Best Parenting podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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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.
 
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.
 
A podcast for Dads covering parenting techniques, expert interviews, encouraging commentary, and entertaining anecdotes about the wonderful world of Fatherhood. This podcast is conservative in nature, but we believe there is something here for all Dads. New show goes live every Monday at 12:04 am EST. Special guests include Steven Maxwell, Dr. Meg Meeker, Reverend Tony McGhee and many more. If you are a Dad looking for a leg up in this crazy parenting world, this podcast is for you!
 
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
 
Self-awareness and mindfulness with pop culture and humor to expand compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world.
 
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Parenting
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Every week Moncrieff is joined by a parenting expert and child psychologist each week to answer questions sent in from listeners.
 
Common Sense Pregnancy, the podcast, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit Pregnancy.com columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the beds ...
 
Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Parenting is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 5 to 22 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater ...
 
Whether you're dealing with baby colic, your toddler's tantrums, your tween's moods, or your teen's college applications, Mighty Mommy has parenting tips to help make your family life easier and much more fun. As the mother of 8 kids, Cheryl Butler has seen it all - and survived. Follow Cheryl's practical advice and you too will be a Mighty Mommy!
 
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 ...
 
It\’s like Janet Lansbury\’s \”Unruffled,\” plus a whole lot of scientific research
 
The nation’s most respected and accomplished Christian men share their personal stories, struggles, and strategies to help you become the husband, father, and spiritual leader God called and created you to be. These are the lessons you wish your dad would’ve taught you, but never did. Each interview session is packed with practical, proven, biblical principles you can immediately apply in your relationships, on your job, and in your community. It doesn’t matter where you started, what counts ...
 
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.
 
Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. That's why Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts: to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros! We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips an ...
 
Penny Williams, aka, the ADHD Momma, from ParentingADHDandAutism.com, reveals her powerful parenting strategies, ADHD management tips, and hard-won wisdom so you can get ahead of the curve, to parent your child with ADHD successfully. Penny has been where you are and understands the hurdles blocking your way to successful parenting. Gain the ability to understand and change your child’s behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create more successes and joy in your ...
 
The Encouraging Christian Fathers podcast is a weekly source of encouragement and parenting insight for christian fathers. The show is co-hosted by Joshua Sheats (a 30-year-old father of 2 young children) and Joshua's own father, David Sheats (a 73-year-old father of 7 grown children and grandfather of 11). The combination of David's 51 years of parenting experience and Joshua's fresh and current challenges lead to engaging and relevant discussions on all aspects of parenting!
 
Erin Royer-Asrilant, LA's go-to expert on all things parenting and child development for today’s common challenges, covers way more than just discipline. She dives into topics such as self-esteem, development and health, modern parenting issues and even education. Erin is not just knowledgeable but also relatable, warm, and sometimes even funny.
 
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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.
 
Twice each month, A Legacy of Faith (cohosted by Adam and Leah Faughn) brings you information about how your family can survive today, plan for tomorrow, and always keep an eye on eternity.
 
The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast is where sustainability, minimalism, zero-waste living, decluttering, parenting + conscious consumerism intersect. The host, Stephanie Seferian, offers eco-friendly tips + incremental strategies for cutting through clutter as a means to more fully enjoy life's sweetest moments. Learn more at MamaMinimalist.com.
 
Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston
 
A series of podcasts on excellence in parenting from Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy show in the world.
 
Joyful Courage is a Conscious Parenting Podcast. Be inspired, entertained and educated as we navigate the challenges and celebrations of choosing to be a conscious parent. Interviews and solo shows will provide listeners with tools, strategies and inspiration that can be directly applied to their parenting journey.
 
Department of Parenting is a short, humorous podcast about parenting, being a parent, plus listener questions. It's a clean show, which means there's no swearing...should your kids listen? Well, that's your call, parents. Hosted by Chris Quintos and Christian Spicer. New episodes release Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
My name is Sarah Trott. I'm a new mama to a vivacious baby girl and this podcast is all about postpartum care for the few months following birth, the time period also known as the Fourth Trimester. My postpartum doula, Esther Gallagher, is my co-host. She’s a mother, grandmother, perinatal educator, birth and postpartum care provider. I've benefitted hugely from her support. All parents can benefit from the wisdom and support that a postpartum Doula provides. Fourth trimester care is about t ...
 
