Good Kids

Lemonada Media

We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all-hands-on-deck discussion about what we can do to help children create a better world. Collectively.

Good Kids: How Not To Raise An A**Hole - The Teaser
Trailer 2 min 57 sec

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Nicole Lynn Lewis shocked family and friends when she told them she was pregnant her senior year of high school. “I was this honor roll student who was so involved and I had a very clear sense of what I wanted to do with my life. And then all of a sudden I'm pregnant.” Nevertheless, she made a promise to her mom that she'd go to college no matter what. Hear how Nicole went from eight months pregnant, living day to day in a Motel 6, to a college grad and non-profit leader. Plus, how she’s helping end the stigma around teen parenting with her organization, Generation Hope.   You can follow Nicole Lynn Lewis on Twitter and Instagram @nicolelynnlewis.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Nicole? Check out the links below:  Pre-order Nicole’s book, Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families: https://bookshop.org/books/pregnant-girl-a-story-of-teen-motherhood-college-and-creating-a-better-future-for-young-families/9780807056035  Learn more about Nicole’s non-profit organization, Generation Hope: https://www.generationhope.org/  Keep up with all of Nicole’s work at her website: http://nicolelynnlewis.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 20

13 min 36 sec

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, activist, organizer, and artist, talks about how to raise anti-racist children, both in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and long-term, when police brutality and racial injustice have left the news cycle. She provides actionable steps for parents who don’t know where to start, including educating yourself, asking critical questions, and showing up for other communities. Plus, why Tabitha believes there’s no right or wrong time to talk with kids about racism. “If you're wondering when is the right time to talk to your kids about race, I think the first step is to unpack the white privilege that exists in your home and in your family.”    You can follow Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs on Twitter and Instagram @tabithastb.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Tabitha? Check out the links below:  Read Tabitha’s bi-weekly column for Romper, Raising Anti-Racist Kids: https://www.romper.com/raising-anti-racist-kids  Keep up with all of Tabitha’s work at her website: http://www.tabithastbernard.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 13

13 min 14 sec

Jessica Lahey, writer, teacher, and public speaker, opens up about her lifelong relationship with alcohol: growing up with an alcoholic parent, becoming an alcohol peer counselor in college, and realizing that she, too, had become an alcoholic in her 40s. “It's really hard to admit that something you tried to stay away from your whole entire life has snuck up on you through some deep, dark back door that you didn't even know was there.” Jessica gives practical advice for parents and teachers talking to kids about substance abuse, and reveals why she’s decided to change her messaging around alcohol with her second child.   You can follow Jessica Lahey on Twitter @jesslahey and on Instagram @teacherlahey.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jessica? Check out the links below:  Order Jessica’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence: https://www.jessicalahey.com/the-addiction-inoculation  Listen to Jessica’s podcast, The #AmWriting Podcast: https://amwriting.substack.com/  Keep up with all of Jessica’s work at her website: https://www.jessicalahey.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 6

14 min 52 sec

Nicole J Georges always felt like an outsider in her family. She didn’t look like anyone else. Everyone was taller than her. But at 23 years old, a chance encounter with a palm reader changed her life in an instant. “I had grandparents that were looking for me. I had brothers and sisters I never knew about.” Plus, Nicole’s advice for teens who feel like the black sheep of their own family. “You're going to find your people and your place and it is going to make you even stronger and much cooler.”   You can follow Nicole J Georges on Twitter and Instagram @nicolejgeorges.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Nicole? Check out the links below:  Read Nicole’s graphic novel about uncovering her family secret, Calling Dr. Laura: http://nicolejgeorges.com/publications/calling-dr-laura/  Listen to Relative Fiction, Nicole’s podcast collaboration with Oregon Public Broadcasting: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relative-fiction/id1557300926 Keep up with all of Nicole’s work at her website: http://nicolejgeorges.com/   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 30

13 min 53 sec

Craig Spencer, ER doctor and Ebola survivor, knew COVID was going to be a big deal before most people did. While this gave him and his family plenty of time to stock up on food and supplies, it also meant having to ask tough questions early on about how he’d keep his family safe while battling the virus on the frontline in New York City: “What happens if you get sick, Craig? What do we do? How do we isolate you? What happens if you bring this home?” Hear about Craig’s grueling 12-hour shifts in the emergency room, and his silver lining of the past year.   You can follow Craig Spencer on Twitter @Craig_A_Spencer.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Craig? Check out the links below:  Check out Craig’s writing on Medium: https://craig-a-spencer.medium.com/  Watch this animated reenactment of Craig’s days in the ER during New York City’s first COVID surge: https://youtu.be/IdeHSkDCm58 Learn more about Craig’s work as the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center: https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/people/our-faculty/cs2941     To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 23

