Why you should play video games with your kid 05 June 2023 00:16:32
Video games get a bad reputation that's often unwarranted. But kids do need guidance in using them wisely. Here's how to help them, starting with spending some time with the games your kids can't put down.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why you should play video games with your kid
Video games get a bad reputation that's often unwarranted. But kids do need guidance in using them wisely. Here's how to help them, starting with spending some time with the games your kids can't put down.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Pregnant? Here's how to deal with the new you 11 May 2023 00:23:40
Pregnancy is hard work – for the body, mind and soul. There are seemingly endless resources for all the physical and logistical aspects of pregnancy but far fewer for renegotiating your sense of self in every part of your life. We'll discuss the effect of pregnancy on the brain, the importance of em...
Pregnant? Here's how to deal with the new you
Pregnancy is hard work – for the body, mind and soul. There are seemingly endless resources for all the physical and logistical aspects of pregnancy but far fewer for renegotiating your sense of self in every part of your life. We'll discuss the effect of pregnancy on the brain, the importance of em...
Build a stronger connection with your kids 01 May 2023 00:19:49
It may sound counterintuitive, but if you want to take charge as a parent, stop trying to control your child, says psychologist and author Shefali Tsabary. Her new book, "The Parenting Map," lays out a step-by-step guide for creating conscious parent-child relationships.Learn more about sponsor mess...
Build a stronger connection with your kids
It may sound counterintuitive, but if you want to take charge as a parent, stop trying to control your child, says psychologist and author Shefali Tsabary. Her new book, "The Parenting Map," lays out a step-by-step guide for creating conscious parent-child relationships.Learn more about sponsor mess...
How to show up for teens when big emotions arise 30 March 2023 00:20:30
Being a teenager is hard. There are emotional highs and lows every day. Clinical psychologist Lisa Damour says instead of jumping into problem-solving mode, parents can learn to ride the wave of emotional management with their teens. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Damour about her book "The Emotion...
How to show up for teens when big emotions arise
Being a teenager is hard. There are emotional highs and lows every day. Clinical psychologist Lisa Damour says instead of jumping into problem-solving mode, parents can learn to ride the wave of emotional management with their teens. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Damour about her book "The Emotion...
Creative way to get kids to eat their veggies 07 February 2023 00:18:38
Veggies help kids grow and develop, but it can be hard to convince them to eat their broccoli. These research-backed tips can help you encourage your kids to eat more veggies — or at least try them.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Creative way to get kids to eat their veggies
Veggies help kids grow and develop, but it can be hard to convince them to eat their broccoli. These research-backed tips can help you encourage your kids to eat more veggies — or at least try them.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
'Terrestrials,' a new kid's show from Radiolab, uncovers the strangeness on Earth 21 January 2023 00:24:44
This is the story of one particularly devious octopus who lost a limb, was captured by humans — then managed to make an escape from its aquarium tank back into the ocean. This episode comes from our friends at 'Terrestrials,' a podcast presented by Radiolab for Kids.Learn more about sponsor message ...
'Terrestrials,' a new kid's show from Radiolab, uncovers the strangeness on Earth
This is the story of one particularly devious octopus who lost a limb, was captured by humans — then managed to make an escape from its aquarium tank back into the ocean. This episode comes from our friends at 'Terrestrials,' a podcast presented by Radiolab for Kids.Learn more about sponsor message ...
The 5-minute daily playtime ritual that can get your kids to listen better 17 October 2022 00:14:15
Called 'special time,' the strategy is widely recommended by children's health professionals to help reduce behavioral issues in young children. Here's a guide on how to do it with your kids at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The 5-minute daily playtime ritual that can get your kids to listen better
Called 'special time,' the strategy is widely recommended by children's health professionals to help reduce behavioral issues in young children. Here's a guide on how to do it with your kids at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why you should connect with your kid, not correct them 26 September 2022 00:18:27
Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of the new book "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be," urges parents to spend more time raising thoughtful humans instead of fixing their behavior.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Why you should connect with your kid, not correct them
Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of the new book "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be," urges parents to spend more time raising thoughtful humans instead of fixing their behavior.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How to financially prepare for having a baby 26 July 2022 00:22:08
Having a baby is one of the biggest - and most expensive - life changes a person can experience. Here's what you need to know about financially planning for a baby, according to Farnoosh Torabi, Editor at Large CNET Money. Find out if there is a magic number that tells you you're ready, what to thin...
