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Dr. Cara Goodwin

I’m Dr. Cara Goodwin, child psychologist and mom of three. Parents, here’s the problem. We face questions each moment of the... more

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Transitioning from Crib to Bed

Even though I've been through the crib to toddler bed transition three times, I'm still a little anxious about how... more

31 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
Aliza Pressman and the Five Core Principles of Parenting

Today we're discussing the five core principles of parenting: relationship, reflection, regulation, rules, and repair. How can these principles positively impact... more

24 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
What It Means to Be Smart, with Dr. Rina Bliss

Today we welcome Dr. Rina Bliss to discuss the concept of intelligence and learning, and how parents can reframe their... more

27 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Santa Claus: A Fun Holiday Tradition or a Harmful Lie?

Is Santa Claus a fun holiday tradition or a harmful lie?Critics of Santa argue that using a fictional character to... more

20 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Autonomy Supportive Parenting, with Dr. Emily Edlynn

Today, Dr. Cara Goodwin and Dr. Emily Edlynn discuss the concept of autonomy supportive parenting - a style of parenting... more

13 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
How To Be "Good Parent" When You Didn't Have One

Nearly every parent has a moment when they say or do something and they wonder, "Oh my gosh, am I... more

05 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Research-Backed Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season to be bombarded with toy advertisements at every turn! Every influencer on social media, and every parenting... more

30 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Parent Hack: Playful Parenting

Playfulness, as we all know, is something that comes really easily and naturally to our children. It seems like they... more

29 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
The Research on Tongue Ties

This week's episode is on tongue ties, which seems like a very niche topic, but it's actually one of my... more

21 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
How to Handle Ungrateful Behavior

Today is all about how to handle ungrateful children, and the research behind what is commonly called bratty or even... more

20 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Does Overprotective Parenting Lead to Anxiety in Children?

Have you ever worried that you may be too overprotective as a parent?Previous research has found that overprotective parenting is... more

15 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes
Why Children Lie and How to Prevent It

We've all been there. Our child lies to us, and we absolutely know it's happening. But what should we do... more

09 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Parenting with ADHD

As awareness of ADHD grows, particularly among women, more are facing the intricacies of managing symptoms alongside the rollercoaster of... more

08 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
When Gentle Parenting Doesn’t Work

Today we explore the research on gentle parenting, and more specifically, what you do when gentle parenting doesn't seem to... more

01 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
"Sugar High" - Does Sugar Really Impact Kids' Behavior?

As Halloween approaches, today we're talking about a hot topic, the "sugar high".  How does sugar impacts kids' behavior. Does... more

30 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
How to Encourage Sharing

We've all been on a play date with our kids where they have struggled with sharing with another child. They... more

25 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
How to Help Your Anxious Child

How do you know if your child has anxiety? And as a parent, what should you do about it?Let's find... more

18 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Starting Solids According to Research

When is the right time to start your baby on solids? 4 Months? 6 Months? There's so much information out... more

11 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
What is Parenting Really Like Today?

The Pew Research Center recently published the results of a survey that they conducted to understand how most parents are... more

04 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
Private, Public, Charter, Homeschool: Which Is Best for Your Child?

Parents who are fortunate enough to have a choice in their child's school may feel overwhelmed by all the choices... more

27 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
How Important is Homework? What the Research Tells Us

In recent years, homework has become a very hot topic. Many parents and educators have raised concerns about homework and... more

20 Sep 2023 · 8 minutes
The Challenges of Being a Mother Today, with Jessica Grose

With the prevalence of expert-driven parenting advice, how can we as mothers strike a balance between research and trusting our... more

13 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Bladder, Bowels, and Being Intimate: Busting Pregnancy and Postpartum Myths, with Dr. Michelle Little

Today we answer all the questions about your pelvic floor that you were too afraid to ask or look up. ... more

06 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Maintaining Your Romantic Relationship as Parents (Guest Host Dr. Yael Schonbrun)

The transition to parenthood can be rough on a partnership. Between sleep deprivation, the high anxiety of caring for a... more

30 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
Using Phones Around Our Children (Guest Host Dr. Jacqueline Nesi)

Over the past 12 years, Dr. Jacqueline Nesi has been researching the effects of smartphones and social media on kids.... more

