Doctor Mommy Speaks Parenting

Dr. Rahat Sayyad

Dr. Rahat Sayyad is a Physician, Certified Parenting Coach for teenagers and mom of two. She believes that parenting is something that should NOT be learnt on the job. Using her medical expertise, research and personal experience as a parent she wishes to provide some mental peace, to all those struggling parents. Tune in for expert interviews, practical advice and her personal parenting experience as a doctor mommy on child health and challenging behaviours in kids and teenagers.

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Do you think our parents read about how to raise kids or researched on understanding our behaviours? Hell no but hey we turned out fine. Part luck i would say but the other part was solid parenting rules that kept us on track. Today i share with you some of these amazing rules that have stood the test of time like; 1- let kids fail 2- take away privileges 3- let kids be bored 4- dont run to their rescue And more Registrations for My courses for parents of pre-teens and teenagers (batch 2) are open. Register using the link below https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/ If you like my work and wish to support this podcast then click below https://ko-fi.com/doctormommyspeaks If you have any questions, feedback or comments do drop em on my social media, mail or simply leave a voice message. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 29

13 min 52 sec

A much requested episode-mindfulness practice. Today I speak about: What is mindfulness? Why do parents need to practice mindfulness? Mindfulness Strategies to begin with (for beginners) Structured exercises to help you during your moments of overwhelm and exhaustion. Reach out to me if you have any questions, feedback or comments on @doctormommyspeaks Registrations for My courses for parents of pre-teens and teenagers (batch 2) are open. Register using the link below https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/ Also if you like my work then you can support Doctor mommy speaks podcast using the following link. https://ko-fi.com/doctormommyspeaks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 18

18 min 37 sec

Educational app: OK play has a common sense media rating of 5 stars. (non sponsored) I contacted the creators to know more about this app and guess what both developers were parents. It isn’t just another app for kids. It’s built by experts like child psychologist dr. Colleen and play designer Travis chen to ignite imagination through child-led, creative play. It’s technology that actually benefits kids by letting them create their own stories (not just watch) and is research based with a goal of engaging kids in a way that helps their parents raise better humans. What does good screen time look like? How screens can help teach curiosity, kindness, empathy and life lessons. How can we use the screen to ignite imagination and activities off screen The importance of creativity, play and storytelling in learning and more. CREATED BY PHDs & CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS Research-based to build curiosity, kindness, empathy & other valuable life lessons. IGNITES CREATIVITY & PLAY Our interactive stories spark imagination and allow kids to explore new worlds, new experiences, and new feelings. - Color & draw - Take photos - Sing songs - And more! (FREE!) INTERACTIVE STORIES TAKE KIDS ON EXCITING ADVENTURES Our free interactive stories are designed to ignite a child’s imagination and give families the power to create their own adventures. Together, you can: - Go on a pirate treasure hunt adventure - Save the day in a firefighter rescue - Solve a fashion emergency - Operate a candy factory GUILT-FREE SCREEN TIME Activates kids, inspires positive social & emotional growth and is always ad-free & kid-safe. Download OK Play for free on iOS and Android connect with Dr. Rahat @doctormommyspeaks Dr. colleen Russo @kidsmediamom Travis chen @travischen --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 10

52 min 59 sec

Why your teen forgets about his test, or that he's supposed to submit a project by tomorrow. Why do they have difficulty in planning, scheduling? Why do they exhibit risk-taking behaviour? Teen Brain and adult brain Tips to fix clashes that happen because your teen's brain in under construction Registrations for batch 2 are open. https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/the-rulebook-for-raising-tweens-and-teenagers-batch-2 https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/tools-for-a-safe-digital-online-experience Connect with Dr. Rahat at @doctormommyspeaks  or E-mail rahat.sayyad@gmail.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 1

18 min 2 sec

This week we had a special guest back on our show. After a hit episode on raising resilient teens, positive psychology expert Mary kate Schutt is back with mindfulness and why its the key solution to keeping our sanity in this pandemic. Here's what we spoke about.  1. How would you explain mindfulness to someone who has never heard of it?     2. What are some misconceptions of mindfulness?     3. How can mindfulness improve relationships?     4. How the teen brain works? 5. What is emotional intelligence?  6. What are some of the ways we can work with our emotions?    7. Emotional fatigue and ways in which we can handle our emotions better.    8. Why is it important for children and adolescents to practice mindfulness?    9. How can you practise mindfulness right now?     10. The first 5 years of a child's are ruled by emotions, play, curiosity, and imagination so do these change from childhood to adolescence.  Last two days are left to register for my course- "From Instructional to conversational parenting".  Enroll now https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers.  You can connect with Marykate on her social media below.  Website: tinanateachings.com, Instagram & Facebook Group: @tinanateachings, Newsletter: https://go.tinanateachings.com/newsletter Do sign up for her newsletter, she sends some pretty interesting content that can be really helpful for your mental and emotional health  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

May 18

48 min 37 sec

From "Instructional to conversational parenting" for the parent of pre-teens and teens (9 to 18yr olds) the course is in the form of a live session spread over 5 days commencing from the 20th of May. here are the modules that I will covering: How to talk to teenagers so they listen the first time. I will show you how to create the space for open communication so whenever anything goes wrong in your teen's life, then instead of saying "my mom shouldn't know about this" he'd say "I need to talk to my mom about this". Teaching Teens/pre-teens to think for themselves. How do you prepare your teen for the real world? you won't be there forever to guide him in deciding what's right and wrong. It's not always that teens adhere to our advice let alone ask for it. I will teach you how not to force your opinions on your kids and help them harbour questioning mind. One that satisfies only with reasoning. Tools for a safe digital online experience Screens have found a way into our homes. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok are the new normal. As a parent, it might give you nightmares. we talk about tackling cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, body image issues. Learn how to comfortably talk about these topics to your teens without it sounding awkward or a sex-ed class. Setting boundaries and disciplining your teen without yelling. With the help of case studies of other parents, find out the best ways to discipline a teen. yelling, spanking, taking their devices away will work for sure but not for long. it will only encourage them to invent newer ways of not getting caught the next time. Raising emotionally stable, independent and happy adults. Teens have a lot going on in their minds. Raging hormones, new body changes to adapt to, an urge to experiment, to prove themselves to their peers and parents. All of this makes them unstable. We need to teach them how to process their emotions better. we will talk about research-backed outlets to manage teen feelings like anger, sadness, jealousy, teaching them the true meaning of happiness and more. Why join a learning community? Live classes with Q n A Pre-recorded sessions if you miss any class Lifetime access to the course Certificate at the end of the course Case studies of hundreds of parents Tools that will help you in your journey Money-back guarantee We are running a special early bird offer where you can avail 60% off on the course price if you register now. Also, you can attend my free workshop on “secrets to communicating with teenagers” where we talk about the common causes of clashes between teenagers and parents and how to fix them. On the 16th of may 12:00pm IST. Join free workshop https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/sessions/3042917c-cd00-471b-b818-50f366339f46 Enrol for the course https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers If you are from out of India then simply send me a dm on @doctormommyspeaks and i will send you an exclusive payment link. Ready to be a better parent? Sign up today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

