Everyday Parenting Podcast

Everyday Parenting Podcast

By Teresa Wang
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The Everyday Parenting Podcast helps parents navigate the insecurities, annoyances, and dilemmas of everyday parenting. Parenting expert, Maribeth Henry, interviews parents just like you, and works through their burning questions with empathy and tangible advice. Listeners will take in valuable strategies for their families and find comfort in shared experience.
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The Everyday Parenting Podcast helps parents navigate the insecurities, annoyances, and dilemmas of everyday parenting. Parenting expert, Maribeth Henry, interviews parents just like you, and works through their burning questions with empathy and tangible advice. Listeners will take in valuable strategies for their families and find comfort in shared experience.

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Fighting Siblings - Sarah | 25
In our Season 2 finale, Sarah returns to the mom group frustrated after a long car ride with bickering children. She has questions about how to help her husband, who was an only child, understand the fighting, and questions about how to prevent it or deal with it in the first place.
24:11
September 2, 2019
Connecting with a 13 Year Old - Claire | 24
 Claire returns to update Maribeth on her daughter Liv. Claire was very worried about what appeared to be Liv’s habit of picking at and pulling out her own hair. Claire is feeling disconnected from her daughter, “we operate on different wavelengths.” Maribeth offers some advice to change Claire’s communication from verbal to physical. Claire is also asking for affirmation as her son has befriended a boy who comes from a troubled home. This episode brought to you by Jabberdogs
26:55
August 19, 2019
Four Children, Four Questions - Jane | 23
Jane returns to open this group session with Maribeth. Jane has four children ranging and has just completed a year after a big move for her entire family. Jane has a range of questions covering each child including how to cope with a threenager and what to permit when it comes to a teenager’s messy room.
44:34
August 5, 2019
The Sleep Episode - 22
In this episode, Maribeth tackles a common question she gets about children waking up in the middle of the night. She provides some reasons and strategies to get your child and you through the night. Next, Maribeth answers a question from our Facebook Group. I am a new mom with a 6 week old baby boy, and have been loving listening to your podcast during my middle of the night feedings! My question is related to sleep- my son will only fall asleep on myself or my husband, and sometimes I can then move him to his rocker, while other times this results in him waking up again within 15 min. Any time I place him on a flat surface (bassinet) he quickly becomes unsettled and wakes up due to reflux. My question is, how normal are these issues at this age, and am I doing him a disservice by not doing more to teach self soothing now instead of letting him sleep on us each time? (It is exhausting for hubby and me too as we are having to take turns and never sleeping at the same time as each other) This episode brought to you by Jabberdogs
26:09
July 22, 2019
Reprogramming an Easy-Going Kid - Tom | 21
Tom’s son Patrick is an easy-going kid who is well-liked by his classmates and a favorite for hugs. Tom appreciates this but is also worried his son does not have enough competitive grit for what he perceives is a tough world ahead or the Zombie Apocalypse. Tom shares his experience growing up and the tough road he had early in his career. Maribeth helps Tom reframe his view on Patrick and assuage some of his worries.
14:40
July 8, 2019
Get Physical - Jay | 20
Jay is frustrated that his three-year-old Ace is starting to hit when he’s upset. He doesn’t know how to help him and is losing his patience with Ace’s tantrums. Ace has showed that he craves physical interactions with his dad but Jay is hesitant to engage in play fighting as he does not want to encourage violent play or behavior outside the home. Maribeth helps Jay with tips on how to handle the hitting during tantrums. She also urges him to engage in physical play regularly.
16:02
June 24, 2019
Accepting Their Choices - Edwin | 19
Edwin gets frustrated with the way that his daughter spends her allowance while he finds value in his son’s spending choices.
20:35
June 10, 2019
The Toddler who Doesn't Listen - Gus | 18
Gus is a stay-at-home dad balancing three young kids. In this episode, he needs help with his middle child and only son, Ivan. Ivan seemingly ignores Gus and his wife when they ask him to do something he doesn’t want to do. They’ve tried threats, pleading, and punishment but nothing seems to work.
27:00
May 27, 2019
Troublesome Threes - Mini Episode
Maribeth answers this question from our Facebook Group: I am struggling with troublesome 3's. Like really struggling. My son is constantly ignoring us and/or doing the opposite of what we ask, getting distracted and taking forever to get ready to leave the house. Hitting and pushing his 11 month old brother. I find I am yelling far too much, but i just dont know what to do anymore.
06:16
May 13, 2019
Trying New Things - Joe | 17
Joe wants his daughter to be more open to trying new things. He exposes her to lots of experiences but doesn't know how to transition her to take the leap with trying something new. Maribeth tries to guide Joe through strategies to expose her to new activities depending on what type of learner she is. She also points out that his daughter is trying activities, mastering them, and making strides in her own way.
28:40
May 6, 2019
Deciding to Home School - Noelle | 16
James was always active and had trouble sitting still. This translated to a difficult time thriving in traditional schooling settings. Noelle and her husband had James tested and found solutions that worked for their family including medication and home schooling.
17:33
April 22, 2019
From Struggling with Dyslexia to Earning a PhD - Alice | 15
Alice struggled through her schooling and teachers never expected much from her. She was never diagnosed with a learning difference, and was simply overlooked until college. Alice used her hardworking grit and perserverence to complete college and earn a PhD. She wants things to be different with her kids. They each have different needs and learning challenges and she’s doing her best to find the paths and resources to build on their strengths instead of forcing them into the normative box.
