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Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The New York Times Adolescence columnist and author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Cohost Reena Ninan, a world-class journalist who has covered the White House while packing a breast pump, makes sure to get you the answers you need. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    • Kids & Family
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Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The New York Times Adolescence columnist and author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Cohost Reena Ninan, a world-class journalist who has covered the White House while packing a breast pump, makes sure to get you the answers you need. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    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. 

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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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    • 49 min
    78: My Daughter’s Nude Selfie Got Out. What Do We Do Now?

    78: My Daughter’s Nude Selfie Got Out. What Do We Do Now?

    A parent writes in asking how to pick up the pieces after her daughter shared a nude selfie with a boyfriend who then sent it to other boys at school. Dr. Lisa and Reena talk about how impulsive moments can lead to serious consequences, what can be done to make things right, and the legal implications of sharing nude photos. The episode also addresses what to say to kids about requesting, sending, or unexpectedly receiving nude photos, and the simple--but often overlooked--change to school policy that can make a big difference. 
    Dr. Lisa’s Resources
    The New York Times, 1/2/18; Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos; By Dr. Lisa Damour
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    https://www.drlisadamour.com/
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    77 Encore: I Hate Nagging My Kids. What Else Works?

    77 Encore: I Hate Nagging My Kids. What Else Works?

    Getting kids to do things without hounding them can seem impossible. This week the Ask Lisa Podcast presents an encore episode on nagging. At what age should kids be expected to manage their responsibilities without constant reminders? Dr. Lisa explains how parents can help kids remember to do things on their own. What else works besides nagging? Reena asks for strategies to help parents at home. Lisa introduces us to psychologist Haim Ginott who offers the perfect phrasing for motivating kids. 

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    • 25 min
    76: How and When Do I Tell My Kids Their Grandma is Dying?

    76: How and When Do I Tell My Kids Their Grandma is Dying?

    How do you deal with grief and explain death to your kids? Knowing that you are losing a parent is difficult but how do you also help your kids process what will be coming? Dr. Lisa explains what kids need at different ages when processing grief and answers a parent’s question on how often kids should visit dying grandparents. Reena asks where parents are most likely to miss the mark when dealing with grief. Dr. Lisa explains why honesty is hugely important, and talks with Reena about how to prepare kids for funerals. 

    Dr. Lisa’s Books Recommendations on Grief


    Fall of Freddy the Leaf, By Leo Buscaglia, PhD


    The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, By Judith Viorst 


    What’s Heaven?, By Maria Shriver


    Grief Day By Day,By Jan Warner


    The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss, By Hope Edelman


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    • 32 min

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