May 12

4 min 5 sec

Imagine a living room with people. Mom, dad, grandparents and a few kids say, teens. All of them glued to their devices. This isn't an uncommon sighting especially post-pandemic. If your house looks anything Like that then today's episode is for you. Our guest Dr Michael Rich is from Boston USA. He is the Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. he is the founder of the digital wellness lab at Boston's. His innovative child health research has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal,  CNN and NPR. He has authored policy statements on media and child health for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Here's what  all we spoke about: Babies x video chat Is it ok for my baby to video chat with family and friends? What if a child is about to have a meltdown after her demands for a screen have been denied… Educational apps x children school-aged children of 6 to 10 years. There are many apps marketed under the label of educational apps. Are these really contributing to our child's growth? Or is it just a marketing gimmick? Video games x teens Dr. Rich’s thoughts on Kids who watch violent or sexual TV and videos, or play mature video games, may be influenced by the content. They may begin to think that violence is an okay way to solve problems, substance use is fun, or that casual sex is popular and consequence-free. Online school x high school aged children Physical effects of long hours of online school. teen x social media Instagram, facebook and its effects on teens brain, body image issues, safety issues. Teens x porn How to approach the topic and what to do. Teens x cyberbullying How can you support your child in such a situation? Know more about the Digital wellness Lab and Dr. Michael Rich’s work here and connect with them on twitter If you are a parent to a pre-teen, teenager or parent coach then this is for you. MY COURSE for parents of tweens and teenagers. From “instructional to conversational” parenting. https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers If you are from outside India and wish to join my course then simply DM me for an exclusive link. Attend my free workshop on communicating with teenagers where I talk about the common causes of clashes between kids and parents and how to fix them on the 16th of may. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

May 10

1 hr 1 min

Children thrive in a positive environment. But what to do when your interpersonal relations are strained and now it's getting transferred to the kids. In today's episode, we will be discussing all that constitutes a happy marriage and how to resolve conflicts if you are struggling in your relationship. For this discussion, we have with us today India's first Millennial Marriage Coach who specialises in helping partners to create or bring back emotional intimacy in their relationship to heal their mind, body & spirit connection. She is also the host of Shaadi k bright effects and Cementing wedding n marriage a very popular regional language Podcast i.e. In Marathi that touches the listener's heart. Listen to it here. We spoke about: - Happy parenting is not possible without happy marriage. - Resolving any kind of stress, may it be financial or argumentative as a team without its impact on the kids. - How kids learn from their parents & how their relationship plays a vital role in his/her upbringing. - Sometimes unknowingly, the kid becomes the victim of the parents' conflict. It affects kids' brains and how to avoid that. -How to resolve conflicts in a relationship. -how to be on the same page as your partner when it comes to parenting rules If you need any marital coaching then you can reach out to Leena on her website leenaparanjpe.com Or simply send her a dm on @leenaparanjpe1. If you are a parent to a pre-teen, teenager or parent coach then this is for you, enrollments are in full swing for MY COURSE for parents of tweens and teenagers.  From “instructional to conversational” parenting. https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers Early bird offer with a discount. If you are from outside India and wish to sign up for the course, simply send me a Dm for an Exclusive link to Paypal. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

May 3

37 min 14 sec

Do you sometimes feel helpless wishing you'd understand your child better? Wishing you had some hack, tip or magic word that would help you in parenting. In today's episode, we will help you become an empowered parent. To equip you with the right tools that can help you understand your child better. For this we have with us today kiva Schuler all the way from Boston USA. She is the co-founder of Jai institute of Parenting that helps Parents, grandparents and coaches mentor n caregivers in helping them raise kids right. We spoke about: Is there a better way to discipline children which replaces punishments and consequences? When Conscious Parenting becomes Permissive Parenting where to draw the line? How can creating boundaries through peaceful communication help us in this problem. What does a peaceful parenting model mean and how to equip yourself with it to achieve the much deserved mental peace. what is empowered Parenting and how is it the Antidote to the dominant power parenting model. P.s. Here is a research-backed tool derived from the experience of hundreds of parents and its free. It includes 8 secret rules for communication with examples. Download it below. FREE E-BOOK: 8 SECRETS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TWEENS AND TEENAGERS. P.p.s If you are a Parent to a pre-teen, teenager or a parent coach then this is for you. Here is a another surprise join me for a free workshop on the 30th of April at 12:30 IST. Here i will talk about the causes of common clashes between parents and teens. And how can proper communication help you in dealing with teen behaviours like arguing, disrespectful parenting, rebel, not listening until you’ve said the 4th time and lost your cool. FREE WORKSHOP- “secrets to communication with teenagers” MY COURSE for parents of tweens and teenagers. From “instructional to conversational” parenting. https://doctormommyspeaks.graphy.com/courses/from-instructional-to-conversational-parenting-for-teenagers Find all the goodies here. https://linktr.ee/Doctormommyspeaks You can connect with kiva schuler on https://www.jaiinstituteforparenting.com/ and with me at @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Apr 24

31 min 34 sec

Do you know that 78% of teens feel that their parents should talk more with them, understand them better? Here's a Lil help to communicate better with your teen. Try it and let me know if it worked for you. 📌CONTROL YOUR REACTION 📌BE A GOOD LISTENER 📌SEIZE THE MOMENT. 📌DON’T RUN TO THEIR RESCUE P.s. Here is a research-backed tool derived from the experience of hundreds of parents and its free. It includes 8 secret rules for communication with examples. Download it below. 8 SECRETS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TWEENS AND TEENAGERS. My course for parents of tweens and teenagers. From “instructional to conversational” parenting. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast, it will help others to find this podcast. For ios users click here For android users click here You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Apr 17

