206 episodes

Join Pediatrician and mother Dr. Mona Amin as she equips parents with the tools to thrive and feel confident in parenthood. Episodes include interviews with experts in the field of Pediatrics, answering questions directly from parents, and parenting mindset coaching to get YOU the most out of your parenting journey. Follow her on Instagram @pedsdoctalk and subscribe to her YouTube (PedsDocTalk TV) for more!

The PedsDocTalk Podcast Dr. Mona Amin

    • Kids & Family

Join Pediatrician and mother Dr. Mona Amin as she equips parents with the tools to thrive and feel confident in parenthood. Episodes include interviews with experts in the field of Pediatrics, answering questions directly from parents, and parenting mindset coaching to get YOU the most out of your parenting journey. Follow her on Instagram @pedsdoctalk and subscribe to her YouTube (PedsDocTalk TV) for more!

    136: Why arguing with family isn't the worst thing in the world

    136: Why arguing with family isn't the worst thing in the world

    We give disagreements a bad rep, but they actually can be VERY healthy when done correctly. Arguing is often associated with disagreements with yelling and high emotions, but disagreements can provide growth for all those involved. I invited Lynda Cormier-Hanser, a speaker, author, non-profit founder, wife, and mother to discuss:
    Why disagreements are healthyWhat families can learn from disagreementsHow to “argue” in a fair wayWhat SHOULD be the desired outcomes from “arguments”
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    • 27 min
    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: Finding peace when you lack a support system as a mom

    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: Finding peace when you lack a support system as a mom

    Motherhood can oftentimes feel isolating. It can feel more isolating if you don’t have a community (or that village everyone talks about in parenting) to lean on. I welcome Natasha, who is a mother of a 1-year-old and lives in Germany. She lacks that physical support system (friends and relatives) and we discuss:
    Why not having this support system is so hardHow to reframe when we find ourselves comparing our situation to othersReframing guilt when you want help as a mom Thanks to our sponsor: Brainiac Foods. To check out Brainiac Food’s line of products and receive 20% off your order, visit the following link to save 20% off your order:
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    You might also be interested in:
    Episode 122: Finding Joy: Marriage and Parenting with my husband
    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: 10 Tips for navigating motherhood when you don't have that proverbial village
    Blog Post: Navigating motherhood when you don’t have “a village”

    • 36 min
    135: Finding Joy: Why we need to stop saying “I'll be happy when”

    135: Finding Joy: Why we need to stop saying “I'll be happy when”

    On the Finding Joy Series, I I discuss the real-life ups and downs we experience as mothers, parents, and in life, how to be more mindful, and how to change our mindset to cause change. I discuss:
    The difference between happiness and joyHow joy can be self-created and not based on external circumstancesManaging expectations AND still celebrating wins Why we need to stop using the phrase,”I'll be happy when”
    Make sure to listen to the wrap-up as I share principles that can apply to many various parenting scenarios and for this case—overcoming advancing food anxiety

    • 23 min
    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: What is happening in the toddler brain during “the terrible twos” and as a “threenager"

    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: What is happening in the toddler brain during “the terrible twos” and as a “threenager"

    I welcome Hillary, a mom from the PedsDocTalk community to chat about why toddlers are the way they are especially those two-year-olds and three-year olds. We discuss:
    What’s happening developmentally in the toddler brain Why is it important for a parent to understand toddler development in parentingStrategies to use this development for parenting wins 

    • 36 min
    134: How to raise an emotionally aware child

    134: How to raise an emotionally aware child

    It isn’t hard to raise an emotionally aware child, yet so many find barriers to doing so. I welcome Dr. Sarah Aboudara who is a school psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist to talk about raising an emotional aware child. We discuss:
    What it means to raise an emotionally aware childWhy parents struggle with this Steps to creating emotional awareness for our infants and beyond

    • 25 min
    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: “Why am I always complaining as a mom?”

    MONDAY MORNINGS WITH DR. MONA: “Why am I always complaining as a mom?”

    Do you ever feel like you’re constantly complaining as a mom? Do you ever get caught in that cycle of negativity? I talk with Vera about undoing that cycle of negativity and why we may find ourselves complaining so much as mothers.
    We discuss:
    Why motherhood may turn us into complainersStrategies to create more space and boundaries in our lives How to effectively reframe negative situationsHow to break the cycle of negativity that leads us to feel like we’re constantly complaining

    • 41 min

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