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How do we raise good kids? How do we make sure they don’t turn into sh*tty adults? For 15 minutes each week, a diverse set of parents, teachers, policy makers, and extraordinary former kids (current adults) grab the mic and offer relevant advice, rants, and reflections on child rearing. This isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s a quasi-manual for how to raise better humans. Join the Good Kids community from your phone at https://flick.group/goodkids

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During this time of social isolation, activist DeRay Mckesson (Pod Save The People) wants to inspire people to get involved and organize from home. This led to the creation of WhileAtHome.org, a regularly updated website that compiles all sorts of COVID-related resources and tools for American citizens of every demographic, including parents and students. “While you're at home, there are resources to help you get out of this mess, and we will make it out of this mess. While you're home, there is still something for you to do.”   Check out WhileAtHome.org. Follow DeRay on Twitter, Instagram, and listen to his podcast, Pod Save The People. Also check out: audible.com/goodkids kiwico.com/goodkids Brave Not Perfect Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
**New Lemonada Media Show Alert** In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us. Subscribe now to In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt where ever you get your podcasts. https://www.patreon.com/inthebubble Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins us remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We're all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn't show up in the same way.” You can follow Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on Twitter at @DrBurkeHarris and @CA_OSG. For information, resources and support on California’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/   For mental health support: To reach a crisis text line, text HOME to 741-741 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255) The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/help 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)   Other important support contact information: The National Domestic Violence hotline is 800-799-SAFE (7233) The National Sexual Assault hotline is 800-656-HOPE (4673) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Facilities Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator Also check out: The Bubble rothys.com/goodkids mintmobile.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the midst of a quarantine, Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Last Day, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful) talks about living in the unknown as a parent and being okay with all that it brings. “I accepted a really long time ago that I have no control over anything. I can put my best foot forward. But ultimately, what's gonna happen is gonna happen.” Follow Stephanie on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Last Day from Lemonada Media betterhelp.com/goodkids Mercari Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Levin covers American youth for The New York Times’ National Desk. On today’s episode, he examines some of the challenges facing today’s kids like school shootings, addiction, consent, Coronavirus, and more. “My goal with writing about young people today is to really examine what it's like to be a teenager, a kid in America, how they're being impacted by policy and by various events that happen in the country and also how they're responding.”   Show Notes Check out Dan’s work at The New York Times and follow him on Twitter.  betterhelp.com/goodkids Daily Harvest (promocode: Good Kids) FAM: For All Moms Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show Description Comedian Negin Farsad (Fake The Nation, TEDFellow) is motivated by her interactions with her one-year-old to form a new habit of looking strangers in the eye and being more open to the opportunities for human connection that are all around her. “You know, the practice of making eye contact is just one manifestation of basically the bigger thing that I'm after, which is human connection.”   You can follow Negin on Instagram and Twitter.  betterhelp.com/goodkids Best Fiends mintmobile.com/goodkids Family Ghosts Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In honor of Super Tuesday, Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers (co-hosts of Pantsuit Politics) dive into talking to your kids about everyone’s favorite topic: politics! They have a really thoughtful conversation about tips, strategies, and challenges they’ve faced when having these conversations with their own kids. But, most importantly, they stress how critical it is to have these conversations even when it’s hard. “I think it's really important to start early, developing both in yourself and your kids, that some of these questions are really hard and sometimes there isn't a clear cut answer.”   You can follow Beth on Instagram and Twitter.  You can follow Sarah on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Pantsuit Politics and check out their book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. betterhelp.com/goodkids thirdlove.com/goodkids audible.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kate Spencer, co-host of the Forever35 podcast and author of The Dead Moms Club, shares why it’s so important--and also so challenging--to take care of yourself as a parent but also how important it is to teach your kids to do the same. “What is tricky is...figuring out a way to teach our kids to care for themselves and know they have needs that are important but also knowing when they need to acknowledge other people and put other people first. And I find that's a very hard balance.” You can follow Kate Spencer on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Forever35 podcast betterhelp.com/goodkids rothys.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jay Casale (The Lighter Side Podcast) shares his hilarious wisdom on teaching kids kindness, dealing with perpetual poop problems, and being completely ill-prepared for parenthood. “I literally had no idea it was going to be like this. I don't really know how to process this. I'm kind of just flying by the seat of my pants. And that's ok.” You can follow Jay Casale on Facebook, Instagram, and The Lighter Side Podcast betterhelp.com/goodkids Daily Harvest (promo code: Good Kids) mintmobile.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Check it out (Bonus!): Happy Valentine’s Day, Good Kids listeners! Lemonada wanted to share with you an episode of our new series, Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett. The Bennetts’ new show takes us behind the scenes in the lives of an NFL couple who are high school sweethearts, activists and totally hilarious. They have fascinating guests on to talk about the real shit in life - like family, sports, food, sex, and more. NSFW. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Mouthpeace in your podcast app to hear the whole series! Wondery, The Athletic and The Lead: wondery.com/shows/the-lead First Alert: firstalert.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Courtney Wyckoff (Founder of MommaStrong) shares how being in recovery has taught her the importance of honesty and the value of transparency in both her life and her parenting. She says, “Recovery is about coming back to who I really am and then expressing it and standing up for it.” In this episode, Courtney explores how she’s prioritized the truth both personally and professionally and how she actively passes this value down to her kids each and every day.   Check out Courtney on Instagram and at MommaStrong.com betterhelp.com/goodkids thirdlove.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michael Bennett is a unicorn. The NFL defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, is both a Super Bowl Champion and a self-described feminist. Pele Bennett is no slacker either: she’s a food advocate and a skilled Polynesian dancer. Together, the Bennetts have taken on everything from racial justice work to authoring a children’s book to parenting three daughters. Today, the Bennetts dive deep on the importance of empathy in all aspects of parenting and life. “I don't think it's ever going to be peaceful. I don't think we'll ever be perfect because everyone's perspectives, everyone's views, are so different. But I do think that if we just try to understand each other, whether I feel it was right or wrong, then we can keep moving forward.”  Check out Michael & Pele’s new show Mouthpeace. Audible.com/goodkids Mercari Better Help Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedian Amber Rollo recounts her story of confronting Harvey Weinstein at a comedy show and advocates for teaching kids about sexual assault at a young age. “How do we come to a point in our society where sexual assault is not the norm, where a person is not assaulted every 73 seconds? How do we do that?”   Follow Amber on Instagram, Twitter, and amberrollo.com Tea Consent, Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. You can reach out to The International Association for Suicide Prevention and/or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  RAINN Rothys Mouthpeace Food, We Need to Talk Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Erinn Hayes (Children’s Hospital, Medical Police) shares how reinforcing reading (and minimizing screen time) changed her family for the better. “Kids love a good story. So, it's then our responsibility to nurture that, to encourage it, and to foster a love and a reverence for a good book and the quiet solitude it provides.”  Follow Erinn on Instagram and Twitter  Mercari Mouthpeace Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone, Children of Virtue and Vengeance) explores the impact of trauma and the importance of representation. “If you are not pumping in as much good, as much positive qualities, as much humanity, as much empathy into the young mind that you're forming, you are letting all the toxicity of just existing in the world pump into them instead.” Follow Tomi on Instagram and Twitter tomiadeyemi.com thirdlove.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Recorded live at Largo Los Angeles and introduced by the lovely Kulap Vilaysack, Casey Rose Wilson and Matt Walsh provide tried-and-true tips on raising good kids. First, Casey outlines all the reasons raising assholes may be inevitable and how we all need to be 100% kinder to mothers. Then, Matt provides 10 things anyone in the world can do to raise good kids every single time, no matter what.  Follow Casey on Instagram and Twitter Follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter Mercari Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Heading into a new decade, yoga teacher and philosopher Chelsey Korus explains how the principles of yoga can be woven into our everyday lives and in the way we parent our kids. “When I look back on my life, the mantra that really freed me up was: now it's like this. Now it's like this. And it basically highlights the impermanence of being human. You're going to get a new moment. That's the deal with human beings. We're always changing. We're always evolving. And, you know, for kids, everything is changing.” Follow Chelsey on Instagram and Twitter www.chelseykorus.com   Vistaprint - promo code GOODKIDS rothys.com/goodkids To keep the conversation going about this episode, find us on Flick. Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Santa is joined in spirit by Oprah, Brené Brown, The Dalai Lama, Billie Eilish and Lizzo to share some collective wisdom for parents about taking care of yourself in 2020. “You’ll have a good year if you focus on: gratitude, vulnerability, being present, knowing that sometimes bad things happen, but we can write a song about it, and taking care of yourself, girl.” – Santa Claus To keep the conversation going about this episode, find us on Flick. Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paul Tough (journalist and author of The Years That Matter Most) walks us through his research on both early childhood and higher education, and how we can set our children up for success at various points of their development. “We can help our kids learn how to how to learn from their failures, how to bounce back from setbacks, but also how to consider others in the same way that we think about ourselves--not to see the world as this competition for scarce resources, but us as a world in which when we work together, we all do better.” Follow Paul on Twitter and Facebook www.paultough.com  Vistaprint - promo code GOODKIDS Lola - promo code GOODKIDS Everlane.com/goodkids myBillie.com/goodkids To keep the conversation going about this episode, find us on Flick. Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lizz Winstead (activist and co-creator of The Daily Show) examines her own childhood, attending Catholic school, being the youngest of five, and having two conservative parents who always accepted her even when they didn’t totally understand her.  Follow Lizz on Twitter and Instagram www.lizzwinstead.com Native (promo code GOODKIDS) Mercari Vistaprint (promo code GOODKIDS) Talkspace (promo code GOODKIDS) Everlane.com/goodkids myBillie.com/goodkids To keep the conversation going about this episode, find us on Flick. Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ashley Marquez

hmmmm wonder if it could be too late 😄

Feb 8th
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Samantha Green

Hormones REALLY DO make a good kid into an asshole!!! So nice to hear that come out of someone else's mouth cuz I been feeling like one for thinking that!!!

Dec 27th
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