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Parenting advice and understanding from experts, parents, and kids. The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast for parents who are looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the truth—that parenting can be tough and stressful at times, but it helps when we can learn from each other, support each other, and understand that we’re not alone.

Parenting advice and understanding from experts, parents, and kids. The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast for parents who are looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the truth—that parenting can be tough and stressful at times, but it helps when we can learn from each other, support each other, and understand that we’re not alone.
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Washington, DC

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Parenting advice and understanding from experts, parents, and kids. The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast for parents who are looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the truth—that parenting can be tough and stressful at times, but it helps when we can learn from each other, support each other, and understand that we’re not alone.

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@safekids

Language:

English

Contact:

202-662-0630


Episodes

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

4/15/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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