13 min 8 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who are confused when it comes to handling their teenagers. Let’s take a glimpse into the Teenage World: Teenagers face real concerns, between 13 and 19 years of age, on a daily basis as this is the most awkward growth stage of their lives. They struggle with self-esteem issues, body image issues, bullying, peer pressure, love problems, crushes, and that’s not one of the things we as parents are worried about. We lose our sleepover things like, “does my child do drugs, is he taking alcohol, is my girl dating someone, or what if she gets pregnant” Relax, take a deep breath I feel you. And in today’s episode, I will be talking about the common problems that your teen might be facing. Our guests are from the USA- Kelly miller who is a positive psychology coach for years and a mother of two teenagers, and MaryKate Schutt who is a positive psychology practitioner, speaker, teacher and coach. We spoke about: bullying and exclusion academics and perfectionism self-worth and status self-advocacy negative emotions and how to manage them Building positive family relationships with teenagers: tips like Family meals, Family outings, One-on-one time How to talk about difficult topics like drugs, sex, alcohol to teens You can connect with Kelly miller on instagram at @abrightpurpose And with Marykate schutt on at @mk_schutt and @tinateachings Find “the defence against the dark arts” course for building teen resilience here Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast, it will help others to find this podcast. For ios, users click here For android users click here You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Apr 10

41 min 57 sec

Here's a story. A boy named Rafii loves to knit. So much so that he becomes a pro at it. But he is ridiculed and bullied at school for his unconventional hobby. What would you do to help your child in this situation? That’s what today's episode is all about. 📌How to make your child strong enough to stand for himself and accept his own strengths and flaws just as they are? 📌About being different either by appearance or in terms of likes and dislikes and not caring about what the world thinks. 📌For this discussion, i am joined by the author of a renowned children’s book Made By Raffi which is published in 8 languages and 11 countries. Our guest is an internationally known singer/song-stylist, actor and author- Craig pomranz all the way from USA. We spoke about things like: 🌿Gender stereotypes 🌿Being comfortable in your own skin 🌿Bullying and how to react to it. 🌿Toxic masculinity and how to keep our boys away from it. 🌿 Feminism and why we need it. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast, it will help others to find this podcast. For ios users click here For android users click here You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Apr 6

33 min 5 sec

Teenagers love Instagram. Know what is all the fuss about and how you as parents can create a safe online experience for your teen without sounding like a controlling parent. I have discussed safety tools that are backed by Instagram, and best practices to help you keep tabs on your child’s activity. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast, it will help others to find this podcast. For ios users click here For android users click here You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Mar 28

19 min 56 sec

Shalini kedia, chairperson, Fragile X society of India speaks about How to identify Fragile X Syndrome, who should be on a look out for this, management of the condition and more. We also speak about what. Constitutes therapy and how its an essential part of management of Fragile X syndrome. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message.  I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Mar 10

29 min 52 sec

Find out more on https://doctormommyspeaks.com Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Feb 21

28 min 24 sec

Dr. Mimansa Sigh is a clinical Psychologist working with the Department of Mental Health Behavioural Sciences Fortis Healthcare. She is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working in the clinical space using evidence-based treatments with adolescents, parents, couples and families. We have spoken about: Depression and how to identify it in children? Work from home and handling kids while staying sane? What is therapy and what actually happens in therapy? Tips and tricks on taking care of your mental health? connect with dr. Mimansa on Instagram and on Twitter Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online.  Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. If you have any queries related to parenting you need help with do hit me up on rahat.sayyad@gmail.com and write "podcast" in the subject line.  or just send me a DM on Instagram I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. jtmrWmvVNG8A0rJeoAr8 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Feb 14

29 min 18 sec

Essential life skills like problem solving, assertiveness, learning to speak for oneself can be taught at home with ease. Did you know that situations like sibling feuds and not forcing kids to share toys can be used to teach these necessary life skills to our kids. Sibling fights- AND DO THEY REALLY NEED TO BE TACKLED? OR IS IT JUST US PARENTS OVERREACTING. Sharing toys- when forced to do it, kids neither develop generosity nor empathy. so how do we raise generous lil humans who care about others too? listen to know more. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Feb 8

11 min 44 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who want to know more about intellectual disability or have an affected child. Have you seen a child who doesn’t act his age? He/she might act childish, have odd mannerisms like flapping hands or he might be drooling, constantly pulling his mum’s dress, keeping his head in a particular position. In medical terms, this disorder is called “intellectual disability” previously known as “mental retardation” There are many causes of Intellectual disability but Let’s talk about a genetic condition called fragile x syndrome.It is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability in males and females. To discuss it in great detail we have with us Mrs Shalini Kedia, Chairperson of Fragile X Society-India. Fragile X is one of the leading causes of inherited intellectual disability and Autism worldwide. We have spoken about things like: If you are planning a pregnancy then, what should you keep in mind before going ahead, with regards to Fragile X syndrome? What is the relationship between Fragile X syndrome and A common learning disability called Autism? Why is diagnoses a problem in India and what do you suggest should be done on the part of parents so they can become aware of this condition Once diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome, what next? What are the problem areas and what sort of therapies, programs can help these kids live a better life? What was the idea behind the fragile x society and how did it get conceptualized? What sort of work does your organization do to support families with fragile x syndrome. How can we reduce the stigma associated with intellectual disabilities and help kids and families struggling with such conditions? Where do these kids stand with regards to settling in society and living an independent life? What sort of vocational courses suit them so they can live a life of dignity without Relying on others. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Head to doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jan 29

34 min 1 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with challenging behaviours in children due to the pandemic. We will be discussing all these challenges for parents and getting some tangible tips on how to parent better in these times. For this, we have with us a special guest all the way from new york, USA. She is the author of two best-selling books "Love Your Family Again and Love Your Classroom Again". For over 20 years she has worked with families and educators to help kids with challenging behaviours. She has been a guest behavioural expert on national media, including FOX, ABC, NBC and many more. She is based in New York City where she connects with teachers on her Facebook group 'Behavior and Beyond and with parents through her membership program 'Parents Doing It ALL'. From the preschooler who won't sit still to the tween and teens who are defiant and disrespectful  Her realistic, action-based approaches have resulted in lesser fights, and happier families - dr. Marcie Beigel. 1- How to make your kids listen Be clear in your words and instructions. Put your words into action. Follow through instead to just repeating yourself untill you lose it and start yelling Celebrate your child’s behaviour 2- Concerns over screen time use Put down your technology Tell them what you are doing (i am just checking if my boss mailed me) Giving them screen-free time (family time) Parenting guilt (online schooling, recreational purposes, connecting with friends) 3- Being on the same page as ur partner 4- Work from home and handling kids. 5- Teach them to think for themselves 6- Understanding politics and current scenarios related to it on social media. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with @doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jan 15

