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Simple Families offers solutions for living well with children. In this show, we focus on child behavior, positive parenting, family wellness, and decreasing the mental load. As a Mama with a doctorate in Child Development, Denaye’s perspectives are grounded in research, but more importantly real life.

Simple Families with Denaye Barahona Ph.D‪.‬ Cloud10 and iHeartPodcasts

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

Simple Families offers solutions for living well with children. In this show, we focus on child behavior, positive parenting, family wellness, and decreasing the mental load. As a Mama with a doctorate in Child Development, Denaye’s perspectives are grounded in research, but more importantly real life.

    Introducing: American Girl Fan Club

    Introducing: American Girl Fan Club

    I would love to introduce you to a new podcast called "American Girl Fan Club" the newest show to be released on the American Girl Podcast Network. 

    This podcast is hosted by two superfans, who interview experts, creators, authors, designers and more-- to give YOU and your family the inside scoop behind your favorite characters and stories at American Girl… and sneak peeks on some exciting things to come. 

    I hope your family will listen and subscribe!

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    • 1 min
    Child Anxiety, Part II: Parenting Styles ft. Niro Feliciano

    Child Anxiety, Part II: Parenting Styles ft. Niro Feliciano

    Child anxiety rates are on the rise, therefore, it's a topic that feels familiar to many parents. Last week I discussed child anxiety with expert Dr. Eli Lebowitz. In today's episode, I'm joined by fellow mom and mental health professional Niro Feliciano. We are answering questions submitted by listeners on the interaction of parenting styles and child anxiety.
    Links from this Episode

    Child Anxiety, Part I ft. Dr. Eli Lebowitz

    Niro’s Website

    This Book Won’t Make You Happy: Eight Keys to Finding True Contentment

    All Things Life with Niro Podcast

    Simple Families Podcast Episode 298 - Accommodating


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 306 - Contentment


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    • 58 min
    Child Anxiety, Part I ft. Dr. Eli Lebowitz

    Child Anxiety, Part I ft. Dr. Eli Lebowitz

    Child anxiety is a topic on the mind of millions across the world. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Eli Lebowitz about his innovative Space Treatment method, which he outlines in his new book Breaking Free of Child Anxiety & OCD. This method of treating anxiety in children is unique in that it works solely with the child's parents, and is shown to be as effective as working with the child.
    Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these problems.
    Links for this Episode

    Eli Lebowitz: Space Treatment

    Book: Breaking Free of Child Anxiety & OCD


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spacetreatments


    Simple Families Podcast Episode 298: Accommodating



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    • 54 min
    Traveling Different ft. Dawn Barclay

    Traveling Different ft. Dawn Barclay

    Many of us are hitting the road or taking to the sky this summer for travel. If you've traveled with kids, you know that it's not easy. And if you are traveling with anxious or inflexible children, it can feel even more daunting. This is a two-part episode. First, I'm joined by award-winning Dawn Barclay, who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry. Dawn is the author of the brand new book, Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse.
    Following my chat with Dawn, I'm hosting a Q&A section with my own travel tips for families--something I'm passionate about.
    Links for this Episode

    Dawn Barclay: Traveling Different

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/travelingdifferent


    Instagram: www.instagram.com/traveling_different


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    • 54 min
    Social Media ft. Lena Derhally

    Social Media ft. Lena Derhally

    Social media gives us all an opportunity to create a false narrative of our lives. And too often, that narrative is of a life we wish we had or what we want to be. The result is a distorted sense of reality. For many of us, social media came into our lives and quickly became a slippery slope. Lena Derhally encourages us to take a step back and consider how we can be more intentional in the way social media plays a role in our lives.
    Lena is a licensed psychotherapist and expert in narcissism in the Washington, DC area. She's the author of the book The Facebook Narcissist.
    Links for this Episode

    Lena Derhally


    The Facebook Narcissist (Lena's newest book)

    Simple Families Podcast Episode 309: Mental Chatter



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    • 56 min
    Introducing: Let's Change Beauty with Jess Weiner

    Introducing: Let's Change Beauty with Jess Weiner

    I would love to introduce you to "Let's Change Beauty" - a podcast powered by the Dove Self-Esteem Project. Let’s Change Beauty features intimate conversations with esteemed experts and celebrated guests from the worlds of beauty, gaming, sports, technology and entertainment.
    What if we could work together to create a world where we define beauty on our own terms? This is the world that cultural expert and host of Let's Change Beauty, Jess Weiner, invites you to help make a reality. I hope you listen and subscribe!

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Guy113013 ,

My favorite

Love this show, it’s an absolute favorite.

Midwestmom12345 ,

Great Listen

I really enjoy this podcast and the guests she invites to her show. Whether it’s minimalism, child anxiety, screen time, I always enjoy her take on the subject.

abby lmft ,

Best parenting podcast

I’ve been listening to Denaye for years and she’s the best. I respect her expertise and also her willingness to grow and learn. She’s so helpful to me in my my parenting journey!

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