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As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for.

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.
54 Episodes
Science gives us hope for how we can help kids structure their day and frame challenging experiences so that they can do OK despite difficult experiences. Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist and New York Times best selling author of Untangled and Under Pressure, talks with Dr. Aliza about adaptive anxiety, routines, distractions, screen time and mental wellness during times of heightened stress.   This episode is lovingly brought to you by    Show notes:   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza talks with Adele Diamond about Executive Function Skills- what they are and how to grow them through every day interactions from infant to adolescent.    This episode is lovingly brought to you by    Show Notes:   Produced by Dear Media
This episode walks through ways to parent through an anti racist lens, with nationally recognized anti bias-anti-racist educators Britt Hawthorne and Tiffany Jewell.   This episode is lovingly brought to you by    SHOWNOTES Website:  Webinar:   Stolen Land They're Not Too Young   Produced by Dear Media
About Babies and Sleep: Professor Mark Blumberg, PhD explains what’s happening in your baby’s brain when they sleep and when those brains are ready to sleep through the night;  plus Dr. Aliza answers listener Q and A’s with practical sleep guidance during infancy.   This episode is lovingly brought to you by    Mark Blumberg, PhD  Chair of the Dept of Brain and Psychological Science  at the University of Iowa talk about his research on infant sleep and brain activity.  CAN ADD Dr. Aliza talks about practical strategies for infant sleeps.    Produced by Dear Media
Best Selling Author, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, walks us through discipline from tots to teens!    This episode is lovingly brought to you by    Show notes: Book links: No Drama Discipline The Power of Showing Up   Produced by Dear Media
How Julianna Margulies is making pandemic parenting work for her family. This episode is lovingly brought to you by  Produced by Dear Media 
Founder and President of The Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook speaks with Dr. Aliza about how to make small changes in your daily routine and lifestyle to support your child's health.  This episode is lovingly brought to you by Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, Professor, trauma and racism expert, and child psychologist in a conversation about how children understand race, community trauma, the impact of news images, and the balance between protecting kids and preparing them. We also share personal experiences of our own childhood and talk about the importance of digging into our family history.    This episode is lovingly brought to you by HealthyNest   Show notes:   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza gives 15 tips to make the easing of shelter in place rules an easier transition. This is also relevant for making any transition easier.  This episode is lovingly brought to you by HealthyNest Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Pressman & Dr. Polly Young Eisendrath discuss Fighting Well With And in Front of Kids and How Living With  Masks Impacts Human Development.   This episode is lovingly brought to you by HealthyNest   Show notes:   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza answers listener questions about parenting toddlers.  This episode is lovingly brought to you by Produced by Dear Media
Resilience researcher Dr. Suniya Luthar in a conversation about resilience in the context of adversity, supporting maternal well being and how kids are doing right now.   This episode is brought to you by HealthyNest   Show notes: Professor Suniya Luthar’s article in Psychology Today on how to create groups of support for moms:   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza Pressman defines resilience and talks through ways parents can help their kids build the skill necessary to thrive in challenging and adverse experiences.  Presented by Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza speaks with professor and best selling author Dr. Kathy Hirsh- Pasek about how infants and toddlers learn language and what parents can do to get them talking! Take a look at the show notes for the episode from her work on the Netflix documentary "Babies".   Presented by   SHOW NOTES LINKS: Babies | First Words | FULL EPISODE | Netflix *Features Jenny Saffran, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza speaks with a developmental pediatrician about best tools for families during this time and the unique challenges for kids with anxiety, adhd and other special needs. This episode also goes through ways to help kids cope with loss and grief, both collective grief all of society is experiencing  and personal loss and grief that some kids may experience at any time if they lose a loved one. Presented by Produced by Dear Media
Speaking with neuroscientist, Professor Andre Fenton about how memories form, what we think happens during sleep,  and what you can do to support forming the kinds of memories that will help you live more adaptively based on your experiences. Plus listener Q and A with Dr. Aliza. Produced by Dear Media
How the experience of connection and discord and back to connection shape healthy relationships, with renowned developmental psychologist, Edward Tronick, PhD   Visit with code: Humans for 30% off your order, plus Free Shipping   Show notes Pre order a copy of Dr. Tronick’s new book,   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza Pressman and Mariel Benjamin, LCSW from The Mount Sinai Parenting Center answer questions from health care providers and staff on the front lines to help support their parenting curing COVID-19 This will also be relevant for any essential workers taking care of all of us during this crisis. Thank you for your service.    Resources for parenting during COVID-19:   Mount Sinai Parenting Center   Seedlingsgroup   Produced by Dear Media
Those pediatric growth curves are kind of misleading! Babies don’t grow a little each day, Professor Michelle Lampl discovered that humans don’t grow continuously but in spurts at key moments in their development. She also studied babies’ behavior during growth spurts and realized that changes in mood, appetite and sleep patterns coincide with growth spurts from infancy through adolescence. to save 20% on your order! Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Aliza talks with early childhood educator Lisa Zaretsky, M.Ed, founder of PlayAgain, about using repurposed materials, household items and expanding book reading. This is particularly helpful for those staying at home. Plus listener q and a.    show notes lisa's instagram:  @playagainreads, with code Humans for Free Shipping on all business cards; any style, any quantity fo $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. Free Shipping for U.S. orders of $75 or more, and free samples with every order!   Produced by Dear Media
Comments (4)

Sayra Wence

loved this episode! I especially loved the Q & A's at the end. the answers were very helpful because they included examples of convos that might/can happen... my 3 yr old is in the tantrum stage as well so being given an idea of what I can respond instead is awesome!💖

Dec 30th

Kassi Robertson

you my first podcast. I feel like I am always failing as a mom,woman,wife. I have two kids that are add and ADHD. I am wore out

Dec 6th

Melissa Rae Alamag

As a new parent this is my favorite podcast to listen to! Full of valuable information backed by research discussed in a relatable and inviting tone. I find myself learning something new and interesting every time.

Oct 11th

Pamela Lackey

I already love listening to this podcast! I'm will be listening to more for sure. thank you.

Jul 30th
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