How to financially prepare for having a baby
Having a baby is one of the biggest - and most expensive - life changes a person can experience. Here's what you need to know about financially planning for a baby, according to Farnoosh Torabi, Editor at Large CNET Money. Find out if there is a magic number that tells you you're ready, what to thin...
How to talk to kids about abortion 21 July 2022 00:09:38
Talking about abortion can be complicated, even with adults. How do you talk about the medical procedure and the politics around it with kids? NPR's Ailsa Chang gets tips from Dr. Elise Berlan and parenting expert Reena Patel.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
How to talk to kids about abortion
Talking about abortion can be complicated, even with adults. How do you talk about the medical procedure and the politics around it with kids? NPR's Ailsa Chang gets tips from Dr. Elise Berlan and parenting expert Reena Patel.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
How to raise a good citizen 27 June 2022 00:22:53
Talking to kids about civics is kind of like talking to kids about sex - avoiding the conversation can have some really negative consequences. Here's how to talk to kids about civic participation, from discussing our hard history to taking action. This episode originally aired in November 2022.Learn...
How to raise a good citizen
Talking to kids about civics is kind of like talking to kids about sex - avoiding the conversation can have some really negative consequences. Here's how to talk to kids about civic participation, from discussing our hard history to taking action. This episode originally aired in November 2022.Learn...
What to say to kids when the news is scary 28 May 2022 00:22:40
The news can be devastating, and tragic events can be incomprehensible for adults — so how do we talk about them with kids? Child development experts offer advice on what parents, teachers and other caregivers can say to help kids process all the scary news out there.Learn more about sponsor message...
What to say to kids when the news is scary
The news can be devastating, and tragic events can be incomprehensible for adults — so how do we talk about them with kids? Child development experts offer advice on what parents, teachers and other caregivers can say to help kids process all the scary news out there.Learn more about sponsor message...
How to give mothering the value it deserves 10 May 2022 00:19:38
Raising kids is among the most essential work humans do, and yet it's rarely valued as labor. Angela Garbes, author of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, guides us through a shift in mindset to help give mothering the value it deserves.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoic...
How to give mothering the value it deserves
Raising kids is among the most essential work humans do, and yet it's rarely valued as labor. Angela Garbes, author of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, guides us through a shift in mindset to help give mothering the value it deserves.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoic...
How working parents can win back some time 24 March 2022 00:16:13
Calling all working parents and caregivers! We see you, and we know you don't have much time. Career coach Daisy Dowling shares time management tips to help working parents find sanity and joy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How working parents can win back some time
Calling all working parents and caregivers! We see you, and we know you don't have much time. Career coach Daisy Dowling shares time management tips to help working parents find sanity and joy.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5 08 January 2022 00:09:46
Amid the omicron surge, there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5. In this episode, infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers listeners' questions on the latest COVID variant, daycare and travel for unvaccinated children.Learn more about sponsor message ...
A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5
Amid the omicron surge, there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5. In this episode, infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers listeners' questions on the latest COVID variant, daycare and travel for unvaccinated children.Learn more about sponsor message ...
5 Tips For Transferring Colleges 11 November 2021 00:19:28
Most students who want to transfer colleges, don't. The process can be complicated and confusing and differ from state to state and institution to institution. Despite these hurdles, transferring is a common route to college. So how do you make the process go as smoothly as possible? Start early, st...
5 Tips For Transferring Colleges
Most students who want to transfer colleges, don't. The process can be complicated and confusing and differ from state to state and institution to institution. Despite these hurdles, transferring is a common route to college. So how do you make the process go as smoothly as possible? Start early, st...
How To Build A Sleep Routine For You And Your Children 08 November 2021 00:18:02
Getting enough sleep helps you focus, retain information and helps to fortify your immune system. But when it comes to children, they aren't always thinking about these benefits. For parents and caretakers struggling to get their little ones to bed on time, here are tips on establishing healthy slee...
How To Build A Sleep Routine For You And Your Children
Getting enough sleep helps you focus, retain information and helps to fortify your immune system. But when it comes to children, they aren't always thinking about these benefits. For parents and caretakers struggling to get their little ones to bed on time, here are tips on establishing healthy slee...
