Raising Good Humans

with Dr. Aliza Pressman

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.


  • Brilliant and impossible not to love Actress Emily Mortimer opens up about parentingEmily MORTIMER talks about her own parenting, what she feels great about and what she has messed up; also,  how to help kids manage conflicts with friends and listener Q & A 
  • Girl friendships: bullies, best friends and true friendsA conversation with New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Simmons about helping girls cultivate healthy friendships and spot the unhealthy ones.    Produced by Dear Media
  • Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman parenting pet peeves vs science. Also Jill talks about her son experiencing anti semitism in school.Comedy writer and actress Jill Kargman tells it as she sees it as we discuss her “Odd Mom Out” parenting pet peeves and determine which ones are backed by science.  Jill also opens up about an upsetting experience with anti semitism....
  • Feeding episode: Solid foods, picky eaters and dessertRegistered dietician Jennifer Anderson talks about how to teach infants, toddlers and preschoolers to tune into their own bodies and regulate healthy eating. 
  • “I can, therefore I must” - the risks of high achieving stressors and the powerful protection of close relationshipsProfessor Suniya Luthar talks about the counterintuitive finding that kids in high achieving environments are at risk of serious disturbances and most importantly, what parents can do to help! 
  • Michael Ian Black on sadness, worries and masculinity; and how to talk to kids about terrifying eventsMichael Ian Black shares his children’s books to open up conversations with kids about being sad, being worried and being bored.  Also, raising emotionally vulnerable boys and other useful parenting nuggets. Lastly, in this episode I am deeply...
  • “Mom I want a phone!” with Rachel SimmonsWhen it comes to phones and social media, delay delay delay! But they are going to happen at some point, and for some earlier than others. Today we are breaking down how to navigate technology on-boarding with NY times bestselling author Rachel Simmons.
  • Economist Emily Oster helps making decisions a little bit easier and how to potty train!How does an economist make a decision about breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, going back to work and potty training? Economics Professor Emily Oster tirelessly combs through the data and clears up some longstanding myths. I’m also walking you...
  • Connect then redirect: using brain science to help us parent with Dr. Dan SiegelA conversation with Dr. Dan Siegel explaining some of the helpful strategies in his bestselling books such as Parenting From the Inside Out, Whole Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline.
  • We’re all just doing our best: a conversation with Drew BarrymoreAliza and Drew have a real and casual conversation about what this podcast means and go over some of Drew’s parenting questions such as intervening when siblings fight, whether or not to force apologies, and what matters most to Drew when it comes...
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