107 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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 428 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.

    104: How Do I Support My LGBTQ+ Daughter?

    104: How Do I Support My LGBTQ+ Daughter?

    A teen confides to her mother that she is gay but doesn’t want her dad to know. Her mother writes the Ask Lisa podcast with several questions: How can parents best support teens who identify as LGBTQ+? Is it right to hold information from the other parent? How should the family handle sleepovers with same-sex peers? Dr. Lisa explains how worried kids can be when they come out to their parents; Reena asks how parents should respond if they wonder if their child is going through a phase. Dr. Lisa addresses how sexual identities sometimes evolve over time, and Reena becomes emotional while processing how isolating it must be for parents who are raising kids in communities that might not be supportive of their child. Dr. Lisa offers guidance and resources. 
    Dr. Lisa’s recommendations
    BOOK: Sex, Teens, and Everything In Between by Shafia Zaloom
    WEBSITE: Scarleteen is a progressive, independent sexuality and relationships education media and support organization and website.
    https://www.scarleteen.com/

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    • 32 min
    103: How Do I Talk My Teen Out of Vaping?

    103: How Do I Talk My Teen Out of Vaping?

    Vaping has become a growing concern for many parents of tweens and teens. What can adults do to steer kids clear of it, and what should we do to help kids who find themselves hooked on nicotine? Dr. Lisa discusses research-based strategies that can keep kids from experimenting with vaping or help them stop once they've started. Reena asks for advice on helping kids deal with peer pressure around vaping.
    Resources:
    This is Quitting online community to help people who are addicted to nicotine
    Lisa's 2.14.18 NYT article: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping

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    • 30 min
    102: Encore: My Son Messed Up. Can I Keep Him from Being Canceled?

    102: Encore: My Son Messed Up. Can I Keep Him from Being Canceled?

    A parent writes in that her teen sent a group text to his classmates that contained racial and homophobic slurs about another kid. He thought he was being funny, but quickly realized that his classmates didn't agree. The boy and his parents understand that there's a price to pay for his actions, but his mom worries that he may be canceled. Dr. Lisa walks us through the long road ahead to try to make things right and the fact that redemption isn't always guaranteed. Reena asks how children can learn from their mistakes if they are being canceled? How can kids move down the road to repair?

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    • 28 min
    101: How Do I Get My Teen Sons to Talk to Me?

    101: How Do I Get My Teen Sons to Talk to Me?

    Is it normal for my teen son to not want to talk to me? That’s the question we tackle this week. Dr. Lisa explains that it can feel like a personal rejection when teens pull away from their parents, but that is rarely the case. So how do parents stay invested and find connection? Lisa and Reena unpack the strategies that work and Lisa draws on research from her new book The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. The conversation turns to how, without meaning to, we socialize boys to be less fluent in their feelings, and why we cannot leave the emotional work to women alone. Before wrapping up, Reena asks when parents should take teens' silence personally and what they should do. 

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    • 33 min
    100: How Can Parents Find Joy and Energy in the New Year?

    100: How Can Parents Find Joy and Energy in the New Year?

    We all want to start the New Year feeling our best, but that's a tall order for the many parents who feel mentally and physically exhausted. In response to a question from a parent asking how she can feel less stressed, anxious, and harried, Dr. Lisa and Reena consider what makes for effective self-care, how to hit the reset button, the science behind maintaining a sense of equilibrium, and why parenting can feel so hard - even when things are going well.

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    • 33 min
    99: Encore: How Do I Keep My Kids Grounded in a Materialistic World?

    99: Encore: How Do I Keep My Kids Grounded in a Materialistic World?

    The holidays can usher in a focus on spending and consumerism. How do we instill healthy values in our kids, make sure that they appreciate what really matters in life, and keep them from becoming preoccupied with wealth or material objects? Dr. Lisa and Reena tackle the critical question of what parents can do to keep kids grounded and Lisa unpacks research on what really works.  

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

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filled with actionable advice

this is a sensitive fantastic podcast with common sense strategies and a wide range advice for ages and both genders!!!! love love love

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Keep listening

Even if you don’t think these topics are you directly related to you, keep listening. There are endless fruits of helpful concepts and information in here.

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Being a parent is hard

I’ve benefited greatly from listening to this podcast. Lisa is sensible and takes on every parenting curveball.

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