33 min 59 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who are worried about their child’s growth and development. For this, we have with us a special guest who is a dear friend and a Pediatric endocrinologist. He has done a specialization in paediatrics followed by a  Post Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology. He holds special expertise in the management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus. Apart from being an avid reader and a  nature enthusiast he is great with kids. We have answered questions like: 1. The child will grow as tall as its parents, myth or fact? 2. A girl cannot grow after attaining menses- what one should know. 3. Can growth hormone be given to children who do not have growth hormone deficiency? And is it permissible? 4. It is normal to get menses early these days - myth or fact? 5. I didn't grow much because I didn't exercise or cycle enough in childhood- busting the myth 6. Is there a way to increase my child’s height? You can connect with Dr. Alok Sardesai on Facebook as Alok.sardesai.1 and on Instagram as dr.aloksardesai Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jan 9

35 min 50 sec

So this is the last episode of 2020. And as I record this I am hoping for a better 2021. As if everything’s coming back to normal and covid 19 and all its mutating strains will cease to exist the moment, the clock strikes 12. Nevertheless, the world is thriving on hope. To end this year on a happy note, today we will be having a heart to heart talk from one parent to another - and that is about important life lessons that I was taught too late as a kid. 1- Sense of entitlement 2. Education is important but it's not everything. 3. Time is an indispensable commodity that needs to be valued. Big Announcement To End 2020 With A Bang I have come up with an all exclusive video series on the graphy app. This course sums up the most common problems of pregnancy, labour and problems you will encounter while raising kids. It has exhaustive content in video form addressing behavioural issues of toddlers, tweens and teenagers which is a result of months of research and experience. I made this graphy for moms to be who are struggling with their pregnancy or breastfeeding. And for parents who tired of their kids slamming doors, yelling or throwing things? In this graphy, you will learn Modern parenting trends with examples that are practical and easy to implement. This will help you handle problems like sibling fights, dealing with screen time, and disciplining your child without yelling or spanking. I will also show you how you can handle your teen's defiance or  How to make your child eat his food and enjoy it without any screens. I believe that parenting should not be learnt on the job. Understanding your childs behaviour will make parenting so much easier than we perceive it to be. So Are you ready to parent your child better? Head to my graphy right away To access my graphy and check out the trailer, simply click on the link below, download the graphy app and get access to tons of resources that ill help you in parenting journey. BONUS OFFER: Get your first-month subscription free. withdraw whenever you like and you also get access to hundreds of other graphies/ video courses by eminent personalities who are experts in their field too. learn Chess or Baking, Or phone photography, learn how to launch your youtube channel. My Course-  "The Secret Society Called 'Parenting"  The best part is, the course can be downloaded and seen as an when you want. At your convenience. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Dec 2020

12 min 11 sec

Today's episode is for all those parents who are struggling with disciplining and common behavioural problems their child.  For giving us a deeper insight into child discipline techniques we have with us a special guest all the way from new jersey USA- Katie Rose Gately.  She is the founder of the behaved brain wellness centre,  a licensed professional counsellor, A Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an Integrative Health Coach. She has been in practice, working with parents, families and children for 15 years. She organizes her closet in a rainbow and does things on increments of 5 minutes.  We have discussed problems like 1. They say change begins from home. So For eg. There is a child who is acting out or expressing himself in a rude or violent manner then how will Adjusting the home environment help us to avoid this negative behaviour.  2. How important is it to Validate Childs feelings?  3.  If there is a mom who always runs to her Kids rescue every time there is a problem. His tower broke down, A kid hit her in school.  This kind of behaviour is wrong yet quite common and we unconsciously engage in it under the pretext of concern or care for our child. Learn how to address this problem.  4. Learn how to set boundaries.  Once we do that and kids dont get their way, then there is a huge flood of emotions, we talk about how to teach kids to cope up with their emotions in such situations.  5. What to do if all your child behaviour techniques and hacks aren't working? Know about the probable reasons for the failure of most behavioural plans and how to correct them.  6. Positive reinforcements are a great tactic to keep your child motivated and still not get spoilt by all the praise. How can we use this psychological construct to our benefit when it comes to parenting? You can connect with Katie on social media as @behavedbrain Instagram Facebook  YouTube Website  For more such insightful episodes you can visit Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Dec 2020

29 min 29 sec

Today we will be talking on how to introduce the concept of handling money to kids. Kids nowadays feel they are entitled to receive the things they want. Teaching about handling money can be divided into three things-  1.  spending 2. saving 3. sharing we will talk about each one using examples from everyday scenarios and age appropriate methods to raise kids who are pro's at handling money. and NO giving your child money as an incentive to do his daily house hold chore like making his bed or setting the table aren't ways to teach money.  Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram - @doctormommyspeaks Facebook- Doctormommyspeaks Twitter- @DrMommySpeaks Linkedin- Dr Rahat Sayyad or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Dec 2020

7 min 2 sec

Today's episode for all those parents who are struggling with their teenagers. To provide us with some insights into teen behaviour we have with us a special guest all the way from the united states- Dr. Mary Ruth Hackett. She is a developmental psychologist She is the host of the podcast- Parenting Smarts. As a mother of four children aged 8-17, she is collecting ample material and first-hand experience regarding both, the joys and struggles of Family Life. We have discussed tangible ways to connect with your teenager like You can connect with dr. Hackett on Instagram- dr.maryruthhackett Twitter- DrMaryRuthHackett Blog- Parenting with peer review Blog- Blessed is she Parenting smarts podcast Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram- @doctormommyspeaks  Facebook- Doctormommyspeaks Twitter- @DrMommySpeaks  Linkedin- Dr. Rahat Sayyad or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Dec 2020