Finding Agency With A Birth Plan 19 October 2021 00:22:57
For expectant parents, navigating pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum can raise a range of emotions. There are so many things to think about and prepare for, and knowing where to start can feel daunting. But a birth plan can help!In this episode, Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Gabrielle Horton of NATA...
Finding Agency With A Birth Plan
For expectant parents, navigating pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum can raise a range of emotions. There are so many things to think about and prepare for, and knowing where to start can feel daunting. But a birth plan can help!In this episode, Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Gabrielle Horton of NATA...
It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid 30 September 2021 00:14:25
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens to potential college students to fill out on Oct. 1 for the 2022-2023 school year. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college — and why you should apply now instead of waiting.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens to potential college students to fill out on Oct. 1 for the 2022-2023 school year. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college — and why you should apply now instead of waiting.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.co...
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide 28 September 2021 00:18:49
Research shows that suicide is preventable. And while surveys have shown that Americans know this, they might not know how to help someone who may be at risk.It's National Suicide Prevention Month, and we're looking at ways you can help if you know someone who is struggling.Learn more about sponsor ...
How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide
Research shows that suicide is preventable. And while surveys have shown that Americans know this, they might not know how to help someone who may be at risk.It's National Suicide Prevention Month, and we're looking at ways you can help if you know someone who is struggling.Learn more about sponsor ...
How Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond With Your Kids 27 September 2021 00:19:54
Reading at school is one thing, but reading at home is important too. Though with busy schedules filled with after school activities, homework and lots of tech at kids' fingertips, it's not always easy to convince kids that reading isn't a chore. In this episode, Diana Opong helps us discover that t...
How Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond With Your Kids
Reading at school is one thing, but reading at home is important too. Though with busy schedules filled with after school activities, homework and lots of tech at kids' fingertips, it's not always easy to convince kids that reading isn't a chore. In this episode, Diana Opong helps us discover that t...
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism 20 September 2021 00:22:00
Whether you know it or not, you know somebody who is autistic. So if you think autism doesn't affect you, you're wrong, says Eric Garcia.In this episode, Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help y...
In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism
Whether you know it or not, you know somebody who is autistic. So if you think autism doesn't affect you, you're wrong, says Eric Garcia.In this episode, Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, talks about myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help y...
How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant 30 August 2021 00:12:19
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and b...
How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and b...
5 Tips For Becoming A Stepparent 19 August 2021 00:21:22
Becoming a parent is challenging and the same is true for those becoming stepparents. In this episode, we talk to experts — some of whom are stepparents themselves — about how you can navigate the process. They share their do's: let the biological parent deal with discipline — and their don'ts: don'...
5 Tips For Becoming A Stepparent
Becoming a parent is challenging and the same is true for those becoming stepparents. In this episode, we talk to experts — some of whom are stepparents themselves — about how you can navigate the process. They share their do's: let the biological parent deal with discipline — and their don'ts: don'...
Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic 16 August 2021 00:10:22
If you've noticed that your kid put on some weight during the pandemic and you're not sure what — if anything — to do about it, you're not alone.Weight is an incredibly fraught topic — and an imperfect indicator of health. As parents, a kid's sudden weight gain can be hard to know how to tackle — th...
Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic
If you've noticed that your kid put on some weight during the pandemic and you're not sure what — if anything — to do about it, you're not alone.Weight is an incredibly fraught topic — and an imperfect indicator of health. As parents, a kid's sudden weight gain can be hard to know how to tackle — th...
A Business-Minded Way To Make Tough Family Decisions 09 August 2021 00:17:00
Having elementary-aged kids at home can mean a maze of tough decisions about how to run your family and what's right for your small children. Economist Emily Oster offers ways to streamline decision-making with strategies — and data — that work in the business world.Learn more about sponsor message ...
A Business-Minded Way To Make Tough Family Decisions
Having elementary-aged kids at home can mean a maze of tough decisions about how to run your family and what's right for your small children. Economist Emily Oster offers ways to streamline decision-making with strategies — and data — that work in the business world.Learn more about sponsor message ...
