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: Myriam Sandler of MOTHERCOULD on frustration tolerance and sibling dynamics
We want our kids to know what they want and stand up for their beliefs—and we want them to be flexible and get along with others. In this Deep Dive episode, Myriam Sandler of MOTHERCOULD comes to Dr. Becky for advice on helping her oldest daughter in moments of intense frustration: the ones that lead to shutting down and declaring "It's all ruined now!" or "I'm not doing it anymore!" As Dr. Becky and Myriam look at what's really driving these tough moments, they talk about building resilience, managing feelings about siblinghood, and recognizing ourselves in our kids. As always, Dr. Becky translates deep thoughts into actionable strategies, modeling scripts and how-tos along the way.
What should I say when my kid is afraid?
How do we help our children face what feels scary? In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents looking for ways to help their kids work through fears. She shares why kids develop fears, the significance of how we respond to their fears, and nearly 10 strategies to help them cope—from retelling the story of what happened to naming conflicting feelings (like scared and excited) with "parts language."
How do I handle screen time with my kids?
Screen time for kids is tricky: While we love the guaranteed down time it provides, we don't love the addictive nature, the meltdowns, or the protests... Tune in as Dr. Becky answers your pressing questions about what's really happening during screen time, what strategies you can use to manage it, and why it never feels like enough -for any of us.
Are tantrums normal?
Tantrums are normal. Dr. Becky would even argue they’re healthy. In the moment, of course, tantrums feel awful, exhausting, and inconvenient. In this episode, Dr. Becky answers three parents’ questions about navigating tantrums and teaches strategies to help you feel more equipped and in control.
Why won't my kids listen to anything I say?
When parents talk about listening, we're not really talking about listening. We're talking about compliance. In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents about their struggles with “listening” and offers different strategies for ways to improve cooperation.