adolescent medical doctor, for candid discussions and helpful tips about screen time, social media, sexting, privacy, online gaming, and other challenges facing parents today. Marc and Da ...
 
Bringing Up Betty is a podcast about the unique experiences that come with raising special needs kids. The podcast is a collection of narrative interviews with parents who are raising children with disabilities, developmental delays, diseases and other challenges.
 
Educational and support information for parents, caregivers, and advocates of transgender youth
 
A weekly podcast with Isaac & Angie Tolpin on Biblical parenting. The raw truth on how to equip confident Christian kids in an uncertain world. We cover parenting topics on things such as : purity, self-control, obedience, discipleship, relationships, education, pornography, Bible-time, marriage and family. We hold nothing back and give the Biblical truth with all the scriptures, notes and video of each episode at https://courageousparenting.com/
 
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MYLF Talk
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Life Coach and author of MYLF 101, Sophie Venable, hosts this candid, funny, and informative show. She has guests from a variety of fields join her to discuss everything from parenthood and money issues to health, dating, and sex.
 
Hi, I’m Avital. (pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal) I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.
 
Nuoi Day Tre Vui Manh - Vietnamese weekly radio talk shows helping parents raise healthy and happy children and access needed resources
 
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TVOParents (Audio)
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Welcome to TVOParents.com, your very own community resource for advice, news, interactive tools, and the latest educational research. It's all designed to help you help your kids succeed in learning, and in life. TVOParents.com brings together parents, care-givers, and education experts from across the province in a welcoming, online community.
 
Providing attachment parenting-inspired interviews with researchers, psychologists, authors, and fellow parents. Topics cover pregnancy/birth/postpartum, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing/touch, nurturing responsiveness to babies, free play in nature, positive discipline, and much more!Become a PATREON to support our efforts of spreading peaceful parenting:www.patreon.com/attachmenthttp://www.attachmentparentingpodcast.com
 
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Introducing foods and flavours. Malnutrition is a big issue for weaning babies. With taste and nutrition experts Julie Mennella, Homero Martinez and Lucy Cooke.Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/parentlandJoin the conversations: www.facebook.com/groups/parentland#Parentland
 
We know breast milk is the best thing to feed a new baby but do we know just how amazing it is?
 
On today's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine saw Melissa McCarthy in a new light in the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Terri built herself a brand-new website with Weebly. Nicole saved herself a lot of time and running around with the help of 1-800-Contacts. As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every ep ...…
 
Lynette opens this week’s second episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about going out to a new restaurant for date night that turned out to be a bust. Then the ladies dissect the USC college bribary scandal going on. After that, Stefanie talks about her kids fascination with the Gucci store at the mall. Before they wrap, Lynette and Stef talk ...…
 
In this episode, we get into the politics of having a baby. From vaccines to surrogacy, guest Eugene Mirman offers perspective on some controversial issues. This episode is sponsored by Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Podcast (www.rebelgirls.co/podcast), Pact (www.wearpact.com code: JOSIEANDJOHNNY), and BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: JO ...…
 
Thanks so much to our sponsor, Aftershokz! Are you looking for the best podcasts for your kids, or for yourself? Or maybe something that you can listen to together? We've gathered together a great selection of podcasts for all ages, including lots of podcasts for kids that you just might get hooked on yourself! Plus, we've been trying out some ...…
 
This week, Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about the looming fear of talking with your kid about death and if it's okay if your ten year-old is into Amy Winehouse and other adult things. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. This episode is brought to you by the following advertise ...…
 
A Buzzfeed article obsessing about mom catchphrases naturally led us to do the same. At least one of us has upped her game by adding Broadway show tunes to her catchphrase repertoire.
 
In this episode you’ll discover a powerful way of viewing your parenting role so you can remove yourself from the drama of childhood and offer the meaningful support your children need. [1:28] How much should we intervene and solve problems for our kids? [8:11] Intro to the Story Framework. [8:59] Basic structure of a story. [12:48] What does t ...…
 
Is your teen spending too much time in front of screens? Excessive and compulsive use of digital tech may affect school, relationships and sleep as well as both physical and mental health. The problem is real and parents are worried. But is it an addiction? When does consistent use of tech evolve into excessive, uncontrolled or dysfunctional us ...…
 
Even if you have to punish them, your children should still know you love them. John and Danny give practical tips on making sure your children feel loved. Featuring Dr. Kelly Flanagan. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://www.focuson ...…
 
Joanna Fortune joins Sean to help with parenting dilemmas, including should a parent give her 14 ...
 
On this week's Round 3, our complaint is with kids who suddenly need essentials like salt, black shoes, and Revolutionary War-era costumes at the eleventh hour. (And we have some suggested solutions for the business world.)
 
