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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

    • Education for Kids
    • 4.8, 130 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 Being Brave with Margie Warrell – ReLaunch

    How to Talk to Kids About Being Brave with Margie Warrell – ReLaunch

    Special Guest: Margie Warrell



    This podcast provides:



    Tips: Specific tips on what to do to help our children take healthy risks and lead a brave life.



    Scripts: What to say (and how to show and model) to our kids about getting out of their comfort zone as well as what kinds of risks are worth taking.

    How to add bravery into everyday experiences

    • 44 min
    How to Help Parents Understand & Support their LGBTQ Kids with Kristin Russo

    How to Help Parents Understand & Support their LGBTQ Kids with Kristin Russo

    Kristin Russo - When a child or teen comes out to their parents as gay, parents are often left with many unanswered questions fueled by fear, lack of knowledge or concerns about the wellbeing of their child. The conversations that need to take place are not as much about you answering questions for your child but about your child answering questions for you. Your child has likely been navigating the coming-out process for quite some time, now, you will be faced with decisions about how you will react to the information. How will you share this information with others? How can you best support your child? What if you fear for their safety? What’s the deal with pronouns? You might also grapple with how your child’s sexuality fits in with your faith, your previous hopes and dreams for them and your relationship. Well, it doesn’t make sense to stick our heads in the sand. It’s time to learn the answers for everyday questions and concerns when you are a parent, aunt/uncle, teacher, grandparents of loved one of a kid who is gay. For guidance on this topic we have Kristin Russo on the show today.



    Kristin Russo is a writer, speaker, educator and consultant with a focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) issues. She is also co-host & producer of Buffering the Vampire Slayer alongside musician Jenny Owen Youngs, which was named one of the top 30 podcasts of the decade by Paste Magazine. She has a great book with co-author Dan Owens called This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. You can find her at kristinnoeline.com

    • 51 min
    How to Talk to Kids about being Mentally Strong with Amy Morin, LCSW – ReRelease

    How to Talk to Kids about being Mentally Strong with Amy Morin, LCSW – ReRelease

    Special Guest: Amy Morin, LCSW



    Ever wonder: What is the secret of success? Is it intelligence? Talent? Luck? Perhaps a bit. But more and more the research is telling us that the X-factor—the reason why some people fail and other succeed comes down to grit or what is sometimes referred to as mental toughness or mental strength. What is mental strength? How can we develop it? And How can parents, teachers and coaches help kids to develop mental strength? These are just some of the questions we are going to get answers to on today’s podcast with Amy Morin.

    • 44 min
    How to Talk to Kids about StepFamilies and Blended Families with Ron L. Deal, MMFT

    How to Talk to Kids about StepFamilies and Blended Families with Ron L. Deal, MMFT

    Ron L. Deal, MMFT - Every person in a family wants to feel loved and wants to be able to show love to others who they care about and appreciate. And while that concept may be simple- the execution can be surprisingly complicated as not everyone gives and receives love in the same way. Some may desire reassuring physical touch while another person enjoys compliments, encouragement and other words of affirmation. Still others may feel most loved when they receive gifts or their family members do acts of service for them—cooking, cleaning, picking up the dry cleaning, or fixing something that might help the other person. Some prefer quality time. Perhaps you recognize your love language in all of these—and the love languages of others in your family. Things get convoluted-- and well-intentioned people miss the mark when they, for instance, value acts of service but their partner or children show love through quality time or words of affirmation. Not to mention, this can be hard enough in a family that hasn’t gone through the life altering changes like divorce, remarriage or death of a parent—but what about the blended family who has to navigate step parents, step siblings, step grandparents with all of their nuances, needs, rules, emotions, concerns and ways that all of these different people want to feel valued and important? Blended families must deal with the pain of the past, the complexities of new relationships and the unique challenges that come with creating one family. As parents and stepparents, how can we have these important conversations about fear, loss, inclusion, empathy and connection—tying the binds between the biological family members and the new family members? How do we find love, strengthen it and keep it in a step family? For these answers, I have the honor of having a wonderful conversation with our guest today, Ron L. Deal.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to Raise Joyful Kids In a Stressful World with Katie Hurley – ReRelease

    How to Raise Joyful Kids In a Stressful World with Katie Hurley – ReRelease

    Special Guest: Katie Hurley



    This podcast provides:



    Tips: Katie talks about watching for stress-signs, encouraging play, dealing with differences between parents and children, using empathic listening, using stress words and problem-solving, stop and label, self care, body mapping, deep breathing.



    Scripts: Instead of problem solving, use some empathic listening and reflect back what your child is saying. Examples are given. Also how to talk to kids about pitching in when parents are stressed out (and ask for help when they are!).



    Barriers to success: Differences between how parents and children cope with stress (coming from different worlds).

    • 52 min
    How to Talk to Boys about Puberty, Sex, Porn and Body Image with Dr. Cara Natterson

    How to Talk to Boys about Puberty, Sex, Porn and Body Image with Dr. Cara Natterson

    Dr. Cara Natterson - This podcast will focus on how to decode boys and talk to boys about puberty, sex, porn, nudes and body image. It’s vital that we talk to boys about these tough topics as it’s part of keeping them healthy and safe—and that’s a big part of our job as parents. Dr. Robyn Silverman interviews Dr. Cara Natterson about how to talk to boys about this sensitive subject matter. Boys deserve to have the right information that helps them learn about positive relationships and sex and, at the same time, helps to protect them from becoming vulnerable to societal messages about body image, pornography and violence.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Keren AG ,

Fantasy resource!

Dr. Robin tackles the subject so well. She interviews wonderful professionals. Listening and implementing the ideas from this podcast have improved my parenting

jessrhodesbiz ,

My go to podcast for parenting tips

I immersed myself in parenting tips when my kids were babies and toddlers. Now that they’re school age, I feel totally unqualified! all the tips I’ve learned for parenting babies and toddlers aren’t applicable to the challenges I have parenting school age kids. This podcast has so many topics that I want to learn about!

CdP12345 ,

Practical and Compassionate

Dr Robyn Silverman interviews her guests to give her listeners such practical advice. As a mother- I love to hear how- how do I do this. And she is also at the same time compassionate. You really feel that Dr Robyn is with us and understands the real issues parents face today. This is the parenting podcast you need!

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