Nurture vs Nurture is a new podcast brought to you by the producers of Armchair Expert. Dr. Wendy Mogel, social-clinical psychologist and author, specializes in the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability and exuberance in children and she is our fearless leader in this new endeavor. Each week, Dr. Wendy sits down with a different set of parents for a therapy session. She brings her forty years of experience working with families to these intimate and wonderfully voyeuristic conversations. This podcast allows the listener to go on another family's journey and to receive practical advice along the way. Wendy proves that, perhaps counterintuitively, there is nothing more universal than our specificity. In each episode, Wendy also introduces us to a foreign word that is untranslatable into English in order to enhance our minds and vocabularies on parenthood, family and communication with those we love the most.
Family #11: Ava & Quincy
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my child hate us if our family escapes to China, Egypt, Myanmar, Guatemala and the Marvel Universe? She also teaches us new words: zugunruhe & resfeber.
Family #10: Anne
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my son hate me if we’re happy together? She also teaches us new words: kinehora & irusu.
Family #9: Mike & Kim
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my child hate me if I love death metal? She also teaches us a new word: akihi
Family #8: Tina
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my child hate me if I voted for Joe Biden? Will my child hate me because I ruined Christmas? She also teaches us a new word: sturmfrei
Family #7: Sherri & Max
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my children hate me if I love my wife? Will they hate us for our crazy life? She also teaches us new words: gilgil & hiraeth
Family #6: Diane & Mike
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will my children hate me if I don’t give them equal time? She also teaches us a new word: uitwaaien
I look forward to a new episode every week. No matter what the dynamic of the featured family, I always get at least one information nugget I can use with my own family.
Not even a parent and I find value
Pretty straight forward, it’s a great show even if you are not raising little minions of yourself! I enjoy listening to real life things! Thanks!!
Adopted children are not family pets
I was enjoying these episodes until I got to episode 6 and heard a transracially adopted child compared to a puppy several times, several times.