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Parenting Bytes
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From digital dilemmas like managing screen time 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 even learn something even your digital kid didn't know!
 
Dial Down the Drama and Power Your Parenting
 
Baby Sleep for Modern Parents
 
When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.
 
A weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.
 
Answers For Today's Families
 
An inside scoop on all things baby. Dana from The Diaper Dirt Channel and Blog discusses topics such as breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapers and multiples. A show by parents, for parents. This podcast is devoted to family matters, including natural parenting and general tips and tricks related to raising young children.
 
We encourage parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.
 
sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always awesome
 
Your weekly podcast on parenting and marriage from a Christian perspective
 
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School of Parenting
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A show for parents who want to raise great kids. Conversation and expert guest talking with you about the issues and topics that will have the biggest effect on your kids character development.As a production of FamilyLifeUniversity.org, School of Parenting is one of three ways we work towards our mission to inspire Christ-centered; meaningful marriages, proactive parenting and family fun.Interviews with parenting experts about discipline, being the spiritual leader of your children, differe ...
 
Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting is a biweekly podcast that focuses on 21st century parenting challenges and solutions. Hosted by Annie Fox and produced by Electric Eggplant, Family Confidential brings you practical parenting advice through in-depth conversations with authors, educators and therapists. If you're a parent of a tween or teen, this series is for you. In fact, you can become part of the series by sending in your parenting questions and getting direct answers. ...
 
As life gets busier and more demanding it’s more important than ever that we become masters of our inner reality. EQ Evolution Host, Candice Dick, together with world-class Emotional Intelligence Experts unpack how your thoughts, feelings and beliefs impacts every area of your life from parenting and leadership to education and personal satisfaction. Here you’ll discover practical tips and meaningful perspectives that enhance your ability to navigate emotions, make conscious choices and live ...
 
At Psychedelic Parenting, we talk how our experiences with altered states of consciousness influence our family lives. We are committed to the creation of new family traditions and developing rites of passage grounded in the unity consciousness touched by Psychedelic Medicines.
 
Do you feel that parenting teens is the biggest job you’ll ever have? Are you wondering about how to help your child discover his or her unique potential? Are you dedicated to raising a child with character and integrity? Based on the Hyde School’s philosophy of “parents are the primary teachers and the home is the primary classroom,” this podcast was created to help parents understand just how to put this philosophy in place in the home, and to discover the transformative outcomes that happ ...
 
Ideas, resources and strategies for effective parenting
 
What does it look like to really be engaged as a parent today? It can be as rewarding as it is challenging. The Flatirons Parenting Podcast explores failures and successes in parenting. We discuss balance and discipline, technology and spirituality, helping daughters find their identity, scheduling family time, and lots more. The podcast is designed to help you think through the challenges you face and offer hope through our shared experiences and knowledge.
 
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.
 
A new take on peaceful parenting brought to you by former professional educators who underwent a paradigm shift in 2010 that led them more in the direction of self-directed education. James and Taylor Davis have been peaceful parenting for years and will share their unique experience with you.
 
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Triple P Parenting
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A weekly segment with Professor Matt Sanders providing parenting advice in simple, effective language
 
Tameka Anderson is an author, court-appointed special advocate for youth in foster care, specialty foster parent, and sits on the Governor’s Board of Children & Family Services Task Force team. She is a parenting coach and self-confidence mentor for professional moms and has coached moms for years to build confidence, boost performance and increase happiness in their children. This show is here to offer you strategies and tips for increasing confidence in your children and help them excel in ...
 
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Confidence will get you anywhere! But how can you make sure your kids develop and keep a good serving of confidence? It has to be built and cannot be given! Listen to this episode to learn how to instill confidence in your kids, and just as importantly what NOT to do, things that many well-meaning parents do that can undermine their childs conf ...…
 
Is there just one word that sums up who we are not? For at least two of us, there is.
 
