90 episodes

Parenting Understood is a podcast aimed at helping parents become more confident and relaxed in their parenting. We explore the current research on different parenting and child development topics and break it down into an easy to understand, relatable content. We know there is an abundance of information out there which can make it feel overwhelming. Maybe trying to determine what’s fact vs opinion makes you want to bury your head in the sand. Let us help you find and understand the evidence based resources you need, to feel more confident in the choices you make as parents. Join us each week to get a breakdown of the current research and let us guide you to becoming a more confident and relaxed parent, able to provide the sensitive and responsive care your child needs.

Parenting Understood Erin O'Connor and Michelle Tangeman

    • Kids & Family

Parenting Understood is a podcast aimed at helping parents become more confident and relaxed in their parenting. We explore the current research on different parenting and child development topics and break it down into an easy to understand, relatable content. We know there is an abundance of information out there which can make it feel overwhelming. Maybe trying to determine what’s fact vs opinion makes you want to bury your head in the sand. Let us help you find and understand the evidence based resources you need, to feel more confident in the choices you make as parents. Join us each week to get a breakdown of the current research and let us guide you to becoming a more confident and relaxed parent, able to provide the sensitive and responsive care your child needs.

    Ep. 73 - From Financial Anxiety to Financial Freedom in Parenting with Nicole Stanley

    Ep. 73 - From Financial Anxiety to Financial Freedom in Parenting with Nicole Stanley

    We are thrilled today to present a unique episode of Parenting Understood! We are speaking with Nicole Stnaley, the founder of Arise Financial Coaching and the creator of the money momentum method. This method has helped hundreds across the globe simplify the way they manage their money to hit their financial goals with ease. 
    After battling crippling financial anxiety in her early twenties, Nicole decided that enough was enough. She enrolled in her first personal finance course which changed the course of her life. She went from 30K in debt to building my family of four's net worth to over a quarter-million dollars at 27. No inheritance or shortcuts. That growth was about much more than numbers in a bank account. It brought joy, confidence, and freedom into her life.

    Nicole speaks with us about her journey as it relates to finances and motherhood. We also discuss strategies with her related to becoming “financially free”.

    Studies mentioned in today’s episode:
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/money-habits-are-set-by-age-7-teach-your-kids-the-value-of-a-dollar-now
    https://www.cnbc.com/select/how-to-take-control-of-your-finances/
     
    You can find more about Nicole by following @arise.financial.coaching or by visiting https://www.arisefinancialcoachingaz.com/
     

    • 32 min
    Ep. 72 - Blended Families, Loneliness, and Motherhood: A Conversation with Abbey Williams

    Ep. 72 - Blended Families, Loneliness, and Motherhood: A Conversation with Abbey Williams

    Today we are thrilled to be joined by Abbey Williams, a licensed clinical social worker and the creator of You, The Mother. Abbey shares with us her experiences as young, single mom co-parenting. She also speaks about her current experiences in a blended family. Lastly, we speak about loneliness and estrangement in parenting.
     
    You can learn more about Abbey Williams and You, The Mother by listening to the Podcast, You the Mother, and by following on social media on TikTok and Instagram @You,The Mother and finally by visiting youthemother.com.

    For more information on Cooper please visit us on instagram @your_cooper and on-line at beta.yourcooper.com . If you are interested in joining a Cooper group please click join Cooper, where you'll fill out a brief onboarding to tell us more about yourself, your family and your parenting needs. Enter code 'ParentingUnderstood' at checkout to receive 20% off your Cooper Membership!'

    • 35 min
    Ep. 71 - Parenting in crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Selcuk Sirin

    Ep. 71 - Parenting in crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Selcuk Sirin

    Dr. Selcuk Sirin is an applied psychologist and a Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University. Selcuk uses empirical research methods to better understand the needs of children and families, and to arm professionals and policy makers with this knowledge so as to better address the needs of the most vulnerable. The goal that unites all of his work is to enhance the lives of marginalized children using development in context as a general framework. He focuses on immigrant children in New York, Muslim youth in the US, refugees in Turkey and Norway, and students at risk in US schools. He has published his work in top journals, such as Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Review of Educational Research, and Pediatrics, in an effort to inform scholars, practitioners, and policy makers about marginalized children. He has also made a concerted effort to get his work to a wider audience both locally and globally, as he believes strongly in “giving scientific knowledge away.” He has served on several policy committees such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Urban Institute, and the Migration Policy Institute. He has also collaborated with UNESCO and Save the Children, in their efforts to improve the lives of refugee children.
    We begin this episode with a discussion with Selcuk as to how he views parenting as in crisis currently. He speaks to how parental isolation and pressures have created a period in which parents face many challenges. We further discuss his research and advocacy work around supporting early parent-child interactions through book reading in his Million Book Project based in turkey. Through providing high-quality books to parents of very young children, this project supports positive parent-child interactions. Through parent-parent connections supported in large part through instagram this project also helps to bring together parents. We also discuss another one of Selcuk’s projects focused on measuring important early school readiness skills in children. We finish this episode with talking about how being a parent has influenced Selcuck’s work. 
     
