Thrive Like A Parent

By Dr. Brooke Weinstein

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This podcast is different from all the other parenting podcasts you've seen. Dr. B gets real and open about the true struggles of parenthood. It'll be messy, entertaining, educational and real! No quick band aid fixes but an authentic journey to THRIVING in parenthood. Think of Dr. B as a personal trainer for your brain. Cause this sh*t is REAL. She specializes in neuroscience based sensory and emotional regulation. But the good news is you don’t have to be a neuro science geek to learn all the brilliant tips and tricks to make your life so much easier in parenthood * New episode every Friday. Support this podcast:

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The Fear of Slowing Down and Why It's Key To Enjoying Your Life

EP:40 In today's world it has become incredibly hard for humans to slow down.

People are now glorifying hustling and bustling and we seem to be in a constant race against time in juggling numerous responsibilities, roles and keeping up with the daily demands of life.

These days, the busier you are, the more relevant you become and more jobs mean more food on the table.

But what happens when we start contemplating the idea of hitting the brakes and taking things a little slower?

Well, that's when this fear creeps in.

Why? Because slowing down in our society could mean insufficiency, failure, or stagnation.

For most of us, slowing down means less income, missed promotions, and less money for our family's needs.

Deciding to slow down means something important has to be given up.
And we don't want that because our brains thrive on structure, stability, and control.
Because of this fear,  we keep going, we normalize multi-tasking, and we keep on pushing ourselves harder to our limits until we get exhausted, irritable, burnt out, and dysregulated!

But what if I told you that there's another side of that fear that could unlock the door to a happy, confident, satisfied, and joyful living? -- where it's ok to chew slower and walk slower;  where it's safe to ride the waves, smell the flowers, and feel settled; where it's guiltless to comfortably lie down on the couch, enjoy, and REST!

So in this week's Thrive Like A Parent podcast episode, let's talk about one of society's most intriguing topics --

The Fear of Slowing Down and Why it's the Key to Enjoying Your Life.

Join me as we start to learn about creating new patterns to slow down your brains and live the life that you truly want for you and your family at a pace that's

good for you and that works for you!

Yes! You can do that!

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Jun 02, 2023
Feeling Like You Are Roommates with Your Partner

EP:39 For this week's episode, join me as I talk about one of the things that usually happens at homes that no one really talks about--
It's the feeling of being like roommates with your partner.

This situation is so inevitable in every relationship as time goes by. It easily happens;  it's somehow bound to happen; and it's absolutely normal.
However, it's like a  super taboo issue that nobody can comfortably bring up without the fear of being shamed or judged!

Why??  Because we all want to put our best faces in everything, especially with what's happening inside the four corners of our homes! We always want to project that we are so in control at home, especially in front of others. Right??

What usually causes the drift?? Overfamiliarity, too much comfortability, overwhelming tasks, and routines, piled up work, new responsibilities, raising kids, insecurities, lack of intimacy, fear, resentment, and so much more.

While this is a common phenomenon among partnerships, it takes a lot of effort to change this shift. This takes brain rewiring and so much decision making.
As we know, matters like this  never changes overnight. It needs the key elements of time, communication, and enough vulnerability to be able to see that spark and joy in the relationship again!

All these and more on the Thrive Like A Parent podcast.

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May 26, 2023
A Raw Look Into My Grieving Journey

EP:38 On this week’s episode of Thrive Like a Parent I am so excited to be joined by Lolo to discuss my grief journey through another lens. Lolo has been my rock and partner in crime through every step of this.

Lolo has supported me and my boys through an unimaginably tragic time of our lives. I can not be express into words how incredibly grateful I am to Lolo and her husband Chris. I am so thankful for the choice they made to unconditionally support us through this wild ride.

We all need support. We are not meant to go through this journey alone and there is no shame in admitting, seeking and getting what you need, what your brain needs and what you body needs.

Join us as we dive deep into the last three years of our lives.

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May 19, 2023
It's Ok Not to Love Every Moment of Parenthood

EP:37 On this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent Podcast we are getting real about parenthood because the truth is... This shit is hard!

We crave that control and structure and stability within parenthood. That structure stability and control is an illusion, it is not reality, and it does not exist.

Waving the white flag and admitting that this just is what it is. It's going to be ups and downs and highs and lows and that is ok!

