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The How to Talk to Kids about Anything Parenting Podcast, hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman (Child & Teen Development Specialist, parenting coach, author, speaker and mom of 2), provides hands-on tips, powerful scripts, inspiring stories and specific steps to make even the toughest conversations easier. Featuring revealing interviews with the top experts in their fields, How To Talk to Kids about Anything gives parents and educators the tools and take-aways they've been looking for but have yet to find. From bullying and the gift of failure to death, divorce, money, sex, anger, anxiety and more, listeners will discover what to do, what to say and how to say it in a non-judgmental, honest, accessible format. Consider Dr. Robyn’s How to Talk to Kid about Anything podcast, your one-stop-parenting-shop delivering exactly what you need, when you need it, from someone you trust.

How To Talk To Kids About Anything Dr. Robyn Silverman

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 200 Ratings

The How to Talk to Kids about Anything Parenting Podcast, hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman (Child & Teen Development Specialist, parenting coach, author, speaker and mom of 2), provides hands-on tips, powerful scripts, inspiring stories and specific steps to make even the toughest conversations easier. Featuring revealing interviews with the top experts in their fields, How To Talk to Kids about Anything gives parents and educators the tools and take-aways they've been looking for but have yet to find. From bullying and the gift of failure to death, divorce, money, sex, anger, anxiety and more, listeners will discover what to do, what to say and how to say it in a non-judgmental, honest, accessible format. Consider Dr. Robyn’s How to Talk to Kid about Anything podcast, your one-stop-parenting-shop delivering exactly what you need, when you need it, from someone you trust.

    How to Talk to Kids about Useful Social Skills for Life with Catherine Newman

    How to Talk to Kids about Useful Social Skills for Life with Catherine Newman

    Catherine Newman: Middle School is a time of incredible growth—kids change a great deal while learning and practicing vital social skills that they will use throughout their lives—how to get along with others, talk about tough topics, compromise, still to your values, be an ally, show up as a good friend and so much more. How do we help open up these topics to kids so that they know what to say when they find themselves in sticky situations? For that, we turn to Catherine Newman.

    How to Talk to Kids about the Power of Different with Dr. Gail Saltz – ReRelease

    How to Talk to Kids about the Power of Different with Dr. Gail Saltz – ReRelease

    Special Guest: Dr. Gail Saltz



    Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and successful. As parents, we learn from many books, experts, our own parents that there is a formula for this—they get enough sleep, we feed them right, we send them to school, give them love and boundaries, make sure they do their homework, we put them in the right sports, get them involved with enrichment activities—the brain and body develops and our child will be successful. Of course, in practice, this is often not such a clear-cut picture.



    No child is the same as another. No brain is the same as another. And sometimes, when children don’t seem to be following the preconceived pattern that we expected, that we learned about, maybe that we hoped for, we might wonder how our child, who is different from the norm could become happy and successful. It turns out, as some have already discovered, that there is a power in being different and as parents, we can help cultivate, inspire and build upon that difference and that’s where the magic can happen. What magic you might wonder? What is the power of different? That’s why we are privileged to have our amazing guest, Dr. Gail Saltz, for today’s podcast episode.

    • 43 min
    How to Talk to Kids about Self Esteem, Gender Identity & Being Yourself with Jeffrey Marsh

    How to Talk to Kids about Self Esteem, Gender Identity & Being Yourself with Jeffrey Marsh

    Jeffrey Marsh: This podcast will focus on the collision between self-esteem and gender identity- especially for children who don’t have the support they need to truly embrace who they are. For kids who identity as LGBTQ, they don’t need a “perfect” parent who knows exactly what to say, but rather, one who will ask the questions, stay curious, and above-all-else, be a supportive advocate for their child. Dr. Robyn Silverman interviews nonbinary author, activist and social media star, Jeffrey Marsh.

    • 57 min
    How to Talk to Kids about Emotions, Boundaries, Transitions & Conflict with Alyssa Blask Campbell

    How to Talk to Kids about Emotions, Boundaries, Transitions & Conflict with Alyssa Blask Campbell

    Special guest: Alyssa Blask CampbellThis podcast will focus on how to help little kids navigate big emotions in specific common situations. Alyssa Blask Campbell of Seed and Sew will help us understand what to do and say to help our kids (and ourselves) through those frustrating situations so we don’t get derailed and get to the other side!

    • 52 min
    How to Forego Impossible Parenting Standards & Tap into Our Own Wisdom with Meghan Leahy ReRelease

    How to Forego Impossible Parenting Standards & Tap into Our Own Wisdom with Meghan Leahy ReRelease

    Meghan Leahy - Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our overparenting culture–and at the same time, yearned for solutions to ease the struggles of everyday family life? Perhaps you have been caught at the grocery store with a tantruming 2-year-old, made organic salmon for your 4-year-old only to have it thrown across the room or attempted to reason with your 5-year-old about why you should stay at the party so you could have some “adult-time” after they were more than an hour past done, done? We hear about the endless “shoulds” of modern parenting– and yet real life just needs real solutions. Today, we are going to discuss how we can parent outside of the lines with guest, Meghan Leahy.

    Meghan Leahy is the On Parenting columnist for The Washington Post, and a certified parenting coach. She is the author of PARENTING OUTSIDE THE LINES and is the mother of three daughters. She practices Zen Buddhism, holds a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education and a master’s degree in school counseling. She has appeared on NPR, ABC and in numerous other publications. Leahy lives with her family outside Washington DC.

    • 1 hr
    How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Act Like Jerks with Melinda Wenner Moyer

    How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Act Like Jerks with Melinda Wenner Moyer

    Special guest: Melinda Wenner Moyer This podcast will focus on how to raise kids who don’t act like jerks—who aren’t racist, sexist, rude bullies and instead show up in this world as empathetic, kind good people. Melinda Wenner Moyer, who writes for Scientific American and The New York Times, offers her insights from assessing thousands of research studies on kids on this latest episode of How to Talk to Kids about Anything.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

AaaKSss ,

Much-needed, Informative Support in the Form of Audio

Dr. Robyn provides evidence-informed support in child development through her well-prepared interviews. This podcast is perfect for adults who are looking for expert advice but are too busy to read through a book. Another benefit is that listeners receive multiple perspectives through her carefully-selected interviewees. Dr. Robyn builds rapport with her guests to create conversation, but her questions are also constructed so that you don’t feel like you’re listening to two radio-show podcasters ramble. Highly recommend for parents, educators, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with children.

Dr. Jen Pratt ,

Absolutely wonderful!

Dr. Robyn’s podcast tackles tough topics head on! She is knowledgeable and real. Excellent resource for families and educators. As a pediatrician, I highly recommend!

Kim_Van_Art ,

Wonderful resource!

Very helpful podcast filled with information for parents & educators. Really enjoy her interview style and appreciate the level of research she does on each guest.

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