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

  • 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  https://www.Vistaprint.com Promo Code: HUMANS for up to 50% off your purchase (offer...
  • 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.  https://www.foursigmatic.com/humans for 15% off your order! Produced by Dear Media
  • 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 9 step guide to managing a meltdown    Shop for your...
  • 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 9 step guide to managing a meltdown    Shop for your...
  • Every Mother Counts with Christy Turlington BurnsA conversation about maternal health with public health activist Christy Turlington Burns plus listener q and A. www.foursigmatic.com/humans for 15% off your order! Produced by Dear Media 
  • 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. Click Here to explore your new favorite shoes from...
  • 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 Dear Media
  • 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 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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