The Process Of Becoming A Mother Has A Name: Matrescence 05 August 2021 00:24:14
Becoming a mother is a huge, complicated life transition that can rock every fiber of a person's being. The process even has its own name: matrescence.That postpartum feeling of being on an emotional rollercoaster, not recognizing your body in the mirror, thinking that you've lost yourself — it's al...
The Process Of Becoming A Mother Has A Name: Matrescence
Becoming a mother is a huge, complicated life transition that can rock every fiber of a person's being. The process even has its own name: matrescence.That postpartum feeling of being on an emotional rollercoaster, not recognizing your body in the mirror, thinking that you've lost yourself — it's al...
Money Talks: How To Teach Kids About Finance 03 August 2021 00:19:44
Money can feel like a taboo topic in a lot of households, but talking about it regularly can take the awkwardness out of it.Kids see and do everything that we do, and that's true when it comes to money, says financial expert Jen Hemphill. In this episode, Hemphill shares her top tips for financial l...
Money Talks: How To Teach Kids About Finance
Money can feel like a taboo topic in a lot of households, but talking about it regularly can take the awkwardness out of it.Kids see and do everything that we do, and that's true when it comes to money, says financial expert Jen Hemphill. In this episode, Hemphill shares her top tips for financial l...
How To Talk About Divorce With Your Children 26 July 2021 00:21:09
Even the most amicable split is world-changing for young children. Here are a few key tips for grown-ups trying to help their kids navigate this big transition.(This episode originally published April 26, 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Talk About Divorce With Your Children
Even the most amicable split is world-changing for young children. Here are a few key tips for grown-ups trying to help their kids navigate this big transition.(This episode originally published April 26, 2019.)Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Finding The Perfect Name For Your Baby 06 May 2021 00:21:45
Picking a name for a baby can be overwhelming. With all the possibilities out in the world, it can be hard to even begin to choose. On this episode of Life Kit, host Diana Opong speaks with baby naming experts for a framework that can help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com...
Finding The Perfect Name For Your Baby
Picking a name for a baby can be overwhelming. With all the possibilities out in the world, it can be hard to even begin to choose. On this episode of Life Kit, host Diana Opong speaks with baby naming experts for a framework that can help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com...
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss 12 April 2021 00:22:06
Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.L...
Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss
Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.L...
Raising Boys To Be Feminists 10 April 2021 00:10:57
Author Sonora Jha shares insights from her memoir, How To Raise A Feminist Son, which includes practical to-do lists about how to handle some of the hardest conversations with sons.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Raising Boys To Be Feminists
Author Sonora Jha shares insights from her memoir, How To Raise A Feminist Son, which includes practical to-do lists about how to handle some of the hardest conversations with sons.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Raising Kids Who Help With Chores 01 April 2021 00:21:02
Raising kids who pitch in around your home doesn't require bribes or a chore chart. Kids want to help – and parents can nurture that desire by including them in age-appropriate ways.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Raising Kids Who Help With Chores
Raising kids who pitch in around your home doesn't require bribes or a chore chart. Kids want to help – and parents can nurture that desire by including them in age-appropriate ways.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Talking With Kids About Anti-Asian Racism 27 March 2021 00:11:04
Navigating conversations with kids around race and racism can be tricky. Here's what to think about while talking to kids about the rise in anti-Asian attacks and the shootings in Atlanta earlier this month.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Talking With Kids About Anti-Asian Racism
Navigating conversations with kids around race and racism can be tricky. Here's what to think about while talking to kids about the rise in anti-Asian attacks and the shootings in Atlanta earlier this month.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Helping Teens Cope With Mental Health Struggles 25 March 2021 00:22:07
Over a year into the pandemic, many teens are missing milestones and struggling with their mental health. Here's how to spot red flags and when to get help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Helping Teens Cope With Mental Health Struggles
Over a year into the pandemic, many teens are missing milestones and struggling with their mental health. Here's how to spot red flags and when to get help.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Deciding When To Have A Baby 01 March 2021 00:24:12
Whether you've always wanted to be a parent or not, starting a family is a big decision. The pandemic makes it even tougher. In this episode, experts talk through what to consider.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Deciding When To Have A Baby
Whether you've always wanted to be a parent or not, starting a family is a big decision. The pandemic makes it even tougher. In this episode, experts talk through what to consider.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary 07 January 2021 00:25:50
When the headlines are terrifying, how can parents make sure kids get the facts without traumatizing them? Whether it's a school shooting, a global pandemic or an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, child development experts have some advice. (This episode originally ran in March 2019.)Learn more abou...
