25 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings

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.

    Parenting is exhausting

    Parenting is exhausting

    If you ever feel like you're just counting down the minutes until your kid's bedtime, join the club. Nothing is wrong with you if you find parenting exhausting ... because it is exhausting! In this week's episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who feel emotionally, physically, and mentally depleted. She reminds each caller that they're not alone, and shares practical strategies to find your footing inside and outside of the moment. From scripts for talking to your kids about your big feelings to ideas on building up your "fun reservoir," you'll learn multiple ways to manage parental fatigue.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:16-4:14): What to do when we are too tired to be the sturdy leader
    (10:41-11:57): Is it okay to talk to our kids about our feelings?
    (18:39-19:26): Why isn't parenting as fun for me as it seems to others?
    (26:41-28:05): Tying it all together with three takeaways
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 29 min
    How to talk about death with your kids

    How to talk about death with your kids

    When our children ask us difficult questions like "What happens when you die?" or "Am I going to die?", we often get stuck about what to do next. Should we talk about it? Should we avoid it? Should we offer a euphemism? We often assume kids are too young to talk about death, but here's something to consider: It's *never* too early to talk about things that are already on your child's mind. In this episode, Dr. Becky explains why we need to be honest with our kids about death, so they feel safe coming to us with all kinds of tricky questions throughout their lives. She shares practical scripts and strategies to guide you through difficult, but direct, conversations on death, dying, and grief. Remember: This is an emotional topic for us adults too, so before pressing play today, take a deep breath. Honor the feelings and sensations that come up for you as you listen to this episode.
    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (5:58-12:42): How Dr. Becky answered her own kid's questions about death
    (12:52-13:30): Are kids ever too young to talk about death
    (19:09-20:27): How to explain grief
    (28:16-29:48): Tying it all together with three takeaways
    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 30 min
    Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song

    Deep Dive: Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn on the magic of song

    Did you know that the tool you may be missing in your parenting toolbox is … singing? Don’t worry, no musical training or ability necessary! Music is one of the most powerful parenting tools for tricky moments. Why? When we sing, we not only help our child's body regulate, but we help ourselves stay grounded, too. Plus when we sing a song to our kids … our kids start to repeat it to themselves. This is how kids learn to self-soothe. Total game changer. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks with actors, singers, and producers Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn about using music to diffuse all kinds of challenging situations—from moments of hesitation to hurtful words. Listen to learn a few tunes anyone can sing and get a sneak preview of Do, Re & Mi, a new musical series on Amazon Prime Video from Bell and Tohn.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (2:55-4:07): What our kids' behavior brings up in us
    (4:08-9:13): Music and emotion regulation
    (9:21-16:40): Separation anxiety
    (16:41-23:05): Do Re & Me inspirations and lessons
    (23:15-26:45): How to respect our kids' boundaries in social settings
    (27:04-28:19): Tying it all together with three takeaways

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 29 min
    Why kids lie and what to do about it

    Why kids lie and what to do about it

    When your child says something like "I just saw a komodo dragon in my room!" or "I drove the bus home from school today!", your first impulse might be to say, "Sweetie, that's not true." But here's the thing: There's always a truth in every lie. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about a new approach to lying - one that involves responding with curiosity so you can find out what's really going on with your child. She explores how to unpack a child's imaginative stories and respond in ways that build connection... without encouraging dishonesty. From engaging in play to modeling recovery from a lie, you'll learn multiple different strategies for getting to the kernel of truth your child is trying to communicate.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:05-4:09) Lying vs imagination
    (10:03-11:29) How to respond to a kid's story
    (15:54-17:40) Connecting with the themes your kid is exploring
    (22:36-24:23) Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 25 min
    Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo

    Deep Dive: Tackling big transitions with Outschool CEO Amir Nathoo

    So many of us are navigating transitions right now: back to school, last days of vacation, or adjusting to commutes again. For Amir Nathoo, CEO of online learning platform Outschool, this regular season of transition is coupled with a few more big life changes: a second baby, the end of paternity leave, and the return to work (from home). In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with Amir about strategies that help us show up for ourselves *and* our kids in these times, such as thinking about "family jobs" and engaging in the expansive world of play. Their conversation explores all of the tricky feelings that come up during transitions, and how wiring our kids for resilience now prepares them to cope with these feelings for years to come.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:01-6:48): Transitioning from parental leave back to work
    (7:09-15:02): Grounding in the jobs within a family and work system while setting boundaries
    (15:03-22:18): The transition for a first child becoming an older sibling
    (22:26-26:18): Why kids understand more nuanced topics earlier than we think
    (26:21-36:00): Using play to teach and express ideas to kids
    (36:01-42:11): The importance of modeling frustration tolerance
    (43:38-45:03): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 46 min
    Body confidence isn't about appearance

    Body confidence isn't about appearance

    Every parent we know wants their kids to feel good about their bodies. But here's the tricky thing about body confidence: It has little to do with feeling good about our appearance, and much more to do with feeling good inside. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents striving to break intergenerational cycles around body image. She not only shares practical strategies for helping your child feel worthy from the inside out, but also explores how to mindfully engage with society's beauty ideals. As she highlights, raising our kids differently doesn't mean protecting them from these ideals, but helping them learn to pause, get curious, and form their own ideas.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (2:51-3:33): How to instill body confidence
    (9:16-10:30): How to respond to our kids' comments about their bodies
    (17:23-18:29): How to validate kids' feelings about their bodies without reinforcing insecurities
    (25:41-27:04): Tying it all together

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Outschool (www.outschool.com/goodinside), an online educational platform that inspires kids to love learning - and a platform that Dr. Becky loves to use with her own kids. Use the code GOODINSIDE20 to get a $20 credit towards Outschool classes.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Themiz24 ,

Easy to listen to, and implement

So grateful for Dr. Becky. Her premise gives grace, and all her words are loving and encouraging.

LillyGThing ,

Finally- parenting gold

I’m so grateful a friend pointed me to Dr.Becky’s podcast. In a week of listening I’ve found more useful, effective strategies than every article and book I’ve read in the past year combined! She is in the trenches and manages to dole out thoughtful perspective while making you feel understood and *optimistic*. I can’t count how many friends I’ve sent the link to. This should be required listening for all new parents. She’s a gem!

mamabrown2 ,

So helpful!

Dr. Becky discusses things that all of us as parents are constantly dealing with and what I love is that she gives examples of how to do everything that she explains. I have taken her workshops and found them extremely helpful for parenting but also for myself! Thank you Dr. Becky, I appreciate all that you do!!!

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