14 min 27 sec

Growing up, the conversation around mental health in Anastasia Vlasova’s home was simple: “Get over it. It's all in your head. Relax.” But in 7th grade, family financial hardships, social isolation, and a newfound self-consciousness about her body lead Anastasia down a dark spiral of anxiety, depression, and eventually an eating disorder. Hear how she built up the courage to ask for help, how she’s doing now, and how she’s using her story to speak out against mental health stigma. “If there's one thing you take away from this episode, it's definitely to reach out for help.”   You can follow Anastasia Vlasova on Instagram @thisismybrave and @thisismybraveteens.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Anastasia? Check out the links below:  Learn more about This Is My Brave: https://thisismybrave.org/  Listen to Anastasia’s podcast, The Epic Theory: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-epic-with-a-k-46864829/  Be on the lookout for Anastasia’s upcoming mental health podcast, The Brave Wave: https://principlepictures.com/podcasts/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 16

15 min 49 sec

When Tyler Greene first met his husband, one thing was clear: his husband wanted kids, and Tyler didn't. But after going to a Men Having Babies conference, and seeing other, happy gay couples with genetically-linked children, Tyler did a 180: “If we're able to do that, I would have a hard time not trying.” Listen as Tyler takes us through his family’s journey with surrogacy: finding their son's surrogate, being there for his birth, and gearing up to embark on the journey a second time.   You can follow Tyler Greene on Twitter and Instagram @storyproducer.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Tyler? Check out the links below:  Listen to Tyler’s podcast, This Is My Family: https://www.timfshow.com/  Learn more about Tyler’s work with Pod People: https://www.podpeople.com/  Keep up with all of Tyler’s work at his website: https://www.thestoryproducer.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 9

15 min 36 sec

Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, sociologist, philanthropist, and mother of activist Marley Dias, talks about how to raise joyful, change-making kids. For her, it’s all about creating the conditions of joyfulness, which begins with listening to your child, asking them questions, and sharing what’s happening in your own life. Plus, why family and culture are so critical to creating joy, and how you can find your own joy as a parent. “Those of us who have found access to joy are those of us who are in the business of change-making, because every day we are doing something to improve the conditions under which we live and improve in the society in which we exist."   You can follow Dr. Janice Johnson Dias on Instagram @drjanicejohnson.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Janice? Check out the links below:  Order a copy of her new book, Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/604095/parent-like-it-matters-by-janice-johnson-dias-phd/   Learn more about Janice’s work with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation: https://grassrootscommunityfoundation.org/  Keep up with all of Janice’s work at her website: https://thedrjanice.com/   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2

12 min 19 sec

Podcast host Jody Avirgan’s daughter has learned a lot from the hit kids’ TV show Daniel Tiger: how to say thank you, how to deal with anger, and even how to use the potty. The show’s songs have been so effective for her that Jody’s started implementing them into his parenting strategy. “I found myself doing what I've come to call the Gaslight Daniel Tiger technique, which is trying to convince my daughter that there are Daniel Tiger songs about very specific things that I want her to do or situations that we've encountered.” The catch is, that means Jody has to come up with his own Daniel Tiger-style songs on the spot. Hear Jody sing about putting away the vacuum cord, taking off your muddy shoes, and more!    You can follow Jody Avirgan on Twitter and Instagram @jodyavirgan.     Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jody? Check out the links below:  Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/daniel/  Listen to Jody’s latest podcast, This Day In Esoteric Political History: https://www.radiotopia.fm/podcasts/thisday  Keep up with all of Jody’s work at his website: https://www.jodyavirgan.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 23