There are hard moments, that doesn't mean that you don't love parenting. It doesn't make you a bad parent. Hard moments are just that.. A hard moment. When you finally accept that it's just a moment and release the guilt and shame... Happiness, joy, peace, calm and acceptance will start flooding in.

And you can have that. You are worthy of that!

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May 12, 2023
Vulnerability And The Role It Plays In The Journey Of Healing

EP:36 I am soooo excited to be joined by the one and only @thetireddad or otherwise known as Jon Gustin on this week’s episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast.

I was so incredibly drawn to Jon because of his vulnerability, and his willingness to put his healing journey out there from day one and I am so grateful to be able to bring his perspective to all of you.

We will diving in deep into dad life and the struggles and challenges that are so very much not talked about enough!

“Vulnerability opens up so many conversations and gives voices to so many people that didn't have the courage or were scared to step out.” -Jon

Join us as we discuss parenthood struggles, mental health, substance abuse and so much more.

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May 05, 2023
Why Noise Is So Triggering

EP:35 Whether we're sensory seekers or sensory avoiders, we always have those days when we're triggered by noise in all forms-- be it from crying babies, whining and bickering toddlers, fighting siblings, or even just from playing kids while in the bathtub. Does that make us broken? Does that make us bad parents?

Definitely not! There are noises that we just can't tolerate!!! That's just how our brain is wired and programmed.

And until we have awareness on what's going on inside, we will never have clarity and understanding of why certain things easily trigger us.

Being mindful of how our brains tick will absolutely help us in finding the right tools for us to regulate every time we are over functioning and overstimulated.

So even when the noise is just overwhelming, we can recognize what our brains and bodies need and remind that we are in a safe space. You can give your body what it’s craving without any guilt, shame, and fear because our nervous system knows that it is safe and OK!

All these and more on this week's episode in Thrive Like a Parent podcast.

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Apr 28, 2023
The Most Common Questions Finally Answered

EP:34 On this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent Podcast I want to talk to you about literally the most asked question of all time… And that question is, can I be a seeker and an avoider?

The answer is YES. 10000% YES.

There’s a whole spectrum of feelings and emotions and lots of hormones that are being pushed through the body.

The ability to train your brain into understanding how to support it in that moment of how do I feel? Where do I feel in my body? What do I need? How do I how do I go get it is beyond life changing.

What we ultimately want is to find a balance between seeking and avoiding.

What we want is to ultimately find a balance within regulation and get out of survival mode.

we should be supporting our nervous system on a daily basis, on a regular basis.

It is ok to be both… The shift between seeking and avoiding depends on how regulated you are and what your brain and body can tolerate at the time. If you’re living in a state of survival… If you’re living in fight or flight.. You’re probably going to be a lot more sensitive to stimuli. Because your brain and body is on alert.

We’re living in our vessels and our bodies without completely understanding how they function. And that’s what’s leading to so much mental health disorders is the lack of awareness.

What if it’s not that you’re broken? What if it’s that you just need a little bit of support, and knowledge?

If you want that for yourself, if you want that for your children, if you’re wanting so desperately to understand your child better, if you’re wanting to be able to support them in a way that you know, you can trust because it’s with a neurological lens…. Apply for Thrive starting in September. I promise you it will be worth it. Because it changed my life.

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Apr 21, 2023
Extracurriculars And The Crucial Role They Play For Our Children

EP:33 Observing your child is key to determine what extracurriculars are best for them. As parents we have to know how our child's brain ticks.

Finding out what activities our children enjoy would help us figure out how to help them regulate their brains on a daily basis.

Extracurricular activities are effective tools in regulating your childs’s nervous system that will last a lifetime.  

Swimming. Dancing. Ball games. Martial Arts.  Playing musical instruments .
Anything that has lots of movements  in it. Anything that they enjoy doing!

We don’t need them to win. We don't need to be too competitive.

We only need to show up and watch our children do things that are healthy for their brains and bodies!

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Apr 14, 2023
Rage And How It Shows Up With Ourselves And Our Kids

EP:32 This week on Thrive Like a Parent Podcast, we're going to be talking about rage. Rage in parenthood, mom rage and even rage that shows up with our children.

I am joined by Maria Gonzalez, who is an incredible member of my team. She is a huge part in supporting allll the parents in our community. 

This is a hot topic in our community. Is it ok to rage? Is it okay for our children to rage? Should we allow it? 

We are going to dive deep into what that means neurologically and emotionally. 

