63 episodes

We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all-hands-on-deck discussion about what we can do to help children create a better world. Collectively.

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We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all-hands-on-deck discussion about what we can do to help children create a better world. Collectively.

    Gaslight Daniel Tiger

    Gaslight Daniel Tiger

    Podcast host Jody Avirgan’s daughter has learned a lot from the hit kids’ TV show Daniel Tiger: how to say thank you, how to deal with anger, and even how to use the potty. The show’s songs have been so effective for her that Jody’s started implementing them into his parenting strategy. “I found myself doing what I've come to call the Gaslight Daniel Tiger technique, which is trying to convince my daughter that there are Daniel Tiger songs about very specific things that I want her to do or situations that we've encountered.” The catch is, that means Jody has to come up with his own Daniel Tiger-style songs on the spot. Hear Jody sing about putting away the vacuum cord, taking off your muddy shoes, and more! 

     

    You can follow Jody Avirgan on Twitter and Instagram @jodyavirgan.  

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jody? Check out the links below: 
    Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/daniel/ 
    Listen to Jody’s latest podcast, This Day In Esoteric Political History: https://www.radiotopia.fm/podcasts/thisday 
    Keep up with all of Jody’s work at his website: https://www.jodyavirgan.com/ 

     

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    • 11 min
    The Secret to Healthy Child Development (with Gabor Maté)

    The Secret to Healthy Child Development (with Gabor Maté)

    Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and child development expert, takes a deep dive into healthy child development: what conditions are necessary for it, which of those factors are missing from our society, and what parents can do to compensate for it. To unlock the key to healthy child development, he says we need to look towards our ancestors. “Human beings evolved originally in small-band hunter-gatherer groups… children were parented by multiple nurturing adults… and children were held all the time. They had multiple playmates of different ages to play with. And so they grew up confident in themselves and connected to the group.” Plus, why Gabor believes too much influence from peers and the Internet is a developmental disaster for young kids.

     

    You can follow Dr. Gabor Maté on Twitter and Facebook @DrGaborMate. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Gabor? Check out the links below: 
    Learn more about Gabor’s upcoming book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/news/1160/dr-gabor-mate-finds-global-home-penguin-random-house 
    Check out some of Gabor’s talks on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsRF06lSFA8zV9L8_x9jzIA 
    Keep up with all of Gabor’s work on his website: https://drgabormate.com/ 

     

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    • 11 min
    I Struggle Every Day With Being a Good Mom

    I Struggle Every Day With Being a Good Mom

    Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels shares her number one principle when it comes to parenting: always lead by example. She tries to set a good example for her kids in every aspect of life, not just with fitness and nutrition, but with the hard stuff, too – like owning up to your mistakes or knowing when to say sorry. “I find that if I want my kids to be polite, say please and thank you, look people in the eye when they greet them, I have to do the exact same.” Plus, hear about one of Jillian's "colossal" parenting mistakes, and how she recovered with grace.

     

    You can follow Jillian Michaels on Twitter and Instagram @jillianmichaels. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jillian? Check out the links below: 
    Learn more about Jillian’s fitness, nutrition and mindfulness platform, The Fitness App, at her website: https://www.jillianmichaels.com/ 
    Listen to Jillian’s podcast, Keeping It Real, here: https://www.jillianmichaels.com/podcast 

     

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    • 9 min
    It Didn't Go Away (Part 2)

    It Didn't Go Away (Part 2)

    After a kidney doctor told her to simply “lose weight” to resolve an ongoing, undiagnosed medical issue, comedian and writer Jen Curran decided it was time to get a second opinion. A kidney biopsy, a bone marrow biopsy, and countless phone calls later, Jen finally had her answer. “My brain immediately started going to the videos I'm going to have to make for [my daughter] to watch when she's 16 and 30 and graduates high school. I'm going to have to sit down and write so many letters for her to open on different birthdays. I'm just imagining that I'm not going to live much longer.” Jen talks about what it was like in her first year after diagnosis, raising a newborn baby and going through treatment at the same time.

     

    You can follow Jen Curran on Twitter @jencurran and Instagram @msjencurran. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jen? Check out the links below: 
    Check out Jen’s viral Twitter thread about her mystery diagnosis:   https://twitter.com/jencurran/status/1160961368142405632
    Read Jen’s Glamour article on weight stigma in medicine: https://www.glamour.com/story/my-doctor-prescribed-me-weight-loss-i-actually-had-cancer 

     

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    • 13 min
    Lose Some Weight, and It Will Go Away (Part 1)

    Lose Some Weight, and It Will Go Away (Part 1)

    Comedian Jen Curran tells the story of how her seemingly normal pregnancy turned into a “really scary situation” overnight. After doctors detected abnormally high levels of protein in her urine and her baby started measuring small, Jen was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a not-too-uncommon condition that’s supposed to “magically” go away after birth. But after her daughter Rose was born, and the high levels of protein were still there, it soon became clear that there was something much more serious going on. 

     

    You can follow Jen Curran on Twitter @jencurran and Instagram @msjencurran. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jen? Check out the links below: 
    Check out Jen’s viral Twitter thread about her mystery diagnosis:   https://twitter.com/jencurran/status/1160961368142405632
    Read Jen’s Glamour article on weight stigma in medicine: https://www.glamour.com/story/my-doctor-prescribed-me-weight-loss-i-actually-had-cancer 

     

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    • 13 min
    Meet My Imaginary Friend

    Meet My Imaginary Friend

    Actor Jay Ellis takes us back to his childhood – moving all around the country, going on adventures with his imaginary friend, and dreaming of being an FBI agent/karate master/football champion one day. He tells the story of one of his first interactions with the police, when, after toilet-papering a classmate’s house with best friend Joe, the pair are detained and berated by cops for more than 30 minutes, “as if we had just robbed a store.” Jay says the experience forever changed his relationship with law enforcement. “I didn't get to have those teenage years in the same way that some of my non-Black peers and friends got to have. I was looked at as a man and thought to be dangerous, even though I was a boy.” 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jay? Check out the links below: 
    Listen to Jay’s Lemonada Media podcast The Untold Story: Policing: http://smarturl.it/untoldstory 
    Watch Jay as Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure: https://www.hbo.com/insecure 
    Catch Jay in the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, out this summer: https://www.topgunmovie.com/ 

     

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    • 11 min

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