I hear this complaint from parents on a regular basis. When kids are spinning out of control, they say … “My spouse isn’t stepping up to discipline our teen!” When your teen is struggling, it’s easy for your child to pit you against your spouse. So here’s a key to avoiding destruction in your marriage. Ready? Don’t expect your spouse to change. ...…
 
Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Steve Lickteig discuss (relatively) late-in-life bicycle lessons, correcting your kid's college essays, toxic masculinity, a potentially toxic preschool teacher, and more. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Gobble, a meal kit delivery service that offers delicious, healthy meals that c ...…
 
Summer offers delicious food and drink, but then again, so does fall. Don't make us choose!
 
John Stonestreet, President of the The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, offers parents practical guidance for helping their children face cultural pressures with confidence and having a positive influence on society.By webdev@fotf.org (Focus on the Family).
 
When your teen hits a rough patch … you need to understand the implications on the entire household. For instance, dealing with a struggling teen can be hard on your marriage. Really hard! A struggling teen can drive a nasty wedge between a husband and wife. So, Mom … Dad … stand up to the pressure that threatens your relationship. Present a un ...…
 
Today is all about midwives! What is midwifery care? What are the different types of midwives? Are they all certified? Where do they provide care? Are they only for when you are having a baby? Do they do the same things as OB’s? What are the advantages of OBs, perinatologists, and midwives working together? Missy Cheyney has answers. Check it o ...…
 
Joanna Fortune joins Tom to help listeners with their parenting dilemmas including what is the best age to give a child a mobile phone.
 
Which of us are the losers in our households, and which the finders?
 
Chris and Christian discuss an article about having better family meals. Keep in touch, get in touch! Twitter: @deptofparenting; @chrisquintos; @spicer Facebook: Facebook.com/DepartmentofParenting Email: departmentofparenting [at] gmail [dot] com Web: http://www.departmentofparenting.com Article Link: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/make-mo ...…
 
Dean Sikes is an international speaker andauthor who offers hope to teenagers and parents. Since 1993, Dean has spoken at over 1,900 events, in nine different countries, withaudiences that exceed 1.3 million people. In addition tobeing a speaker, Dean has written 16 books for teenagers and theirparents. If you'd like to find out more about Dean ...…
 
This might be hard for you to hear, but chances are, your teen will drink alcohol sometime during his or her high school years. Teens are curious. They experiment. They follow one another. They make immature and impetuous choices. So… don’t be naïve. Prepare for the conflict. Instead of overreacting and making things worse than they already are ...…
 
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:40 The West Wing: Terri had to pass on "An Khe," an episode loaded with false notes and overly easy drama. 09:45 Challenge Round: Elementary: Terri challenged Catherine to try this long-running procedural, which is fun to watch even with a quirky, always-cranky Holmes. Mentioned: She ...…
 
“So, what’s for dinner?” I *hate* this question; maybe you do, too.Another thing I hate? Food waste. I find myself composting past-its-prime produce more often than I’d like to admit. While these dueling conundrums may seem mutually exclusive, they actually have an easy, common solution. That easy solution is meal planning. This week’s guest – ...…
 
Join the Joyful Courage Tribe in our community Facebook group - Live and Love with Joyful Courage. Raising our children while growing ourselves... ::: Today’s guest is Kim Muench. She is a JAI Institute for Parenting certified parenting coach who works with moms of preteens and teenagers. She is the mother of 5 kids ages 13-31. She writes about ...…
 
You've successfully delivered your twins, now it's time to give your body a little TLC for all its hard work! What can you expect to experience within the first six weeks after giving birth to your babies? How does the recovery process with twins differ from having just one baby? What typically happens after having a c-section versus having a v ...…
 
In today’s society we often feel like we need to be out and about, entertaining our children and staying busy. In this episode I am joined by author Rahima Dancy. We are discussing the educational value of just staying home with our children–because their most important learning experiences start right at home with us. Show Notes/Links: You are ...…
 
Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how you can avoid common parenting mistakes and implement "reality discipline," in which real-life consequences teach children rather than you lecturing, reminding or rescuing them.By webdev@fotf.org (Focus on the Family).
 