Rage is a complete loss of control, a disconnect between your ability to regulate and needing to move through these big emotions. Rage stems from UNMET NEEDS. You are not broken. 

It is your brain fighting for what it needs. 

Tune in with us as we go through real-life examples from our own lives and how we ourselves have moved through recognizing those emotions and regulating them. 

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Apr 08, 2023
Raising Strong Willed Children Without Losing Your Mind

EP31: On this week’s episode of Throve4 Like a Parent podcast, we are going to talk about raising strong-willed children…
They are going to test you like none other to the point where you are literally wanting to pull your hair out.
You absolutely will be exhausted, you absolutely will lose your shit. You will snap, AND THAT IS OK!
However, there is a way to honor their feelings because their feelings absolutely do matter but still set boundaries… You are in the driver's seat.
Trust in your abilities. Trust that you are doing this for your children, and you are doing this to support your child and you're doing this because you love yourself and you are also in this dynamic as well living in this home. Everyone matters. Everyone matters in this situation. Every single one of you in that home. It's okay for you to accept that you matter. And so please take care of yourself. Please support your brain and body, not just your children's.
Tune in with me on this week's episode to talk about setting boundaries and supporting our children's emotions while remaining in the driver's seat.

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Mar 31, 2023
What It Means To Be A Sensory Avoider

EP:30 I am so excited to dive deep into what it means to be a sensory avoider on this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast. 

A true sensory avoider means that you experience sensory stimuli or input into your brain more intensely than the average human, which means you then avoid it because it's so overwhelming.

Here are some signs that you may be a sensory avoider:

You startle easily with sounds

You avoid bright lights

You zone out on your phone to escape the chaos

You prefer more bland food

You need the house to be clean and in order

You crave calm, quiet, peaceful environments

You are upset by unexpected touch

Often times I find that you humans with sensory avoiding tendencies place sooo much guilt and shame on themselves. Guilt to the point of anxiety and depression. Everyone else is going after it.. Why can’t I?? So they push and push and push. Doing the complete opposite from what their body and their brain actually wants and needs. 

Therefore awareness is KEY. You must understand how your brain functions, how your children's brain functions and how to support that brain, that will lead to the most beneficial, healthy, joyful life you could ever imagine. Because you're supporting the brain in a way that suits your own individual brain.

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Mar 24, 2023
Transition Into Motherhood And What No One Talks About

EP:29 A transition means that your body and your brain is moving from one state to the next with different stimuli and different surroundings.

On this week’s episode of the Thrive Like a Parent podcast, let’s discuss transitioning into motherhood and what that means for your body and your brain.

No books, no courses, no classes, literally nothing. Nothing can prepare you for parenthood.

But if you understand your brain and your body from a sensory level, you can support your brain and body from the beginning through this transition into a new and beautiful phase of your life.

You get to decide what this transition looks like for you. You get to decide what you want your life to be like.

You get to be a human outside of parenthood. And you get to figure out what that means for you.

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Mar 17, 2023
Is It Ever to Late to Repair with our Children
EP:28 Do you often wonder have I absolutely failed my children? And the damage is done? Have I damaged them for good? And luckily, I get to tell you now, the damage is NOT just simply done. My goal with this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast is to help you understand and go to sleep, trusting that you are doing enough that you're a great parent, you love your kids, and to stop shaming that brain. Everything leads back to sensory and emotional regulation. Neurologically supporting the brain affects your children in a very beautiful repair healthy way. If you learn to regulate your nervous system, what ends up happening is you learn to have a much healthier co regulation with your children. Because if you can support your brain in your body into repairing your own emotional state and repairing your own sensory state, then you can support your child as well... Join me on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into how to release the guilt and repair the relationship with your child. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 11, 2023
ADHD And How It Relates To Regulation And The Nervous System

EP:27 It's time to rip the band aid off. We just need to accept and understand our brains and support our brains. And we need to accept and understand that the world functions probably 10 times faster than it did when our parents were raising us. And that's what we're up against with our kids.

The rat race and the hamster wheel we live in is pushing your brain to its breaking point. There's such a crisis of depression, anxiety and dysregulation. A mental health crisis.

AND everything leads back to regulation.

How you interact with humans and most importantly your children when you are dysregulated vs regulated. There is a difference. And if you're aware of it, and you EXPERIENCE it, and LEARN how to feel the difference. You CAN GET BACK IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.

