71 episodes

We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all-hands-on-deck discussion about what we can do to help children create a better world. Collectively.

Good Kids Lemonada Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.7 • 455 Ratings

We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all-hands-on-deck discussion about what we can do to help children create a better world. Collectively.

    Teen Mom, Good Kid

    Teen Mom, Good Kid

    Nicole Lynn Lewis shocked family and friends when she told them she was pregnant her senior year of high school. “I was this honor roll student who was so involved and I had a very clear sense of what I wanted to do with my life. And then all of a sudden I'm pregnant.” Nevertheless, she made a promise to her mom that she'd go to college no matter what. Hear how Nicole went from eight months pregnant, living day to day in a Motel 6, to a college grad and non-profit leader. Plus, how she’s helping end the stigma around teen parenting with her organization, Generation Hope.

     

    You can follow Nicole Lynn Lewis on Twitter and Instagram @nicolelynnlewis. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Nicole? Check out the links below: 
    Pre-order Nicole’s book, Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families: https://bookshop.org/books/pregnant-girl-a-story-of-teen-motherhood-college-and-creating-a-better-future-for-young-families/9780807056035 
    Learn more about Nicole’s non-profit organization, Generation Hope: https://www.generationhope.org/ 
    Keep up with all of Nicole’s work at her website: http://nicolelynnlewis.com/ 

     

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    • 11 min
    Let's Talk About Racism

    Let's Talk About Racism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, activist, organizer, and artist, talks about how to raise anti-racist children, both in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and long-term, when police brutality and racial injustice have left the news cycle. She provides actionable steps for parents who don’t know where to start, including educating yourself, asking critical questions, and showing up for other communities. Plus, why Tabitha believes there’s no right or wrong time to talk with kids about racism. “If you're wondering when is the right time to talk to your kids about race, I think the first step is to unpack the white privilege that exists in your home and in your family.” 

     

    You can follow Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs on Twitter and Instagram @tabithastb. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Tabitha? Check out the links below: 
    Read Tabitha’s bi-weekly column for Romper, Raising Anti-Racist Kids: https://www.romper.com/raising-anti-racist-kids 
    Keep up with all of Tabitha’s work at her website: http://www.tabithastbernard.com/ 

     

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    • 10 min
    'Just Say No' Doesn't Work

    'Just Say No' Doesn't Work

    Jessica Lahey, writer, teacher, and public speaker, opens up about her lifelong relationship with alcohol: growing up with an alcoholic parent, becoming an alcohol peer counselor in college, and realizing that she, too, had become an alcoholic in her 40s. “It's really hard to admit that something you tried to stay away from your whole entire life has snuck up on you through some deep, dark back door that you didn't even know was there.” Jessica gives practical advice for parents and teachers talking to kids about substance abuse, and reveals why she’s decided to change her messaging around alcohol with her second child.

     

    You can follow Jessica Lahey on Twitter @jesslahey and on Instagram @teacherlahey. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Jessica? Check out the links below: 
    Order Jessica’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence: https://www.jessicalahey.com/the-addiction-inoculation 
    Listen to Jessica’s podcast, The #AmWriting Podcast: https://amwriting.substack.com/ 
    Keep up with all of Jessica’s work at her website: https://www.jessicalahey.com/ 

     

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    • 12 min
    How a Palm Reader Revealed My Family Secret

    How a Palm Reader Revealed My Family Secret

    Nicole J Georges always felt like an outsider in her family. She didn’t look like anyone else. Everyone was taller than her. But at 23 years old, a chance encounter with a palm reader changed her life in an instant. “I had grandparents that were looking for me. I had brothers and sisters I never knew about.” Plus, Nicole’s advice for teens who feel like the black sheep of their own family. “You're going to find your people and your place and it is going to make you even stronger and much cooler.”

     

    You can follow Nicole J Georges on Twitter and Instagram @nicolejgeorges. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Nicole? Check out the links below: 
    Read Nicole’s graphic novel about uncovering her family secret, Calling Dr. Laura: http://nicolejgeorges.com/publications/calling-dr-laura/ 
    Listen to Relative Fiction, Nicole’s podcast collaboration with Oregon Public Broadcasting: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relative-fiction/id1557300926
    Keep up with all of Nicole’s work at her website: http://nicolejgeorges.com/

     

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    • 11 min
    Keeping the Virus (and the Worry) Away

    Keeping the Virus (and the Worry) Away

    Craig Spencer, ER doctor and Ebola survivor, knew COVID was going to be a big deal before most people did. While this gave him and his family plenty of time to stock up on food and supplies, it also meant having to ask tough questions early on about how he’d keep his family safe while battling the virus on the frontline in New York City: “What happens if you get sick, Craig? What do we do? How do we isolate you? What happens if you bring this home?” Hear about Craig’s grueling 12-hour shifts in the emergency room, and his silver lining of the past year.

     

    You can follow Craig Spencer on Twitter @Craig_A_Spencer. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Craig? Check out the links below: 
    Check out Craig’s writing on Medium: https://craig-a-spencer.medium.com/ 
    Watch this animated reenactment of Craig’s days in the ER during New York City’s first COVID surge: https://youtu.be/IdeHSkDCm58
    Learn more about Craig’s work as the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center: https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/people/our-faculty/cs2941  

     

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    • 12 min
    No One Knew About My Eating Disorder

    No One Knew About My Eating Disorder

    Growing up, the conversation around mental health in Anastasia Vlasova’s home was simple: “Get over it. It's all in your head. Relax.” But in 7th grade, family financial hardships, social isolation, and a newfound self-consciousness about her body lead Anastasia down a dark spiral of anxiety, depression, and eventually an eating disorder. Hear how she built up the courage to ask for help, how she’s doing now, and how she’s using her story to speak out against mental health stigma. “If there's one thing you take away from this episode, it's definitely to reach out for help.”

     

    You can follow Anastasia Vlasova on Instagram @thisismybrave and @thisismybraveteens. 

     

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    Interested in learning more about Anastasia? Check out the links below: 
    Learn more about This Is My Brave: https://thisismybrave.org/ 
    Listen to Anastasia’s podcast, The Epic Theory: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-epic-with-a-k-46864829/ 
    Be on the lookout for Anastasia’s upcoming mental health podcast, The Brave Wave: https://principlepictures.com/podcasts/ 

     

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    • 13 min

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455 Ratings

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