14:25
April 8, 2019
Misdiagnosed as OCD - John | 14
John always felt like he was outside of the box and didn't fit the norms. He was diagnosed and medicated for OCD. But the medication dulled him, and still had trouble prioritizing and quieting his mind. He met Maribeth, took another look at himself, and discovered his ADHD.
19:34
March 25, 2019
Growing up with an ADHD Diagnosis - Sebastian & Tiffany | 13
Sebastian had problems sitting still and behaving like the rest of his classmates at school. So early on in his academic career in just first grade, he was diagnosed with ADHD and medicated. The medication made him focused but took away part of his ability to express himself. Sebastian looks back at his childhood, the path that his diagnosis and medication put him on, and uses that insight as a way to see his daughter who has many similar traits.
20:04
March 11, 2019
Night Terrors - Mini Episode
A six year old is going through dramatic and consistent night terrors. Maribeth helps walk through how to handle them and possibly prevent them.
10:24
February 11, 2019
Sleep Training - Mini Episode
Maribeth answers a question from the Facebook Group about a toddler who battles going to sleep.
13:51
January 28, 2019
Mind Games - Mini Episode
Maribeth answers a question from the Everyday Parenting Facebook Group about a mother who worries her daughter is playing mind games with her.
19:36
January 14, 2019
FAQs - Jane | 13
In the season finale, Jane returns to the group session with three questions covering social media for a pre-teen, her daughter’s fears, and her youngest daughter’s relationship with her dad.
30:29
September 17, 2018
Sensory Issues - Marie | 12
The group session continues with Marie who has questions about the reactions of her toddler son He seems to be uncomfortable in many situations and has extreme reactions to discomfort. Maribeth helps her explore sensory issues.
30:07
September 3, 2018
Transitions & Zero Patience - Sarah and Reagan | 11
The group session continues, first with Sarah, and then with Reagan. Sarah returns from episode 3 and Reagan from episode 5. This time, Sarah asks Maribeth for advice about transitions away from screen time. Her son, Evan, has a tantrum every time he’s told that his time on the iPad is over. Reagan is struggling to keep her cool. She has three children under five, two dogs, and has been dealing with health issues. She’s finding that her patience is running thin.
28:35
August 20, 2018
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree - Claire | 10
Claire comes to Maribeth worried about her 11 year old daughter Liv. Claire carries a great deal of mom guilt about how she may contribute to Liv's anxiety and Maribeth talks her through some strategies to connect with her daughter.
34:37
August 6, 2018
Home Visit - Sylvia and Adam | 9
We revisit Sylvia and Adam from episode 1 as Maribeth goes to visit them at home along with their daughter Ava and her grandma Alexandra. The family is still in transition, staying with Alexandra as their house continues construction. Adam's back surgery and recovery adds another layer of transition to their time since the first recording.
39:57
July 16, 2018
Tempers - Dad Group | 8
A group of dads don't know what to do with their kids' tempers and outbursts of anger. Griff is worried he has passed his bad temper down to his son. Gus is dealing with a kid who's hitting his sister. Joe's youngest tends to take his anger out on his toys throwing them around the room. Maribeth walks them through the process of managing their anger without squashing their feelings.
33:15
July 2, 2018
Mealtime - Dad Group | 7
Maribeth helps a group of dads diffuse the mealtime battles they have with their kids. Joe struggles with fighting about dessert and one daughter who won’t eat meat. Gus asks his kids what they want, gives them what they ask for, and they still don’t eat it. And Edwin offers his kids plenty of choices on the table, but all they eat is rice.
37:02
June 18, 2018
Sibling Rivalry - Dad Group | 6
Sibling rivalry is the subject shared by a few dads in a group recording. Three dads share their struggles with jealousy and competitiveness between their children. This is the first in a series from a recording of a dads group session.
31:22
June 4, 2018
Chewing Mystery and Sleep Training - Reagan | 5
Reagan's son Charlie has a dramatic response to his sister chewing. Will Maribeth be able to figure out why? Maribeth also sets Reagan up with a sleep training plan and tips to succeed.
26:58
May 21, 2018
Family Time - Jane | 4
Jane and her husband have four children. She feels guilty because the family is spending less and less time together as a unit. Maribeth teaches her to bring her children into this decision making process to build empathy. This is the second part of a three-part series from a group recording.
20:55
May 7, 2018
Defiance - Sarah| 3
Sarah is trying to figure out what to do with her son who has suddenly become very defiant. Maribeth helps identify where the behavior is coming from, how to prevent it, and how to address it when it comes up. Listen to the first episode from a recording at a group session. *Apologies for the sound quality this episode, we're still learning!
22:41
April 23, 2018
Give Up Control - Maya | 2
Maya is managing a team at work and schedules, routines, and incentive systems at home. Juggling everything can be overwhelming sometimes and she has trouble breaking character from manager to mom. Maribeth helps Maya process the stress, control, and guilt related to being the boss at work and at home.
43:19
April 8, 2018
Four Going on Fifteen - Sylvia and Adam | 1
Sylvia and Adam are parents of four-year-old Ava and describe her as, "pretty much four going on fifteen." They are in the middle of moving from their first home, to Sylvia's mother home, and into a new home soon. As only children, Sylvia and Adam don't have a lot of experience with children and are looking for parenting advice as they navigate the transition of moving with a daughter who is managing some anxiety and sensory needs.
45:02
March 26, 2018
Everyday Parenting Podcast Trailer
Introducing the Everyday Parenting Podcast with Maribeth Henry. Everyday Parenting goes beyond parenting advice as Maribeth interviews parents one-on-one and in groups to help them see the needs behind the behavior.
01:51
March 9, 2018
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