That's exactly why Dr. B created my Battling Burnout course. It is her absolute desire to be able to teach alll of you this information in the most cost effective way and make it accessible to every human.

Want more details about this course? ->

Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into how ADHD relates to sensory and emotional regulation.

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Mar 04, 2023
Unspoken Truths About The Male Brain

EP:26 There are no conversations about dads struggling or how to support them or what to do about it. We need to BREAK that silence. The silence that dads experience in terms of just letting them know it's okay to struggle and letting them know it's okay to feel burnt out and exhausted and depleted.

Not only do men have a hard time saying "hey, I think I'm struggling over here." Men have a hard time finding what language to use, how to feel what they're feeling, or how to process it.

That portion of the male brain is not flexed. It's literally like going to the gym, working out and feeling that burn? That's what we need to do in the male brain to increase the fluency for you, Dads, to be able to flex that muscle of your brain to share your feelings. It's is so important on a societal level, not just for parents, not just for dads, but for the male brain to understand the male brain.

We've been led to believe psychologically, that we are broken, we are the ones that need to be fixed. And we need to be able to fit in with societal norms, it is not the case. That's literally what Dr. B's entire platform and message is about.

Join Dr. B on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast to dive into the unspoken truths about the male brain.

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Feb 25, 2023
Fearful vs. Fearless Parenting

EP:25 Parenting from a place of fear stems from wounds we feel from our own childhood. We want different for our children.

However, there is an ability to find a balance between conscious and gentle parenting versus fearless parenting versus owning your boundaries, taking the time to teach our children how to communicate in a beautiful, supportive, healthy manner.

Parenting is HARD. It is hard to show up. I 100000% know how hard this is to make sure that our children are taken care of emotionally, financially, in extracurriculars and allll the things. We are all doing the best we can. That deserves some level of mutual respect.

We can teach our children how to stand up for themselves. But do it with tact and respect. And that is possible through FEARLESS Parenting.

Join Dr. B on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast to dive deep into how we got to this place of fearful parenting and how to make the shift into fearless parenting while still showing up in a conscious and loving way.

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Feb 17, 2023
The Danger In Perfectionism And How To Release It In Parenthood

EP:24 Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to dive deep into the danger in perfectionism and how to release it in parenthood. A lot of times perfectionism comes from the guilt and shame that we place on ourselves. And when you do that self-talk... You are creating a pattern within your brain.

You're bashing yourself. You're telling yourself, I need to do more. So then you push harder, and you push harder, and you push harder. And when you push harder, you shove everything else down, that you really need to get out or you shove everything down that is really affecting you to the point of losing your marbles with your kids.

Join Dr. B to learn how to stop shaming yourself and instead accept that simple phrase of it's okay. If you want to be able to begin the process of releasing that perfectionism... Tune in!

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Feb 10, 2023
Sibling Rivalry- Why It's a Pain In The Fanny Pack And How To Parent Through It

EP:23 Today on the THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast Dr. B is going to be talking about sibling rivalry. She's been about this topic countless times and what seems very clear is that most have literally no idea what to do, how to do this and where to start. So join Dr. B to dive deep into:

WHY it happens?

WHEN do we intervene?

The SHIFT between sibling rivalry to best friends.

HOW to set non-negotiable boundaries.

How to take care of YOU in the midst of chaos.

Dr. B will talk through a routine that will help your children build resilience. It will help them build an awareness and understanding that they can figure this out on their own. They are strong enough and brave enough and capable enough to figure this out and communicate. And when they're not. That's when you step in.

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Feb 03, 2023
Building Your Career in the World of Social Media as a Mom

EP:22 Dr. B is joined by Emily Vondracheck on this episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to talk about the world of social media and what it's like, as a mom doing this.

Of course it's fun, and they get to get all of their creative juices out. But the truth is this is also a way for them to bring in finances into their home. That means it's a job, which requires time and energy and effort and what's behind all that. So if you are someone who also has a quote, side hustle or trying to build your career through social media, stay tuned and listen up, because Dr. B and Emily are going to dive into all of that.

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Jan 27, 2023
What It Means To Be A Sensory Seeker?

EP:21 On this weeks episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast Dr. B talks about what it means to be a sensory seeker.

Think of your brain as a car. There is the accelerator and the brake. And if you're in a manual, the throttle. If you are a sensory seeker, you're a gas pedal!