As a new parent, you have tons of new responsibilities. There are even legal issues you need to consider to help protect both yourself and your family in your absence. What's the difference between a will and trust? How do you decide who should have guardianship of your child? And what are some general liabilities to consider for playdates and ...…
 
Author Dani McClain explains what makes mothering an inherently political act, especially for black women. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast, ThirdLove, Bona Premium Spray Mop, Swee ...…
 
In this episode: Janet responds to a parent who says she tries to create safe spaces for her 7-month-old to explore, but she spends a lot of time at her parents’ house and feels they’re always on edge, telling her daughter “no.” This mom wants to avoid “creating issues or desensitizing her to the word” and is hoping Janet has suggestions how to ...…
 
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we enjoyed the Valentine's Day fun on One Day at a Time; it was our favorite episode of the season thus far. On The West Wing, new "couple" Josh Lyman and Congressman "Call me Matt!" Santos kicked off campaign season with much bantering and bickering. Next week: "The First Time" on One Day at a Time ...…
 
If you don't reveal the ungodly truths behind the feminist movement, your kids may fall for its lies. Raising strong Biblically minded daughters takes proactive effort in the midst of the deceitfulness of things like "Self-love", "The Future is Female", and an ongoing effort to disrespect and disregard manhood. In this episode, you will get the ...…
 
Lynette opens this week’s first episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about having surgery. After that Lynette talks about Sonny and his basketball team. Before they wrap, Stefanie talks about taking Sadie to the mall to get some shoes.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Kelly Hirt, a public school elementary school teacher and the parent of a homeschooled 2e child shares her strategies for "boosting" exceptional children to they can thrive in school and in life.For more info, visit: www.tiltparenting.com/session149
 
Even if you have to punish them, your children should still know you love them. John and Danny give practical tips on making sure your children feel loved. Featuring Dr. Kelly Flanagan. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://www.focuson ...…
 
Cathy and Todd discuss public shaming and why responsibility, humility, and reflection need to be a part of the process. They discuss John Oliver’s interview with Monica Lewinsky and the college admission scandal. Time Stamps 25:26 Boogie Wipes– enter coupon code “zen” for $5.00 off plus free shipping (>$25 order) 39:19 ImPACT Baseline Test– En ...…
 
Is your child a Dandelion or an Orchid? What's the one piece of advice every new parent needs to hear? And how do you get kids to put their bloody shoes on? Answering these questions is brilliant psychotherapist Philippa Perry! She tells us all about her fantastic new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad ...…
 
Having a child with anxiety can be rough, but having a child with anxiety and ADHD can be complete parental overload! Both anxiety and ADHD have their own challenges – and together they can be a force to be reckoned with. That is why I have invited the knowledgeable and ever-helpful, Angela Pruess from the site Parents with Confidence: https:// ...…
 
What if we lived in a society where the teen years weren't dreaded by parents -- but in fact, treasured as much as those baby years? Adolescent expert, pediatrician and author Dr. Ken Ginsburg joins Liz to share some seriously outstanding wisdom that blew us away. If you have a teen, have a future teen, or ever were a teen yourself, this episod ...…
 
We just talked about college decisions last week, but we had to revisit the topic after the Operation Varsity Blues scandal broke. Could it lead to more transparency in the admissions process? (Mentioned: Felicity Huffman on Sports Night.)
 
What can you do about bedwetting? Around 12% of seven to nine-year-olds still regularly wet the bed. How to keep them dry. With children’s bladder experts Patrina Caldwell and Darcie Kiddoo. Ask your questions via our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/parentland Join the conversations: www.facebook.com/groups/parentland#Parentland…
 
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, this year we meet another mum to find out more about Mosaic Down Syndrome.
 
On today's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine recaps her trip to the Fixer-Upper mecca in Waco, Texas (mentioned: Chip Gaines' book, Capital Gaines). Nicole shares a Twitter customer service victory (thanks, @Dickeys), and Terri built us our very own Amazon shop! (Mentioned: 4 Things with Amy Brown podcast). And as always, thanks to Jon Morin for ou ...…
 
Mary DeMocker, author of The Parent's Guide to Climate Revolution, and I sit down to talk about how an attachment parenting lifestyle goes hand in hand with eco conscious living. We discuss:-Mary's own journey through motherhood as an attachment parent-How attachment parenting, with its focus on less stuff (and thus less pollution, chemicals, a ...…
 
The Mountain Goats song ‘San Bernadino’ is feeling quite relevant in Josie’s pregnancy, so it’s only right that guest John Darnielle joins to offer his best pieces of advice. This episode is sponsored by Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Podcast (www.rebelgirls.co/podcast) and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: JOSIEANDJOHNNY).…
 
Stefanie opens this week’s second episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about getting robbed at the mall by her own kids. This leads to the ladies discussing the kids different styles of clothing. After that they talk about their own styles and shopping for clothes. Before they wrap, Lynette and Stef talk about being the go-to parent whenever ...…
 
In light of the recent college admissions scandal, we're re-running this episode about getting into your dream school.By Amy@AmyEverAfter.com (Parenting Bytes).
 