    For more information on Selcuk and his work please visit the following sites and follow him on instagram @selcuksirin .
     
    https://wp.nyu.edu/sirin/
    http://www.selcuksirin.com/  (in Turkish)

    • 30 min
    Ep. 70 - Motherhood in America with Jessica Grose

    Ep. 70 - Motherhood in America with Jessica Grose

    We are thrilled to be joined in our first episode of the New Year by Jessica Grose. Jessica is an opinion writer at The New York Times who writes a popular newsletter on parenting. Jessica was the founding editor of Lenny, the email newsletter and website. She also writes about women’s health, culture, politics and grizzly bears. She was named one of LinkedIn’s Next Wave top professionals 35 and under in 2016 and a Glamour “Game Changer” in 2020 for her coverage of parenting in the pandemic. She is the author of the novels Soulmates and Sad Desk Salad. She was formerly a senior editor at Slate, and an editor at Jezebel. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York, the Washington Post, Businessweek, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters.
     
    In this episode, we discuss Jessica’s new book Screaming on the Inside: The unsustainability of American motherhood. Jessica highlights some of the enduring themes of motherhood she saw in her research for the book, and the role of those themes in modern motherhood. We also talk about how social media impacts attitudes towards mothering and community development. Lastly, Jessica discusses her own experiences with parenting and career. 
    For more information on Jessica and her recent book, please visit the following sites:
     
    https://jessicagrose.com/
    https://www.amazon.com/Screaming-Inside-Unsustainability-American-Motherhood/dp/006307835X
    https://www.nytimes.com/by/jessica-grose
    For more information on Cooper please visit us on instagram @your_cooper and on-line at beta.yourcooper.com . If you are interested in joining a Cooper group please click join Cooper, where you'll fill out a brief onboarding to tell us more about yourself, your family and your parenting needs. Enter code 'ParentingUnderstood' at checkout to receive 20% off your Cooper Membership!'

    • 28 min
    Ep. 63 [Revisited] - Supporting Mental Health through Meaningful Connections

    Ep. 63 [Revisited] - Supporting Mental Health through Meaningful Connections

    Today we are re-airing our episode with Professor Niobe Way. Dr. Way is a Professor of Developmental Psychology, and the founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity, at New York University. She is also the mother of two children. Professor Way discusses social connectedness, and how parents can support their younger children and teens in building relationships with themselves and others. We delve in depth into how supporting children’s connections, friendship, and relationship is a vital component of supporting their mental health and social-emotional needs. Further, we discuss Dr Way’s research on the specific ways that certain mindsets and cultures impact boys’ and girls’ development.
     
    For more information on Dr. Niobe Way and her lab please visit:
    https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/people/niobe-way
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-crisis-connection/201809/the-crisis-connection-roots-consequences-and-solutions
    https://www.tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=729990
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-crisis-connection/201912/the-cultural-roots-loneliness-and-violence
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-crisis-connection/201809/the-crisis-connection-roots-consequences-and-solutions
    https://www.tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=729990
    For more information on Cooper please visit us on instagram @your_cooper and on-line at beta.yourcooper.com . If you are interested in joining a Cooper group please click join Cooper, where you'll fill out a brief onboarding to tell us more about yourself, your family and your parenting needs. Enter code 'ParentingUnderstood' at checkout to receive 20% off your Cooper Membership!'

    • 48 min
    Ep. 53 [Revisited] - What Parents Can Do About Pediatric Anxiety with Dr. Rebecca Etkin

    Ep. 53 [Revisited] - What Parents Can Do About Pediatric Anxiety with Dr. Rebecca Etkin

    Today we are revisiting the important topic of Pediatric Anxiety. Anxiety in children is an issue we continue to see a rise in attention to and we think this episode gives listeners a good introduction to the subject.
    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Rebecca Etkin about pediatric anxiety and other mood-related problems. Dr. Etkin is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Yale Child Study Center Anxiety & Mood Disorders Program. Dr. Etkin received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. She specializes in conducting research and treatment with children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. In this episode, we discuss when parents should be concerned about their child’s anxiety, why parents should use evidence-based interventions, the history of anxiety treatment in pediatrics, and her work specifically in the SPACE program.
    For more information on the Sleep Game mentioned in today's episode please visit Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDQwDeKgGqg

    • 29 min

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