Sensory seekers crave a lot of stimuli.

Constant movement

High energy

Go from task to task to task.

Can't sit still at a desk

Brain constantly going.

Love strong strong flavors

Enjoy being close to people who wear perfume

Like constantant physical touch and intercourse tons.

This is a gas pedal. This is a sensory seeker.

When you live in a constant state of gas pedal, your brain will pattern itself to stay there. You will expend so much energy and deplete your gas tank to E.


Therefore we MUST create new patterns within your brain. We have to help your brain feel safe when throttling. We have to help your brain feel safe when stepping on the gas and stepping on the brake right like you have to be able to do that for yourself and feel that in figure out what you need and how to take care of your brain and body.

Listen until the very end for some tips that Dr. B has to start regulating your body today!

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Jan 21, 2023
Myths of Conscious and Gentle Parenting

EP: 20 On this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast Dr. B will discuss the myths of gentle parenting and conscious parenting.

Dr. B will discuss the differences between the neurosensory based parenting method that she teaches versus principles of gentle parenting and conscious parenting.

Dr. B focuses on helping you understand what needs, support and guidance  your child requires to help them learn how to long term INDEPENDENTLY, support and regulate their nervous system.

That's where parenthood needs to get to. The bottom line is understanding your child's brain and understanding your brain will help you feel less burnt out and exhausted and depleted. Support your brain and your body to truly THRIVE in parenthood.

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Jan 14, 2023
How to Release Guilt in Parenthood

EP:19 What does guilt mean?

Guilt in a noun form is the fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime.

Guilty in a verb form is to make someone feel guilty, especially in order to induce them to do something.

We as parents rip ourselves apart with guilt and shame. This creates that narrative or pattern within your brain, it's not going to do any positive.

If you are feeling that guilt every single day, ask yourself:

Is that guilt serving me?

Is it allowing me to see all the beautiful parts of me and what I am doing?

Is it allowing me to show up as my best self for my children and for myself in parenthood?

And change the narrative within your brain because the guilt and shame is causing anxiety, it's causing depression, it's causing a lot of mental health because you're ripping yourself apart.

Dr. B has gone through so much guilt through her own parenthood and had to learn how to release that through understanding sensory and emotional regulation, doing this on herself and doing this WITH her kids.

Join Dr. b on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast to dive into the work of releasing guilt in parenthood.

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Jan 06, 2023
Finding Your Voice in Parenthood

EP:18 One of the biggest reasons Dr. B did this work for herself and one of the biggest reasons that she now unapologetically owns her voice in parenthood is because she wants to teach her children how to own their own voices.

The number one reason people stop themselves is because they say this feels selfish. The discomfort that shows up within their brain in their body stops them from allowing themselves to go after and get the thing that they know they most desperately need, want and longed for, which is support to figure out how to do this.

If you can start requesting your needs and allow your partner to also request their needs, you will find your voice, you will be able to show up for yourself, you will be able to support your brain and your body in a way that it truly needs. This shift will allow you to give so much more back to your partnership and to your children.

Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to dive into her journey of finding her voice and unapologetically and authentically showing up for herself and her children.

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Dec 30, 2022
Another Layer of My Grief Story

EP:17 Join Dr. B on this week's episode of the THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast as she shares another layer of her grief story.

If you yourself are struggling, if you are a caretaker, or a support to anyone who is not doing well, mentally, emotionally, physically this episode is for you.

Join Dr. B as she shares some of her personal stories about what it looks like to support a loved one through mental illness.

Dr. B believes that TALKING IS PROCESSING. You get to talk about the things that matter most, you get to talk about your deep, dark, and hidden.

Tune in with Dr. B as she looks back at what it was like supporting her husband while he battled severe depression and anxiety in hiding from the world outside their home.

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Dec 24, 2022
Why It's So Hard To Set Boundaries With Our Children?

EP:16 On this episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast Dr. B will dive deep into why it's hard for us to set healthy boundaries with our children.

Why is it important?

How to support yourself when setting a boundary with your child?

And the emotional brain benefits of what it means to set boundaries with your children.

The hard part comes when they begin to show up as individual humans!

Dr. B personally believes that is the work of our PARENTHOOD Life. Helping our children understand how to have boundaries for themselves and you recognize how to step away, inch by inch, very slowly.

Your child's brain needs to learn that they can sit in discomfort and still be safe. And that's how we learn.