With Gabe and Carvell out this week, Rebecca and Isaac are holding down the fort. Today, they talk with the authors of the book Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It, answer a listener question about placing your kids in a religious pre-school, and share their thoughts on Operation: Varsity Blue. ...…
 
Today's obsession is sleep, and whether our kids are getting enough of it. Because when the kids aren't sleeping, neither are the mothers. It's quite the vicious cycle.
 
You’ll discover 3 potent techniques to get back on track to loving your kid so you can flip the script when you start feeling annoyed, irritated or out of love with your child. I’ll even share some personal truths that I don’t usually talk about. [1:26] Giveaway winner! [4:10] You love your child, but sometimes you don’t like them. [6:52] You m ...…
 
As parents in the digital age, we’re likely to see troubling things online about other children in our community. Your son or daughter may proactively show you another kid’s post, or perhaps you discover something concerning when monitoring your own child’s social media accounts and devices. It could be sexually suggestive images, photos of tee ...…
 
Joanna Fortune joins Sean in studio to help with parenting dilemmas, this week Joanna gives advic...
 
On this week's Round 3, we complain about those who dare reject our kids (the nerve!). 'Tis the season for college decisions, and it's never easy to console a child who's been inexplicably turned down from one of her top-choice schools.
 
Many first-time dads are rightfully nervous about how life will change with fatherhood. How will your relationship with your spouse evolve? What's needed to properly care for a newborn baby? How do you handle sleep deprivation and visits from extended family? Today we're celebrating Father's Day with a special all-dads panel of new and expectin ...…
 
When a bestselling memoirist took a DNA test on a whim, the results were confusing. But then, her whole life suddenly made sense. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Bona Floor Cleaners, Panama City Beach, Milk, and ReserveDirect ...…
 
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time serves up a classic sitcom plot in "Nip It in the Bud" (but at least the episode follows logically from the previous one). On The West Wing, the change that was a-comin' is here, and we are here for it—despite the grammatically incorrect title "Faith Based Initiative." Next week: "O ...…
 
Five ways parents paralyze the spiritual growth of their kids are discussed in this episode. Unfortunately, too many kids leave the faith once they launch from well-intentioned Christian homes. This is a crucial conversation to have with your spouse if you want to launch confident Christian kids in today's uncertain world. For show notes, scrip ...…
 
Lynette opens this week’s first episode of For Crying Out Loud recapping Adam’s 10 year anniversary party on Sunday. Then the ladies talk about how annoying the kids eating habits can be. After that they talk a bit about Mark Geragos being in the recent Michael Jackson documentary. Before they wrap, Stefanie talks about the Real Housewives.…
 
Special needs advocate and educator Rich Weinfeld explains how parents can best advocate for their children in their education, and answers listener questions on advocacy in schools.For more info, visit: www.tiltparenting.com/session148
 
Having a lot of stuff could actually be cutting into your quality time your kids. Featuring Joshua Becker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/focus-on-parenting-podcast/becoming-a-clutter-free-family-pt2…
 
Setting boundaries is a difficult thing, especially when you have to do so with the ones you love. Setting boundaries with kids is even harder because when they are crossed, you are the one responsible for holding the kids accountable. In this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundariesand Necessary Endings, about how to se ...…
 
Having a lot of stuff could actually be cutting into your quality time your kids. Featuring Joshua Becker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/focus-on-parenting-podcast/becoming-a-clutter-free-family-pt1…
 
Cathy and Todd speak about the most impactful moments of this year’s conference. Time Stamps 16:03 Boogie Wipes– enter coupon code “zen” for $5.00 off plus free shipping (>$25 order) 37:44 ImPACT Baseline Test– Enter “zen25” to get 25% off your baseline test. 54:40 Team Zen 55:55 Painting or remodeling needs? Check out the bald headed beauty Je ...…
 
In my home I have become somewhat of a detective. When my kids are angry, impulsive, hostile or defiant – there is also some pretty big anxiety or OCD hiding underneath. I have learned how to decode my child’s difficult behaviors in order to get to the heart of the matter. I have learned this the hard way. I have bumped heads. Gotten into power ...…
 
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