85 episodes

Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Co-host and journalist Reena Ninan, a former White House and foreign correspondent, gets the answers parents need. In each episode, Dr. Lisa and Reena blend expert knowledge with their experience and struggles as parents themselves to tackle real-life questions sent in by listeners.

Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting Dr. Lisa Damour/Good Trouble Productions

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 371 Ratings

Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Co-host and journalist Reena Ninan, a former White House and foreign correspondent, gets the answers parents need. In each episode, Dr. Lisa and Reena blend expert knowledge with their experience and struggles as parents themselves to tackle real-life questions sent in by listeners.

    The Danger Zone on Insta

    The Danger Zone on Insta

    Join Dr. Lisa and Reena live with your parenting questions this Weds, June 22nd, 1pm EST on the @asklisapodcast Instagram live handle. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @AskLisaPodcast, @Lisa.Damour, @ReenaNinan

    Check out Dr. Lisa’s website for more resources. 
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    • 1 min
    Summer Instagram Lives!

    Summer Instagram Lives!

    Dr. Lisa and Reena have an update. Join them live with your parenting questions this Weds, June 8th, 1pm EST on the @asklisapodcast Instagram live handle. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @AskLisaPodcast, @Lisa.Damour, @ReenaNinan

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    • 2 min
    82: How Should Kids Spend Summer 2022?

    82: How Should Kids Spend Summer 2022?

    Dr. Lisa runs down the five things she believes parents should focus on in summer 2022. The pandemic narrowed kids' opportunities for growth, but there's now a lot adults can do to help children and teenagers catch up. Dr. Lisa and Reena discuss advice that might seem counterintuitive - such as the importance of encouraging kids to take some risks.

    Dr. Lisa’s Summer Resources


    50 Risks to Take With Your Kids: A Guide to Building Resilience and Independence in the First 10 Years by Daisy Turnbull


    The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden


    The Daring Book for Girls Hardcover by Andrea J Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz 


    ChopChop: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family by Sally Sampson and Carl Tremblay 


    The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference by Barbara A. Lewis


    The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber 


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    • 32 min
    81: Why Is Our Kid Being So Mean to Us?

    81: Why Is Our Kid Being So Mean to Us?

    How should you respond when your kids are mean to you? What’s age-appropriate behavior and what should not be tolerated? Dr. Lisa and Reena unpack why kids lash out and what’s behind the outbursts. How do you know when hormones are the cause or when it’s something else? Dr. Lisa has advice on how to create a safe space for kids at home that allows them to work through their frustrations but also teaches them what’s acceptable in the real world. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @AskLisaPodcast, @Lisa.Damour, @ReenaNinan

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    • 32 min
    80: Should I Push My Child Out of the Nest?

    80: Should I Push My Child Out of the Nest?

    How much should we shield our kids from risk? And how much should we go out of our way to make their lives more comfortable? Dr. Lisa explains the importance of fostering independence and encouraging our children to take safe risks. Reena asks if we should try to make our kids' lives easier when we can, especially given all that they have gone through in the pandemic. Dr. Lisa and Reena discuss how much distress we should allow our kids to tolerate and when we should offer support. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @AskLisaPodcast, @Lisa.Damour, @ReenaNinan

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    • 32 min
    79: What Do Parents Need to Know about Suicide?

    79: What Do Parents Need to Know about Suicide?

    What causes a child or teenager to become suicidal? What steps can be taken to prevent suicide? Dr. Jonathan B. Singer co-author of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention joins the Ask Lisa podcast to answer questions from parents. Dr. Lisa and Reena ask about warning signs, whether peers can promote suicidal thoughts, when to be concerned about possible suicidality, and what to do.
    Additional resources: 

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    The Jed Foundation

    Crisis Text Line

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
371 Ratings

371 Ratings

Stamina Cosmetics ,

Thank you! Excellent advice !

Truly grateful 🥹

TheOtherLisa ,

My favorite podcast!

Dr Lisa makes me a better, wiser, more prepared parent, plain and simple.

LPSParent ,

Love - mostly. (4.5)

Podcast resonates... so informative and thought provoking.

This feels so nitpicky, but Reena's repeated use of "WOW, I've never thought of that!" (or some minor variation) in EVERY episode has become grating. Reena is great other than that, but with a podcast, the audio cringes matter.

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