In The Child Repair Guide, pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts directly to parents in one trusted source--to give parents the best tools possible to raise happy, healthy, confident kids.
How To Get Kids To Sleep On Time—At Any Age!
People seem to think that sleep problems are only for babies. The moment you bring your newborn home, people start asking "How much sleep are you getting?"—and the question is more annoying than the lack of sleep!
No one asks you that once you have a toddler or your kid's in school—and yet kids at these ages are often just as difficult to get to bed when they're supposed to.
Enter: My 6 tips for getting kids to bed on time.
This is an episode I've been asked to record for years, and I'm glad to be getting it out to you now—because we all need the sleep!
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A few items mentioned in this episode (purchasing through these links helps support The Child Repair Guide):
The Philadelphia Chickens album The Original Tot Clock My somewhat famous & well-loved Cloud Story
Your COVID Vaccine PB&J Questions Answered!
As part of the huge response to the last episode (thank you!) in which I broke down the new CDC guidelines on how vaccinated and unvaccinated people can mix, I received dozens of emails and Instgram messages from people asking questions about how the PB&J Method applies to their family's particular situation.
Many of those questions had common themes—and I bet those themes are questions you might have, as well.
In this episode, I present the latest data to answer those questions & help you navigate this new world where some people (adults!) are vaccinated and others (kids!) are not.
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What happens when parents are vaccinated and kids are not?
Now that the COVID vaccine rollout is well under way around the world—and the light at the end of the tunnel is within grasp!—we're still left with one wrinkle:
How to handle gathering with family & friends when some people have gotten the vaccine and some haven't?
This is especially important for families, as kids aren't likely to be able to get the vaccine until this fall or even this winter.
I break down the CDC's guidelines, PLUS give you a super-simple way you can figure out what's safest for every possible situation: The Peanut Butter & Jelly Method.
Hear me out on this—it'll make total sense!
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Listener Favorite - The One Mistake Every Parent Makes (Including Me!)
I can't believe it, but The Child Repair Guide is celebrating a HUGE milestone!
And to celebrate, I've dug deep into the archives to share a topic that I know impacts almost every family. I've said before that my job as a pediatrician & host of this podcast is to not just make all the parenting missteps myself, but to research the solutions & share what I find with you.
Well, this one is a prime example!
If this episode strikes a chord with you, take a screenshot of your podcast player as you listen, post it to your Instagram story & tag me @zendocsteve!
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Do Schools Spread COVID? Here's What We Currently Know
With many areas approaching the dates and metrics they've set for reopening school—or back at school already—the question of schools' role in COVID spread has weighed heavily on many parents' minds.
Well, it turns out that 50% of kids in the U.S. have been at school in-person, in one form or another, since the fall—and the data is in.
I take a look at what we currently know, trying to tackle what has become an emotional topic for many, and shed some light on what we know works—and exactly what doesn't.
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How Parents Can Better Manage Stress & Recover from Trauma - with Dr. Elizabeth Stanley
It goes without saying that the ability to manage stress and recover from trauma would certainly come in handy these days.
For parents, these skills of mental resilience are important even in “normal times,” as our kids learn how to handle challenges and stress by watching what we do in front of them. And yet the very act of being a parent—dealing with tantrums, poor sleep, questions about behavior and big decisions to make—is stressful in and of itself.
How can parents learn to manage stress in a healthy way that’s also good for their kids?
My guest in this episode has an answer. Elizabeth Stanley, PhD is Associate Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University, a military veteran, author, and the creator of Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training.
And in her most recent book, Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma, Dr. Stanley outlines a powerful approach to help you cope with stress, become less driven by compulsions and emotions, recover from trauma, and enhance your resilience so you can live a truly whole life once more. This is so useful for all of us as parents—especially right now—and arming our kids with these skills would be like giving them superpowers.
You can learn more about Dr. Stanley & her Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training—and see if you can take it for free—by visiting www.drstevesilvestro.com/130
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Eye opening. Puts things in perspective. Easy to take privileges for granted. Thanks.
Has always been helpful.
Highly recommended, love the info and the delivery!!!