42 episodes

Dr. Rahat Sayyad is a Physician, Certified Parenting Coach for teenagers and mom of two.
She believes that parenting is something that should NOT be learnt on the job.
Using her medical expertise, research and personal experience as a parent she wishes to provide some mental peace, to all those struggling parents.
Tune in for expert interviews, practical advice and her personal parenting experience as a doctor mommy on child health and challenging behaviours in kids and teenagers.

Doctor Mommy Speaks Parenting Dr. Rahat Sayyad

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Dr. Rahat Sayyad is a Physician, Certified Parenting Coach for teenagers and mom of two.
She believes that parenting is something that should NOT be learnt on the job.
Using her medical expertise, research and personal experience as a parent she wishes to provide some mental peace, to all those struggling parents.
Tune in for expert interviews, practical advice and her personal parenting experience as a doctor mommy on child health and challenging behaviours in kids and teenagers.

    Old school parenting hacks.

    Old school parenting hacks.

    Do you think our parents read about how to raise kids or researched on understanding our behaviours? Hell no but hey we turned out fine. Part luck i would say but the other part was solid parenting rules that kept us on track.

    Today i share with you some of these amazing rules that have stood the test of time like;

    1- let kids fail

    2- take away privileges

    3- let kids be bored

    4- dont run to their rescue

    And more

    Registrations for My courses for parents of pre-teens and teenagers (batch 2) are open.

    Register using the link below

    https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/

    If you like my work and wish to support this podcast then click below https://ko-fi.com/doctormommyspeaks

    If you have any questions, feedback or comments do drop em on my social media, mail or simply leave a voice message.


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    • 13 min
    Mindfulness techniques for parents

    Mindfulness techniques for parents

    A much requested episode-mindfulness practice.

    Today I speak about:

    What is mindfulness?

    Why do parents need to practice mindfulness?

    Mindfulness Strategies to begin with (for beginners)

    Structured exercises to help you during your moments of overwhelm and exhaustion.

    Reach out to me if you have any questions, feedback or comments on @doctormommyspeaks

    Registrations for My courses for parents of pre-teens and teenagers (batch 2) are open.

    Register using the link below

    https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/

    Also if you like my work then you can support Doctor mommy speaks podcast using the following link.

    https://ko-fi.com/doctormommyspeaks




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    • 18 min
    Interactive play

    Interactive play

    Educational app: OK play has a common sense media rating of 5 stars.
    (non sponsored) I contacted the creators to know more about this app and guess what both developers were parents.
    It isn’t just another app for kids. It’s built by experts like child psychologist dr. Colleen and play designer Travis chen to ignite imagination through child-led, creative play. It’s technology that actually benefits kids by letting them create their own stories (not just watch) and is research based with a goal of engaging kids in a way that helps their parents raise better humans.

    What does good screen time look like?

    How screens can help teach curiosity, kindness, empathy and life lessons.

    How can we use the screen to ignite imagination and activities off screen

    The importance of creativity, play and storytelling in learning and more.


    CREATED BY PHDs & CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS
    Research-based to build curiosity, kindness, empathy & other valuable life lessons.
    IGNITES CREATIVITY & PLAY
    Our interactive stories spark imagination and allow kids to explore new worlds, new experiences, and new feelings.
    - Color & draw
    - Take photos
    - Sing songs
    - And more!
    (FREE!) INTERACTIVE STORIES TAKE KIDS ON EXCITING ADVENTURES
    Our free interactive stories are designed to ignite a child’s imagination and give families the power to create their own adventures. Together, you can:
    - Go on a pirate treasure hunt adventure
    - Save the day in a firefighter rescue
    - Solve a fashion emergency
    - Operate a candy factory
    GUILT-FREE SCREEN TIME
    Activates kids, inspires positive social & emotional growth and is always ad-free & kid-safe.
    Download OK Play for free on iOS and Android
    connect with Dr. Rahat @doctormommyspeaks
    Dr. colleen Russo @kidsmediamom
    Travis chen @travischen

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    • 52 min
    Teen brain

    Teen brain

    Why your teen forgets about his test, or that he's supposed to submit a project by tomorrow.
    Why do they have difficulty in planning, scheduling?
    Why do they exhibit risk-taking behaviour?
    Teen Brain and adult brain
    Tips to fix clashes that happen because your teen's brain in under construction
    Registrations for batch 2 are open.
    https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/the-rulebook-for-raising-tweens-and-teenagers-batch-2
    https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/tools-for-a-safe-digital-online-experience
    Connect with Dr. Rahat at @doctormommyspeaks  or
    E-mail rahat.sayyad@gmail.com 

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    • 18 min
    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    This week we had a special guest back on our show. After a hit episode on raising resilient teens, positive psychology expert Mary kate Schutt is back with mindfulness and why its the key solution to keeping our sanity in this pandemic. Here's what we spoke about. 



