This podcast is intended to be a place parents (or any adults for that matter) can go to get resources and advice on all things mental health, parenting, and realizing a passion. It was created as a branch of the community project The Kid Factory, aimed at finding solutions for the recent rise in anxiety, depression, and suicide in kids and teens. We want parents to find their best selves, because we know the children they care for will in turn reap the benefits. If you are looking for tools to build the future you deserve, listen thoughtfully. We speak with entrepreneurs, experts, doctors, therapists, scientists, moms and so much more about the components to living a truly fulfilled life. This is no generic "lean in" podcast... here you will get the information you can use to grow, heal, and embrace yourself and others. Come with us on a journey to redifine success!
Psychosomatic Response with Dr. Swathi Krishna
Psychosomatic Response when our bodies show physical symptoms as the result of a mental health cause. Dr. Swathi Krishna is a Pediatric Psychiatrist on staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this episode she shares physical symptoms your child may be exhibiting that may be linked to mental struggles. This is a wealth of information for understanding how kids process and manage stress.
PANDAS with Dr. Eric Fier
PANDAS: Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome - Dr. Eric Fier is a pediatric psychiatrist and he specializes in the link between infections like strep and the sudden onset of disorders such as OCD, and he has for nearly his entire career. This is a syndrome that is often misdiagnosed and even more often misunderstood. Dr. Fier perfectly explains it and gives parents the tools they need to identify and treat it. This may be the most essential episode to share with others this entire season.
Mental Health Tips for Ages 0-3 with Ashley Lingerfelt
Ashely Lingerfelt is a child and perinatal therapist who specializes in working with kids ages 0-6 and new and expecting parents. In this episode she shares so much information about how to best support our child’s mental health during those pivotal first three years. I found her relatable, helpful, and fascinating.
She Sounds Like Me with Rachael & Cyla Hoffman
Rachael & Cyla Hoffman are the cutest mother/daughter duo on the planet and co-hosts of a podcast everyone needs to subscribe to RIGHT NOW, She Sounds Like Me. They cover a variety of topics together and their relatable, lovable personalities will suck you in! They were the perfect fit for an idea I’ve had since the start of The Kid Factory, which is to ask a kid and a mom a few questions to gain insight on each of their perspectives.
Toxic Masculinity with Jared Yates-Sexton
Jared Yates-Sexton is an author, professor, political analyst, and all around brilliant and important human. His book “The Man they Wanted me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making” is the book we all need to read… and you shouldn’t judge it until you read it. This topic is steeped in controversy but I don’t think it should be. Our boys, and our men, need us in a way they aren’t given the tools to explain. I’m so grateful for Jared’s willingness and transparency on this topi
Trailer for Season 4 of The Kid Factory Podcast
New name, who dis? The podcast got a makeover but the message is still the same! Find out what to expect from Season 4 which, dare I say, may be the best season yet!
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Cindy is authentically open, honest, and cares deeply for the health of children and their caretakers. I love this project and as a mother of 2 young kids, I am hanging on to every word. Thank you for your continued generosity with these topics.
A Review for Myself
It’s me, Cindy Robinson, the creator of this podcast. I wanted to be the first to leave a review for myself! Self, it isn’t perfect, but you know that. But I know you’ve poured your heart into and I can’t wait to see how that hard work pays off. Keeping doing what you do, and don’t get clouded by the response. And remember, you can stop whenever you’re ready. I love you. - self