23 episodes

Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping you become the parent you want to be and helping your child develop the skills necessary for life success.

Good Inside with Dr. Becky Dr. Becky Kennedy

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping you become the parent you want to be and helping your child develop the skills necessary for life success.

    Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song

    Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song

    Did you know that the tool you may be missing in your parenting toolbox is … singing? Don’t worry, no musical training or ability necessary! Music is one of the most powerful parenting tools for tricky moments. Why? When we sing, we not only help our child's body regulate, but we help ourselves stay grounded, too. Plus when we sing a song to our kids … our kids start to repeat it to themselves. This is how kids learn to self-soothe. Total game changer. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks with actors, singers, and producers Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn about using music to diffuse all kinds of challenging situations—from moments of hesitation to hurtful words. Listen to learn a few tunes anyone can sing and get a sneak preview of Do, Re & Mi, a new musical series on Amazon Prime Video from Bell and Tohn.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (2:55-4:07): What our kids' behavior brings up in us
    (4:08-9:13): Music and emotion regulation
    (9:21-16:40): Separation anxiety
    (16:41-23:05): Do Re & Me inspirations and lessons
    (23:15-26:45): How to respect our kids' boundaries in social settings
    (27:04-28:19): Tying it all together with three takeaways

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 29 min
    Why kids lie and what to do about it

    Why kids lie and what to do about it

    When your child says something like "I just saw a komodo dragon in my room!" or "I drove the bus home from school today!", your first impulse might be to say, "Sweetie, that's not true." But here's the thing: There's always a truth in every lie. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about a new approach to lying - one that involves responding with curiosity so you can find out what's really going on with your child. She explores how to unpack a child's imaginative stories and respond in ways that build connection... without encouraging dishonesty. From engaging in play to modeling recovery from a lie, you'll learn multiple different strategies for getting to the kernel of truth your child is trying to communicate.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:05-4:09) Lying vs imagination
    (10:03-11:29) How to respond to a kid's story
    (15:54-17:40) Connecting with the themes your kid is exploring
    (22:36-24:23) Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 25 min
    Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo

    Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo

    So many of us are navigating transitions right now: back to school, last days of vacation, or adjusting to commutes again. For Amir Nathoo, CEO of online learning platform Outschool, this regular season of transition is coupled with a few more big life changes: a second baby, the end of paternity leave, and the return to work (from home). In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with Amir about strategies that help us show up for ourselves *and* our kids in these times, such as thinking about "family jobs" and engaging in the expansive world of play. Their conversation explores all of the tricky feelings that come up during transitions, and how wiring our kids for resilience now prepares them to cope with these feelings for years to come.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:01-6:48): Transitioning from parental leave back to work
    (7:09-15:02): Grounding in the jobs within a family and work system while setting boundaries
    (15:03-22:18): The transition for a first child becoming an older sibling
    (22:26-26:18): Why kids understand more nuanced topics earlier than we think
    (26:21-36:00): Using play to teach and express ideas to kids
    (36:01-42:11): The importance of modeling frustration tolerance
    (43:38-45:03): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 46 min
    Body confidence isn't about appearance

    Body confidence isn't about appearance

    Every parent we know wants their kids to feel good about their bodies. But here's the tricky thing about body confidence: It has little to do with feeling good about our appearance, and much more to do with feeling good inside. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents striving to break intergenerational cycles around body image. She not only shares practical strategies for helping your child feel worthy from the inside out, but also explores how to mindfully engage with society's beauty ideals. As she highlights, raising our kids differently doesn't mean protecting them from these ideals, but helping them learn to pause, get curious, and form their own ideas.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (2:51-3:33): How to instill body confidence
    (9:16-10:30): How to respond to our kids' comments about their bodies
    (17:23-18:29): How to validate kids' feelings about their bodies without reinforcing insecurities
    (25:41-27:04): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 28 min
    My kid is out-of-control. What can I do?

    My kid is out-of-control. What can I do?

    When your child's actions and words seem totally out of control, it means they *feel* out of control. In these moments, kids need our help differentiating between their behavior and their feelings: They're a good kid having a hard time, not a bad kid doing bad things. In today's episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents about navigating tantrums at their worst. She talks through trusting yourself as your family's sturdy leader (especially when family members don't understand your approach), and walks through multiple strategies to use inside and outside of the moment.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (2:52-4:30): How can I get my kid to stop using bad words?
    (11:17-12:41): How can I get my child to stop screaming?
    (18:56-20:05): How to set boundaries with family during a child's tantrum
    (24:56-26:27): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 28 min
    Deep Dive: How do we survive pandemic parenting with two toddlers and two high-stress jobs?

    Deep Dive: How do we survive pandemic parenting with two toddlers and two high-stress jobs?

    The pandemic is a hard time to be a kid. It's a hard time to be an adult. It's a hard time to be an adult with kids! In today's Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky talks with infectious disease specialist Jessica Malaty Rivera and lawyer Joshua Rivera, who are struggling to break some parenting patterns after 18 months of living, working, and raising two toddlers at home. Their daughter and son are either thick as thieves or enemies, and sibling tiffs often turn into family shouting matches—leaving everyone upset. The three share an open and reflective conversation on parenting in the pandemic, discussing sibling dynamics, practical strategies for change, and the importance of self-compassion.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:

    (3:14-8:31): Raising toddlers at home while working at home during a pandemic
    (8:31-12:10): Managing kids who need different things
    (12:21-17:50): How conflicts begin and act out
    (17:52-22:21): Separating logic when intervening our kids' emotional regulation
    (22:22-25:13): Most generous interpretation of kids' behavior
    (25:32-28:06): The benefits of intervening earlier
    (28:13-30:50): Connecting and feeling seen
    (30:58-34:28): Role play and practicing new skills when emotions are low
    (34:29-37:37): The value of parent/child one on one time
    (38:01-39:11): Having open conversations about the hardships of the pandemic
    (39:54-42:03): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 43 min

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