Co-founders of Pandemic Parenting, Dr. Lindsay Malloy and Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, are two psychologists, scholars, and moms who share science-based resources and insights to help all who care for children navigate this pandemic, together.
Join us for conversations with experts in the fields of psychology, child development, mental health, and trauma speaking to the pressing parenting questions we all have.
Best of Pandemic Parenting: Looking Back & Moving Forward
In our final episode of the Pandemic Parenting Podcast, Dr. Amanda Zelechoski and Dr. Lindsay Malloy revisit some of the best advice, stories, and research findings our guest experts have shared over the past two years.
While these “best moments” are from conversations centered around the pandemic experience, these insights will be ones we carry with us as we enter new challenges in parenting our children through every stage of their lives.
Announcement - What's Next for Pandemic Parenting
After more than two years of fulfilling our mission to reach parents where they’re at with immediately accessible and relevant science-based resources, it’s time for Pandemic Parenting to close our virtual doors. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski and Dr. Lindsay Malloy reflect on the crisis-responsive, mission-driven work the organization set out to accomplish, where you can continue to find pandemic parenting resources, and what listeners can expect in the months and years ahead.
Positive Psychology: Recognizing Growth from Difficult Experiences
What is positive psychology? How can it help us? And, more specifically, how can we hold both the negative and positive experiences of the pandemic together in the stories we tell ourselves. Dr. Lindsay Malloy joins Dr. Amanda Zelechoski to discuss specific positive psychology coping strategies and the ways they each have experienced growth in themselves and their families since 2020.
Parenting Teens Through a Pandemic with Dr. Crystal Burwell
The teen years involve a lot of physical, social, and cognitive change for our kids. As parents, we might expect challenges as our children grow into their independence, but for parents of teens during the pandemic, these challenges were often exacerbated by so much uncertainty.
In this episode, Dr. Amanda Zelechoski takes a look at some of the latest research findings on teenagers during the pandemic, and talks with Dr. Crystal Burwell, a licensed psychotherapist, and several parents of teens. Together, they discuss: How has parenting teens changed in the last few years? How have parent and teen relationships been impacted by the pandemic? And how can we support our teenagers' mental health and recognize the toll the pandemic years have had on our kids?
Generation COVID Pt.2: Childbirth and Parent Mental Health
Welcome back to our Generation COVID series where we’re exploring the impact of the pandemic on pregnant and postpartum parents.
In this episode, we’re focusing on childbirth and parent mental health. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski interviews Dr. Sharon Dekel and three parents. Together they discuss the pandemic impact on child birthing experiences, the increase in traumatic child births, and the overall mental health challenges new parents have faced in these uncertain times.
Generation COVID Pt.1: Pregnancy, Fertility Treatments, and Infant Development
For those who were pregnant or trying to conceive during the pandemic, all expectations of what their life as new parents would look like shifted. Fertility treatments were paused, doctors appointments were rescheduled, and hospitals were changing protocols on who could and couldn’t be in the maternity ward during labor and delivery. So much was unknown.
This is the first part of a two-part series about pregnant and postpartum parents. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski talks with Dr. Ezra Aydin about the impact of the pandemic on parents, pregnancies, and infant development. We’ll also hear from four parents about their journeys through fertility treatments, pregnancies, and caring for a Generation COVID newborn.
The. Pandemic Parenting Podcast episode June 21, 2022
This was the first episode I listened to. As a maternal-child and public health nurse I wondered what this show would be like. I LOVED it. They integrate current science, offer common sense advice and are full of positivity. The integration of real life experiences from parents is also valuable ad reaffirming. I have already subscribed! I will be sharing this with my graduate students as well!
Must Listen for All Parents
Amanda and Lindsay address real life issues affecting all of us parents. They bring a depth of knowledge, experience, and data that helps to break down sensitive topics. Topics such as postpartum in which they share their own personal stories which can help us dads who may not understand the full ramifications of postpartum.
Thank you both and to your team for putting together such an important podcast!
A must add to the daily podcast rotation!
I cannot love this podcast more! It covers current obstacles we face as parents BY parents who are qualified and experienced psychology professionals. A must add to the daily rotation for relevant topics that lets be honest, keep us all up at night. The conversations are therapeutic and provide insight and tools to apply in being a thoughtful parent in trying times.