14 min 9 sec

Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and child development expert, takes a deep dive into healthy child development: what conditions are necessary for it, which of those factors are missing from our society, and what parents can do to compensate for it. To unlock the key to healthy child development, he says we need to look towards our ancestors. “Human beings evolved originally in small-band hunter-gatherer groups… children were parented by multiple nurturing adults… and children were held all the time. They had multiple playmates of different ages to play with. And so they grew up confident in themselves and connected to the group.” Plus, why Gabor believes too much influence from peers and the Internet is a developmental disaster for young kids.   You can follow Dr. Gabor Maté on Twitter and Facebook @DrGaborMate.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Gabor? Check out the links below:  Learn more about Gabor’s upcoming book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/news/1160/dr-gabor-mate-finds-global-home-penguin-random-house  Check out some of Gabor’s talks on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsRF06lSFA8zV9L8_x9jzIA  Keep up with all of Gabor’s work on his website: https://drgabormate.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 16

13 min 37 sec

Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels shares her number one principle when it comes to parenting: always lead by example. She tries to set a good example for her kids in every aspect of life, not just with fitness and nutrition, but with the hard stuff, too – like owning up to your mistakes or knowing when to say sorry. “I find that if I want my kids to be polite, say please and thank you, look people in the eye when they greet them, I have to do the exact same.” Plus, hear about one of Jillian's "colossal" parenting mistakes, and how she recovered with grace.   You can follow Jillian Michaels on Twitter and Instagram @jillianmichaels.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jillian? Check out the links below:  Learn more about Jillian’s fitness, nutrition and mindfulness platform, The Fitness App, at her website: https://www.jillianmichaels.com/  Listen to Jillian’s podcast, Keeping It Real, here: https://www.jillianmichaels.com/podcast    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 9

11 min 51 sec

After a kidney doctor told her to simply “lose weight” to resolve an ongoing, undiagnosed medical issue, comedian and writer Jen Curran decided it was time to get a second opinion. A kidney biopsy, a bone marrow biopsy, and countless phone calls later, Jen finally had her answer. “My brain immediately started going to the videos I'm going to have to make for [my daughter] to watch when she's 16 and 30 and graduates high school. I'm going to have to sit down and write so many letters for her to open on different birthdays. I'm just imagining that I'm not going to live much longer.” Jen talks about what it was like in her first year after diagnosis, raising a newborn baby and going through treatment at the same time.   You can follow Jen Curran on Twitter @jencurran and Instagram @msjencurran.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jen? Check out the links below:  Check out Jen’s viral Twitter thread about her mystery diagnosis:   https://twitter.com/jencurran/status/1160961368142405632 Read Jen’s Glamour article on weight stigma in medicine: https://www.glamour.com/story/my-doctor-prescribed-me-weight-loss-i-actually-had-cancer    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2

15 min 36 sec

Comedian Jen Curran tells the story of how her seemingly normal pregnancy turned into a “really scary situation” overnight. After doctors detected abnormally high levels of protein in her urine and her baby started measuring small, Jen was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a not-too-uncommon condition that’s supposed to “magically” go away after birth. But after her daughter Rose was born, and the high levels of protein were still there, it soon became clear that there was something much more serious going on.    You can follow Jen Curran on Twitter @jencurran and Instagram @msjencurran.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jen? Check out the links below:  Check out Jen’s viral Twitter thread about her mystery diagnosis:   https://twitter.com/jencurran/status/1160961368142405632 Read Jen’s Glamour article on weight stigma in medicine: https://www.glamour.com/story/my-doctor-prescribed-me-weight-loss-i-actually-had-cancer    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 26

15 min 33 sec

Actor Jay Ellis takes us back to his childhood – moving all around the country, going on adventures with his imaginary friend, and dreaming of being an FBI agent/karate master/football champion one day. He tells the story of one of his first interactions with the police, when, after toilet-papering a classmate’s house with best friend Joe, the pair are detained and berated by cops for more than 30 minutes, “as if we had just robbed a store.” Jay says the experience forever changed his relationship with law enforcement. “I didn't get to have those teenage years in the same way that some of my non-Black peers and friends got to have. I was looked at as a man and thought to be dangerous, even though I was a boy.”    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Jay? Check out the links below:  Listen to Jay’s Lemonada Media podcast The Untold Story: Policing: http://smarturl.it/untoldstory  Watch Jay as Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure: https://www.hbo.com/insecure  Catch Jay in the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, out this summer: https://www.topgunmovie.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 19

