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Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore (a mom of 3) and child development researcher Teri Miller, MS Psy (a mom of 9), this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore (a mom of 3) and child development researcher Teri Miller, MS Psy (a mom of 9), this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

Location:

United States

Description:

Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore (a mom of 3) and child development researcher Teri Miller, MS Psy (a mom of 9), this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

Language:

English

Contact:

7192131052


Episodes

The Power of Relationships with Self and Others with guest Susan Lambert

10/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:40:01

Teaching Kids to Care for Our World with guest Shannon Brescher Shea

10/12/2021
Want to learn some easy ways for busy moms to involve the whole family in helping to save our environment? Wondering why you should care about environmental sustainability in the first place? Or how to talk to your kids about climate change without scaring them? In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview science writer and environmental activist Shannon Brescher Shea. Shannon is the author of the book Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources for Raising Kind,...

Duration:00:50:50

Launching Your Teen Into Adulthood with guest Danica Copp, MSW

10/5/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interviewed Danica Copp, a licensed clinical psychotherapist specializing in adolescent communication and development. Danica shares what parents need to do starting in elementary and middle school to make sure their teen successfully launches into adulthood when the time comes. It’s a fun conversation where Dr. Amy and Teri both admit they’ve dropped the ball on some essential skills. Get YOUR adolescent...

Duration:00:51:14

Got Anxiety? Break Up with It! with guest Kaitlin Soule, LMFT

9/28/2021
As moms, we’re all a hot mess sometimes. Juggling the mental and emotional load of motherhood can wreak havoc on our not-so-healthy goal of being the "perfect" mom. In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Kaitlin Soule, licensed marriage and family therapist, anxiety expert, and author of the book A Little Less of A Hot Mess…The Modern Mom’s Guide to Growth and Evolution. Kaitlin shares how we need to change the way we think about perfection in order to embrace what we...

Duration:00:38:32

Divorce Your Debt with guest Katy Almstrom

9/21/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy talk to financial coach Katy Almstrom. Katy coaches women who are ready to pay off debt through simple strategies that help lower the stress around money. Is debt keeping you from reaching your dreams? Then maybe it’s time to break up with your credit cards and divorce your debt. It doesn’t have to be as painful as it sounds. In fact, your journey to becoming debt-free can be joyful. Tune in and learn...

Duration:00:48:48

Finding Joy After Post-Partum Depression with guest Susan Scollen

9/14/2021
Can you emerge from the depths of post-partum depression stronger than you were before? Absolutely. You can love yourself, find your voice, and grow through the journey. In this episode, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy talk to health and life coach Susan Scollen about her post-partum depression experience, how she conquered it, and how she embarked on a journey to teach women how to enjoy life again after post-partum depression. If you’re pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or...

Duration:00:59:19

Navigating Change with guest Dr. Tracy Asamoah

9/7/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Dr. Tracy Asamoah, child & adolescent psychiatrist and coach for professional women about dealing with change. How do you navigate the changes that life throws at you? Starting a new job, becoming a parent, launching your child into Kindergarten or college, or experiencing an illness are the types of change that can stir up big emotions for many of us. Dr. Asamoah talks about why change is so hard, why we...

Duration:00:58:14

Inspire Your Family's Finances with guests John & Karen Yates

8/31/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and visiting co-host Sandra Zamalis interview John and Karen Yates. John and Karen are financial alignment coaches, founders of Inspire My Money, and authors of Own Your Financial Future: Seven Strategies to Get You Started Today. Does the word "budget" create negative emotions when you hear it? For many people, that's the reason budgets fail. John and Karen have created a new way of looking at your finances that uses the...

Duration:00:53:12

Nurturing Tenacity in Children with guest Dr. Sam Goldstein

8/24/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and visiting co-host Sandra Zamalis interview the renowned Dr. Sam Goldstein, pediatric neuropsychologist and co-author of the book, Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success. Dr. Sam shares the importance of focusing on a child's strengths and assets in order to build resilience and tenacity. He talks about the 7 instincts that lead to tenacity (or grit) and how parents can impact the development...

Duration:01:05:16

Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Predators Online with guest Christy Keating

8/17/2021
In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Christy Keating, Founder & CEO of The Heartful Parent and former attorney specializing in the prosecution of sexually violent predators. Christy continues our discussion about protecting our children in an internet-driven world. She shares 7 strategies for keeping kids safer online, teaches us warning signs of predatory behaviors, and coaches us on how to talk to our kids and teens about pornography and privacy. It's an episode full...