Man, girls can be brutal to each other. I mean… WOW! What happened to the sweet princess you once knew? In a world where young ladies are pressured to present themselves older than they actually are… competition breaks out, mean words are exchanged, and what do we have? Drama, drama, drama! Mom, Dad, you can’t always stop the damage, but you ca ...…
 
Todd and Cathy discuss how Todd wants to make his daughters watch the documentary “RBG” and how it’s not working. They also talk about a dad who wants to force his daughter to attend “optional” soccer practices. They talk about their own struggle of brand vs. mission for Zen Parenting Radio. Lastly they play a clip from the “flu” episode. Time ...…
 
00:32 Pet Roundabout: Time for a quick status check on the animal members of our households. 12:30 Safety vs. Strength: Do we want our kids to take risks in order to become strong? Would it surprise you to learn we can't answer such a black-and-white question? 30:47 Speed Round: Care Packages: College students get care packages. We think moms s ...…
 
“Parenting through puberty is demanding; [but] remember that your teen needs and loves you, even in the moment that he or she appears to have forgotten this fact!” This is just one of the many great reminders about parenting adolescents in a wonderful new book by pediatrician, Dr. Suanne Kowal-Connelly called Parenting Through Puberty: Mood Swi ...…
 
The Real Men Check In is a quick way to help you start your week off on the right foot, in the right way - as a husband, father, and leader. Every Monday, Dr. Joe Martin shares personal insights, encouragement, and support that will move you beyond “church” to “real change.” To make sure you don't miss a Check-In or interview episode, make sure ...…
 
Ever feel like you are trying to cope with every common child behavior problem in the book? Won't get dressed Doesn't want to eat breakfast Won't brush teeth Keeps throwing toys Has a tantrum every time you leave Always begs for more screentime Never wants to go to sleep Doesn't listen Constant whining Every single request seems like it's met w ...…
 
Ever wish your daughter would knock off all the chatter, chatter, chatter… and quit all the silly dramatic girl talk? If your daughter is a drama queen … let me challenge you to do something counter-intuitive: stop, listen, and be grateful that she’s sharing with you. Listening to your teen can go a long way in developing a strong relationship. ...…
 
What you feed will grow, what you starve will die. Understanding the way conflict and circumstances flame your anger and anxiety frees you to chose a new source of emotional fuel.
 
We're a couple of weeks into the new school year by now and I hope that for most of you the morning drop-offs have gotten a bit easier than they were in the beginning.But some of you may still be struggling with a child who doesn't want to go to school, who resists you leaving at drop-0ff time, and who might be suddenly suffering from stomachac ...…
 
As idyllic as we may intend for those early days with our baby to be, it doesn’t always go according to plan. Here are four ways that new moms can have a reality check during baby’s first weeks at home.Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/pregnancy/4-reality-checks-for-new-mothersCheck out all the Quick and Dirty T ...…
 
A Buzzfeed survey showed that 73% of parents judge other parents. Why do so many of us judge and how might this be detrimental to us all, including our kids? Joe and Anea challenge us to consider how we might all benefit from dropping the judgment because other parents in our communities are "co-parents," whether we like it or not.…
 
Jeanne interviews registered dietitian, Cassie Bjork, author of best-seller, Why Am I Still Fat, about metabolism, pregnancy, and postpartum women.
 
Student Story: Alex Teens are often restless, anxious, frustrated and depressed. Does your home environment soothe these feelings—or exacerbate them? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston suggests four ways to counter the negativity in your teen’s life by providing a balancing alternative at home. If you listen on a mobile phon ...…
 
Potty Training relapse is common and can happen for many reasons. Erin shares how to deal with a potty training relapse when it's due to a complete lack of motivation or interest. Also changes in sleep schedules are common throughout infancy and toddlerhood, be they nighttime, middle of the night or those dreaded early morning wakeups. Erin ans ...…
 
One of us is at the top of the spice chain ... but only the New Jersey-level spice chain.
 
