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Latest Episodes & Transcripts
Sleep! It’s a topic that’s on pretty much every parent’s mind. We’ve already looked at this from a cultural perspective, where we learned our Western approach to sleep is by no means universal, and that this can result in quite a few of the problems we face in getting our children to sleep. In…Listen to the full episode
Sugar has a bad name these days – much like fat did back in the 1990s. “Research shows” that it’s addictive…that it shrinks your brain…that it’s likely to lead to all kinds of health problems. But will it really? I interviewed Dr. Michael Goran, author of the recent book Sugarproof: The Hidden…Listen to the full episode
I hear from a lot of parents who are worried about their children’s learning. They tell me things like: “I want to encourage my child’s learning and creativity and confidence as a learner without solely focusing on literacy and numeracy.” “We’ve been in lockdown here in Melbourne for a very long time, with…Listen to the full episode
Is your child gifted? Do you wonder if they’re gifted but aren’t quite sure? Do you want to know how to support your gifted child’s learning in a way that doesn’t pressure them or make them resist working with you? If so, this episode will help. I have to say,…Listen to the full episode
We don’t just think with our brains. What?! How can that possibly be true? I struggled to understand it myself for quite a while, until I read the fabulous English philosopher Andy Clark’s description of what happens when someone writes, which essentially involves ideas flowing down the arm and hand, through the pen and ink,…Listen to the full episode
Do you worry that your child isn’t eating enough…or is eating too much? Do you wish they would eat a more balanced diet…but don’t want to be the Vegetable Police? Do you find yourself in constant negotiations over your child’s favorite snacks? You’re not alone! Join me for a conversation with Ellyn Satter MS, MSSW,…Listen to the full episode
When we’re having a hard time interacting with our family members, it’s pretty common for our first reaction to be: “I need this person (or these people!) to change their behavior” – especially when this person (or these people!) are children. After all, we’ve been around for longer and we know what we’re doing and…Listen to the full episode
This episode kicks off a series on the intersection of parenting and food. We begin today with a conversation with Dr. Lindo Bacon, where we bust a LOT of myths about the obesity epidemic that is said to be plaguing people in the United States and other countries that follow a similar diet. The messaging…Listen to the full episode
New parents often worry about attachment to their baby – will I be able to build it? My baby cries a lot – does that mean that we aren’t attached? If I put my baby in daycare, will they get attached to the daycare staff rather than to me? Based on the ideas about attachment…Listen to the full episode