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Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping you become the parent you want to be and helping your child develop the skills necessary for life success.

Good Inside with Dr. Becky Dr. Becky Kennedy

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Join clinical psychologist and mom of three Dr. Becky Kennedy on her weekly podcast, as she takes on tough parenting questions and delivers actionable guidance—all in short episodes, because we know time is hard to find as a parent. Her breakthrough approach has enabled thousands of people to get more comfortable in discomfort, make repairs after mistakes, and always see the good inside. You'll gain the tools to embody your authority while developing a stronger parent-child connection, helping you become the parent you want to be and helping your child develop the skills necessary for life success.

    Deeply Feeling Kids Need a Different Approach

    Deeply Feeling Kids Need a Different Approach

    If your child escalates quickly, struggles to calm down, and hates talking about their feelings… there's nothing wrong with them. And there’s nothing wrong with you. Your kid is probably a Deeply Feeling Kid. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents of DFKs and explains why these kids need a different approach—and what that approach looks like. She shares scripts and strategies to help you show up as a sturdy leader, put up boundaries to stop difficult behavior, and bring out the good inside your child. Dr. Becky also reminds parents that seeking additional support for your DFK is a sign of everything that’s *right* in your family: You’re willing to work through the tricky things, together.


    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/


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    • 28 min
    Deep Dive: Navigating Pediatric Heart Disease with Greg and Kara Olsen

    Deep Dive: Navigating Pediatric Heart Disease with Greg and Kara Olsen

    When former NFL tight end Greg Olsen and his wife Kara’s son TJ was born with a congenital heart defect, they had no idea what to expect. Their parenting journey has since been defined by countless hospital visits and numerous surgeries, but it has also been defined by hope and resilience. In this week’s episode, the couple talks with Dr. Becky about how navigating their child’s major medical issue has shaped them as parents, partners, and people. They share how to mentally prepare your child (and yourself) for unknowns, why “small wins'' keep them going, and how they’ve witnessed TJ and their other two children, Tate and Talbot, embody resilience. You can learn more about Greg and Kara’s work supporting other families navigating pediatric heart disease through their Heartest Yard Foundation and newest charitable effort, Receiving Hope, at www.r4r.org


    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    Rent The Runway. Check out Rent The Runway's monthly membership at www.renttherunway.com and get 40% off with code GOODINSIDE.

    FEED is an impact driven lifestyle brand on a mission to end childhood hunger. Every FEED purchase helps provide school meals to kids in need. Head to www.feedprojects.com/drbecky for an exclusive offer on your first purchase.

    • 41 min
    Yes, One-Year-Olds Have Tantrums

    Yes, One-Year-Olds Have Tantrums

    Everyone talks about the “terrible twos,” but we rarely acknowledge the tricky twelve- to twenty-four-month stage. At one year, kids are rapidly developing: They’re exploring the world, figuring out how to express their needs, and testing limits. It’s messy, but here’s the thing: The more prepared you are for this stage, the more grounded you can be in those messy moments. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with three parents about the challenges of raising a one-year-old—from throwing food to throwing a tantrum. She emphasizes that our kids are not trying to irritate us, they’re trying to learn, and shares practical strategies for helping them learn in a safe environment.


    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:

    FEED is an impact driven lifestyle brand on a mission to end childhood hunger. Every FEED purchase helps provide school meals to kids in need. Head to www.feedprojects.com/drbecky for an exclusive offer on your first purchase.

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    • 25 min
    Deep Dive: @SharonSaysSo on Preparing Kids for Social Media and the Internet

    Deep Dive: @SharonSaysSo on Preparing Kids for Social Media and the Internet

    There’s no one right way to approach technology with teens. But there is a framework: Instead of *protecting* your kid from the internet, focus on *preparing* them for it. In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks with Sharon McMahon, the woman known as “America’s government teacher” behind the popular podcast and IG @SharonSaysSo, about teaching her teens to mindfully engage with social media. The two walk through scripts for talking to our kids about technology and strategies for building media literacy skills. Remember: While we can’t control everything our kids see online, we can establish ourselves as a safe person to talk to about what they might find.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (3:20-8:10): Managing screen time with teenagers
    (8:24-15:11): Preparing our kids instead of protecting them
    (15:12-23:44): Having conversations about tricky things
    (23:45-33:13): Teaching kids how to mindfully engage online

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

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    • 43 min
    Let’s Stop Calling Kids “Shy”

    Let’s Stop Calling Kids “Shy”

    When our kids are older, we usually define confidence as trusting yourself and not following the crowd. And yet, when our kids are younger, we often have the exact opposite definition: Why isn’t my kid confident enough to make friends at the playground? Why won’t my child leave my lap at a party? Why do they stay on the sidelines at soccer? In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three callers about reframing shyness as a form of confidence. With practical scripts and strategies, she encourages parents to reflect on what shyness brings up for us, resist the “shy” label, and tell our kids that they’ll know when they’re ready.

    A preview of the good inside this episode:
    (4:10-4:54): Why shyness is a form of confidence
    (10:13-11:26): Let’s stop labeling our kids as "shy"
    (16:49-17:58): Social hesitation makes sense
    (24:30-26:47): Three takeaways

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 28 min
    Deep Dive: @BusyToddler on Resilience and Academic Success

    Deep Dive: @BusyToddler on Resilience and Academic Success

    How do we help our kids learn to love learning? Well, guess what: It has nothing to do with success or achievement ... instead, it has everything to do with tolerating the frustration of the working process. The more we help our kids manage the feelings that come up as they work hard, struggle, and try again, the more they will embrace challenges and bounce back from failures. In this Deep Dive episode, Dr. Becky chats with Susie Allison, the childhood education advocate and mom of three behind @busytoddler, about teaching kids to embrace and even love the learning process. They share as many deep thoughts about child development as practical ideas for engaging your child in fun, enriching play. And most importantly, the two remind all of us that learning is a life-long process: As parents, we need to embrace our own "not knowing yet" stages, too. 
     
    A preview of the good inside this episode: 
    (5:08-8:04): Defining resilience 
    (8:14-14:39): Modeling resilience to our kids 
    (16:28-25:50): Reframing perfectionism 
    (25:52-28:54): Self-regulation and learning 
    (28:58-38:54): Practicing our own growth mindset 
    (39:03-40:27): Three takeaways 

    Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
    Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
    Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

GenteCoetzee ,

Practical, Deep Feeling Advice & Perspectives.

I love everything that’s spoken about on this podcast. I love the practical advice, I love the focus on having empathy for our children and reminding ourselves to see things from their perspective, and I love the focus on playfulness that Dr. Becky brings in. Not gonna lie, I love the challenge. Sometimes she suggests something and I’m like “that just seems like so much effort!! Why can’t they just do what they have to do!”, but I challenge my thinking and try to rise to the occasion- especially with being silly and playful. Something many adults struggle with. Thank you, Dr. Becky!

Zara Lochner ,

Essential parenting resource

Brilliant podcast! Also love your website and Instagram! Thank you Dr Becky - you are incredible and I love that you spend time on the WHY...
I love your scripts, they make it so much easier to apply the “theory”. I hear your voice in my head all day and I’m so grateful for you!

melsie design studio ,

Excellent parenting podcast

These bite-size episodes give practical, real-life advice! I love that I can implement something from every episode into how I parent.

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