Siblings: Children of the same parents each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together ~ Sam Levenson One of the greatest gift we can give our children is more brothers and sisters. But as parents our responsibility isn’t just to provide those siblings and just walk away saying, “Hope it all works out!”. We need to provide the environm ...…
 
(Player not displaying or working? Click here to listen.) Families are so busy, but are we always busy doing what is most important and valuable? On this week’s podcast, Adam and Leah talk about families setting priorities with their time, why it is a struggle to do so, but what it is absolutely necessary. This podcast is based upon Courtney Ca ...…
 
True or false? Teens want their parents to be their friends After more than thirty years of working with kids, I can confidently say the answer is FALSE. I frequently hear teens say, “I wish my parents would be what I need them to be, and not what I want them to be.” That might be hard to believe, but your teens don’t actually want you to be th ...…
 
Cathy and Todd talk with Rea Frey about her new domestic suspense novel, Not Her Daughter. She shares the story behind the book, the conversation it has created, and why it makes the reader question the line between right and wrong. They also discuss modern-day parenting, the trauma of birth, and some real-life kidnapping scares. Not Her Daught ...…
 
Carvell Wallace, Isaac Butler, and Ruth Graham discuss how to get your kid to go to sleep already, angry-driving with fussing toddlers, letting go of expectations around your kids, and the ethics of breaking into your teenager's phone. This episode is brought to you by Mac and Mia, an online clothing subscription service your kid will love. Tak ...…
 
We've talked about what's inside our refrigerators before. Now, we want to know what's stuck to the outside.
 
Based on their book Your Teenager is Not Crazy, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark offer an overview of a teen's brain from a neurological perspective, sharing insights on your teen's emotions and the impact of puberty and hormones. The Clarks give practical advice on resolving conflict with your teen, handling disrespect and helping your teen navigate p ...…
 
Have a kid who’s unmotivated, irresponsible and immature? Parents, it’s possible you’re contributing to this cycle of defeat! The longer a parent holds onto responsibilities that should be gradually transferred to a child… the longer it’ll take for that child to mature. You see, when you hold back real life responsibilities, it just enables imm ...…
 
Hayley Gallagher Katz had set out to have a non-medicated waterbirth with a midwife and doula. So what happens after a month of prodromal labor, 40 hours of induction, the worst headache of her life, and lots of oozing meconium? Check it out. Get the most of this episode by checking out the resources and links listed on the “show-notes” page at ...…
 
Joanna Fortune joins Tom to help with listeners parenting dilemmas including a young child who does not want to do to Montessori.
 
What time do your kids turn into pumpkins, and who makes the rules? (Turns out, it's not always the parents.)
 
Heartbreak is never fun. Christian and Chris talk about an article to help your kid deal with their first heartbreaks. Keep in touch, get in touch! Twitter: @deptofparenting; @chrisquintos; @spicer Facebook: Facebook.com/DepartmentofParenting Email: departmentofparenting [at] gmail [dot] com Web: http://www.departmentofparenting.com Article Lin ...…
 
Kit Cummings is an author, teacher, and peace activist. He spreads his energy-filled message of power, potential and positive change to schools, prisons, churches, and corporations through life-changing keynotes, workshops, and seminars. Kit is the founder and president of Power of Peace Project, Inc. and has spoken to tens of thousands of peop ...…
 
[Heads up–there’s a wee bit of audio issues in the first part of the interview, but hang it there–it gets better!] This month we are going to be rethinking education. For anyone that has followed the podcast for sometime, you will know that I am an advocate for progressive forms of education. Namely child-led learning styles. In today’s episode ...…
 
Here’s a tough question for parents: Would you rather control your teen… or trust him? A mother called me to share her concern about a teenage son who was in rebellion, dishonest and disrespectful. She was confused because she had lovingly raised her son “right” by clearly communicating all of her expectations. I soon found out that what she me ...…
 
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast: 00:52 So You Think You Can Dance: We have a winner, and it's Hannahlei. Power to the tiny, bendy, teen-aged dancers! We congratulate her, and feel sure we'll see many of the top 10 again somewhere. They were all deserving. Mentioned: Our special correspondent's report on Dancing with th ...…
 
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