35 min 28 sec

December 1- 7th is the infantile spasms awareness week. Every year a coalition of international organisations teams up to raise awareness about these spams. Like the American Academy of Pediatricians, tuberous sclerosis alliance, epilepsy foundation, child neurology foundation, etc. I am humbled to have partnered with them to help raise awareness about infantile spasms. They are one of the primary symptoms of a condition called tuberous sclerosis. our guest is the President and CEO of tuberous sclerosis alliance, USA.- Kari Rosbeck We have discussed: Why one needs to know about infantile spasms? What are Infantile Spasms? How common are they? When should parents be on the lookout for it? What to do during Covid era? What is the Outlook for Children with Infantile Spasms? A helpful mnemonic tool – an easily remembered acronym—STOP You can connect with Kari or support the TSA below: Facebook: tsalliance YouTube: TuberousSclerosisAlliance Instagram: @tsalliance Twitter: @tsalliance Infantile Spasms Website: infantilespasms.org Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Nov 2020

16 min 45 sec

If you have a child who has resorted to lying then this episode is for you. Kids can lie for a number of reasons like fear of punishment,  to seek attention, to boast amongst friends, etc. what is important is to identify why the kid lied.  how grave was it. Here I discuss various reasons that can help you identify why your child is lying and next strategies that will help you nip lying in the bud. for more resources hop on to my website you can connect with me on Instagram - @doctormommyspeaks Facebook- Doctormommyspeaks Twitter - @DrMommySpeaks you can leave a voice message. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Nov 2020

11 min 17 sec

Parenting advice based on experience combined with research-backed strategies that will prove to be the ultimate piece of help you ever needed. From toddler tantrums to teenager’s insomnia. Pre-schooler refusing to attend school due to ADHD or your tween having social anxiety? From something as common as weaning problems to as grave as mental health disorders in teenagers. We try to cover all parenting problems, helping you identify them and provide you with tangible solutions from the experts themselves. What to expect: Our help is in the form of well-researched articles on our website, Expert interviews on our podcast (Gynecologist, Paediatricians, Nutritional therapists, psychologist, Parenting coaches, etc) Charts, Printable and easy to understand resources that will aid you in making your parenting journey a cakewalk. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Nov 2020

55 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who have to step out of the house for running errands but are troubled by constant calls from kids or their spouse. Yup as simple as that. I am going to help you run your errands, as smoothly as possible. Confused? What I am referring to is.... Are your kids independent enough? Jyppzer app on android  Jyppzer app on iOS For more resources on Jyppzer (a detailed review)  read my blog. you can connect with me on Instagram: @doctormommyspeaks Facebook: Doctormommyspeaks Twitter: @DrMommySpeaks For more insightful resources on health and parenting visit Doctormommyspeaks.com leave a voice message --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Nov 2020

8 min 47 sec

Today's episode is for all those couples who are struggling to enjoy the fruits of parenthood. I am talking about difficulty in conceiving. To give us some valuable insights on the topic we have with us today a special guest- Dr. Riddhi Doshi who is a gynaecologist, obstetrician and a fertility specialist from Bombay. Her field of expertise includes high-risk pregnancy care and fertility treatments. She has added much award-winning research work to her credentials and is actively involved as a faculty at various state and national level conferences. In this episode we have covered. What is infertility and how to identify it? How to get pregnant? When should a woman visit a gynaecologist for the 1st time ever? If she hasn't already. what are the causes of infertility that can be attributed to lifestyle and how can we avoid early infertility? How to know if the person or couple is infertile and needs to seek help? What will happen during the check-up? What can we expect if one is visiting a clinic for infertility? What are the general steps of treating infertility? is IVF the only treatment offered? what is secondary infertility and what are the factors affecting it? What is Fertility Preservation? how is it useful for cancer patients or people who are planning to conceive late. some myth busting related to IVF All about donor eggs You can connect with dr. Riddhi on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, And do tune in to her podcast Your OBGY for more such resources. leave me a voice message if you have any queries, comments, or thoughts to share about parenting or health or fertility. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. you can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Nov 2020

48 min 50 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with a highly sensitive child. Being a mom of two toddler's has made me realize that all behaviour is communication. Children can't really express themselves especially when it comes to big feelings like anger and frustration. Let’s begin with decoding our kid’s behaviours like shouting, slamming doors and throwing things. I am sure we all have had our fair share of these and to provide us with some valuable insights into child behaviour we have with us- Jen Harrison The author of the famous children’s book- Just As You Are: Celebrating the Wonder of Unconditional Love. She is a speaker, a parent coach who has a track record for showing Moms how to reduce their child’s anger and anxiety by 80% within 6 weeks These stats got me charged up as  a parent She has featured in British magazines as a parenting advice expert and has featured as an in-house coach for the  Big Life Journal. She has also been named “The Child Whisperer” by Moms worldwide Here we speak about: 1. Who is a sensitive child? What are his traits because I am sure most parents miss on this and label the child as mischievous or naughty rather than understanding the cause for his behaviour? 2. How to help sensitive children to express themselves. 3. How to be empathetic towards are a sensitive child? and put it into practice. 4. how to boost your child's self-confidence by helping handle his feelings better You connect with Jen on her website Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Don't forget to like, and review our podcast where you listen. It will help others to find this podcast And you can visit our website for all our show notes and any resources mentioned by me or my guests. And while you're at it don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter.  Until then, Happy Parenting --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Oct 2020

21 min 44 sec

Imagine you’re in a showroom and a child is pulling his mums dress, coaxing her to buy him a toy. Another one at the restaurant is creating a ruckus, throwing food around and spilling drinks. Or the commonest one, I am sure you all must have witnessed this, temper tantrum on the floor of the supermarket. Disciplining a child is no rocket science. You should also know why it’s important to discipline your child. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. And there is definitely no need to find revolutionary ways of doing it. Especially in these times when you have tons of research and new strategies coming up every day, all aimed at helping you discipline your child without yelling or spanking. Here are a few common reasons as to why most child discipline techniques fail and how to make them work Stand your ground. Let’s start with an eg. you have decided to limit screen time to only 1 hour a day. You explained this to your children and you expect them to abide by these new rules. Except these are kids and they need multiple warnings and instructions to completely understand and follow new rules. Reiterate the rules Always remember your dealing with kids, who have little minds and a minuscule interpretation power. We often find ourselves amidst a heated argument with our kids saying something like “how many times do I have to repeat” or “no means no”. Don’t break rules because it's convenient for you. Many times, discipline is not maintained in the house, without the fault of our kids. The reason being, we became weak and we eased the rules. For eg., If you are cooking or between a zoom meeting and your child asks to watch tv. The way you react to this demand is going to determine how successful your new rule will be. Consider it your test, which means it’s going to be tough. Keep your glass filled. One cannot pour from an empty glass. Instilling discipline techniques or applying new rules requires hard work. Especially if you are dealing with toddlers. Their ability to irritate you when they want something is worth appreciating. Don't leave the child confused Another very common mistake that most parents commit is having on-off rules. These leave the child confused. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website for all the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. Until then, Happy Parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Oct 2020