14 min 3 sec

Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan, freelance journalist and outdoor enthusiast, shares her expert advice on getting your kids outside this winter. She gives tips on what clothes to wear, what snacks to pack, and how to get your kids off the couch when they’re just not feeling motivated. “We don't want to be locked away all winter. We want to make sure that the kids can get out and still enjoy all that they love to do outside and see some friends and socialize a bit while they're at it.”   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NEJFhcReE4ejw2Kw7ba8DVJ1xQLogPwA/view    Interested in learning more about Elisabeth? Check out the links below:  Read Elisabeth’s New York Times article on how to get your kids outside this winter: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/parenting/kids-winter-play-outside.html  Check out all of Elisabeth’s work at her website: http://www.elisabethkwak.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 12

12 min 52 sec

Santa Claus is gearing up his sleigh to deliver an early Christmas present – this special holiday episode of Good Kids. He’ll admit, 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, even Santa. “I’ve talked to millions of children behind plexiglass in outdoor arenas because the poor malls can’t open. Rudolph is once again being shunned by the other reindeer! But this time he deserves it. He won’t wear a mask.” But something that’s made Santa’s year a little brighter has been listening to all of his favorite podcasts. He shares some words of holiday cheer from his favorite podcast hosts, including Andy Slavitt, Julián Castro, Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Nzinga Harrison, Jaime Primak Sullivan, and Stephanie Wittels Wachs.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard activity masks use materials with amazing properties that deactivate viruses and bacteria continuously, safely and in a sustainable way. They are super comfortable as well. Get 10% off your activity mask when you go to shop.livinguard.com and use code GOODKIDS10 at checkout.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

8 min 36 sec

Yumi Shim always knew she wanted to have kids. But after a muscular dystrophy diagnosis in her early 20s and a frank conversation with her doctor about parenting with a progressive muscle disease years later, Yumi’s hopes of becoming a mom were waning. “So we left that appointment and we got in my car and I cried and I cried and I cried.” Now, ten years after that appointment, Yumi is the proud mom of two kids. In this episode, she shares the challenges, triumphs, and joys of raising two able-bodied children as a mom in a wheelchair.   Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard activity masks use materials with amazing properties that deactivate viruses and bacteria continuously, safely and in a sustainable way. They are super comfortable as well. Get 10% off your activity mask when you go to shop.livinguard.com and use code GOODKIDS10 at checkout.   To hear more stories of LGMD like Yumi’s, follow her on Instagram @DearLGMD, a storytelling space featuring individuals affected by Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. @DearLGMD’s vision is to expand awareness and connection, one story at a time.   With emerging treatments on the horizon, it is more important than ever to get a genetic diagnosis and consider participating in a disease-specific patient registry. Simply being registered in a patient registry can drive research forward and open doors to find others who genuinely know what you are experiencing. Visit https://lgmd-info.org/ for general LGMD resources and to learn about access to genetic testing. Visit https://www.jain-foundation.org for LGMDR2/2B/Dysferlinopathy/Miyoshi Myopathy specific information.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

11 min 54 sec

Hillary Frank, author and host of the award-winning parenting podcast The Longest Shortest Time, takes us on a journey to the wonderful world of weird parenting. You won’t find any of these tips in a traditional parenting book. Instead, Hillary says, weird parenting is real advice from real parents born out of moments of sheer desperation. “One of my favorites is a game called ‘What's on My Butt?’ You lie down face-down on the couch or on the floor, and then you tell them to get some random object and place it on your butt. And then you have to guess what the thing is and the longer it takes you to guess, the longer you get to lie down.”   You can follow Hillary Frank on Twitter @hillaryfrank and on Instagram @thisishillaryfrank.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard activity masks use materials with amazing properties that deactivate viruses and bacteria continuously, safely and in a sustainable way. They are super comfortable as well. Get 10% off your activity mask when you go to shop.livinguard.com and use code GOODKIDS10 at checkout.   Interested in learning more about Hillary? Check out the links below:  Check out Hillary’s book, Weird Parenting Wins: https://www.hillaryfrank.com/weird-parenting-wins  Listen to Hillary’s award-winning podcast, The Longest Shortest Time: https://longestshortesttime.com/about  Keep up with all of Hillary’s work on her website: https://www.hillaryfrank.com/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

