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Brainy Moms

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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

A Radical Parenting Partnership with Your Teen - with author Lainie Liberti

7/12/2022
On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Lainie Liberti, teen mentor and author of the book, Seen, Heard, and Understood: Parenting and Partnering with Teens for Greater Mental Health. Lainie shares a radical approach to relating to teens through a partnership parenting paradigm. Although unconventional, it's an approach that promotes connection and cooperation with your teen. Based on ideas from her book, Lainie explains the benefits of knowing your teen's love language,...

Duration:00:52:26

Creating & Modeling Healthy Habits & Mindset with guest Dr. Orlena Kerek

7/5/2022
Are you running out of ways to get your kids to eat better? Do you struggle with yo-yo dieting or emotional eating? Want some tips for adopting a healthier lifestyle for your whole family? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Orlena Kerek – a pediatrician, health coach, and author of the book, Building Simple Habits to a Healthy Me. Dr. Orlena talks about the four pillars of health we’re all familiar with: diet, exercise, sleep, and emotional wellness. But her...

Duration:00:52:22

Bedtime Tips from a Heart-Centered Sleep Coach with guest Maisie Ruttan

6/28/2022
Are you tired of the bedtime battles with your kids? Are you at your wits end most nights when your child gets out of bed again and again? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview sleep coach Maisie Ruttan. Maisie shares powerful insights about why bedtime is so hard. She reveals that maybe our timing is wrong, that we are rushing through our routines, and that we aren’t turning screens off earlier enough. She also says we have to stop relying on the evenings for our own...

Duration:00:42:58

How to Get Your Kids to Listen More and Argue Less with guest Cynthia Klein

6/21/2022
Are you tired of arguing with your kids? Do you feel like every other conversation with your child ends in a conflict? Are there days when your kids just won’t listen? Imagine a relationship with your child that was full of cooperation rather than conflict. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interviewed Cynthia Klein, parenting coach and author of the book, Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict into Cooperation—a book that I believe should be on every...

Duration:01:11:25

Pastor Wayne's 10 Tips for Dads: A Father's Day Show with guest Dr. Wayne Hanson

6/19/2022
On this Brainy Moms bonus episode for Father’s Day, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Wayne Hanson, pastor and host of The Jesus Taxi show. Pastor Wayne shares 10 parenting tips just for dads based on his Christian faith and lessons he learned from his own father. It’s a candid conversation with an all around great guy. As always, this episode is brought to you by LearningRx brain training centers. Pastor Wayne is married to Kim Hanson, the CEO of LearningRx. Join us!

Duration:00:39:04

Why Every Family Needs a Parenting Plan (& How to Make One) with guest Kristin Buchtel

6/7/2022
As a parent, do you fly by the seat of your pants, or do you have a plan in place for setting curfews, teaching your kids how to manage their money, who’s going to talk to them about the birds and the bees, who’s in charge of potty training, and all 1001 decisions we have to make about raising our kids? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interviewed Kristin Buchtel, author of the book Noteworthy Parenting: How to Use Your Own Ideas to Create Your Parenting Roadmap. Kristin...

Duration:00:57:00

Still Beautiful: A Burn Survivor's Advice on Defining Self-Worth with guest Kelly Falardeau

5/31/2022
As moms, we second guess ourselves all the time. We question our worth as women, we experience mom guilt for a million reasons, and we fail to appreciate what’s beautiful about ourselves. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interviewed Kelly Falardeau, best-selling author of the book, Still Beautiful. When Kelly was a child, she suffered burns over 75% of her body and grew up feeling ugly. But she has turned tragedy into triumph. A four-time best-selling author, TEDx speaker,...

Duration:00:59:05

The Psychology of Fun (& What It's Got to Do with Being Happy) with guest Dr. Mike Rucker

5/24/2022
Are you chasing happiness but feel like you keep coming up short? Wishing you could experience more joy in your life? Want to have more fun with your kids? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Mike Rucker, an organizational psychologist who specializes in the research of fun. Dr. Rucker tells us that pursuing happiness might not be the right goal. He shares so much from research on happiness, joy, and fun…it’s a mindset changer. Join us! Don't miss his Fender guitar...

Duration:00:53:48

The Psychology of Creativity (And Why it Matters for Your Child) with guest Dr. Michael Alcee

5/17/2022
Want to help cultivate your child’s creativity? Wondering how to help your child integrate the creative and logical parts of their mind? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Alcee who specializes in the psychology of creativity. He shares how we as parents can help nurture creativity in our children while also supporting the development of linear thinking. Michael tells us that encouraging our kids to explore the many sides of...