    1. How would you explain mindfulness to someone who has never heard of it?    

    2. What are some misconceptions of mindfulness?    

    3. How can mindfulness improve relationships?    

    4. How the teen brain works?

    5. What is emotional intelligence? 

    6. What are some of the ways we can work with our emotions?   

    7. Emotional fatigue and ways in which we can handle our emotions better.   

    8. Why is it important for children and adolescents to practice mindfulness?   

    9. How can you practise mindfulness right now?    

    10. The first 5 years of a child's are ruled by emotions, play, curiosity, and imagination so do these change from childhood to adolescence. 



    Last two days are left to register for my course- "From Instructional to conversational parenting". 

    Enroll now https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers. 

    You can connect with Marykate on her social media below. 

    Website: tinanateachings.com, Instagram & Facebook Group: @tinanateachings, Newsletter: https://go.tinanateachings.com/newsletter Do sign up for her newsletter, she sends some pretty interesting content that can be really helpful for your mental and emotional health 


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    • 48 min
    From "Instructional" to "conversational" parenting.

    From "Instructional" to "conversational" parenting.

    From "Instructional to conversational parenting" for the parent of pre-teens and teens (9 to 18yr olds)

    the course is in the form of a live session spread over 5 days commencing from the 20th of May. here are the modules that I will covering:


    How to talk to teenagers so they listen the first time.


    I will show you how to create the space for open communication so whenever anything goes wrong in your teen's life, then instead of saying "my mom shouldn't know about this" he'd say "I need to talk to my mom about this".


    Teaching Teens/pre-teens to think for themselves.


    How do you prepare your teen for the real world? you won't be there forever to guide him in deciding what's right and wrong. It's not always that teens adhere to our advice let alone ask for it. I will teach you how not to force your opinions on your kids and help them harbour questioning mind. One that satisfies only with reasoning.


    Tools for a safe digital online experience


    Screens have found a way into our homes. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok are the new normal. As a parent, it might give you nightmares. we talk about tackling cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, body image issues. Learn how to comfortably talk about these topics to your teens without it sounding awkward or a sex-ed class.


    Setting boundaries and disciplining your teen without yelling.


    With the help of case studies of other parents, find out the best ways to discipline a teen. yelling, spanking, taking their devices away will work for sure but not for long. it will only encourage them to invent newer ways of not getting caught the next time.


    Raising emotionally stable, independent and happy adults.


    Teens have a lot going on in their minds. Raging hormones, new body changes to adapt to, an urge to experiment, to prove themselves to their peers and parents. All of this makes them unstable. We need to teach them how to process their emotions better. we will talk about research-backed outlets to manage teen feelings like anger, sadness, jealousy, teaching them the true meaning of happiness and more.

    Why join a learning community?

    Live classes with Q n A

    Pre-recorded sessions if you miss any class

    Lifetime access to the course

    Certificate at the end of the course

    Case studies of hundreds of parents

    Tools that will help you in your journey

    Money-back guarantee


    We are running a special early bird offer where you can avail 60% off on the course price if you register now.

    Also, you can attend my free workshop on “secrets to communicating with teenagers” where we talk about the common causes of clashes between teenagers and parents and how to fix them. On the 16th of may 12:00pm IST.

    Join free workshop https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/sessions/3042917c-cd00-471b-b818-50f366339f46

    Enrol for the course https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers

    If you are from out of India then simply send me a dm on @doctormommyspeaks and i will send you an exclusive payment link.

    Ready to be a better parent?

    Sign up today.


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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Anmol.raut ,

Found a different perspective to raising kids

Dr. Rahat’s style hits home. Her outlook towards parenting is something i never thought about. There’s a lot to unlearn in parenting. Her guests are truly experts in their field n i love the amount of information they together try to pack in one episode. Dr. Michel’s episode (from Boston childrens hospital) his episode is my fav. Loved the insights on how our kids are living n breathing in a digital environment. Must listen to this podcast!!!

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