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As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for.

I'm Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I'm a mom... trying to raise two good humans myself, so I'm in this with you!

In each episode, we'll go deep (but brief) with both experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. My goal is to make your parenting journey less overwhelming and a lot more joyful!

Please join me every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans.

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As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for.

I'm Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I'm a mom... trying to raise two good humans myself, so I'm in this with you!

In each episode, we'll go deep (but brief) with both experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. My goal is to make your parenting journey less overwhelming and a lot more joyful!

Please join me every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Finding the Beauty in Betrayal: Maggie Smith on Rebuilding Life after Divorce

    Finding the Beauty in Betrayal: Maggie Smith on Rebuilding Life after Divorce

    Today author and poet Maggie Smith joins us in a vulnerable conversation about divorce and betrayal, and the journey of re-discovery after. We discuss the challenges and upheavals of divorce and how Maggie used this turbulent period to redefine her life, prioritize her well-being, and model resilience for her children. We also delve into the importance of community, self-compassion, and the ability to find beauty in the most unexpected places. 




    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    • 47 min
    Teens and Drinking: What you Need to Know and How Parents can Influence Behavior

    Teens and Drinking: What you Need to Know and How Parents can Influence Behavior

    In today’s episode, we sit down with Professor Rob Turrisi, a leading expert in behavioral decision-making and substance misuse prevention, to discuss teen drinking. With decades of research, Turrisi shares insights on the developmental factors influencing alcohol use among adolescents and emerging adults, exploring the transition from high school to college, peer environments, and alarming data on blackout drinking and alcohol use disorder. We discuss the impact of positive communication, effective monitoring, and setting clear household rules. We also dive into common misconceptions, such as the belief that allowing teens to drink at home prevents binge drinking in college. 




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    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Beyond ‘Just Try Your Best’: How to Foster Realistic Goals and Healthy Self-Worth in Kids

    Beyond ‘Just Try Your Best’: How to Foster Realistic Goals and Healthy Self-Worth in Kids

    This episode originally aired in December 2022.




    In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child, adolescent, and general psychiatrist and associate professor or psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. We delve into how to help children develop realistic goals and positive self-regard, and why the common parenting phrase “just try your best” could actually be harmful. 




    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    • 36 min
    The Four Tendencies Framework and How We Respond To Expectations with Gretchen Rubin

    The Four Tendencies Framework and How We Respond To Expectations with Gretchen Rubin

    This week bestselling author Gretchen Rubin joins us as she delves into her Four Tendencies personality framework. Discover how understanding your response to expectations can enhance your habits, relationships, and overall well-being. We dive into the four different tendencies, and explore the characteristics of each one. Once you have a sense of your tendency and your child’s, you can more easily strategize how to meet those expectations, and better connect. 




    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    • 59 min
    Beyond the Screen: Redefining Childhood in the Digital Era w/ Jon Haidt

    Beyond the Screen: Redefining Childhood in the Digital Era w/ Jon Haidt

    This week, social psychologist and author Jon Haidt joins us to discuss the challenges and solutions for parenting in a digital age. We explore the impact of technology on child development, discussing how to reclaim the joy and adventure of childhood from the clutches of smartphones and screens. Haidt shares practical advice on fostering resilience, encouraging free play, and building community to help children thrive in today’s tech-saturated world. 




    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

    Follow me on Instagram for more:

    @raisinggoodhumanspodcast 




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    • 57 min
    Humility as a Pathway: Transforming Grievance into Dialogue w/ Frank Bruni

    Humility as a Pathway: Transforming Grievance into Dialogue w/ Frank Bruni

    Frank Bruni joins us in today’s episode to discuss the transformative power of humility in our everyday lives and interactions. We explore the escalation of grievances in society—how complaints that once sparked necessary change have morphed into persistent sources of division. Frank Bruni shares insights on the potential of humility to reshape our conversations, reduce cultural divides, and foster a healthier environment for ourselves and our children. 




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    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

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    Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.

    Produced by Dear Media.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 53 min

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