10 min 5 sec

Today's episode is for all those parents who are worried about the development of their child. Have you noticed your little boy is not doing many things that other kids of his age are? This is a very normal phenomenon because every child is different and so is their pace of catching up on things. But it can also be an indicator of a developmental disorder. That brings us to the topic for today- Autism spectrum disorders. Catching autism early makes a huge difference. By recognizing the early signs and symptoms, you can get your child the help they need to learn, grow, and thrive. And to discuss that we have with us today Dr. Farah Adam who is a family physician and a mother of 2 based in Bangalore. She is the author of the book Newborns and New Moms. Taking inspiration from her personal struggles as a first-time mother, Dr Farah embarked on her journey to writing a book that aims at mentally preparing the urban Indian woman for the realities of postpartum. Her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 and a ½ and today she is here to share her struggles with us both as an apparent and an expert. 1-Spectrum of autism?  What does being on the spectrum mean? 3- Autism is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of closely related disorders with a shared core of symptoms. What are they? How to know if your child has autism? 4- Until recently, most scientists believed that autism is caused mostly by genetic factors. But we have now found that environmental factors may also play a role? So what are the causes because of which your child is at an increased risk of developing autism? 5- If your child is developmentally delayed, or if you’ve observed other red flags for autism and you’re worried so what's the next step 6- Dr. Farah’s son was diagnosed as being on the spectrum, here’s her story. 7- We have seen parents of kids diagnosed with autism struggle a lot. Its mainly because there is no awareness about such developmental Diseases. How can a society become more acceptable for an autistic child? So you can connect with dr. Farah on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. You can find her book New moms and Newborns here Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. you can visit my website for al the show notes and other resources on health and parenting. and while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Do review our podcast wherever you listen, it will help others to find this podcast. you can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. or leave a voice message. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, feedback or any problem that you would like to share and get expert advice on. until then, happy parenting. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Oct 2020

54 min 28 sec

Disciplining a child is no less than taming a wild horse.  Some parents shower their child with too much love and   Many new discipline techniques keep arising, but the basic principle behind them remains more or less inspired by 5 basic techniques. Let me list them down for you. Positive Discipline Gentle Discipline Emotion Coaching Behaviour Modification Boundary-Based Discipline Here I have simplified 5 of the most basic and most effective child discipline techniques that work wonders if practised consistently. Whatever you choose, do not choose punishment or punitive techniques. They will work quickly and your child won't repeat that behaviour again. But it will also teach him to not get caught very easily and such children are usually the ones who find out amazing ways to escape punishments that you can marvel at. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Click to read 5 reasons to start disciplining your child from today  Click to read about Raising good parents.  I would love to connect with you on social media find me by clicking on the links below.  Instagram Facebook Twitter You can leave a voice note if you have a problem that you would like me to address, have some feedback or just wish to connect. Look for the "leave a voice message" button in my profile below. Don't forget to like, and review our podcast where you listen. It will help others to find this podcast And you can visit our website for all our show notes and any resources mentioned by me or my guests. And while you're at it don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Untill then, Happy Parenting --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Oct 2020

10 min 29 sec

Today’s episode is for all those parents who are struggling with their teenagers and young adolescents who are suffering from various mental health issues and how you can fix it well in time. For giving us some valuable insights on all these topics we have with us Tripti Choudhary Vaid who is a Psychologist specializing in Emotional Disorders of children, adolescents, and young adults. She has been practicing for the last 10 years and has extensive experience in trauma-based psychotherapy called- (EMDR). She holds workshops and lectures on different aspects of raising children in today’s age. She is also an International Affiliate member with the American Psychological Association. SHOW NOTES 1. What is teen social anxiety disorder? Teens are concerned about any and everything. their body, their weight, acne, boyfriends. They worry about people, especially their peers' opinions about them. At what point does this behaviour become worrisome and when do we call this as social anxiety? 2. How to handle teens at puberty? I am yet to reach that stage but I fear it. Because I know, how I was back in the day. My plan up till now is to let them be. Tripti shares with us some concrete parenting tips for handling teens and what they actually expect from parents at that age.? 3. Then we spoke a bit about the common eating disorders starting with bulimia. Many teens, especially girls who are conscious of their weight, exhibit this behavior. What are its signs and how do we correct this behavior? 4. She also shed some light on anorexia nervosa? What are its causes and how do we approach it, especially in a teen.? 5. Depression is a rising illness amongst teens and its occurrence has increased owing to the lockdown. How to know that a child is depressed and How can we handle our teens better during these tough times? 6. Tripti’s expertise lies in EMDR therapy. Here she explained to us what it is and how it can benefit patients of emotional distress secondary to mental trauma.? RESOURCES You can find Tripti vaid on Website http://www.childpsychologistindia.com/ Instagram https://instagram.com/psychologist.tripti Facebook https://www.facebook.com/triptichoudharypsychologist/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TriptiVaid Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MtrrHh14m5cm2kNsvbK8g Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram  https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Twitter https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 And you can visit our website  https://doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts Don't forget to like, and review our podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Oct 2020

55 min 6 sec

Hi everyone and welcome to Doctormommy speaks Parenting Podcast. Did you know that your gut is referred to as the second brain because it is physically connected to it? Trying to reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelming feelings begin by working on your gut-brain connection. In today’s episode, we are going to discover how our gut controls our feeling emotions and our health and how we can tame this little monster. For giving us more insights into this topic we have with us a special guest all the way from the United Kingdom. she is registered nutritional therapist, a qualified radionics practitioner (energy healer)  wife, and mum to a 4 year old bonnie she has spent 10 months living in a mud hut in the eastern cape of South Africa working on a community health education programme. She has a decade of experience working in support for people with substance misuse, domestic violence, homelessness, mental health and was part of the National Troubled Families Agenda providing coaching and parenting support for families in need. Please welcome Annie Breen SHOW NOTES You often talk about gut bacteria in your online courses as our friends, the happy bugs and fat bugs. Can you introduce us to some of these bug friends of yours and why they are important to us too? Emotions begin in the gut. Trust your gut feeling.  we have heard that a lot. What’s the connection between our mood or emotions with the gut? As a mom, I am sure most of us can relate to forgetting the keys in the car or losing our phone and wondering are my cognitive abilities declining? Is mom brain a myth or a reality and what's the science behind it? Can you shed some light on irritable bowel syndrome? How to know if we are suffering from it and what are a few common causes of IBS? So sometimes when I am really exhausted from the day which is every other day, I eat my kid’s chocolates in the night and help them look for it, the next morning. don’t judge me for craving. But what is the deal with cravings and what do they indicate? You talk a lot about the invisible load of motherhood which is so true. And when it becomes unbearable, it can manifest in the form of various psychosomatic disorders. Can you tell us a bit about some common signs and symptoms of this manifestation of stress? Thats it for today, You can find Annie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie_breen_nutrition/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/optimisingwellness/ Website: https://anniebreennutrition.co.uk/ Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Twitter https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Don't forget to like, and review our podcast where you listen. It will help others to find this podcast To know more gut health, good bacteria and how its affects your child health click here. . And while you're at it don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Untill then, Happy Parenting --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Sep 2020

