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Craig Knippenberg, expert, and best-selling author, shares strategies for actual (imperfect) parents to build resilient kids and families with good-enough parenting so that you can have less stress and find joy in your kids and family. Discover how your child’s brain works, their social and emotional needs and learn to implement the right parenting techniques that work for you and your family, and finally ditch the parenting guilt and stress. For 35 years, Craig has been supporting parents, kids, and families as a mental health professional and raising his own resilient family. He shares his years of experience with listeners. You’ll learn how to identify a child’s strengths and build confidence and overcome challenges that today’s families experience. Craig’s approach to parenting is clear, concise, and actionable. You’ll learn how to set limits on technology without a fight, how to talk to your child so they listen, how to solve parenting differences with your partner, how to handle teen rebellion and keep your sanity, so that you can build a lasting and meaningful relationship with your child. This podcast is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts offering unique perspectives mixed with the latest research on parenting issues that matter. Hit subscribe and get ready to discover stress-free parenting.

Legit Parenting Craig Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div.

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Craig Knippenberg, expert, and best-selling author, shares strategies for actual (imperfect) parents to build resilient kids and families with good-enough parenting so that you can have less stress and find joy in your kids and family. Discover how your child’s brain works, their social and emotional needs and learn to implement the right parenting techniques that work for you and your family, and finally ditch the parenting guilt and stress. For 35 years, Craig has been supporting parents, kids, and families as a mental health professional and raising his own resilient family. He shares his years of experience with listeners. You’ll learn how to identify a child’s strengths and build confidence and overcome challenges that today’s families experience. Craig’s approach to parenting is clear, concise, and actionable. You’ll learn how to set limits on technology without a fight, how to talk to your child so they listen, how to solve parenting differences with your partner, how to handle teen rebellion and keep your sanity, so that you can build a lasting and meaningful relationship with your child. This podcast is a mix of interviews, special co-hosts offering unique perspectives mixed with the latest research on parenting issues that matter. Hit subscribe and get ready to discover stress-free parenting.

    Parenting Strategies and Hope for Children Impacted by Trauma

    Parenting Strategies and Hope for Children Impacted by Trauma

    When you're at the end of your rope with parenting challenges that seem insurmountable, finding a beacon of hope is crucial. This episode of Legit Parenting welcomes the remarkable Gina He-man, who lights the way for parents grappling with the complexities of raising children impacted by trauma. With a heartfelt blend of personal insight and unwavering support, Gina reflects on her world and the creation of Trauma Drama University, which offers strategies and hope to those facing similar tria...

    • 39 min
    Navigating the Challenges of Parenting Teens in the Age of Experimentation and Cannabis

    Navigating the Challenges of Parenting Teens in the Age of Experimentation and Cannabis

    In a world where the reality-altering temptation of substances beckons, we're peeling back the layers on teen experimentation and its cultural influences. We tackle the hard questions – like how to manage when you discover your teen may be vaping or using marijuana – with a focus on communication and understanding rather than anger. The the return of Steve Carleton, LCSW, CAS guides us through the warning signs of substance abuse and the delicate balance that must be struck within...

    • 1 hr
    Charting the Course Through Parental Burnout

    Charting the Course Through Parental Burnout

    Navigating modern parenting, Dr. Andrea Mata, Ph.D joins our crew, sharing her knowledge from the front lines of clinical child psychology and tips from her new book The No. 2 Parenting Book: Practical Tips for the Pooped Out Parent. Dr. Mata guides us through strategies to ward off the exhaustion that tip the balance of parental sanity. We reflect on the idea that reaching for "just good enough" is worth more than gold in parenting, and how instilling independence and setting co...

    • 58 min
    Fourth Season: Parenting in the News. Reflections on Responsibility and Resilience in Parenting

    Fourth Season: Parenting in the News. Reflections on Responsibility and Resilience in Parenting

    As your ever-curious host Craig Knippenberg, begins season 4 with stories, news and discussions that matter to you as a modern parent. We're going to unpack the potential game-changer that is New York's proposed legislation on safeguarding our kids' digital playground, and why your role in this is more critical than ever. In the wake of a mother's landmark conviction tied to her son's actions, we find ourselves in a deep reflection on the enormous responsibility resting on ou...

    • 40 min
    Unraveling the Impact of Parental Substance Use on Family Dynamics with Steve Carleton LCSW, CAS | Founder @ Growth Effect

    Unraveling the Impact of Parental Substance Use on Family Dynamics with Steve Carleton LCSW, CAS | Founder @ Growth Effect

    Navigating the choppy waters of parental substance use, we're joined by Steve Carleton LCSW, CAS | Founder @ Growth Effect. Steve is a seasoned addiction specialist, who helps us unpack the effects this has on the family dynamic. As we shed light on the stark realities and societal judgements surrounding substance abuse – with an especially magnified lens on motherhood – our discussion is a catalyst for changing perceptions and fostering support. This heart-to-heart is a treasure trove of ins...

    • 52 min
    Raising Resilient Kids: Wisdom on Nurturing Strength and Overcoming Adversity with Dr. Robert Brooks

    Raising Resilient Kids: Wisdom on Nurturing Strength and Overcoming Adversity with Dr. Robert Brooks

    Discover the foundations of strength in our children as Dr. Robert Brooks, a distinguished psychologist and author, joins us to share his invaluable wisdom on resilience. This episode is an enlightening journey into the key elements that contribute to raising individuals who can navigate life's adversities with grace. Dr. Brooks offers a lens through which we can understand the delicate balance of genetics, environment, and the pivotal role of supportive adults in cultivating resilience in yo...

    • 49 min

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Philippe Ernewein ,

Masterful storytelling grounded in expert knowledge & experience

Like listening to a friend giving you sage advice & you are left wondering, how did he know I needed to hear that.
Craig is that rare & unique combination of storyteller & expert in his field as a clinician & counselor. I’ve read Craig’s book, Wired & Connected - this podcast is a wonderful partner to that work, an extension, and ultimately, a conversation that will stay with you.

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