On this special Mother’s Day episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Kim Hanson, the CEO of LearningRx. Kim shares 10 ways to be a cool and caring mom. Some are cute and fun –like making sure you’ve got a great pair of sunglasses. But most parenting tips she shares are pearls of wisdom on connecting well with your kids. Our favorite? Always say yes to lunch or coffee. Join us to pick up a tip or two that might help you rock this journey of motherhood! And maybe pick up a t-shirt of your favorite band to wear while you listen.
On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Dr. Tim Jordan, developmental and behavioral pediatrician and author of the book, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead. Dr. Tim specializes in working with girls. He shares how we can support their intrinsic motivation, how we can teach them to stop giving their power away, how to teach them to advocate for themselves, how to help them become leaders in their own way, and how to strengthen connections as a family overall. It’s an episode full of great strategies for raising girls who think for themselves.
A note from Dr. Amy: I’m a boy mom. But Dr. Tim’s advice to our listeners on how we can (and can’t) motivate our kids, how we can connect as a family by taking breaks from devices, how we should and shouldn’t use rewards, and how we need to gently nurture our kids’ exploration of their futures…it’s all gender-neutral advice. Boy moms will walk away smarter after this episode, too!
On this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Candice Jones, pediatrician and author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics book, High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids. Dr. Candice shares 5 essentials to positive parenting, talks about the importance of controlling our own emotions, and reveals how attention is a parent’s super power. Are you wondering if spanking is okay? Wondering what to do if you and your partner don’t have the same parenting styles? Get answers to these questions and much more on an episode full of amazing advice from one of our nation’s parenting experts.
Do your child’s temper tantrums test your limits? Do you struggle to stay calm when your kid is falling apart? Does every disagreement end in a screaming match? In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview play therapist Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S. Kim specializes in helping children and parents cope with big emotions. She gives listeners practical tips for helping kids manage their emotions while also keeping our own in check. And, she talks about some ways that we as parents can build stronger connections with our children through play. She also shares how play therapy can be a life-changing intervention for more challenging situations.
In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Susan Lambert who specializes in human-centered facilitation and coaching. Susan shares the power of walking with others and connecting with ourselves in order to create a more empathetic workplace and world. As busy moms running in the rat race we call life, we don’t always slow down long enough to be fully present in our relationships…at work, at, home, or with ourselves. You’ll leave this episode inspired, calmer, and more focused on making those meaningful connections.