16 min 19 sec

Kati Morton, YouTube star and licensed marriage and family therapist, talks about how our mental health has changed during the pandemic. She offers practical, usable advice on how to release the anxious energy that’s been building up inside of us these past 9 months. Plus, why we need to start having open, honest conversations with our kids about what’s going on with the pandemic. “I'd encourage you to not sugarcoat it. You can say it's really scary. I don't understand a lot of things. I'm not a scientist. This is what they're telling us. This is what we're doing. This is why we're wearing masks. This is why I was sad the other day. We need to put context to it.” You can follow Kati Morton on Twitter and Instagram @katimorton.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard activity masks use materials with amazing properties that deactivate viruses and bacteria continuously, safely and in a sustainable way. They are super comfortable as well. Get 10% off your activity mask when you go to shop.livinguard.com and use code GOODKIDS10 at checkout.   Interested in learning more about Kati? Check out the links below:  Subscribe to Kati’s YouTube channel, where she posts new videos every Monday: https://www.youtube.com/user/katimorton.  Listen to Kati’s podcast, Ask Kati Anything: https://www.katimorton.com/podcasts.   Keep up with all of Kati’s work on her website: https://www.katimorton.com/.     To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

14 min 54 sec

This Thanksgiving we’re throwing it back to the very first episode of Good Kids featuring writer/producer/podcast host Jaime Primak Sullivan. She reflects on an impulse decision she made years ago to trash her kids’ ice cream at a Dairy Queen in an effort to teach them gratitude and the importance of human connection. “The human connection for me is making a conscious decision to look at people and connect with them.”  You can follow Jaime Primak Sullivan on Instagram @jaimepsullivan, on Twitter @JaimePrimak, and on Facebook @jaimeprimaksullivan.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard activity masks use materials with amazing properties that deactivate viruses and bacteria continuously, safely and in a sustainable way. They are super comfortable as well. Get 10% off your activity mask when you go to shop.livinguard.com and use code GOODKIDS10 at checkout.   Interested in learning more about Jaime? Check out the links below:  Listen to Jaime’s podcast, Tell Me What to Do with Jaime Primak Sullivan: http://smarturl.it/tmwtd.  Watch Jaime’s daily digital series #cawfeetawk on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaimeprimaksullivan.  Learn more about Jaime’s latest project, a psychological horror film starring Ryan Destiny and Heather Graham: https://deadline.com/2020/11/ryan-destiny-heather-graham-oracle-will-packer-productions-1234611442/.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

18 min 40 sec

In honor of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris becoming the highest-ranking woman ever elected in U.S. history, we talk with music industry matriarch Sophia Chang about how we can help women of color ascend in every industry: from music, film, and television to technology, medicine, law, and of course, politics. Sophia talks about the importance of mentorship, and why she created Unlock Her Potential, a free mentorship program for women of color in the United States. “You should have women of color in the room, not because it's the right thing to do, which it is. It is also the smart, fiscally responsible thing to do.” Plus, Sophia walks you through her top confidence-building exercise that’ll have you convinced that you, too, are the baddest b*tch in the room. You can follow Sophia Chang on Twitter @sophchang and on Instagram and Facebook @sophchangnyc.  Interested in learning more about Sophia Chang? Check out the links below:  Learn more about Unlock Her Potential, Sophia’s free mentorship program for women of color 18 years of age and older in the United States: https://www.unlockherpotential.com/  Get yourself a copy of Sophia’s memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room, here: https://books.catapult.co/products/the-baddest-bitch-in-the-room-a-memoir-by-sophia-chang  Stay up-to-date with all of Sophia’s work on her website: http://www.sophchang.com/  To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.  Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

14 min 21 sec

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author, and world-renowned parenting expert outlines the many ways anxiety manifests itself in our lives – from perfectionism to overeating and even watching too many shows on Netflix. With one in five children being diagnosed with anxiety even before the pandemic, Dr. Shefali says it’s about time we revolutionize the way anxiety is viewed: as a superpower rather than a setback. That’s why she wrote her new book Superpowered: Transform Anxiety Into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience. Plus, Dr. Shefali’s top tips for managing your children’s anxiety – and your own – during the pandemic: “Stop having high expectations of your kids. You're not going to do it perfectly. You're going to put on weight. You're going to eat terribly. You're going to forget to exercise. This is normal. And this is not the time to put extra pressure on yourself.”   You can follow Dr. Shefali on Instagram @doctorshefali, on Twitter @DrShefali, or on Facebook at @DrShefaliTsabary.     Interested in learning more about Dr. Shefali? Check out the links below:  Check out Dr. Shefali’s website, https://drshefali.com/.  Order SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience, Dr. Shefali’s book with co-author Renee Jain: https://getsuperpowered.com/.  Watch Dr. Shefali on Red Table Talk, speaking about how parents can help their children manage anxiety: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF-mxk1HQfh/?igshid=urb31syawdyd&fbclid=IwAR2LjbyE7X_r7oxLPxMJwr2AbsonEA1ipOps57SfF5VOVEbLnS6q9QY_Pfs.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

