47 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

    • Parenting
    • 3.7 • 424 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.

    New Motherhood Is Not for the Faint of Heart

    New Motherhood Is Not for the Faint of Heart

    June Diane Raphael, actress, writer, and co-founder of The Jane Club, opens up about her own struggle with new motherhood. “It was very painful for me because I didn't feel like I had a lot of support.” She tells the story of her first week on the set of Grace and Frankie when, at just 10 weeks postpartum, she wound up with a *very painful* clogged duct in her breast. “I would walk away and back to my trailer and cry because it was so painful.” Plus: how she balances taking care of two small children and an aging parent, all while running The Jane Club, her digital community empowering working moms.  

    You can follow June Diane Raphael on Twitter @MsJuneDiane or on Instagram @junediane. 

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    Interested in learning more about June Diane Raphael? Check out the links below: 
    You can learn more about The Jane Club’s digital membership, The Connected Jane, here: https://www.janeclub.com/. Good Kids listeners can use code INSIDERJANEFF for $10 off their first month. 
    Watch June in Grace and Frankie on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80017537.  
    Listen to June’s podcast, How Did This Get Made?, with husband Paul Scheer and fellow comedian Jason Mantzoukas: https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/. 

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    • 10 min
    You Get To Decide What Kind of Magic You Bring Into the World

    You Get To Decide What Kind of Magic You Bring Into the World

    Nic Stone, best-selling young adult author, says she never saw characters like herself in books growing up. That’s why she’s on a mission to make sure every child feels represented by the books on their bookshelf. Her latest book, Dear Justyce, tells the story of a Black boy who ends up in juvenile detention after confessing to the murder of a police officer. Plus, Nic shares her #1 piece of parenting advice. “I think that the best thing that we can do for our children is to create in them a desire for awareness,” she says. “And I'm not just talking about awareness of the world and how the world functions, but also an awareness of themselves, an awareness of their emotions, an awareness of other human beings and their emotions.” 

    You can follow Nic Stone on Instagram @nicstone or on Twitter @getnicced. 

     

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    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. 

     

    Interested in learning more about Nic and what she does? Check out the links below: 
    Buy Nic’s latest book, Dear Justyce, here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/594995/dear-justyce-by-nic-stone/. 
    Read Nic’s 2018 Huffington Post article ‘To Be Black And #Woke Is To Be In A Rage All The Time:’ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-mike-brown-rage-racism_n_5b6992cee4b0de86f4a52959. 
    Listen to Scott Simon’s recent interview with Nic Stone on NPR’s Weekend Edition: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/26/917185916/nic-stone-discusses-her-new-childrens-novel-dear-justyce. 

     

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    Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 13 min
    The Future Won't Get Better Until We Make It That Way

    The Future Won't Get Better Until We Make It That Way

    Climate activist and founder of Plus 1 Vote, Saad Amer, talks about his leap from nature lover to climate activist at just 14 years old. Frustrated with the lack of meaningful climate action from lawmakers, Saad came up with a simple solution: “Let’s get rid of them.” That’s why Saad is encouraging you (yes, you) and all your friends -- "your smart friends, your woke friends, your highly educated friends," as he says -- to get out there this November and VOTE! “A democracy will only represent the people who are voting,” he says. “And so if young people aren't voting for a series of reasons, then of course the democracy is not going to represent the needs and the values of young people.”

     

    You can follow Saad Amer on Instagram and Twitter @itsSaadAmer and on Facebook @saadamer. 

    Follow Plus 1 Vote on Instagram and Facebook @Plus1Vote or on Twitter @Plus1_Vote. 

     

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    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. 

     

    Interested in learning more about Saad Amer? Check out the links below: 
    Register to vote and learn more about Plus 1 Vote here: https://www.plus1campaign.org/. 
    Watch Saad Amer and Al Gore discuss the climate crisis and the role of voters in solving it: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateRealityActionFund/videos/338065750953633. 
    For more on Saad’s efforts to get out the vote this November, check out this InsideClimate News article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03082020/climate-activism-youth-vote-election-2020 

     

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    • 11 min
    I Gave Birth During the Pandemic (with Rachel Bloom)

    I Gave Birth During the Pandemic (with Rachel Bloom)

    Rachel Bloom, the Golden Globe-winning co-creator/star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, reveals what it was like giving birth during the pandemic at the same moment her friend and music collaborator, Adam Schlesinger, was losing his battle with the virus. With COVID-19 as a humbling denominator, she confronts mortality with the same out-of-body clarity in a way that she hasn’t since that one time she took way too many mushrooms in Amsterdam. “There's nothing more on the nose about as one person enters, one person is leaving,” she reflects. “Ten minutes after he died, I was breastfeeding because she needed food. So there's something very egoless about, like, I can only grieve for so long.”

    You can follow Rachel Bloom on Instagram and Twitter @Racheldoesstuff. 

     

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    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. 

     

    Interested in learning more about Rachel and what she does? Check out the links below: 
    Listen to the full version of “The Miracle of Birth” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHIXduEbLz0. 
    You can stream all 4 seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix now: https://www.netflix.com/title/80116748
    Learn more about Rachel Bloom’s latest project, ‘I’m in Love With the Dancer From My Bat Mitzvah:’ https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/rachel-bloom-eps-in-love-with-the-dancer-from-my-bat-mitzvah.html 

     

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    • 9 min
    Introducing Good Kids Season 2

    Introducing Good Kids Season 2

    We could all use a little more goodness in our lives right now. That’s why Good Kids is back for Season 2, bringing you 10-minute audio delights on how we can all raise better humans, together. This season, we talk to parents, experts, and good kids themselves about everything from climate change and mental health to race and mentoring. Launches Tuesday, September 29th. 

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    • 1 min
    How To Unlock Grit in an Unpredictable World (with Angela Duckworth)

    How To Unlock Grit in an Unpredictable World (with Angela Duckworth)

    If you’ve ever sat through professional development as an educator, you’ve heard of Angela Duckworth. Both her research and personal experience in the classroom suggests that IQ isn’t always helpful in determining successful outcomes for students. Rather, a more important predictor of success is “grit,” a growth mindset, and feeling like you have a purpose that’s bigger than yourself. So how do we unlock grit and resilience in our kids, especially when the world is so uncertain and unpredictable? And what kind of impact will this period in our history have on our kids in the longterm? “Both the very recent events of the last few weeks and the still recent events of the last few months in the pandemic are all exactly what I study...this is historic.” 



    Want to hear more from Angela Duckworth? 
    You can follow her on Twitter at @angeladuckw and @TheCharacterLab
    Read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance to learn why some people succeed and others fail. Sharing new insights from her landmark research, Angela explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Visit angeladuckworth.com/grit-book to learn more.
    Check out Angela Duckworth’s podcast No Stupid Questions at freakonomics.com/nsq




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Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
424 Ratings

424 Ratings

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Fantastic!

Really great podcast- well produced, written, and thought through. Gave me some good tips for the kiddos

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Perfect for Our Times

I love this podcast and the fresh and open perspective it provides! Always look forward to listening. Can’t wait for more!

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Just what I needed

Really heartfelt and well done. Looking forward to more!

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