Duration:01:03:05

Expert Advice on Dyslexia & Reading Struggles with guest Donesa Walker, MS Ed

5/10/2022
Does your child struggle with reading or spelling? Wondering what to do for a child with dyslexia? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Reading and Dyslexia Specialist, Donesa Walker, M Ed, BCCS. Donesa tells us what’s happening in the brain of struggling readers, how there are different types of dyslexia that show up in a variety of ways, what some warning signs are that parents should look out for, and what the most effective interventions should include. Donesa...

Duration:00:51:47

10 Ways to Be a "Cool" Mom with guest Kim Hanson

5/3/2022
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...

Duration:00:52:35

How to Experience Joy in Parenting Toddlers with guest Sara Rose Whaley

4/26/2022
Do you have a toddler who won’t listen? Are you frustrated and burning out with the terrible twos and other challenges of parenting littles? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Sara Rose Whaley, a board-certified behavior analyst and parent coach specializing in working with parents of toddlers. Sara shares lots of tips on how to find joy in parenting toddlers, including how to set boundaries and limits, strategies for getting your toddler to listen, and how to take...

Duration:00:49:22

Hybrid Schools: The Future of Learning? with guest Dr. Brent Goldman

4/19/2022
Interested in learning what some educators think is the best school model? Heard about hybrid schooling but aren’t sure what it’s all about? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Brent Goldman from XCEED Preparatory Academy, a network of private college-prep schools providing a personalized curriculum with flexible schedules along with hybrid and online learning options. Dr. Goldman shares the benefits of the hybrid learning approach and tells us why he believes it’s...

Duration:00:50:08

Autism Awareness & Intervention Begins with Parent Mindset with guest Andrea Pollack, MS Ed

4/12/2022
Wondering what to do first when your child is diagnosed with autism? Overwhelmed or feeling like a failure as a parent of a child with autism? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview the founder of Autism Parent Solutions, Andrea Pollack, MS Ed. Andrea shares that parents of children on the autism spectrum need help with their own mindset and perspective before they can confidently judge intervention options. Andrea shares some tips and tools from her parenting program...

Duration:00:45:19

Relationship Advice for Couples after Having a Baby with guest Catherine O'Brien, LMFT

4/5/2022
Relationships change when you add a baby to your family, but you can still be happy amidst the sleepless nights, demanding feeding schedule, and bottomless diaper pail. On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Catherine O’Brien, marriage and family therapist and author of the book Happy with Baby: Essential Relationship Advice When Partners Become Parents. Catherine talks about the relationship challenges of being a new parent…for the first time or even the fifth time. She...

Duration:00:45:16

5 Things Parents of Teens Need to Know with guest Kim Duckworth

3/29/2022
Wondering what you need to know to be a successful parent of a teenager? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Kim Duckworth, author of the bestselling book, Parents, Are You Ready? The Practical Guide to Launching a Successful High School Student. Kim shares 5 things that successful parents of teens should know including how to help your teen find their superpower---or their uniqueness. Kim’s an expert in college readiness and admissions and her tips are just what...

Duration:00:54:38

Busy Mom? How to Run Your Home on Autopilot with guest Carrie Olsen, LCSW

3/22/2022
Are you a busy mom feeling guilty that you can’t seem to juggle everything? Do you feel like you SHOULD be able to manage kids, your home life, your social life, your kid’s schedule, and your job or volunteer work? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri discuss all of this with licensed therapist and clini-coach, Carrie Olsen. Carrie talks to us about taking the word “should” out of our vocabulary so we can enjoy being a mom! We discuss the phenomenon of decision fatigue, how it...

Duration:00:50:29

Parenting Style Impacts Your Child's Mental Health with guest Hansa Bhargava, MD

3/15/2022
Ever wondered if your parenting style has impact on your child’s mental health? Did you know that your own stress could be stressing out your kids? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Teri and I interview Dr. Hansa Bhargava, pediatrician, renowned parenting expert, Chief Medical Officer at Medscape Education, and author of the book, Building Happier Kids: Stress-Busting Tools for Parents published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bhargava talks to us about the importance of shifting...

Duration:00:44:32

From Doctor to Homeschooling Mom: Balancing Career and Your Child's Education Needs with guest Carline Crevecoeur, MD

3/8/2022
Are you concerned that your child’s current school environment might not be the right choice? Are you considering homeschooling but worried about making it work with your career? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Carline Crevecoeur, a physician and author of the book, Pressure Makes Diamonds: From Homeschooling to the Ivy League- A Parenting Story. Dr. Carline gave up her medical practice to homeschool her 5 children and then won a seat on her local school...

Duration:00:49:11

Save Money Paying for College with guest Brad Baldridge

3/1/2022
Are you worried about the high cost of college? Thinking about how you or your kids are going to afford to pay for college? Wondering if student loans are the right way to go? On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview college funding consultant Brad Baldridge. Brad is a financial planning expert and the host of Taming the High Cost of College podcast. He shares how complex the college financial planning process can be. From finding scholarships to deciding about loans to...

Duration:01:00:12