14 min 10 sec

Lily Cornell Silver, mental health activist and daughter of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, recounts her less-than-conventional childhood — on the road, missing school to go to rock concerts, and learning to play poker on the Alice in Chains tour bus. Lily talks candidly about her early introduction to the world of mental health, after a harrowing panic attack at just 12-years-old. “I felt the heat flood my body. I was sweating. I was shaking. And my 12-year-old brain immediately went to, like, I have a brain tumor or like there's something wrong with my heart or like I'm literally about to die.” Plus, how the pandemic inspired her to start Mind Wide Open, her IGTV interview series about mental health.     You can follow Lily Cornell Silver on Instagram @lilycornellsilver.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.    Interested in learning more about Lily Cornell Silver? Check out the links below:  Learn more about Lily’s interview series Mind Wide Open: https://mindwideopenproject.com/  Read Rolling Stone’s profile on Lily, mental health, and the Mind Wide Open project: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/lily-cornell-silver-mind-wide-open-interview-1040021/  Watch Lily’s interview with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEQt6krHyix/    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

14 min 16 sec

June Diane Raphael, actress, writer, and co-founder of The Jane Club, opens up about her own struggle with new motherhood. “It was very painful for me because I didn't feel like I had a lot of support.” She tells the story of her first week on the set of Grace and Frankie when, at just 10 weeks postpartum, she wound up with a *very painful* clogged duct in her breast. “I would walk away and back to my trailer and cry because it was so painful.” Plus: how she balances taking care of two small children and an aging parent, all while running The Jane Club, her digital community empowering working moms.   You can follow June Diane Raphael on Twitter @MsJuneDiane or on Instagram @junediane.  Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.  Interested in learning more about June Diane Raphael? Check out the links below:  You can learn more about The Jane Club’s digital membership, The Connected Jane, here: https://www.janeclub.com/. Good Kids listeners can use code INSIDERJANEFF for $10 off their first month.  Watch June in Grace and Frankie on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80017537.   Listen to June’s podcast, How Did This Get Made?, with husband Paul Scheer and fellow comedian Jason Mantzoukas: https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/.  To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

13 min 2 sec

Nic Stone, best-selling young adult author, says she never saw characters like herself in books growing up. That’s why she’s on a mission to make sure every child feels represented by the books on their bookshelf. Her latest book, Dear Justyce, tells the story of a Black boy who ends up in juvenile detention after confessing to the murder of a police officer. Plus, Nic shares her #1 piece of parenting advice. “I think that the best thing that we can do for our children is to create in them a desire for awareness,” she says. “And I'm not just talking about awareness of the world and how the world functions, but also an awareness of themselves, an awareness of their emotions, an awareness of other human beings and their emotions.”  You can follow Nic Stone on Instagram @nicstone or on Twitter @getnicced.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.    Interested in learning more about Nic and what she does? Check out the links below:  Buy Nic’s latest book, Dear Justyce, here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/594995/dear-justyce-by-nic-stone/.  Read Nic’s 2018 Huffington Post article ‘To Be Black And #Woke Is To Be In A Rage All The Time:’ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-mike-brown-rage-racism_n_5b6992cee4b0de86f4a52959.  Listen to Scott Simon’s recent interview with Nic Stone on NPR’s Weekend Edition: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/26/917185916/nic-stone-discusses-her-new-childrens-novel-dear-justyce.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