Join Dr. B on this week's episode of Thrive Like a Parent podcast to learn exactly HOW TO set healthy boundaries with our children AND support them through the discomfort of stepping into being a self-sufficient human.

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Dec 16, 2022
Parenting in Widowhood

EP:15 Join Dr. B on this episode of the Thrive Like a Parent podcast to discuss the journey of parenting in widowhood. On this episode she will be joined by Emily Toledo, a fellow widow sister and a Thrive Certified Coach.

There is no Hall Pass for grief. We still have to get out of bed and show up for our children, there is NOT A HALL PASS so we have  to be able to step into looking at our children and sharing. I feel sad today or just crying in front of them or saying I just feel frustrated.

Allow it, let it out and show your children how to truly feel emotions.

Dr. B's hope is that this will help a lot of moms and dads and anyone who's listening to be able to know that it's okay to talk about and it's okay to have highs and lows and all the in between. All of our stories matter, ALL OF THEM MATTER.


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Dec 10, 2022
How is Judgement on Social Media and Cyberbullying Affecting Your Child?

EP:14 On this episode of THRIVE Like a Parent podcast Dr. B is going to talk to you about judgment and cyber bullies and how that affects us as HUMANS and how that affects our children and the concerns that she has.

Social media has become a very influential part of the world we live in today. It especially affects our children and their particular generation.

There is so much hate and cruelty that Dr. B herself has experienced in the last few years as she slowly began to share her story. This is very concerning ESPECIALLY for our children. The world they are growing up in is NOT the world that we grew up in. We didn't have likes, dms, comments that could traumatically impact the rest of our lives.

There is no doubt that your child will one day want a social media page.

Therefore it's okay to have boundaries with that for your children because we don't know what our children do on their phones behind the closed doors of their bedrooms.

The only solution Dr. B sees in supporting our children through this, and making changes and shifts, is to support our children first and learning how to do that on a sensory level and supporting their mental health. Making sure that our connections with our children are strong.

If we help our children understand how to connect emotionally with others, the hate and the ripping apart of others and the judgment will slow down.

Focus on that, the rest will fade away and pan itself out.

Join Dr. B as she talks through her own experiences with cyberbullying and judgement through social media.

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Dec 02, 2022
Why is My Kid Always Snacking?

EP:13 Today Dr. B is going to talk to you about why your kiddos snack so much, why they request snacks so much AND how to stop all the snacking.

Dr. B herself,  used to allow this in her home, way, way, way, way, way back in the day, because it was a simple, easy fix to get your kiddos to stop nagging you right when you're exhausted and simply done and they want something to be able to occupy themselves, right?

Dr. B will give you tons of information today about WHY they are doing that. And then how you can support them as well as what to do in those circumstances.

We want our children to have really beautiful healthy intake, and understand a really great balance of what it looks like to have a relationship with food.

Dr. B always says your body and your brain is your compass... This 100% implies to constant snacking for kids AND adults.

Tune in with Dr. B on this week's episode of THRIVE Like a Parent Podcast to learn how you can use neuroscience-based strategies to help guide your children to a healthy relationship with food that will create a foundation for the rest of their life.

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Nov 28, 2022
How to Slow the F Down in Parenthood

EP:12 On this episode of the Thrive Like a Parent podcast Dr. B is going to be discussing how to slow the F down in parenthood.

We go from task to task to task where we feel like we're on a hamster wheel that never ends, right? That little ball that you think of when hamsters run around all over the place, it just NEVER ENDS.

So how do we figure out how to slow down? And how do we figure out how to enjoy our life in parenthood?

The hardest part about slowing down is recognizing that you need to. Most of the time you're just on autopilot. Slowing down may not even seem like an option. You continue to go through the motions. Pushing your body and your brain to a breaking point. You get stuck on the cycle of burnout!

AND there is a very special guest on this episodeHer name is Brittany Wood. Brittany has worked with Dr. B for a very long time. She now mentors other women in Dr. B's community. Brittany is an absolute bundle of energy.

Tune in to this week's episode with us to dive deep into what it takes to SLOW THE F DOWN in parenthood!

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Nov 18, 2022
Navigating Hard Conversations About Uncomfortable Things with Your Kids

EP:11 Join Dr. B on this episode to talk about having the hard conversations with our children about the uncomfortable things.

Dr. B first had to tell her children and use the word divorce. Mommy and daddy are getting a divorce. That wasn't so easy. Then she had to navigate having to tell her children that daddy died. Daddy's gone.