23 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
What Parenting Really Does to Our Brains, with Chelsea Conaboy

Parenthood often comes with a barrage of myths and misconceptions about the elusive "mommy brain" or, if you want to... more

16 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
The Benefits of Paid Family Leave

As I embark on maternity leave for my fourth child, today I'm sharing 5 research-backed reasons why everyone deserves paid... more

09 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
New Research on Breastfeeding

Today we're talking about some new research on breastfeeding, specifically three new research studies that have come out in the... more

02 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
Sleep Training Deep Dive

On today's episode, we're going to do a deep dive into the different sleep training methods, considering that recent high-quality... more

26 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Evidence Based Birth® with Dr. Rebecca Dekker

Today we're joined by Dr. Rebecca Dekker, the founder of Evidence Based Birth®, a platform that compiles research on childbirth... more

19 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
Can Young Children Actually Learn from Educational Apps?

Parents often hear about the dangers of screen time for children, but rarely does there seem to be a distinction... more

12 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Traveling with Kids: Best Strategies According to Research

I recently returned from a two week vacation in France with my family and my children are 7, 5, and... more

05 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Choosing Your Child's Name (According to Research)

As I enter the final stretch of my pregnancy, I'm asked again and again what I'm planning to name my... more

28 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
Do Trigger Warnings Actually Help?

In this podcast and on my social media pages, I often discuss very controversial and sensitive subjects such as birth... more

20 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
Melatonin, Probiotics, & Vitamins: The Pediatrician Mom Answers All of Your Questions

Today we discuss the research on supplements, vitamins, and probiotics. What should parents think about in general when we're thinking... more

14 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
Ultimate Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

When I had my first child, I remember being thrilled to start solid food. I had planned to start with... more

07 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
How To Improve Postpartum Mental Health

Women are still stigmatized for expressing anything but bliss in the transition to motherhood. So the goal of this episode... more

31 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Redshirting: Should Your Child Delay Kindergarten?

Today we're discussing the research behind redshirting - delaying kindergarten or school entry for a year. This seems to be... more

24 May 2023 · 14 minutes
What It Means to be a "Good Mother" with Kate Baer

Kate Baer has always been a writer, and as soon as she became a mother, her blog and essays became... more

17 May 2023 · 32 minutes
How Birth Trauma Affects Children and Parents, According to Research

As I prepare for my fourth child, I am reflecting on my previous birthing experience, which was traumatic to say... more

10 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How Children Learn Right from Wrong

As parents, our short term goal is to get our children to listen to us and follow the rules and... more

03 May 2023 · 7 minutes
Autism: What the Current Research Teaches Us

April is World Autism Month, a month designated to enhance understanding of autism and increase acceptance of autistic individuals.  Today’s... more

26 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Balancing Work and Family (According to Science), with Dr. Yael Schonbrun

We hear so much about the negatives of being a working parent. The reality is that there are so many... more

19 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Ideal Number of Kids According to Research

Today we discuss what the ideal number of kids is according to research. We review studies on how the number... more

12 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
How to Use Time-Outs According to Research

We recently discussed if time-outs are harmful or effective, and today we dig into the best ways to use them,... more

10 Apr 2023 · 6 minutes
Can Babies Learn from Ms. Rachel and Other Baby TV Shows?

Ms. Rachel has become a household name for nearly every parent with a baby or toddler. Her YouTube channel, Songs... more

07 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Is Time-Out Effective or Harmful?

Is time-out an effective discipline strategy, or could it be potentially harmful to children?Today we dive deep into the research... more

05 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
How the Pandemic Impacted Child Development (And What You Can Do About It)

The COVID 19 pandemic caused widespread disruptions across the world that led to financial strains, social isolation, and decreased support... more

29 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Is Sleeping with White Noise Harmful or Helpful?

There are several studies that explore white noise (and pink noise, brown noise, and lullabies) and their effectiveness on both... more

22 Mar 2023 · 11 minutes
ADHD in Girls, with Dr. Julia Schechter

ADHD in girls and women has been historically difficult to diagnose. According to today's guest Dr. Julia Schechter, "ADHD does... more

15 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
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ADHD in Girls, with Dr. Julia Schechter
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ADHD in girls and women has been historically difficult to diagnose. According to today's guest Dr. Julia Schechter, "ADHD does tend to... more