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.


Episodes

  • Dr. Polly Young Eisendrath on Fighting Well With And in Front of Kids and How Living With  Masks Impacts Human DevelopmentDr. Pressman & Dr. Polly Young Eisendrath discuss Fighting Well With And in Front of Kids and How Living With  Masks Impacts Human Development.   This episode is lovingly brought to you by   Show notes:   Produced by
  • Parenting Toddlers:  Answering questions about toddler fears, tantrums,, sibling fights, impulse control, sleep challenges and more.Dr. Aliza answers listener questions about parenting toddlers.  This episode is lovingly brought to you by Produced by
  • Dr. Suniya Luthar - The kids are actually alright…how is mom?Resilience researcher Dr. Suniya Luthar in a conversation about resilience in the context of adversity, supporting maternal well being and how kids are doing right now.   This episode is brought to you by   Show notes: Professor Suniya...
  • How to build resilience in KidsDr. Aliza Pressman defines resilience and talks through ways parents can help their kids build the skill necessary to thrive in challenging and adverse experiences.  Presented by  Produced by
  • How to get those babies talking!Dr. Aliza speaks with professor and best selling author Dr. Kathy Hirsh- Pasek about how infants and toddlers learn language and what parents can do to get them talking! Take a look at the show notes for the episode from her work on the Netflix...
  • Tools for helping kids with anxiety, ADHD, and other challenges get through quarantine; Helping children cope with loss and grief.Dr. Aliza speaks with a developmental pediatrician about best tools for families during this time and the unique challenges for kids with anxiety, adhd and other special needs. This episode also goes through ways to help kids cope with loss and...
  • How Humans Form Memories to Live AdaptivelySpeaking with neuroscientist, Professor Andre Fenton about how memories form, what we think happens during sleep,  and what you can do to support forming the kinds of memories that will help you live more adaptively based on your experiences....
  • The Power of Discord with renowned developmental psychologist Edward Tronick, PhDHow the experience of connection and discord and back to connection shape healthy relationships, with renowned developmental psychologist, Edward Tronick, PhD   Visit with code: Humans for 30% off your order, plus Free Shipping   Show notes...
  • Tips for Health Care Providers, Hospital Staff and Their Co-Parents During COVID-19Dr. Aliza Pressman and Mariel Benjamin, LCSW from The Mount Sinai Parenting Center answer questions from health care providers and staff on the front lines to help support their parenting curing COVID-19 This will also be relevant for any essential...
  • Growing Pains: How Humans Grow and What That Means for BehaviorThose pediatric growth curves are kind of misleading! Babies don’t grow a little each day, Professor Michelle Lampl discovered that humans don’t grow continuously but in spurts at key moments in their development. She also studied babies’...
  • What to do with little ones when you can't go anywhere or buy anything (and even when you can!)Dr. Aliza talks with early childhood educator Lisa Zaretsky, M.Ed, founder of PlayAgain, about using repurposed materials, household items and expanding book reading. This is particularly helpful for those staying at home. Plus listener q and a. ...
  • The New Coronavirus and Kids: an Immunologist, a Pediatrician and a Psychologist weigh in.We are talking about the new Coronavirus from the different perspectives of immunology, pediatrics and mental health. with code HUMANS for 30% off plus FREE SHIPPING for $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more, Free shipping for US orders of...
  • Real time Q and A with mom of 3 young boys and founder of This Is About Humanity, Zoe Winkler Reinis.Dr. Aliza talks through parenting challenges and concerns with mother of three boys. Talking through throwing up for attention, car seats tantrums, anxiety and temperament. LittleJamesClothing.com with code RGH20 for 20% off your order! Produced by
  • How to talk to kids about race, gender and other taboo topicsDr Aliza learns about teaching tolerance with educator Liz Kleinrock   for 20% off your first purchase   with Promo Code HUMANS for 30% off plus free shipping for a limited time   with Promo Code RGH20 for 20% off your order  ...
  • Anxiety and Children: what it looks like, how to respond and when to worryDr. Meena Dasari, renowned Clinical Pychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy and Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine, speaks with Dr. Aliza about kids and anxiety.    To find support    Activities for...
  • What to think about before we post and talk about our kids online with law Professor Leah PlunkettWe spend time making sure our children know about digital safety while sometimes forgetting to check on our own behavior. Law Professor Leah Plunkett shares helpful guidelines and insight into our own digital safety and how to make the informed...
  • Rewiring your brain through mindfulness and self compassion can change how you parent with Dr. Shauna ShapiroAuthor,  Clinical Psychologist and world renowned mindfulness Dr. Shauna Shapiro talks about the golden nuggets from her new book, Good Morning I Love You: mindfulness + self compassion. Practices to to rewire your brain for calm, clarity + joy....
  • Puberty: Continuing the conversation about talking with boysKeeping a kid healthy during and through puberty is about keeping a child informed and prepared. Kids are ready before parents are ready so today we get prepared for these conversations with pediatrician and New York Times best selling author Dr. Cara...