There are so many other difficult conversations that come up for us as parents, that is why it is so important for you as a parent to understand how to approach those conversations.

We don't give their little brains enough credit for all the resiliency and all the unimaginable strength that they have as little humans, it's my biggest belief that our brain needs time to heal.

The reason Dr.B created the model of how she teaches you sensory neuro based parenting is because she wants your child's whole brain to be taken care of, on the logic and emotional brain side. Which means she wants our children to know boundaries, see them, understand them, respect them, and also be able to have them themselves.

Dr. B wants her children to know that no matter what, they can ALWAYS talk to her. And if we don't share the discomfort and show and model to our children that uncomfortable conversations are okay, they can take place and we are going to survive through them. It allows their brain at a very early age to find that resiliency within their brain to get through hard conversations.

Tune in with Dr. B as she shares personal stories about some heartbreakingly hard conversations she's had with her own kids.

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Nov 11, 2022
Why Won't My Kids Listen to Anything I Say?

EP:10 Dr. B is going to talk to you today about HOW to get our kids to listen and WHY they don't listen. This is actually a two part kind of conversation.

What Dr. B will dive deep into with you today is NOT just how to understand how to get your kids to listen, but the reason WHY.

WHY ARE THEY NOT LISTENING?!!! That makes you want to pull your hair out right?! Dr.B knows it makes you want to literally run. Run away and just be done. You just can't anymore.

Dr. B will define a huge aspect that's overlooked. Sometimes it;s not that your child is not listening, it is actually COMPLIANCE. Understanding where their brains are at when we're asking them to do something. And Dr. B is going to give you a few tips and tricks and tools of how to help with that compliance.

Rule of thumb is less compliance, less words, if your child's talking a mile a minute and you're like I understand it, and you're trying to talk over them and you're trying to keep going and trying to explain it, that's going to do nothing except for expend a lot of energy on your part.

Join Dr. B on this episode to learn how to save your energy for logical, connective moments with your children. And how to truly connect with your child in those moments.

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Nov 04, 2022
Sharing My Grief One Story at a Time

EP:9 The reason that Dr. B feels so compelled to share her story is really her why. She wants to be able to process it. And she wants to be able to heal it for herself. And she wants to be able to make sure that she feels very comfortable sharing her personal life, sharing that part of her life with so many.

Dr. B wants the human who goes to bed at night worrying that their partner is going to hurt themselves and wondering how much longer they can go on like this. And the person who loves their partner to death and wants to spend the world with them and is trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and doing anything and everything to help and this and just completely self neglecting themselves. She is not wanting that person to listen to this and run but Dr.B wants this person to find a little sliver for themself.

Dr. B's story is one of love and happiness, manipulation, emotional abuse, strength, courage, trauma, and a naive young girl, but it's okay. It's okay that it's all those things. Because what she's learned through that, and how much she's grown through all of that is unfathomable. 

Join her on this episode of her podcast as she begins to tell her story. It’s time to slowly share her story. It’s time to answer some questions. And Dr.B more than ready.

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Oct 28, 2022
From "Yes" Parenthood to Thriving Authentically in Parenthood

EP: 8 Join Dr. B to talk about parenthood and doing all the things and being the YES PARENT. Trying to say yes at all costs. Doing it all and feeling just completely spent in the process.

And it's not just Dr. B today, she is so excited to have Maria Gonzalez join her. Maria is one of her support moms, she's currently supporting some of the other women that Dr. B works with today.

You're not going to only get an inside look into what it's been like for Dr. B to start saying no and show up for herself and not be the people pleaser that she feels that she used to be. But you're also going to get to hear from Maria and hear her story as well. You will get to hear from both of us on what it's been like to step away from constantly doo doo doo doo doing in GO SURVIVAL MODE and start finally enjoying their life in a completely different way than you would ever expect.

Join Dr. B and Maria today as they dive deep into this crazy beautiful journey of parenthood.

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Oct 21, 2022
When Parenthood Takes a Toll on Your Partnership

EP: 7 Join Dr. B today to talk about when parenting begins to take a toll on your relationship. This is hands down not discussed enough, it is not discussed enough openly. And it is not addressed nearly as much as it should be in terms of the steps we can take in order to either prevent it, or to acknowledge it and support the rift or strain within your dynamic and your personal relationship with your partnership.

