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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

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.

    How to Encourage Independent Play With Lizzie Assa

    How to Encourage Independent Play With Lizzie Assa

    Independent play isn’t just for our kids. It’s for us, too. Let’s be real: We all need a break from 24/7 caregiving to show up as the parents we want to be. But how do you actually help kids feel comfortable and confident playing alone—not to mention reduce your own guilt about not joining in? Lizzie Assa, the play expert behind the Workspace for Children, joins Dr. Becky on the podcast this week to discuss all things independent play. The two reframe what independent play means and explain why it looks different for every kid. Then, they model simple, actionable strategies to turn “quiet time” into a reality in your home (yes, really). You’ll end the episode with tons of creative ideas for building your child’s independence and a deeper understanding of your own relationship to imagination, too.

    For more, visit The Workspace for Children and use the discount code PLAY for 20% off of the Quiet Time and Independent Play Course here: https://www.workspaceforchildren.com

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    Outschool’s online learning platform has over 150,000 live interactive classes—it’s the perfect way to keep your kids engaged in learning and fun all summer. And because there are classes every single day of the week, from morning to night, you can schedule your kid's classes to work around your schedule. Go to www.outschool.com/goodinside and use the code DRBECKY to get a $20 credit towards your first class.

    • 42 min
    If I Don’t Punish My Kid, How Will They Learn?

    If I Don’t Punish My Kid, How Will They Learn?

    Time-out. Dinner without dessert. No screen time. If you’re like most parents, you’ve reached your wit’s end and threatened your kid with one (or all!) of these consequences. Then the next day… they’re back to throwing blocks. How many times do you have to yell, “If you throw that block one more time, no ______!” What if we told you there was a better way? In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky explores the problem with consequences and how you can parent much more effectively without them. Don’t worry: This doesn’t mean letting your kid “get away” with challenging or dangerous behavior. It means embodying your authority, connecting to your child, and teaching them the life-long skills they need to manage big feelings. If you love the Good Inside approach *and* struggle with the idea of no consequences, one thing is true: This episode is for you.

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    Outschool’s online learning platform has over 150,000 live interactive classes—it’s the perfect way to keep your kids engaged in learning and fun all summer. And because there are classes every single day of the week, from morning to night, you can schedule your kid's classes to work around your schedule. Go to www.outschool.com/goodinside and use the code DRBECKY to get a $20 credit towards your first class.

    • 30 min
    Mom Rage With Anna Mathur

    Mom Rage With Anna Mathur

    Mom rage is real. Have you ever let out a primal scream in your kitchen? Felt the urge to drop everything and sprint out the front door? Dr. Becky and fellow psychotherapist Anna Mathur are right there with you. And they’re fired up to tell a new story about what this anger means: Mom rage is a sign of unmet needs. In this week’s episode, the two share a raw, real conversation on parental rage—exploring how shame, self-blame, and societal expectations of selfless parenting run many of us, especially mothers, into the ground. They share thoughtful reframes on what it means to be a “good parent,” along with practical strategies on how to check-in with your needs before you burn out. Remember: When you show up for yourself, you’re showing up for your family, too.

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    Outschool’s online learning platform has over 150,000 live interactive classes—it’s the perfect way to keep your kids engaged in learning and fun all summer. And because there are classes every single day of the week, from morning to night, you can schedule your kid's classes to work around your schedule. Go to www.outschool.com/goodinside and use the code DRBECKY to get a $20 credit towards your first class.

    • 41 min
    Rethinking Bossy

    Rethinking Bossy

    Raise your hand if you have a child who likes to take charge. Now keep your hand raised if you’ve ever snapped “Stop being so bossy!” Hand still up? Well, Dr. Becky’s is too. And here’s the thing: You’re not a bad parent. And your kid’s not a bad kid. You have a good kid who has a hard time with flexibility. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky discusses how to help your assertive child build the skills they need without shutting down their strong sense of self. She offers a new framework for “bossiness” and, as always, pairs her big ideas with practical parenting strategies you can use in your home right away. Two things are true: You can love that your child knows what they want *and* teach them how to make space for what others want, too.

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    ByHeart, is the first new infant formula brand in over 15 years to completely re-think, re-write, and reimagine what’s possible. They took a five-year deep dive. Working with leading scientists and pediatricians to create a formula that gives your baby BOTH clinically proven benefits (like easy digestion, less spit up, softer poops) AND the cleanest ingredients. ByHeart is the first US infant formula to be Clean Label Project certified, so no corn syrup, maltodextrin, palm oil, or soy. Learn more at www.byheart.com and join their waitlist for new customers—opening soon! When you’re able to order, use code GOODINSIDE15 for 15% off your first purchase or subscription plan order.

    • 28 min
    Addressing the Child Care Crisis With Gloria Riviera

    Addressing the Child Care Crisis With Gloria Riviera

    America’s child care system is broken. Parents are struggling to find care and centers are struggling to provide care, which means our kids are struggling, too. How did we get into this mess… and how do we fix it? In today’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with Gloria Riviera—a journalist, mom of three, and podcast host of “No One Is Coming to Save Us”—about why caring for our kids is a systemic issue. With personal stories, data, and practical calls-to-action, their conversation will not only help you feel less alone in your struggles as a caregiver, but also give you tools for change. Remember: We’re in this together.

    For more, listen to Gloria’s podcast, “No One Is Coming to Save Us” here: https://lemonadamedia.com/show/noictsu/

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    ByHeart, is the first new infant formula brand in over 15 years to completely re-think, re-write, and reimagine what’s possible. They took a five-year deep dive. Working with leading scientists and pediatricians to create a formula that gives your baby BOTH clinically proven benefits (like easy digestion, less spit up, softer poops) AND the cleanest ingredients. ByHeart is the first US infant formula to be Clean Label Project certified, so no corn syrup, maltodextrin, palm oil, or soy. Learn more at www.byheart.com and join their waitlist for new customers—opening soon! When you’re able to order, use code GOODINSIDE15 for 15% off your first purchase or subscription plan order.

    • 39 min
    Missing Life Before Kids

    Missing Life Before Kids

    If you ever miss your life before parenthood, you’re not alone. And you’re not a bad parent. We gain so much when we have children and, at the same time, there’s also a lot of loss. Friendships change. Spontaneous plans are replaced by a million logistics. Just trying to drink your coffee while it’s hot becomes a challenge! This week, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who feel out of touch with things they loved about their pre-child selves and lives. She deshames their experiences and shares practical strategies rooted in a core Good Inside principle: Seeing the person under the parenting. From befriending guilt to exploring what lights you up inside, this episode will empower you to show up as the parent you want to be—by tapping into the person you want to be.

    Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside
    Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter
    Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books.


    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsor:

    ByHeart, is the first new infant formula brand in over 15 years to completely re-think, re-write, and reimagine what’s possible. They took a five-year deep dive. Working with leading scientists and pediatricians to create a formula that gives your baby BOTH clinically proven benefits (like easy digestion, less spit up, softer poops) AND the cleanest ingredients. ByHeart is the first US infant formula to be Clean Label Project certified, so no corn syrup, maltodextrin, palm oil, or soy. Learn more at www.byheart.com and join their waitlist for new customers—opening soon! When you’re able to order, use code GOODINSIDE15 for 15% off your first purchase or subscription plan order.

    • 29 min

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