uh-PARENT-ly with Anne Johnsos and Tracy Heuvelman Weiner on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago. Former WGN Radio producers, Anne and Tracy are now absolutely average parents and created this parenting podcast to share information with other parents looking for information about raising children, family issues, education, and more.
Emotional lives of teenagers: Why mental health isn’t what we think it is
In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an urgent advisory regarding the youth mental health crisis in America. The pandemic took an already strained system and pushed it to the brink. Dr. Lisa Damour, bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure, has a new book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents. She joins uh-PARENT-ly hosts […]
What you don’t know until it’s too late: How to prepare your family for unexpected tragedy
Anne and Tracy have always centered their podcast episodes around topics in the news, at the soccer field, or in their mom groups. This particular episode, however, is highly personal and painful for both of them. Last month Tracy’s brother-in-law died unexpectedly, leaving behind his wife and three young kids. He and Tracy’s sister actually […]
College tuition and merit aid explained
As families of high school seniors navigate things like college visits or the “Common App” this fall, it could be helpful to revisit an episode from Season Six. uh-PARENT-ly co-hosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos talked to Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist for the New York Times, about his book, The Price You Pay for […]
The cost of childcare: How to fix a system on the brink
Whether from headlines or tweets or conversations with friends, the message lately has been clear: Inflation is on the rise. But the price of gas and groceries is nothing compared to the cost of childcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index, since 1990 childcare costs have risen 214 percent while the average family income has […]
A hard reality: Lessons in threat detection and prevention to keep your kids and families safe
According to a recent poll conducted by John Zogby Strategies, 56 percent of adults say concern for their public safety has influenced their decision not to go out. Reports of carjackings and random shootings bombard the news. Just outside of Chicago, two days before Christmas, a mall shooting left four people injured and thousands of shoppers stranded […]
The Pursuit of Happiness: How ‘Positive Psychology’ can be a game changer in your family
Human beings are prone to negativity bias. Scientists have discovered that for every negative emotional experience you have, you need at least three positive ones to offset it. A three to one ratio. Feels like a big hole to dig out of, right? Positive Psychology researchers have conducted more than 200 studies with more than […]
Anne & Tracy, hosts of the uh-PARENT-ly podcast, highlight all aspects of family, parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Anne and Tracy, hosts of the uh-PARENT-ly podcast, highlight all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Helpful info and fun to listen to
uh=Parent-ly is a fantastic podcast! The topic selection is wonderful, because they cover so many issues that parents wrestle with but in my experience rarely talk about outside our own homes. The expert opinions from guests are invaluable, and often give me just enough information on something I wouldn’t have time to read a 400 page book about. Episodes are just the right length and manage to be fun and light even when addressing serious issues. Hosts Tracy and Anne are lucky to have formed such a wonderful friendship, but we the listeners are the lucky beneficiaries of their willingness to delve into tough topics while also keeping a sense of humor and laughing at their own blunders along the way. They may describe themselves as average parents, but their curiosity and dedication to always learning more is admirable and shines through in the podcast.