22 min 37 sec

Hi and welcome back to Doctormommyspeaks Parenting Podcast. I have always given importance to mindful parenting in min talks adn that is because kids do grow up on their own without your intervention, but their tiny little brain doesn’t know how to handle this test called life. It’s our job as parents to teach them how to process various emotions, how to handle situations better. And this isn’t achieved in a week or two. Nor does it come with a manual. The foundation of good parenting is laid from childhood itself, where you turn everyday moments into teachable ones. Talking on the same lines we will be discussing some basics of parenting like Raising the self-esteem of a child Raising happy children Maintaining boundaries To provide us with a tangible approach on all these topics we have with us Mrs Sidhika Goenka a psychologist by profession who has done her MSC in counselling and counsellor education from the USA. She is founder of empowering you- a  centre for education, growth and development for children n adults. She is also a certified storyteller and an education consultant. She takes various classes on confidence building, public speaking, Vocabulary and personality development for age  6 months to 60 years.  Show Notes 1. Raising self-esteem in children keeping in mind the importance of self-image that is given by today’s society. 2. Raising happy children. I know it sounds cliche but in today’s competitive world where every other person has something more or better than you and its not usually possible for parents to cope up with all the trends so in such situations how do we raise happy children by giving priority to quality v/s quantity. 3. A psychologists view on maintaining boundaries. Also, how can we discipline children without punishments and are there any better ways to do so? 4. Sidhika talks quite a bit about the ABC’s of parenting in her videos, here she sheds some light on that and how understanding these can help us understand our child better. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Find her on instagram https://www.instagram.com/sidhikaempoweringyou/  On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Empoweringyousidhika/  On Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/empoweringyou100 You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Twitter https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Don't forget to like, and review our podcast where you listen. It will help others to find this podcast And you can visit our website https://doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts   for all our show notes and any resources mentioned by me or my guests. And while you're at it don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Until then  happy parenting! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Sep 2020

18 min 40 sec

This episode is for parents who want to be sure that technology doesn't harm their child and family. I have tons of mommy friends and my patients as well, who complain that their child spends too much time on the screens, won’t step out to play ball, or socialize with friends except during  school. And now with the pandemic even that has ended. It's all over the social media, moms asking in various FB (Facebook support groups), “Is it OK if my 2 year old doesn't eat without the television?” “My toddler loves playing games on the iPad for hours on end and he’s good at it too. Do I need to worry?” I think most of us know the answer to that. But for those of us who still live under a rock, NO it's not fine when your two year old is glued to the screens.It has a huge impact on their developing brain. Another reason SHOW NOTES 1. Here i am going to discuss the American academy of pediatrics -recommended screen time for kids of all age groups. Tangible tips on how to handle toddlers and their addiction to screens? 2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEVICES like Alexa or OK google have paved a way into our homes. They make life so much easier for us adults but what about our younger ones who are exposed to it from such a young age? How to stop devices from replacing you in their memories? Yes it's happening and we aren't even aware of it. 3. EMOTIONAL HAZARDS of social media use among teenagers. Teens have the ability to alter any and every detail about themselves using various social media apps and they get to see the results first hand. Validation in the form of likes and comments only leads to increased dissatisfaction with one's true self. 4. How can we deal with this in a positive way so our teenagers are able to handle themselves better on social media and not get affected by the opinion of their peers or the world? 5. Have you heard of the term called- TECH NECK SYNDROME If you spend hours hunching over a computer or staring down at a smartphone, you've likely been plagued with the pain known as "tech neck." The condition is caused by repeatedly craning your head down and forward to look at a screen, applying excess pressure on bones and muscles. 6. DIGITAL DEMENTIA- It is non Alzheimer's type dementia that occurs in younger individuals. Your children may be at risk for Digital Dementia if they spend hours per day seated in front of technological devices with poor posture and little movement. You will find some amazing tips and practical advice to deal with the menace of social media and screens. Do subscribe to my podcast so you will be notified each time a new episode is online. Don't forget to like, and review our podcast where you listen. It will help others to find this podcast You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Twitter https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Website https://doctormommyspeaks.com/ Untill then happy parenting --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Sep 2020

12 min 27 sec

Hi everyone i am your host dr. Rahat and today we will be discussing all things GUT. Intermittent fasting, childhood obesity, GERD and a lot more. Before we get on with the show notes I have some big news to share. OUR PODCAST HAS RANKED 11th AMONG THE TOP 25 PARENTING PODCASTS INTERNATIONALLY IN 2020! (via FEEDSPOT) I am honoured to be featured among the other amazing shows.  It's been a crazy couple of months since my podcast launched and the workload that went into it was nothing short of maddening, especially with two toddlers running around. Hope to keep making meaningful content that benefits parents all around.  Check it out on the link below. https://blog.feedspot.com/parenting_podcasts/ So getting back to our show notes To shed some light on the above topics we have with us today Dr. Shubha who is a Gastroenterologist and hepatologist. currently serving as Asst Professor in Rajiv Gandhi Institute. She is a certified diabetologist, nutrition and wellness consultant from the prestigious John Hopkins University USA.  SHOWNOTES #1 We will be starting with dieting.  It is like the new trend. People on any kind of diet are first advised to cut down on sugars. And they resort to artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to sugars - myth/fact? #2 Next we speak about Intermittent fasting (IF) which is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating. We have covered all that you need to know before you jump on the bandwagon called dieting. #3 Know how to individualize the regimens according to your own choice. Because there is no one diet plan that fits all.  Dr. Shubha explains about 3 plans than one start with and slowly pace it up. #4 I've heard that intermittent fasting helps you look younger. If it is so, then I am starting right away and guess what I got my green flag because dr. Shubha explained how practising IF actually makes you look younger. Hear the science behind it. #5 Having spoken in great detail about IF we also spoke about the most important part of any diet, what to eat? How to break the fast? In other words, what are we allowed to eat during the eating phase? Because people fast for 16 hours but then end up binge eating chicken tikka and biryanis. Which nullifies all the efforts. Know all about this from our talk. #6 Childhood obesity is on a rise with the current sedentary lifestyle, being glued to screens either playing games or for online classes.  it has tons of adverse effects. What steps can you take to keep your child from getting obese? #7 The most disabling yet common problem that everyone has to deal with is acidity. We hear these terms every now and then -heartburn, acidity, bloating, GERD? what are some practical ways in which we can avoid heartburn and acid reflux? RESOURCES Find dr. Shubha on Instagram https://instagram.com/gastro_shubha24? You can connect with doctormommyspeaks on Instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Visit us at https://doctormommyspeaks.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Aug 2020

