10 episodes

The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with well-tested tips from experts, parents and teens. It shows parenting can be tough, but it’s better when we learn from each other, support each other, and realize that we’re not alone.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8, 79 Ratings

The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with well-tested tips from experts, parents and teens. It shows parenting can be tough, but it’s better when we learn from each other, support each other, and realize that we’re not alone.

    The Power of Laughter: How to show your playful side at home

    The Power of Laughter: How to show your playful side at home

    How often do you show your playful side at home? This episode of The Parent Pep Talk is about the power of laughter and joy and how a simple improv game called “Yes And” can help parents reduce stress, improve relationships and better connect with their kids and partners. Plus, our kids panel talks about how they notice when parents are stressed out. And one dad “Takes One for the Team” by sharing how agreeing to jump from some rocks into a river finally broke the ice with his kids. 

    • 21 min
    Giving Back: How to Raise Kind and Charitable Kids

    Giving Back: How to Raise Kind and Charitable Kids

    Empathy is a muscle, and in this episode, we’ll talk about how to exercise that muscle with some easy tips on how to raise kind and charitable kids, even with limited time. In Off the Record, our panel of kids answers a question about how to encourage your kids to give back. And one mom Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about how her philosophy of caring about her community didn’t seem to be sinking in with her son. Plus, a special version of our Safe Kids Tip of the Week.

    • 24 min
    Smartphones: How to Set Limits and Bring Peace to Your Home

    Smartphones: How to Set Limits and Bring Peace to Your Home

    Technology impacts the way our kids think, behave and communicate. In this episode, we start at the beginning. When and how to introduce your kids to a smartphone. How to set limits and bring just a little peace to your home (at least a little). Our kids panel offers advice on how to keep kids off their devices, and one dad Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about his son’s secret Snapchat account. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week will help keep your older kids safer when walking to school.   

    • 28 min
    Dyslexia: Discovering the Gift of a Learning Disability

    Dyslexia: Discovering the Gift of a Learning Disability

    Dyslexia can be considered either a burden or a gift. In this episode, we talk about why that is, how to know if your child has dyslexia, and tips for kids and parents. In “Off the Record,” our panel of kids, who all have dyslexia, answer a question about how to support your dyslexic kids, and one mom “Takes one for the Team” by sharing a story about how she finally learned to connect with her kid. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week is a great way for the whole family to work together to stay

    • 27 min
    Nutrition: How to Help Your Kids Create Healthy Eating Habits for a Lifetime

    Nutrition: How to Help Your Kids Create Healthy Eating Habits for a Lifetime

    In our first speed-round edition, we focus on a variety of nutritional issues, including: What to do if your kid won’t eat vegetables? Is fast food OK? And is organic food worth the expense? In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about what to do if your child doesn’t want to try new foods. And one mom Takes one for the Team by sharing a story about her toddler’s favorite food: water. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week will get your kids excited about nutrition and keep them safe.

    • 25 min
    Free Range Parenting: Finding the Balance Between Freedom and Safety

    Free Range Parenting: Finding the Balance Between Freedom and Safety

    How do parents find the right balance between giving kids freedom and making sure they’re safe? In this episode, parent educator, Lynne Ticknor, discusses the value of giving kids independence and why it’s easier said than done. In Off the Record, our kids panel talks about the pride of earning their parents’ trust, and one dad Takes one for the Team by sharing the exact moment he realized he was being too protective. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week gives your kids freedom and also keeps them safe

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Madeline NOT Madison ,

Awesome!

These podcasts are such a find. Gary has a way of making you feel like you are doing a great job as a parent when you feel like are doing everything wrong and listening to the advice by the experts puts you on the path of being the kind of parent you want to be. I love hearing from the kids too Thanks Gary:)

harmonysma ,

Gary is great!

Gary is an engaging and thoughtful interviewer, and his podcasts are always full of good advice from folks who are in the know.

dmk0914 ,

Good stuff!

I’m A mom of teenage boys .. this podcast made me feel I’m not alone when it comes to parenting ups and downs. I’ve only listened to the first one and I’m already into the second one. Thank you for having this podcast!

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