Dr. B has been through it all. And she is going to share with you a lot about her partnership today that she has never shared before.

She chose to share it so that you don't feel alone. So that you know that it's okay to struggle, that it's okay for your partnership to struggle. And the lessons that Dr. B learned through one heck of her own partnership. And not only just her partnership, but supporting other parents through their journeys.

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Oct 14, 2022
Tackling Tantrums Vs. Meltdowns With Dr. B

E6: Do you know the difference between a tantrum and meltdown? Yep. That’s right parents! They are different. And understanding the difference matters to how you handle each of them. For yourself and your children. Tune in with Dr. B to learn how to reduce tantrums, support meltdowns, and create resiliency for our littles through emotional regulation skills. The best way to help our children “get over it” is to help them go through it”. Your child is not giving you a hard time. Your child is having a hard time. Remind yourself, I’m doing this now so I don’t have to do this later. Use these tangible step by step actions the next time a tantrum or a meltdown arise. 

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Oct 07, 2022
Dr. Brooke Weinstein Dives Deep Into Her Own Personal Journey

E5: Have you ever wondered how to have at all in parenthood? How to fully be yourself step into the most authentic version of who you are? what you want out of your life and how to go get it?

Dr. Brooke Weinstein dives deep into her own personal journey of stepping away from the mask of the costume of who she thought she needed to be and into the light of exactly who she has always destined to become.

Take a journey with Brooke as she tells you about her own life, as well as gives you guidance into the first steps to take into finding yourself in parenthood and showing up as exactly who you are in every single day, no matter the situation you are in. This tremendous effort to explore yourself and dive deep into the most authentic version of yourself,  is beautifully expressed. Within Dr. B's emotional ride she takes you on. Enjoy diving deep with Dr. B. as she gets real. Trust me, you don't want to miss it.

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Sep 30, 2022
Dr. B Dives Deep Into the Most Asked Question of All Time, How to Regulate Your Body

EP4: Dr. B discusses sensory and emotional regulation. However, the key that everyone asks is how to regulate your body period. Dr. B dives deep into all the steps, tips and tricks into what it looks like to begin the process of calming your brain and your body down to step on the brake and step off of the gas leading yourself into a happy, peaceful, calm, present life with your children and your family. Dr. B shares tons of personal stories, experiences, tips and strategies for you to begin the process of regulating your own body from home.

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Sep 23, 2022
Take a Ride with Dr. B as we Step Back Into School, Its an All Things Transition

EP3: Have you ever been curious about why there's a struggle, lots of anxiety, stress and emotions surrounding school time, the packing of the lunches and the news, cool book bags and the first day clothing? and oh, don't forget the perfect picture that can drive a parent wild. Join Dr. B as she dives deep into how to support your brain, your body as well as your children's brain and your body and body through the transition phase of back to school.

You can also watch my topic "Power of Three" in my YouTube Channel.

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Sep 16, 2022
Dr. B's Career Journey and Life Path That Has Led Her to Support Parent's All Over the World

EP2: This episode takes you into a deep dive of how Dr. Brooke Weinstein has gotten to this point in her career. Dr. B shares her career journey and life path that has led her to support parents all over the world. From neuroscience to sensory and emotion regulation, she dives deep into why this work that she now offers is so impactful in the life of her own as she has embarked on this widow journey, the lives of her clients and her clients family and down to all the children that are impacted through this work. Listen in as Dr. B takes you on a journey of loss, triumph and highs lows and career shifts and moves as she so longed to impact the lives of children which she now does.

If you've ever been curious as to how Dr. B built her method created her practice and why

her teachings impacted so many, this is the podcast for you.

Dr. Brooke Weinstein

Instagram: @brookeweinst

Youtube: Dr. Brooke Weinstein

TikTok: @brookeweinstein


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Sep 09, 2022
Welcome to the Thrive Like a Parent Podcast

EP1: Welcome to the Thrive Like a Parent podcast! In this trailer episode Dr. B tells you a little bit about herself and how she got to this point in her journey. She tells her vision and theory on modern day parenting. She tells you about what to expect in upcoming episodes. She describes HOW and WHY neuroscience based brain training will allow you to truly THRIVE in parenthood.

Dr. Brooke Weinstein

Instagram: @brookeweinst

Youtube: Dr. Brooke Weinstein

TikTok: @brookeweinstein


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Aug 30, 2022