Raising Good Humans

By Dear Media

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As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for. I'm Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I'm a mom... trying to raise two good humans myself, so I'm in this with you! In each episode, we'll go deep (but brief) with both experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. My goal is to make your parenting journey less overwhelming and a lot more joyful! Please join me every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans.

Episode Date
Helping your baby sleep: crying, napping, pacifiers and sleep training with Dr. Aliza’s seedlingsgroup co-founder, Dr. Bronwyn Charlton; plus the difference between shame and guilt, praise junkies and productive criticism!
49:58

Answers to real parent questions on effective praise, productive criticism and more...and extra time answering infant sleep questions with my seedlings group co-founder Dr. Bronwyn Charlton.

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Oct 18, 2019
From video games to porn: Dr. Aliza talks boys with Raising Cain author Dr. Michael Thompson.
42:51

New York Times best selling author of Raising Cain Dr. Michael Thomas talks about raising boys, and addresses the unique experience of raising emotionally intelligent boys. 

 

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Oct 11, 2019
Escaping the self-esteem trap with Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath
41:40

Dr. Aliza speaks with Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath -author, professor, buddhist psychologist, and Jungian psychoanalyst- about the accidental trappings of trying to build self-esteem through praise, the importance of failure, and helping parents find the balance between support and coddling.  

 

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Oct 04, 2019
Discipline, Boundaries, "Snowplow Parenting", and Over scheduling: A discussion with Mom Molly Sims
22:22

Dr. Aliza talks with Actress, Model and Author Molly Sims about relatable parenting challenges with her 3 kids from tot to school age; plus a talk about discipline. 

Sep 27, 2019
Dr. Aliza answers listener questions about conflicts with friends, preschool grooming battles and toddler tantrums plus a conversation with actress Emily Mortimer
41:53

Emily MORTIMER talks about her own parenting, what she feels great about and what she has messed up; also,  how to help kids manage conflicts with friends and listener Q & A 

Sep 20, 2019
Girl friendships: bullies, best friends and true friends
34:54
A conversation with New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Simmons about helping girls cultivate healthy friendships and spot the unhealthy ones. 
 
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Sep 13, 2019
Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman parenting pet peeves vs science. Also Jill talks about her son experiencing anti semitism in school.
32:14

Comedy writer and actress Jill Kargman tells it as she sees it as we discuss her “Odd Mom Out” parenting pet peeves and determine which ones are backed by science.  Jill also opens up about an upsetting experience with anti semitism.  This episode has adult language and may possibly be offensive to some listeners.

Sep 06, 2019
Feeding episode: Solid foods, picky eaters and dessert
33:42
Registered dietician Jennifer Anderson talks about how to teach infants, toddlers and preschoolers to tune into their own bodies and regulate healthy eating. 
Aug 30, 2019
“I can, therefore I must” - the risks of high achieving stressors and the powerful protection of close relationships
31:20

Professor Suniya Luthar talks about the counterintuitive finding that kids in high achieving environments are at risk of serious disturbances and most importantly, what parents can do to help! 

Aug 23, 2019
Michael Ian Black on sadness, worries and masculinity; and how to talk to kids about terrifying events
36:19

Michael Ian Black shares his children’s books to open up conversations with kids about being sad, being worried and being bored.  Also, raising emotionally vulnerable boys and other useful parenting nuggets. Lastly, in this episode I am deeply disturbed to answer listeners’ questions about developmentally appropriate ways to discuss mass shootings.

Aug 16, 2019
“Mom I want a phone!” with Rachel Simmons
43:12

When it comes to phones and social media, delay delay delay! But they are going to happen at some point, and for some earlier than others. Today we are breaking down how to navigate technology on-boarding with NY times bestselling author Rachel Simmons.

Aug 09, 2019
Economist Emily Oster helps making decisions a little bit easier and how to potty train!
48:58

How does an economist make a decision about breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, going back to work and potty training? Economics Professor Emily Oster tirelessly combs through the data and clears up some longstanding myths. I’m also walking you through potty training! 

Aug 02, 2019
Connect then redirect: using brain science to help us parent with Dr. Dan Siegel
44:59
A conversation with Dr. Dan Siegel explaining some of the helpful strategies in his bestselling books such as Parenting From the Inside Out, Whole Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline.
Jul 26, 2019
We’re all just doing our best: a conversation with Drew Barrymore
44:09

Aliza and Drew have a real and casual conversation about what this podcast means and go over some of Drew’s parenting questions such as intervening when siblings fight, whether or not to force apologies, and what matters most to Drew when it comes to raising her daughters. 

Jul 26, 2019
Raising Good Humans – Trailer
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Tune in every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans!

Jul 15, 2019