23 min 20 sec

It is very easy to brush off behavioural issues in children as tantrums or misbehaviour.  Anxiety is one of the common behavioural problems that is often mislabeled and thus remains undiagnosed.  Most of the time anxiety stems from something. the usual culprits are transitions of any kind, or changes in their routine.  For eg. you may notice a difference in your child behaviour from joining a new school or changing homes. It is fairly easy for adults to cope with these things but for kids, its isn't.  There may be behavioural changes like bedwetting, irritation, cranky, clingy behaviour, inability to concentrate at school or in studies. If these signs go unnoticed then the repercussions are huge and they are to be borne by both the parens and the child. In this episode we discuss:  Different types of anxieties seen in children Separation anxiety and how to deal with it What can anxiety look like in a child? Is bedwetting/enuresis a sign of anxiety in children? How to deal with bedwetting that has no organic cause? What is ADHD? attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? what are the red flag signs to look for ADHD? In this episode, we have with us dr. Qadeera Baghban who is a Pediatrician from Bangalore.  She has done her MBBS and Dch.  Shes currently practising as a paediatrician at a corporate hospital.  She is the director of REAS CHARITABLE trust which is a non-profit organisation.  She also has an upcoming book that aims at raising awareness about diabetes and its management. Dr Qadeera has also discussed some amazing strategies for dealing with Separation anxiety, bedwetting and handling stress in children that are tangible and work wonders in making parenting easier. You Can find her on Instagram and Facebook https://instagram.com/dr.qadeera https://www.facebook.com/qadeera.baghban.3 https://instagram.com/reashealthcarecharitabletrust For all our Show Notes and other podcasts visit https://doctormommyspeaks.com/subscribe-to-podcast/ For more information on Child behavioural issues and parenting related topics  visit https://doctormommyspeaks.com/ Follow me on Instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Follow me on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Follow me on Facebook https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Until then, Happy Parenting! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Aug 2020

21 min 25 sec

Did you know that your gut is responsible for 70% of you immunity. so what ever you eat directly affects your defense against diseases. Here I talk about who are these good bacteria and why are they important? Remember how on every visit for a regular check up with your doctor you would be advised to increase your fiber intake and drink lots of water. as it turns out, humans can't digest fiber. then why consume them any way. it is because fibers serve as food for the gut bacteria who keep you healthy.  what foods can boost your child's immunity  Does your child need supplements? or wait are you already self medicating him? if you are then i am sure you're unaware of the term called hypervitaminosis.  If your child is already getting his nutrient requirements met, and you are still supplementing him, then you're doing more harm than good! Heard of the terms pro biotics and pre biotics? what are these and whats the difference between the two? Here's another trivia, increased fiber intake is associated with lower weight gain. tune where i talk more about this and how it can help you loose a few extra pounds. for all our show notes and other podcasts visit https://doctormommyspeaks.com/podcasts/ For more information on gut immunity and other medical related topics on child health visit https://doctormommyspeaks.com/ Follow me on instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks Follow me on twitter https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Follow me on facebook https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Until then, Happy Parenting ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jul 2020

33 min 51 sec

With everyone at home, no schools, no maids, and lockdown in effect, handling kids is becoming difficult by the minute. And its not just the kids. Strained interpersonal relations, increased workload and financial problems due to lockdown are making things worse. Thinking and worrying about what will happen in the future, with increasing covid 19 cases and death toll, everything seems dark n gloomy. This current situation seems to have made our lives chaotic and difficult. Like theres no silver lining. Here i talk about how we can handle the common: 1. Parenting Challenges. 2. Kids challenges. 3. Challenges due to the uncertainty of the situation. I will be giving you practical tips on how to make each day easier to parent and advices to improve relations with your partner. Sure everything seems really negative with no ray of hope. But that doesn't mean we sit and crib about it. Working on a solution will help you make these times better. Blog on why routines are important and how to set one up. https://doctormommyspeaks.com/are-baby-routines-important/. Follow me on instagram https://instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks. Follow me on twitter (@DrMommySpeaks): https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Follow me Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 visit my website for more help and resources. https://doctormommyspeaks.com Subscribe to our newsletter so will be notified each time a new episode is online. Until then happy Parenting ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 2020

12 min 40 sec

The first thing I want you to acknowledge is that parenting is some serious business. there are things one should be aware of.  The basics of parenting. Now a days parents are well aware of things like helicopter parenting, and elephant parenting but they are dumb founded when their child is throwing a tantrum. Or when you get calls from his school, complaining of his bad behavior. Secondly every child is different. One may be a fun loving child who would need a parent with a happy, jolly temperament. Another may be a strong willed child who would need supportive parents, letting him explore and experiment. So we need to understand our child's behavior, it will make parenting so much easier than what we perceive it to be. Habits like making comparisons, having high expectations are detrimental to our child's growth. You can't dive into deep waters without knowing how to swim. Just like that parenting without knowing how to ? will only hold you responsible for leaving behind a generation that is a burden to the society. The moment I realized this fact, I hold myself accountable for how I parent my child because each of my actions now have repercussions. For more support check out here https://doctormommyspeaks.com Follow me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/doctormommyspeaks/ Follow me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/rahat.sayyad.581 Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/DrMommySpeaks?s=09 Until then, Happy Parenting ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doctormommyspeaks/message

Jun 2020

3 min 32 sec