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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.

Raising Good Humans Dear Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

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.

    S2 Ep 82: Make Peace with Your Anger Through the Internal Family Systems Model

    S2 Ep 82: Make Peace with Your Anger Through the Internal Family Systems Model

    Do you ever feel ashamed or quick to anger with your kids? Join me in conversation with the incredible Dr. Richard Schwartz, who developed the Internal Family Systems model. This paradigm allows us to separate our Self into parts and examine them with compassion.
    Internal Family Systems Institute: https://ifs-institute.com/
    Dr. Schwartz' book, No Bad Parts: https://www.amazon.com/No-Bad-Parts-Restoring-Wholeness/dp/1683646681
    Watch Pixar's Inside Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOO1DF1xIH0
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    • 41 min
    S2 Ep 81: Mitigating Perfectionism in Your Parenting

    S2 Ep 81: Mitigating Perfectionism in Your Parenting

    With one kid, you're terrified that your child is gonna flunk out of high school because they got a bad grade. The other, you're anxious that they're putting too much pressure on themselves because they're doing homework before you've had your morning coffee. Join me in conversation with Dr. Sasha Heinz, developmental psychologist and mindset coach, as we navigate the perfectionism mindset.
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    • 52 min
    S2 Ep 80: The Only Steps You Need to Solve Any Parenting Challenge

    S2 Ep 80: The Only Steps You Need to Solve Any Parenting Challenge

    So excited to be answering YOUR Instagram questions today! Join me in a quick meditation reset, then we dive into the B.A.L.A.N.C.E. system - The steps you need to solve any parenting challenge, big or small. After explaining the B.A.L.A.N.C.E. system, I answer several of your questions using it as an example so you know exactly how to implement it - you're gonna love this episode!

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    • 38 min
    S2 Ep 79: Our Surrogacy Journey with Derek Blasberg and Nick Brown

    S2 Ep 79: Our Surrogacy Journey with Derek Blasberg and Nick Brown

    Join me in conversation with my phenomenal married friends, fashion journalist Derek Blasberg (@derekblasberg) and Nick Brown (@nickbrown), managing partner at Imaginary Ventures. They share their surrogacy journey, becoming fathers to twins, an emergency in the hospital, and what annoys them about surrogacy - the answer may surprise you!
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    • 41 min
    S2 Ep 78: The Antidote to Toxic Positivity with Whitney Goodman (@sitwithwhit)

    S2 Ep 78: The Antidote to Toxic Positivity with Whitney Goodman (@sitwithwhit)

    Sometimes, it's better to just listen and let your kid vent. Join me in conversation with psychotherapist Whitney Goodman, who you may know from the terrific Instagram page @sitwithwhit. She is the author of Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy. We discuss what toxic positivity is, how to listen and when to give advice, and we trade stories of some times we wish we could have acted differently.

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    • 42 min
    S2 Ep 77: Keeping Your Kid’s Personal Info Safe Online (Partner)

    S2 Ep 77: Keeping Your Kid’s Personal Info Safe Online (Partner)

    Are kids susceptible to identity theft even if they don't have a credit card? Does making purchases online expose them - and you - to data breaches? What IS the dark web, actually?
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    • 20 min

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