Duration:01:10:01

Protecting Our Kids from Sexual Abuse & Trauma with guest Clint Davis

8/10/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Clint Davis, a licensed counselor, pastor, and trauma specialist. Clint shares how technology and social media have contributed to widespread sexual abuse and trauma for the current generation of children. This episode rattled us with the shocking statistics and showed us where we can fall short as parents in protecting our children from predators. It's an uncomfortable conversation about having uncomfortable...

Duration:00:53:49

Spotlight on Milena Nemecio, author of "Don't Stop Dreaming, Abby"

8/6/2021
In this 5-minute short segment of Brainy Moms, we shine the spotlight on Milena Nemecio, author of the children's book "Don't Stop Dreaming, Abby" about a girl who doesn't let her ADHD stop her from dreaming about her future. About the book: Abby is a sweet little girl with big dreams. She faces challenges in school and has trouble making friends. Abby feels lonely and thinks something is wrong with her. No one, not even her family, seems to understand her or see that Abby is struggling...

Duration:00:05:07

The Power of Self-Talk with guest Shelley Bosworth

8/3/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview female mindset coach Shelley Bosworth of Shelley Bosworth Coaching and host of The Successful Ladies Escape Lounge on Facebook. Shelley shares how our years of negative self-talk impact how we approach challenges in life and that we can learn to reframe our thoughts and the way we speak to ourselves in order to create a mindset that moves us forward. She says that so many women want more out of their lives but...

Duration:00:44:01

COVID’s Impact on Children’s Mental Health & How We Can Help with guest Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

7/27/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy & Teri interview Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge: psychologist, mental health trailblazer, founder of the Global Institute of Children's Mental Health, a media expert who is changing the way we view and treat children's mental health, and author of the book, It's Gonna Be OK! Dr. Roseann shares how the pandemic has worsened the mental health crisis for our children and adolescents and what we are seeing as a result. She talks about the...

Duration:00:59:02

Drinking During Pregnancy: FASD Facts and Impacts on Learning with guest Natalie Vecchione

7/20/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Natalie Vecchione - Homeschool Consultant, FASD Advocate, and author of the book, Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities. In the first half of the episode, Natalie shares her story of giving up a career as an art and recreational therapist to homeschool her adopted son with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. From this experience, she gives...

Duration:00:56:25

The Path to Confidence with guest Stephanie Dua

7/13/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Stephanie Dua, Co-Founder and President of HOMER Learning, an early reading and math program for kids 2-8. Stephanie shares the importance of creating a strong foundation of reading and math readiness skills for confidence beginning or returning to school. She also shares insights for moms about her 80/20 parenting philosophy with tips on eliminating a perfectionist mindset and adopting a more simplified...

Duration:00:40:31

The Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting & Communicating with guest Lillian Reekie

7/6/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and visiting co-host Sandra Zamalis interview The Parenting Strategist, Lillian Reekie. Lillian shares her personal journey and challenges of raising a neurodiverse child and the transformative impact of learning and implementing Howard Glasser's Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting and communicating with both her children. As an Advanced Trainer in this extraordinary approach, she teaches moms (and dads) how to use it in their own...

Duration:00:49:46

Resuming Your Career after a Break: Strategies for Moms with guest Janice Scholl

6/29/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and visiting co-host Sandra Zamalis interview Janice Scholl, host of the Money, Career, & Motherhood podcast and founder of Strategic Sabbaticals. Janice discusses the struggles and fears that moms face when trying to return to work after taking a break to have a child. She shares tips for staying connected during a break, being thoughtful in considering what the next career looks like, and how to explain the break in a way that will...

Duration:00:45:37

10 Tips for Raising Good Humans: Life Lessons from a Global CEO with Kim Hanson

6/22/2021
In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Kim Hanson, the CEO of LearningRx and BrainRx --the largest network of cognitive training centers in the world. Kim shares 10 tips for moms, all focused on raising our kids as good humans. These tips are based on life lessons she learned from her parents, her work in brain training, and her experience as a mom of 4--including a set of twins and a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kim went from...

Duration:00:43:35

Unplugged: Aftershow for "Fostering Your Child's Academic Perseverance"

6/16/2021
Welcome to our first "aftershow" chat in the Brainy Moms Unplugged series! In this bonus episode, Dr. Amy and Teri reflect on their interview with Dr. Pooneh Roney and their discussion about fostering academic perseverance and self-efficacy and motivation. They share personal stories of their own children's struggles in this area and pose some thought-provoking questions about their own parenting. This Brainy Moms Unplugged aftershow is based on the episode, "Don't Give Up! Fostering Your...

Duration:00:27:35