15 min 53 sec

Climate activist and founder of Plus 1 Vote, Saad Amer, talks about his leap from nature lover to climate activist at just 14 years old. Frustrated with the lack of meaningful climate action from lawmakers, Saad came up with a simple solution: “Let’s get rid of them.” That’s why Saad is encouraging you (yes, you) and all your friends -- "your smart friends, your woke friends, your highly educated friends," as he says -- to get out there this November and VOTE! “A democracy will only represent the people who are voting,” he says. “And so if young people aren't voting for a series of reasons, then of course the democracy is not going to represent the needs and the values of young people.”   You can follow Saad Amer on Instagram and Twitter @itsSaadAmer and on Facebook @saadamer.  Follow Plus 1 Vote on Instagram and Facebook @Plus1Vote or on Twitter @Plus1_Vote.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.    Interested in learning more about Saad Amer? Check out the links below:  Register to vote and learn more about Plus 1 Vote here: https://www.plus1campaign.org/.  Watch Saad Amer and Al Gore discuss the climate crisis and the role of voters in solving it: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateRealityActionFund/videos/338065750953633.  For more on Saad’s efforts to get out the vote this November, check out this InsideClimate News article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03082020/climate-activism-youth-vote-election-2020    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

14 min 29 sec

Rachel Bloom, the Golden Globe-winning co-creator/star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, reveals what it was like giving birth during the pandemic at the same moment her friend and music collaborator, Adam Schlesinger, was losing his battle with the virus. With COVID-19 as a humbling denominator, she confronts mortality with the same out-of-body clarity in a way that she hasn’t since that one time she took way too many mushrooms in Amsterdam. “There's nothing more on the nose about as one person enters, one person is leaving,” she reflects. “Ten minutes after he died, I was breastfeeding because she needed food. So there's something very egoless about, like, I can only grieve for so long.” You can follow Rachel Bloom on Instagram and Twitter @Racheldoesstuff.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Life is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.    Interested in learning more about Rachel and what she does? Check out the links below:  Listen to the full version of “The Miracle of Birth” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHIXduEbLz0.  You can stream all 4 seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix now: https://www.netflix.com/title/80116748 Learn more about Rachel Bloom’s latest project, ‘I’m in Love With the Dancer From My Bat Mitzvah:’ https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/rachel-bloom-eps-in-love-with-the-dancer-from-my-bat-mitzvah.html    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

12 min 30 sec

We could all use a little more goodness in our lives right now. That’s why Good Kids is back for Season 2, bringing you 10-minute audio delights on how we can all raise better humans, together. This season, we talk to parents, experts, and good kids themselves about everything from climate change and mental health to race and mentoring. Launches Tuesday, September 29th.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

2 min 7 sec

If you’ve ever sat through professional development as an educator, you’ve heard of Angela Duckworth. Both her research and personal experience in the classroom suggests that IQ isn’t always helpful in determining successful outcomes for students. Rather, a more important predictor of success is “grit,” a growth mindset, and feeling like you have a purpose that’s bigger than yourself. So how do we unlock grit and resilience in our kids, especially when the world is so uncertain and unpredictable? And what kind of impact will this period in our history have on our kids in the longterm? “Both the very recent events of the last few weeks and the still recent events of the last few months in the pandemic are all exactly what I study...this is historic.”  Want to hear more from Angela Duckworth?  You can follow her on Twitter at @angeladuckw and @TheCharacterLab Read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance to learn why some people succeed and others fail. Sharing new insights from her landmark research, Angela explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Visit angeladuckworth.com/grit-book to learn more. Check out Angela Duckworth’s podcast No Stupid Questions at freakonomics.com/nsq Thanks for listening to Season 1 of Good Kids! Here are some things to do while you wait for Season 2: Visit lemonadamedia.com/memberships for bonus episodes of Good Kids, fun gifts, and more! If you like the show, please rate and review us on Apple, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. And please share with others who would also like to have a world full of good humans. Listen to Lemonada’s new show Tell Me What To Do with Jaime Primak Sullivan. You have questions? Well, Jaime has the answers! Hilarious, heartfelt, and always entertaining, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/tmwtd or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  --------  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

17 min 28 sec

Great British Bake Off and Food Unwrapped star Briony May Williams reflects on the COVID19 pandemic and recent Black Lives Matter uprising, and what she can do as the parent of a young child to have these uncomfortable conversations in a way that feels safe and loving. Also, baking! She talks about baking. “It's uncomfortable and it's awkward, but it's so important...and I think it's finding that moment where it's appropriate to have that conversation. It’s so important to have it because we can't just sit in our bubble anymore and say, ‘It's fine, nothing's going on.’” You can follow Briony May Williams on Instagram and Twitter at @brionymaybakes Be sure to check out this episode’s fantastic sponsors: Lemonada Media has a brand new show called Tell Me What To Do with Jaime Primak Sullivan. You have questions? Jaime has the answers. Hilarious, heartfelt, and always entertaining, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/tmwtd or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Claudia Reuter, a former stay-at-home mom who went on to be a venture-backed CEO, is the host of The 43 Percent, a podcast from Wonder Media Network that talks to women about their journeys towards creating lives that include both family and career. Listen at the43percent.com To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

