Parenting has always come with its challenges but when we live in a world faced with problems never known to the generation before us – such as social media and digital addictions – along with the usual struggles of sibling rivalry, creating self-motivated kids, or dealing with tantrums, it can feel like we are on an upward battle with no end in sight. We’ve scoured the internet and done our research to discover our Top 10 Parenting Podcasts that cover parenting for new moms and dads, positive and mindful parenting, as well as podcasts on parenting blended families, and tackling issues like adoption, divorce and more.
The first few months of parenting can feel isolating and daunting with the countless changes that a new mother goes through. However, this podcast from Parents Magazine will help you feel a little less alone and a little more informed. Editor-in-chief of Parents Latina, Grace Bastidas, and Desiree Fortin, a mom of triplets and a newborn cover topics such as sleep deprivation, making mom friends, the postpartum highs and lows, and more. Knowing how pressed new moms are for time, each of the 13 episodes averages around 30 minutes giving you a better chance of listening in.
That New Mom Life, Available on Apple, Spotify www.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-new-mom-life, www.open.spotify.com/show
When you’ve had enough of the old-wives’ tales and the ‘shoulds’ and ‘shouldn’ts’ from well-meaning family and friends, then turn over to the Pregnancy Podcast for a refreshing evidence-based guide to pregnancy, birthing, and new parenthood. Episode discussions range from prenatal care and labor, advocating for yourself, breastfeeding, and so much more while providing evidence, research, pros, cons, benefits, and risks so that you can make your own informed decisions in confidence without any confusing myths and opinions.
Pregnancy Podcast, Available on Apple, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, www.pregnancypodcast.com
As the years go on, the questions we face and the decisions we make as parents can become more challenging. As a mom of 3 and a clinical psychologist, Dr Becky Kennedy is equipped and ready to take on the tough parenting question. Through short episodes and bite-sized learning, Good Inside tackles on topics like bedtime battles, triggers, problems with consequences, and shaming from other adults. She then gives listeners simple, actionable strategies to use during those times to foster a stronger parent-child connection and gives you the necessary tools to show up as the parent you want to be.
Good Inside With Dr. Becky, Available Spotify & Apple, www.goodinside.com
The average family is no longer a nuclear family with 2.5 kids. The We Are Family podcast celebrates the new normal, modern family in its beautiful diversity. In 2020, the world saw how blended families, multigeneration families, and single families outnumbered so called traditional ones. This podcast highlights a slew of topics such as IVF, surrogacy, adoption, sharing custody after divorce, single parenting, LGBTQ+ parenting, mom guilt, and more with editor of Parents.com, Julia Dennison who speaks candidly to celebrities and public figures about their family lives with honesty and humor.
We Are Family, Available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, www.parents.com/we-are-family-podcast
Parenting a teenager may feel like you’ve unlocked the next level of a game and are head-to-head with a host of new challenges. Struggles with communication, the balance between authority and independence, and the many changes your teen is going through can make these years difficult. However, they can also be the most rewarding. Parent-teen researcher, Andy Earle, will speak with various experts about the art and science of parenting teenagers. With hundreds of episodes, choose from topics such as discipline without negativity, money talks to have with teens, pressure and kids’ athletics, vaping, and more.
Talking To Teens, Available on Apple, Spotify, www.talkingtoteens.com/podcast
Hosted by a husband-and-wife team, Cathy and Todd Adams engage in conversations and stories from over 10 years of lessons as parents to foster spiritual growth, emotional intelligence, and compassion. Their motto, “The best predictor of a child’s well-being is a parent’s self-understanding” sums up their podcast perfectly, while they show up as their authentic selves to share anecdotes and lessons learned in a perfect blend of humor, story-telling, and wisdom. Check out favorite episodes like “10 Reasons We Get Triggered” and “Fault & Responsibility”.
Zen Parenting, Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, www.zenparentingradio.com/parenting-podcast
Doing exactly as the title states, the Digital Parenting Podcast helps parents navigate the challenges of raising kids in the age of social media, instant messaging, cyberbullying, and more. Each episode will provide insights on a range of topics from expert guests to topics such as setting up a phone for your child with accountability software or the challenges of body image and social media, as well as news from the week.
The Digital Parenting Podcast, Available on Apple Podcasts, www.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-digital-parenting-podcast/
Author of bestseller parenting books, Dr. Lisa Damour teams up with journalist and former White House correspondent, Reena Ninan, to answer real-life questions sent in by parent listeners. Blending their expert knowledge with their experience and struggles as parents, Dr. Lisa and Reena give you practical perspectives to guide you through the bumpy times. Some of the questions discussed are, “How do I stop my kid from constant complaining?”, “What do I do when my friends’ kids are excluding my kid?”, and “Should I track my kid’s location?” amongst countless more pertinent questions.
Ask Lisa: The Psychology Of Parenting, Available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, www.drlisadamour.com/resources/podcast
Expert guests are called in by the host of the show Curt Storring, to spread his mission of helping men become more engaged fathers, healthy partners, and better people so that they can parent more confidently and lovingly. The Dad.Work Podcast helps fathers build the skills they need with daily non-negotiable habits, helps to clear roadblocks from the past, and tips to create a greater vision. Check out amazing episodes like “The Endless Benefits of Letters from a Father” and “Escaping Pain to go All-In On Fatherhood and Family”.
Dad.Work Podcast, Available on Spotify, Apple, www.dad.work/podcast
Sift through clear topics to listen in on what is pertinent to you on this podcast which revolves around parenting issues from all stages. Three co-hosts share the triumphs and failures of their parenting journey as well as offer sound advice through relevant episodes like “How many activities are too many activities?”, “Second Child Guilt”, and “Mean Girls and Lazy Guys.” Entertaining and helpful, this podcast hits on every parenting dilemma we’ve faced from the times of toddlers to teens.
Mom And Dad Are Fighting, Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, www.slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting
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