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Four of the best parenting podcasts to listen to


Being a parent is hard. Being a parent in 2020 can feel impossible, from dealing with a pandemic to home schooling and keeping them safe amid the uneasiness across the world. Other parents can be a great resource of tips on how to deal with your children. Here are a few of the best parenting podcasts to listen to.

Unruffled

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Parenting expert and author Janet Lansbury reassures parents they can be calm and confident in the face of toddler meltdowns and defiance. Lansbury focuses on respect for the child and acceptance of their emotions and development, but allows for firm parental limits. Recent episodes include “How Self-Care and Boundaries Work Together,” “Is It Too Late to Set Limits with My StrongWilled Child?” and “Stop Worrying About Your Preschooler’s Education.”

Find itjanetlansbury.com/podcast-audio/

Suggested listening if: There’s a little one in your life.

Zen Parenting Radio

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Married hosts Cathy Cassani Adams and Todd Adams draw from their experience, research and pop culture to explore self-awareness. While Cathy is a spiritual and emotional mom, Todd is a logical and practical dad. The two banter and sometimes argue about relatable everyday occurrences. Recent episodes include “Talk About Race,” “Questions to Love” and “What’s Your 1 Thing?”

Find it: zenparentingradio.com/

Suggested listening if: You don’t have other parents in real life to connect with. The Adamses feel like friends.

Their Own Devices

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Raising children in the digital age presents unprecedented challenges for parents. Former White House tech and privacy adviser Marc Groman and Dr. David Reitman have candid discussions and provide helpful tips about screen time, social media, sexting, privacy and online gaming. Recent episodes include “Like Adolescence,” “It’s Complicated: Societal Norms, Teens and Tech” and “Ready Parent One: Learning Fortnite.”

Find it: thepodglomerate.com/shows/theirowndevices/

Suggested listening if: You have a ton of questions about kids and tech (and who doesn’t?).

The Longest Shortest Time

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Alternating between heartfelt and hilarious, “This American Life” contributor Hillary Frank shares stories about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans. Frank focuses on motherhood, but topics include parenthood in all forms. Recent episodes include “Parents Sometimes Understand,” “Ina May’s Guide, Completely Revised and Updated” and “Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System.”

Find it: longestshortesttime.com/

Suggested listening if: You need to be reminded of how great it is to be a parent. We all have those days.

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