177 episodes

A space where parents can learn how to nurture their own psychological well-being. Neuroscientist, mom of 3 and entrepreneur, Dr. Cindy Hovington shares the science of well-being and nuggets of leaderships skills that help parents manage their stress, cope with emotions and build a strong relationship with themselves and their children. Past guests include Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Marc Brackett, Justin Baldoni, Amy Morin and Dr. Ramani Durvasula and Dr. Kristen Neff.Follow Cindy on Instagram @curious_neuron and email her at  info@curiousneuron.com  (let her know if you leave a rating and review!)Articles, Workbooks, Research and Speaking Engagements and more  at curiousneuron.com

Curious Neuron | Science of Parental Well-Being Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 130 Ratings

A space where parents can learn how to nurture their own psychological well-being. Neuroscientist, mom of 3 and entrepreneur, Dr. Cindy Hovington shares the science of well-being and nuggets of leaderships skills that help parents manage their stress, cope with emotions and build a strong relationship with themselves and their children. Past guests include Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Marc Brackett, Justin Baldoni, Amy Morin and Dr. Ramani Durvasula and Dr. Kristen Neff.Follow Cindy on Instagram @curious_neuron and email her at  info@curiousneuron.com  (let her know if you leave a rating and review!)Articles, Workbooks, Research and Speaking Engagements and more  at curiousneuron.com

    When you feel like a shitty parent for giving your child a consequence...

    When you feel like a shitty parent for giving your child a consequence...

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Cindy discusses the challenges parents face when setting boundaries with their children. She shares a personal experience of setting a strong boundary with one of her kids and feeling conflicted about it. Cindy emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and provides reflection prompts for parents to work through their struggles with boundary-setting. She highlights the empowering nature of boundaries and the positive impact they have on building re...

    • 15 min
    Understanding and Addressing Child Deception with Dr. Victoria Talwar

    Understanding and Addressing Child Deception with Dr. Victoria Talwar

    Send us a Text Message.In this conversation, Cindy Hovington interviews Victoria Talwar about the topic of lying in children. They discuss the development of lying in children, the different types of lies, and the role of parents in teaching honesty. They also touch on the importance of modeling honesty and the impact of lies on trust. The conversation provides guidance for parents on how to handle lies and teach honesty to children of different ages. In this conversation, Victoria Talwar dis...

    • 48 min
    You don't have to re-create a "new you": focus on getting to know yourself instead

    You don't have to re-create a "new you": focus on getting to know yourself instead

    Send us a Text Message.Constantly striving for an idealized version of yourself might not be as beneficial as it seems. Do you ever wonder if the endless pursuit of self-improvement is actually doing more harm than good? Join me, as I challenge the pervasive self-help culture that pressures us into relentless self-improvement. Inspired by an enlightening anecdote from Phil Knight's "Shoe Dog," I'll highlight the value of embracing our inherent traits and accepting our flaws. Discover ho...

    • 18 min
    The Power of Connection and Community for Dads with Chris Rodack

    The Power of Connection and Community for Dads with Chris Rodack

    Send us a Text Message.In this conversation, Chris discusses his personal journey of transformation and how he helps dads improve their lives. He shares his experience of going through phases of discipline and inconsistency, and how he reached a point of dissatisfaction that motivated him to make a change. Chris emphasizes the importance of connection and the power of a supportive community in helping dads overcome their struggles. He also addresses the challenges that arise in relationships ...

    • 37 min
    Have you been feeling disconnected lately? Here are 3 tips to reconnect.

    Have you been feeling disconnected lately? Here are 3 tips to reconnect.

    Send us a Text Message.I just came back from a trip to Italy and there was a moment at a park where I realized something....we need to connect more with ourselves and those we love. I polled our Instagram audience and 50% of parents feel disconnected and of these, 43% feel disconnected from their partners. If you can relate to this, have a listen to this short solo episode. You can also read the blog post I wrote about this and add a comment:https://www.curiousneuron.com/blog/2024/6/8/are-we-...

    • 22 min
    Generational Adversity and its Effects on the Gut Microbiome

    Generational Adversity and its Effects on the Gut Microbiome

    Send us a Text Message.In this conversation, Bridget Callaghan PhD, discusses her research on the gut-brain-microbiome connection and the impact of generational adversity. The study they conducted found that different forms of adversity were associated with unique signatures in the child's microbiome, and some of these microbes were associated with the emotional health of the children. In this conversation, Cindy and Bridget discuss the impact of early environments on children's gut health an...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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Love the podcast! There is so much information out there on parenting, I am grateful to have found this podcast that emphasizes science-backed results and disseminates this information into a way that is understandable

R.M. COUSE ,

An invaluable resource for parents

Curious Neuron; Science Based Parenting Support is a breath of fresh air in the parenting podcast world. The host’s commitment to providing science-based information is both reassuring and enlightening. Each episode offers valuable insights into parent wellbeing, emotional awareness, and child development, making it a must-listen for any parent.

What sets this podcast apart is its compassionate approach. The host and guests emphasize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to parenting, encouraging listeners to find what works best for their unique families. The variety of expert guests adds depth and richness to the content, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on parenting challenges and solutions.

Whether you’re a new parent or experienced, Curious Neuron offers support and knowledge that can help you navigate the complexities of raising children. The focus on emotional awareness and development, combined with a genuine concern for parent wellbeing, makes this podcast an invaluable resource. Highly recommended!

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I greatly appreciate the parenting advice with a scientific approach. There is so much great information in this podcast. I can’t wait for more episodes.

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