What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary
When the headlines are terrifying, how can parents make sure kids get the facts without traumatizing them? Whether it's a school shooting, a global pandemic or an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, child development experts have some advice. (This episode originally ran in March 2019.)Learn more abou...
Helping Kids (And Parents) Cope During COVID-19 10 December 2020 00:21:25
Kids and teens have had their lives upended by COVID-19. Here's what parents can do to help them stay positive and feel supported.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Helping Kids (And Parents) Cope During COVID-19
Kids and teens have had their lives upended by COVID-19. Here's what parents can do to help them stay positive and feel supported.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Transforming Kids' Worries Into Superpowers 16 November 2020 00:18:34
Kids have anxiety — but it's not always a bad thing. Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary have some ideas about how to help children use those feelings to their advantage.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Transforming Kids' Worries Into Superpowers
Kids have anxiety — but it's not always a bad thing. Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary have some ideas about how to help children use those feelings to their advantage.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Raise Good Citizens 02 November 2020 00:23:30
Now is a good time to talk to the kids in your life about how to engage in civics. Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Raise Good Citizens
Now is a good time to talk to the kids in your life about how to engage in civics. Here's a primer from our Life Kit parenting team.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
FAFSA 2020: Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid 22 October 2020 00:15:04
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now open to potential college students to fill out. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college — and why you should apply now instead of waiting.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
FAFSA 2020: Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now open to potential college students to fill out. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college — and why you should apply now instead of waiting.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A Simple Equation to Help Kids Love Math 08 September 2020 00:23:13
Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
A Simple Equation to Help Kids Love Math
Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Make Sure Your Child Learns This School Year 13 August 2020 00:15:37
This school year, families with children are in a serious bind. Whether you're looking for options for childcare or need resources to keep your kid entertained, this episode will walk through some ideas to think about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
How To Make Sure Your Child Learns This School Year
This school year, families with children are in a serious bind. Whether you're looking for options for childcare or need resources to keep your kid entertained, this episode will walk through some ideas to think about.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time 21 July 2020 00:15:47
Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Di...
How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time
Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Di...
Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It 22 June 2020 00:12:57
American parents often feel like event planners for their kids. There's a pressure to make sure kids are entertained and content every minute of the day. NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff says kids can be trained to occupy themselves.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It
American parents often feel like event planners for their kids. There's a pressure to make sure kids are entertained and content every minute of the day. NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff says kids can be trained to occupy themselves.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR ...
Discussing 'The Talk' 11 June 2020 00:20:12
It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with his colleague Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" — The series of conversations black parents have with their kids, particularly their sons, about how to deal with police encounters.Learn more abo...
Discussing 'The Talk'
It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with his colleague Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" — The series of conversations black parents have with their kids, particularly their sons, about how to deal with police encounters.Learn more abo...
How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race 04 June 2020 00:10:25
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events — and how to keep the conversation going. If you're a white (or nonblack) parent, don't wait for your kids ...
How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events — and how to keep the conversation going. If you're a white (or nonblack) parent, don't wait for your kids ...
Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death 28 May 2020 00:23:27
Whether it's a family pet or a loved one, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. This episode, we revisit the Mr. Hooper episode of Sesame Street, which provides a master class in talking about death and grief with young children.Lea...
Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death
Whether it's a family pet or a loved one, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. This episode, we revisit the Mr. Hooper episode of Sesame Street, which provides a master class in talking about death and grief with young children.Lea...
Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future 26 May 2020 00:16:26
While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial a...
Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future
While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial a...
When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic 12 May 2020 00:17:10
Many parents are struggling right now — juggling kids at home 24/7 and coping with their own losses. In this episode, Rosemarie Truglio, a developmental psychologist and senior vice president of curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop, offers helpful pandemic parenting tips.Learn more about sponso...
When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic
Many parents are struggling right now — juggling kids at home 24/7 and coping with their own losses. In this episode, Rosemarie Truglio, a developmental psychologist and senior vice president of curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop, offers helpful pandemic parenting tips.Learn more about sponso...
Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids 10 May 2020 00:12:48
Hey kids! Sesame Street's Grover is here and he's got some great ideas for making your days brighter during coronavirus. Grover explains how to make virtual play dates more fun, how to daydream and how to be a helper.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy P...
Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids
Hey kids! Sesame Street's Grover is here and he's got some great ideas for making your days brighter during coronavirus. Grover explains how to make virtual play dates more fun, how to daydream and how to be a helper.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy P...
Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations 08 May 2020 00:16:29
Parenting during self-isolation can be challenging, and let's be honest — sometimes screen time helps you just get through the day. Our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour offer TV recommendations for those with young kids at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesN...
Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations
Parenting during self-isolation can be challenging, and let's be honest — sometimes screen time helps you just get through the day. Our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour offer TV recommendations for those with young kids at home.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesN...
Here's How To Pick A College During The Coronavirus Pandemic 02 April 2020 00:21:11
The coronavirus pandemic is making college decisions more complicated. This episode answers the burning questions: How do I get a hold of final transcripts if my school is closed? How do I decide on a school I can't visit? What if I need more financial aid than I thought I did?Learn more about spons...
Here's How To Pick A College During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is making college decisions more complicated. This episode answers the burning questions: How do I get a hold of final transcripts if my school is closed? How do I decide on a school I can't visit? What if I need more financial aid than I thought I did?Learn more about spons...
6 Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus 24 March 2020 00:17:58
Tens of millions of parents are homeschooling their kids during the coronavirus. Here's a realistic guide to keeping kids engaged and everyone sane. Hint: this is a good time for passion projects and sleeping in a bit.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
6 Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus
Tens of millions of parents are homeschooling their kids during the coronavirus. Here's a realistic guide to keeping kids engaged and everyone sane. Hint: this is a good time for passion projects and sleeping in a bit.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy ...
Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now 13 March 2020 00:13:59
Coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents. From how to talk to children about coronavirus to weathering school closures, enforcing good hygiene and some screen time strategies when you're home with little ones, Life Kit answers your coronavirus questions.Learn more about sponsor message ...
Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now
Coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents. From how to talk to children about coronavirus to weathering school closures, enforcing good hygiene and some screen time strategies when you're home with little ones, Life Kit answers your coronavirus questions.Learn more about sponsor message ...
'Big Mouth' Creators On Embracing The Awkwardness Of Puberty 12 March 2020 00:17:14
Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are the co-creators of 'Big Mouth,' an animated comedy about a group of tweens stumbling through the mysteries of puberty. Kroll and Goldberg talk with Life Kit parenting hosts about normalizing shame, building empathy, weathering awkward puberty moments and hormone mo...
'Big Mouth' Creators On Embracing The Awkwardness Of Puberty
Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are the co-creators of 'Big Mouth,' an animated comedy about a group of tweens stumbling through the mysteries of puberty. Kroll and Goldberg talk with Life Kit parenting hosts about normalizing shame, building empathy, weathering awkward puberty moments and hormone mo...
What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education 11 February 2020 00:27:10
Consent, dating, masturbation, porn. It can be difficult talking with teens about sex and relationships. NPR's Life Kit has a few tips to help make those conversations with your kids a little easier.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education
Consent, dating, masturbation, porn. It can be difficult talking with teens about sex and relationships. NPR's Life Kit has a few tips to help make those conversations with your kids a little easier.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction 06 February 2020 00:25:04
What can you do if you suspect a child is being impacted by a family member's addiction? Experts say you don't need to be an addiction expert, just a caring adult. This episode offers guidance to help a kid through a tumultuous time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoi...
Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction
What can you do if you suspect a child is being impacted by a family member's addiction? Experts say you don't need to be an addiction expert, just a caring adult. This episode offers guidance to help a kid through a tumultuous time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoi...
What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help 28 January 2020 00:25:25
One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastc...
What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help
One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastc...
The Birds And The Bees — How To Talk To Children About Sex 17 December 2019 00:26:05
Sex, genitals, consent, self-touching — it's tricky to talk to younger kids about these topics. This episode helps parents get past the confusion and embarrassment around sex education so they can raise healthy, responsible kids.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesN...
