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How do we raise good kids? How do we make sure they don’t turn into sh*tty adults? For 15 minutes each week, a diverse set of parents, teachers, policy makers, and extraordinary former kids (current adults) grab the mic and offer relevant advice, rants, and reflections on child rearing. This isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s a quasi-manual for how to raise better humans. Join the Good Kids community from your phone at https://flick.group/goodkids

Good Kids: Stay At Home Edition Lemonada Media

    • Parenting
    • 3.7, 357 Ratings

How do we raise good kids? How do we make sure they don’t turn into sh*tty adults? For 15 minutes each week, a diverse set of parents, teachers, policy makers, and extraordinary former kids (current adults) grab the mic and offer relevant advice, rants, and reflections on child rearing. This isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s a quasi-manual for how to raise better humans. Join the Good Kids community from your phone at https://flick.group/goodkids

    How To Practice Mindfulness at Every Age (with Niall Breslin)

    How To Practice Mindfulness at Every Age (with Niall Breslin)

    Practical tips abound in this phenomenal episode for kids and parents alike! Bestselling author, podcaster, and mental health advocate Niall Breslin strips away the woo-woo-ness of mindfulness and teaches us how we can actually use it to improve quality of life for ourselves and our kids, especially in today’s world. Niall draws from practical, scientific, and spiritual methods to explain that we can’t keep going at the pace we’ve been going because we've got “an old brain for a new world and our brain is consistently overwhelmed.” What’s the greatest defense mechanism for that? Mindfulness. 
    You can follow Niall Breslin on Instagram at @bressie and on Twitter at @nbrez.
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    • 23 min
    How To Find Your Happy Place When Things Feel Sad (with JoAnna García Swisher)

    How To Find Your Happy Place When Things Feel Sad (with JoAnna García Swisher)

    JoAnna García Swisher (Sweet Magnolias) is a mother, actor, and founder of The Happy Place, a website dedicated to design and self-care. Her philosophy of “creating and celebrating the spaces, places, and moments that bring the greatest joy” has actually helped her navigate the difficult moments of her life, most recently the loss of her father, with whom she was incredibly close. This profound loss was a primer for the world we’re living in today, as we all learn to cope with feeling utterly out of control, providing as stable an environment as we can for our children, and trying our best to have faith that there will be a new story to write on the other side. 
    You can follow JoAnna García Swisher on Instagram and Twitter and at The Happy Place.
    Check out our sponsors for this week’s episode:
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    • 15 min
    How To Be Honest About Scary Things (with Dani Shapiro)

    How To Be Honest About Scary Things (with Dani Shapiro)

    Dani Shapiro puts deep-rooted family secrets under a microscope in both her New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, and her podcast, Family Secrets. In today’s episode, Dani provides some insight for parents into striking a delicate balance between “the sky is falling” and “we got this.” She also discusses how toxic it can be for families to keep secrets (even those with the best of intentions) and how it’s ultimately better to address tough or painful topics head-on. 
    You can find more from Dani Shapiro on Instagram, Twitter, and danishapiro.com. And be sure to check out her New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, and her podcast, Family Secrets.

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    • 18 min
    How To Learn Life Lessons from Birth, Death, and Voicemails (with Bess Kalb)

    How To Learn Life Lessons from Birth, Death, and Voicemails (with Bess Kalb)

    Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a laugh/cry book based on her close relationship with her late grandmother. Bess talks about recently becoming a mother herself, raising an infant in isolation, and the wisdom she continues to derive from her grandma: “There's a refrain that my grandma said frequently throughout her life. It's, ‘Bessie, when the earth is cracking behind your feet and you feel like the whole world is going to swallow you up, you put one foot in front of the other and keep going forward.’”
    You can follow Bess on Twitter and Instagram.
    Check out her book Nobody Will Tell You This But Me wherever books are sold.

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    In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
    Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett

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    • 16 min
    How To Run a Home School That Works For You (with Dr. Jennie Weiner)

    How To Run a Home School That Works For You (with Dr. Jennie Weiner)

    Dr. Jennie Weiner is both a parent and an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Connecticut, so she has a unique perspective on the plight of parents, particularly mothers, and teachers who have to suddenly educate kids from home. In this eye-opening episode, she looks at what it means to be a “parent-teacher,” a remote educator, and the many roles schools play in our everyday lives, many of which we took for granted until now.
    You can follow Dr. Weiner on Twitter and read her recent article in the New York Times, “I Refuse to Run a Coronavirus Home School.”

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    • 16 min
    How To Balance Screen Time While Kids Are Stuck at Home (with Devorah Heitner)

    How To Balance Screen Time While Kids Are Stuck at Home (with Devorah Heitner)

    Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. and author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, guides us through some of the push-and-pull challenges we’re facing with screen time and technology while kids and parents are stuck at home. “I don't think of media and tech as evil, I just think that most of us do well when our screen experiences and tech time is more balanced.”
    Check out “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” and raisingdigitalnatives.com.
    Follow Devorah on Twitter.

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    Skylight Frame (code: GOODKIDS)
    Best Fiends

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

podcastjac ,

So cute!

Great for parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who cares about raising a new generation of thoughtful, smart and compassionate people.

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Dan Levin

I’m currently listening to the 1st episode and being someone that has seen many family members go through this, I think one of the biggest reasons children choose to not talk about it stems from the fear of possibly getting your parent or uncle, aunt in trouble.. ultimately all these kids love whoever it is despite what they do. They know who they were before. I just wanted to put that into perspective as well because I think it plays a huge factor. I do agree that everyone wants someone to talk to though. It is the most important like you said.

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