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The Parent Pep Talk

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The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with well-tested tips from experts, parents and teens. It shows parenting can be tough, but it’s better when we learn from each other, support each other, and realize that we’re not alone.

The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with well-tested tips from experts, parents and teens. It shows parenting can be tough, but it’s better when we learn from each other, support each other, and realize that we’re not alone.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with well-tested tips from experts, parents and teens. It shows parenting can be tough, but it’s better when we learn from each other, support each other, and realize that we’re not alone.

Twitter:

@safekids

Language:

English

Contact:

202-662-0630


Episodes

The Power of Laughter: How to show your playful side at home

11/14/2019
How often do you show your playful side at home? This episode of The Parent Pep Talk is about the power of laughter and joy and how a simple improv game called “Yes And” can help parents reduce stress, improve relationships and better connect with their kids and partners. Plus, our kids panel talks about how they notice when parents are stressed out. And one dad “Takes One for the Team” by sharing how agreeing to jump from some rocks into a river finally broke the ice with his kids. Jen...

Duration:00:23:27

Giving Back: How to Raise Kind and Charitable Kids

5/1/2019
Empathy is a muscle, and in this episode, we’ll talk about how to exercise that muscle with some easy tips on how to raise kind and charitable kids, even with limited time. In Off the Record, our panel of kids answers a question about how to encourage your kids to give back. And one mom Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about how her philosophy of caring about her community didn’t seem to be sinking in with her son. Plus, a special version of our Safe Kids Tip of the Week. Natalie...

Duration:00:21:21

Smartphones: How to Set Limits and Bring Peace to Your Home

4/15/2019
Technology impacts the way our kids think, behave and communicate. In this episode, we start at the beginning. When and how to introduce your kids to a smartphone. How to set limits and bring peace to your home (at least a little). Our kids panel offers advice on how to keep kids off their devices, and one dad Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about his son’s secret Snapchat account. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week will help keep your older kids safer when walking to...

Duration:00:35:21

Dyslexia: Discovering the Gift of a Learning Disability

4/1/2019
Depending on how you look at it, dyslexia can be considered either a burden or a gift. In this episode, we talk about why that is, how to know if your child has dyslexia, and tips for both students and parents. In “Off the Record,” our panel of kids, who all have dyslexia, answer a question about how to best support your dyslexic kids, and one mom “Takes one for the Team” by sharing a story about how she finally learned to connect with her kid. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week is a great...

Duration:00:33:03

Nutrition: How to Help Your Kids Create Healthy Eating Habits for a Lifetime

3/15/2019
In our first speed-round edition, we focus on a variety of nutritional issues, including: What to do if your kid won’t eat vegetables? Is fast food OK? And is organic food worth the expense? In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about what to do if your child doesn’t want to try new foods. And one mom Takes one for the Team by sharing a story about her toddler’s favorite food: water. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week will get your kids excited about nutrition and keep them...

Duration:00:28:49

Free Range Parenting: Finding the Balance Between Freedom and Safety

2/28/2019
How do parents find the right balance between giving kids freedom and making sure they’re safe? In this episode, parent educator, Lynne Ticknor, discusses the value of giving kids independence and why it’s easier said than done. In Off the Record, our kids panel talks about the pride of earning their parents’ trust, and one dad Takes one for the Team by sharing the exact moment he realized he was being too protective. Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week gives your kids freedom and also keeps...

Duration:00:20:10

Youth Sports: How Parents Can Make or Break the Experience

2/14/2019
If done right, there are so many benefits to playing youth sports. In this episode, former Georgetown basketball coach, Craig Esherick, shares the keys to being a successful youth sports parent. In Off the Record, our teen panel of athletes answers a question about what to do if your child wants skip practice. And one dad Takes one for the Team by sharing his personal story about “sideline rage.” Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week keeps young athletes safe and performing at their...

Duration:00:23:07

Education: How Seeing Beyond the Grades is Better for Your Child and for You

1/30/2019
“Education is perhaps the greatest superpower of them all.” That’s what Jacki Bragg said during her Teacher of the Year speech at graduation. In this episode, Mrs. Bragg explains what she sees as the true value of school, how involved parents should be, and just how important are grades. In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about what to do when your kid won’t tell you what’s going on in school, and one mom Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about why she was convinced...

Duration:00:26:55

Anxiety: How To Make Things Easier for Your Child and Yourself

1/30/2019
If your child is experiencing anxiety, please know you’re not alone. It’s a growing issue that is affecting more and more families. In this episode, anxiety disorder expert, Dr. Jonathan Dalton, shares why anxiety in our kids isn’t necessarily a bad thing, how to know if it is at a point that requires additional support, and a few tips, for kids and for parents, on how to handle your child’s anxiety, that can make things easier starting today. In Off the Record, our panel of teens, who all...

Duration:00:29:58

Well-being: An Important First Step to Raising Happy Kids

1/30/2019
We all want our kids to be happy. In this episode, Dr. Beth Cabrera shares how focusing on well-being is an important step and offers some simple strategies to get you started. In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about how to get your kids to “open up.” And Gary Takes One for the Team by sharing the answer he received to the question: “Is parenting supposed to be this hard?” Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week is about a toll-free number every parent will want to save...

Duration:00:28:50