The Birds And The Bees — How To Talk To Children About Sex
Sex, genitals, consent, self-touching — it's tricky to talk to younger kids about these topics. This episode helps parents get past the confusion and embarrassment around sex education so they can raise healthy, responsible kids.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesN...
How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety 29 October 2019 00:24:32
When is your kid just scared of the dark and when are they dealing with a larger anxiety disorder? This episode will teach you how to help a child with anxiety and reach them in stressful moments.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety
When is your kid just scared of the dark and when are they dealing with a larger anxiety disorder? This episode will teach you how to help a child with anxiety and reach them in stressful moments.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change 24 October 2019 00:23:04
Today's kids are bombarded with the realities of climate change — whether through extreme weather or in the news. These tips will help you and your kids cope with the overwhelming feelings to move beyond helplessness and toward action.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change
Today's kids are bombarded with the realities of climate change — whether through extreme weather or in the news. These tips will help you and your kids cope with the overwhelming feelings to move beyond helplessness and toward action.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adch...
Rethinking Brilliance: Raising Caring, Collaborative Kids 15 October 2019 00:16:30
We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "6 C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Rethinking Brilliance: Raising Caring, Collaborative Kids
We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "6 C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions 18 September 2019 00:21:00
NPR's Life Kit answers parents' questions about their kids' screen use. Education consultant Ana Homayoun says it's all about empowering your kids to make good decisions when you're not around.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions
NPR's Life Kit answers parents' questions about their kids' screen use. Education consultant Ana Homayoun says it's all about empowering your kids to make good decisions when you're not around.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Parents, Check Your Own Screen Habits 28 June 2019 00:21:48
From distracted parenting to "sharenting," an honest look at our own use of electronic media can make us into more skillful parents and better role models. Here's what to remember:- Put your phone away whenever possible when you're with your kids. - If you want calmer children, be a more focused p...
Parents, Check Your Own Screen Habits
From distracted parenting to "sharenting," an honest look at our own use of electronic media can make us into more skillful parents and better role models. Here's what to remember:- Put your phone away whenever possible when you're with your kids. - If you want calmer children, be a more focused p...
The Darker Side Of Screen Time 26 June 2019 00:28:11
Emotional outbursts. Lost sleep. These are signs that your kids are spending too much time with digital devices. Here's what you can do about it. Here's what to remember:- Pay attention to your children's emotional relationship with screens, not just how much time they are spending with them. - Don'...
The Darker Side Of Screen Time
Emotional outbursts. Lost sleep. These are signs that your kids are spending too much time with digital devices. Here's what you can do about it. Here's what to remember:- Pay attention to your children's emotional relationship with screens, not just how much time they are spending with them. - Don'...
The Brighter Side of Screen Time 24 June 2019 00:23:15
The family that plays video games together, stays together. When parents become digital mentors, children can learn empathy, resilience, and prepare for future careers. Here's how to harness the advantages of screen time. Here's what to remember:- Whenever possible, share screens with your kids. - B...
The Brighter Side of Screen Time
The family that plays video games together, stays together. When parents become digital mentors, children can learn empathy, resilience, and prepare for future careers. Here's how to harness the advantages of screen time. Here's what to remember:- Whenever possible, share screens with your kids. - B...
'We Wanted To Show Children Real Life': Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano 31 May 2019 00:17:35
Actress Sonia Manzano is beloved by millions as Maria on Sesame Street. Her character on TV mirrored many of Manzano's real-life milestones, like marriage and motherhood (Elmo served as ring bearer for Maria's wedding on the show). She also wrote for Sesame Street in later years, and helped the sho...
'We Wanted To Show Children Real Life': Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano
Actress Sonia Manzano is beloved by millions as Maria on Sesame Street. Her character on TV mirrored many of Manzano's real-life milestones, like marriage and motherhood (Elmo served as ring bearer for Maria's wedding on the show). She also wrote for Sesame Street in later years, and helped the sho...
What Cookie Monster Taught Us About Self-Control 17 May 2019 00:26:14
Self-regulation skills, including self-control, help us reach our goals, learn in school and get along with others. Millions of children struggle to develop them. We talk to experts for strategies to teach these skills — and get some very special help from Cookie Monster. Here's what to remember:- L...
