Raising Good Humans

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As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for. I'm Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I'm a mom... trying to raise two good humans myself, so I'm in this with you! In each episode, we'll go deep (but brief) with both experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. My goal is to make your parenting journey less overwhelming and a lot more joyful! Please join me every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans.

  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    How to Foster Friendship Among Siblings & Resolve Sibling Rivalry

    This week we sit down renowned child psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Sparrow to explore effective strategies for fostering harmony among siblings. We discuss how to navigate sibling rivalry, ensure fairness, and introduce new siblings without chaos. Dr. Sparrow shares expert advice on creating a supportive and balanced family environment where every child feels valued. Whether you're dealing with everyday squabbles or major conflicts, this episode provides practical tips to help your children build strong, loving relationships with each other.


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    12 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 seconds
    How the Science of Spirituality can be the Antidote to Mental Health Struggles

    Today Dr. Lisa Miller, professor, psychologist, researcher and author, sits down with us as we explore the profound connection between spirituality and mental well-being, particularly for teenagers. Amidst increasing feelings of disconnection and despair, the science is clear: a strong spiritual core can significantly reduce the risks of addiction, depression, and even suicide. We explore the compelling data showing that spirituality offers unparalleled protective benefits, and discuss practical ways for parents to nurture this in their children, including two amazing exercises you can bring home to your kids. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    5 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 55 minutes 24 seconds
    Cultivating Bravery with Kelly Corrigan

    In today’s episode we are joined by Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author and host of the podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders. We dive into the complexities of modern parenting, discussing the balance between offering guidance and embracing uncertainty. We explore the concept of "kitchen table bravery," the strength found in everyday parental decisions, and the evolving norms across generations.


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    28 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 30 minutes 45 seconds
    How to Handle “Defiant” Behavior in Kids

    In today’s solo episode, I delve into how to handle defiance in kids. I explain why children often act out more at home and how to navigate these turbulent moments. I offer tips for setting loving limits without losing your cool (more often than not), and a compassionate yet firm approach to handling everyday pushback. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

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    21 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 38 minutes 37 seconds
    The Truth about Raising Boys

    In this episode, author Ruth Whippman sits down with us to explore the complex challenges of raising boys. Our discussion dives deep into the socialization of boys, the impact of societal norms, and the urgent need for empathy and emotional nurture. We address how to navigate the conflicting messages boys receive about masculinity and vulnerability, the importance of positive role models, and practical strategies for parents to foster emotional health in their sons.


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    14 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 47 minutes 28 seconds
    Finding the Beauty in Betrayal: Maggie Smith on Rebuilding Life after Divorce

    Today author and poet Maggie Smith joins us in a vulnerable conversation about divorce and betrayal, and the journey of re-discovery after. We discuss the challenges and upheavals of divorce and how Maggie used this turbulent period to redefine her life, prioritize her well-being, and model resilience for her children. We also delve into the importance of community, self-compassion, and the ability to find beauty in the most unexpected places. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

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    7 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    Teens and Drinking: What you Need to Know and How Parents can Influence Behavior

    In today’s episode, we sit down with Professor Rob Turrisi, a leading expert in behavioral decision-making and substance misuse prevention, to discuss teen drinking. With decades of research, Turrisi shares insights on the developmental factors influencing alcohol use among adolescents and emerging adults, exploring the transition from high school to college, peer environments, and alarming data on blackout drinking and alcohol use disorder. We discuss the impact of positive communication, effective monitoring, and setting clear household rules. We also dive into common misconceptions, such as the belief that allowing teens to drink at home prevents binge drinking in college. 


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    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

    Follow me on Instagram for more:

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    31 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 36 minutes 44 seconds
    Beyond ‘Just Try Your Best’: How to Foster Realistic Goals and Healthy Self-Worth in Kids

    This episode originally aired in December 2022.


    In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child, adolescent, and general psychiatrist and associate professor or psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. We delve into how to help children develop realistic goals and positive self-regard, and why the common parenting phrase “just try your best” could actually be harmful. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

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    24 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 59 minutes 41 seconds
    The Four Tendencies Framework and How We Respond To Expectations with Gretchen Rubin

    This week bestselling author Gretchen Rubin joins us as she delves into her Four Tendencies personality framework. Discover how understanding your response to expectations can enhance your habits, relationships, and overall well-being. We dive into the four different tendencies, and explore the characteristics of each one. Once you have a sense of your tendency and your child’s, you can more easily strategize how to meet those expectations, and better connect. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

    Follow me on Instagram for more:

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    17 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 57 minutes 14 seconds
    Beyond the Screen: Redefining Childhood in the Digital Era w/ Jon Haidt

    This week, social psychologist and author Jon Haidt joins us to discuss the challenges and solutions for parenting in a digital age. We explore the impact of technology on child development, discussing how to reclaim the joy and adventure of childhood from the clutches of smartphones and screens. Haidt shares practical advice on fostering resilience, encouraging free play, and building community to help children thrive in today’s tech-saturated world. 


    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

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    Saks: Find inspiration for your new vibe, everyday, at saks.com

    Nerdwallet: Don’t wait to make smart financial decisions. Compare and find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, and more today at NerdWallet.com.

    Mysteries about True Histories: Follow (OR listen) on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to pods



    Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.

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    10 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 53 minutes 16 seconds
    Humility as a Pathway: Transforming Grievance into Dialogue w/ Frank Bruni

    Frank Bruni joins us in today’s episode to discuss the transformative power of humility in our everyday lives and interactions. We explore the escalation of grievances in society—how complaints that once sparked necessary change have morphed into persistent sources of division. Frank Bruni shares insights on the potential of humility to reshape our conversations, reduce cultural divides, and foster a healthier environment for ourselves and our children. 


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    I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Order your copy of The Five Principles of Parenting: Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans Here: https://bit.ly/3rMLMsL

    Subscribe to my free newsletter for parenting tips delivered straight to your inbox: draliza.substack.com 

    Follow me on Instagram for more:

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    Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode.

    Produced by Dear Media.

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    3 May 2024, 7:00 am
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