  • Raising children with special needs with Priscilla Gilman, author of The Anti Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy.As a college professor turned advocate and educator, Priscilla Gilman gives a personal and inspiring account of her experience raising a special needs child, with practical and thoughtful takeaways for parents of all kinds of...
  • Boys and sex (and porn…and masturbation…) with Peggy OrensteinA conversation with NY Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein  about boys, sex, porn, masturbation and coming of age in the era of #metoo Visit for $50 off your first order! Produced by
  • Dr. Dan Siegel and the most powerful influence on your child’s developing brain.Dr. Dan Siegel talks with Dr. Aliza about attachment strategies and his new book “The Power of Showing Up: how parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired.  to find your best price on insurance Show note links: ...
  • Lying in Early ChildhoodProfessor Gail Heyman talks with Dr. Aliza about how children learn to lie. Plus, listener Q and A.  for 15% off your order Find your ideal insurance at Produced by  
  • Listener Q and A with Dr. AlizaDr. Aliza answers listener questions about perfectionism, being a "sore loser", pacifiers, grandparents and more.  for 15% off your order  Promo Code: HUMANS for up to 50% off your purchase (offer expires Jan 5th) Produced by
  • Siblings: Rivalry, fairness, new sibling, and taking sides, with Dr. Joshua SparrowA conversation about all things siblings with Dr. Joshua Sparrow of Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital  Promo Code: HUMANS for up to 50% off your purchase (offer expires Jan 5th)  in time...
  • Drew Barrymore and Dr Aliza Pressman and the holiday episode: is Santa real, weird elf on the shelf issues, making meaningful traditions, and holiday feelings. Drew Barrymore thinks about the holidays, the pressure and the meaning. Also we are tackling some of the inevitable questions that come up during the holiday season, from making meaning, underplaying materialism, enjoying rituals, and what to say to...
  • Husband and Wife (and parents of 3), Mark Feuerstein and Dana Klein having a “Session”.Actor Mark Feuerstein and writer Dana Klein bring up parenting questions from toddler hair pulling to tween anxiety and trashy tv.  for 15% off your order! Produced by
  • Parenting is not Paint by numbers: Boundaries and Discipline with Dr. Joshua SparrowA conversation about the importance of discipline in the context of a loving parent-child relationship and practical applications from listener q and a. Dr. Joshua Sparrow is a child and adolescent  psychiatrist, Executive Director of The...
  • Transition from childhood to teen, contending with adult authority and all the other goodies that come with raising teenagers with new York Times Bestselling Author, psychologist Lisa Damour, PhD.Dr. Lisa Damour talks with Dr. Aliza about guiding teen girls into their transition from childhood and guiding parents about some of the trickiest moments.    This is a golden to managing a meltdown    Shop for your pair of ...
  • Transition from childhood to teen, contending with adult authority and all the other goodies that come with raising teenagers with new York Times Bestselling Author, psychologist Lisa Damour, PhD.Dr. Lisa Damour talks with Dr. Aliza about guiding teen girls into their transition from childhood and guiding parents about some of the trickiest moments.    This is a golden to managing a meltdown    Shop for your pair of ...
  • Every Mother Counts with Christy Turlington BurnsA conversation about maternal health with public health activist Christy Turlington Burns plus listener q and A.  for 15% off your order! Produced by
  • Mindful Discipline: Shame doesn’t work, with Dr. Shauna Shapiro.Mindfulness expert, professor and psychologist Dr. Shauna Shapiro walks through mindfulness practices and the five tenants of mindful discipline. Plus, Dr. Aliza answers listener questions about tweens, crib crawlers and how to talk about death. ...
  • Helping your baby sleep: crying, napping, pacifiers and sleep training with Dr. Aliza’s seedlingsgroup co-founder, Dr. Bronwyn Charlton; plus the difference between shame and guilt, praise junkies and productive criticism!Answers to real parent questions on effective praise, productive criticism and more...and extra time answering infant sleep questions with my seedlings group co-founder Dr. Bronwyn Charlton. to explore your new favorite shoes from Rothy's!!!  ...
  • From video games to porn: Dr. Aliza talks boys with Raising Cain author Dr. Michael Thompson.New York Times best selling author of Raising Cain Dr. Michael Thomas talks about raising boys, and addresses the unique experience of raising emotionally intelligent boys.    Produced by
  • Escaping the self-esteem trap with Dr. Polly Young-EisendrathDr. Aliza speaks with Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath -author, professor, buddhist psychologist, and Jungian psychoanalyst- about the accidental trappings of trying to build self-esteem through praise, the importance of failure, and helping parents find...
  • Discipline, Boundaries, "Snowplow Parenting", and Over scheduling: A discussion with Mom Molly SimsDr. Aliza talks with Actress, Model and Author Molly Sims about relatable parenting challenges with her 3 kids from tot to school age; plus a talk about discipline. 
  • Dr. Aliza answers listener questions about conflicts with friends, preschool grooming battles and toddler tantrums plus a conversation with actress Emily MortimerEmily 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
  • 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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