What Cookie Monster Taught Us About Self-Control
Self-regulation skills, including self-control, help us reach our goals, learn in school and get along with others. Millions of children struggle to develop them. We talk to experts for strategies to teach these skills — and get some very special help from Cookie Monster. Here's what to remember:- L...
Raising Kids Who Love Math — Even If You Don't 15 May 2019 00:22:50
By some estimates, up to 93% of American adults have some degree of math anxiety. The problem often starts in elementary school, but parents can do a lot to fix it. We talk to experts to get some some unexpected strategies for children of all ages, with a little bit of help from Sesame Street head w...
Raising Kids Who Love Math — Even If You Don't
By some estimates, up to 93% of American adults have some degree of math anxiety. The problem often starts in elementary school, but parents can do a lot to fix it. We talk to experts to get some some unexpected strategies for children of all ages, with a little bit of help from Sesame Street head w...
Kindness Can Be Taught. Here's How 13 May 2019 00:30:51
Most kids value success and achievement more than caring for others, according to Harvard's Making Caring Common project. Who is to blame? We are. We talk to experts for ideas on how to do better, and why.Here's what to remember:- Children are born to be kind — but also unkind. - Kindness requires c...
Kindness Can Be Taught. Here's How
Most kids value success and achievement more than caring for others, according to Harvard's Making Caring Common project. Who is to blame? We are. We talk to experts for ideas on how to do better, and why.Here's what to remember:- Children are born to be kind — but also unkind. - Kindness requires c...
When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids 18 March 2019 00:25:59
Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when — and how — they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Tara Conley, a media studies professor at Montclair State University, give us tips. - Limi...
When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids
Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when — and how — they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Tara Conley, a media studies professor at Montclair State University, give us tips. - Limi...
'What If We Lived In Two Houses?' Talking Kids Through Divorce 18 March 2019 00:21:58
Even the most amicable split is world-changing for young children. Here are a few key tips for grown-ups trying to help their kids navigate this big transition. - Give children as much heads-up as you can — as soon as you've made a definite decision to split up.- It's a grown-up problem. Don't share...
'What If We Lived In Two Houses?' Talking Kids Through Divorce
Even the most amicable split is world-changing for young children. Here are a few key tips for grown-ups trying to help their kids navigate this big transition. - Give children as much heads-up as you can — as soon as you've made a definite decision to split up.- It's a grown-up problem. Don't share...
The Problem With Toy Guns And Princesses 18 March 2019 00:26:23
Whether it's mini-makeup kits, gross-smelling slime or semi-automatic foam-dart guns, every parent or caregiver has fielded requests for toys that they're just not that into. We talk about princesses and superheroes and their influence on kids with Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Lisa Dinel...
The Problem With Toy Guns And Princesses
Whether it's mini-makeup kits, gross-smelling slime or semi-automatic foam-dart guns, every parent or caregiver has fielded requests for toys that they're just not that into. We talk about princesses and superheroes and their influence on kids with Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Lisa Dinel...
Death: Talking With Kids About The End 25 February 2019 00:24:01
Whether it's a goldfish or Grandma, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. Here's what to remember:- Be honest and concrete. The cat wasn't put to sleep, and Grandma didn't go on a long journey.- Don't overwhelm kids with too much in...
Death: Talking With Kids About The End
Whether it's a goldfish or Grandma, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. Here's what to remember:- Be honest and concrete. The cat wasn't put to sleep, and Grandma didn't go on a long journey.- Don't overwhelm kids with too much in...
Talking Race With Young Children 25 February 2019 00:20:13
Even babies notice differences like skin color, eye shape and hair texture. Here's how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. A few things to remember: - Don't shush or shut them down if they mention race.- Don't wait for kids to bring it ...
Talking Race With Young Children
Even babies notice differences like skin color, eye shape and hair texture. Here's how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. A few things to remember: - Don't shush or shut them down if they mention race.- Don't wait for kids to bring it ...
Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy? 25 February 2019 00:17:51
Magical thinking is part of childhood, and when it comes to characters like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, parents often play along with elaborate charades. But what should grown-ups do when kids start aging out of the magic and asking tough questions?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podc...
Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?
Magical thinking is part of childhood, and when it comes to characters like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, parents often play along with elaborate charades. But what should grown-ups do when kids start aging out of the magic and asking tough questions?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podc...