15 min 15 sec

Stay-at-home dad Peter Rider shares his experience--the good, the bad, and the funny--with being detailed and clear when talking to his kids about all sorts of things. From having two gay dads to contracting head lice and more, he believes being explicit is the way to go. “One thing that I've been thinking about a lot over the past year, especially as my kids get a little older, is the balance between modeling behaviors vs. being really explicit and explaining things. I think I started out thinking that when it comes to values, kids really learn by seeing. But I think increasingly I've thought...about how you actually have to be really explicit about some things.” Be sure to check out our fantastic sponsors: BetterHelp offers affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month when you use discount code “goodkids" at betterhelp.com/goodkids Get your best sleep plus up to $200 off and more when you order a new Helix Mattress today, visit helixsleep.com/goodkids Laurel Springs recognizes that each child is a unique individual with their own personal interests and learning style. Enroll your child today and get your registration fee waived. Visit laurelsprings.com/goodkids to learn more! To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

15 min 34 sec

Brit Prawat, host of Crime Junkie podcast, talks candidly about being adopted and how the emotions and even loss around that never really goes away. However, she had an incredibly positive experience as a child and always felt loved, supported, and chosen. Ultimately, the experience influenced her to adopt and foster children of her own when it came time to build her own family. For those who may be interested in doing the same, she pulls the curtain back and gives listeners tons of good information about the process. You can follow Brit Prawat on Instagram and Twitter at @britprawat and listen to her podcast, Crime Junkie at crimejunkiepodcast.com or wherever you get your podcasts.  Be sure to check out this episode’s fantastic sponsors: Join Reshma Saujani on her award-winning podcast, Brave, Not Perfect and discover the secret to making radical change happen in your life, visit bravenotperfect.com Mercari makes it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything, visit mercari.com BetterHelp offers affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month when you use discount code “goodkids" at betterhelp.com/goodkids To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

20 min 3 sec

Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic, host of WYNC’s Come Through podcast, and critic at large for the Los Angeles Times. TL;DR: She is qualified to talk about television. But during quarantine, she’s found herself reexamining the role TV plays in her own family and how it’s actually a pretty good thing when times are particularly tough. “I just don't think that this whole screen time thing is as negative as a lot of folks do. So long as I can have a conversation with my kid about what he is consuming, so long as I can have a conversation with him about what he is thinking, I am pretty lax about screentime.” Follow Rebecca Carroll on Instagram at @rebeljunemarie and on Twitter at @rebel19 Be sure to check out this episode’s fantastic sponsors: Looking for ways to take care of your emotional health, cope with the challenges we all are facing, and more? Visit loveislouder.org/goodkids Laurel Springs recognizes that each child is a unique individual with their own personal interests and learning style. Enroll your child today and get your registration fee waived. Visit laurelsprings.com/goodkids to learn more! BetterHelp offers affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month when you use discount code “goodkids" at betterhelp.com/goodkids Want more from Rebecca? Listen to her podcast, Come Through, to hear 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal year for America. Visit wnycstudios.org/podcasts/come-through Find more of her work, articles, and books at rebeccasimonecarroll.com To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

19 min 8 sec

In this critical episode, Dr. Nzinga Harrison outlines ways to talk with kids of all ages about racism and shares ten action steps on raising kids who are anti-racist. “Anti-racist kids are kids that don't have to pretend to be free of racism, but kids who make the commitment to fight racism wherever they see it, including when they see it in themselves.”  You can follow Dr. Nzinga Harrison on Twitter at @naharrisonmd Be sure to check out this episode’s fantastic sponsors: Looking for ways to take care of your emotional health, cope with the challenges we all are facing, stay safe and healthy, and more? If so, visit loveislouder.org/goodkids Mercari makes it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything, visit mercari.com BetterHelp offers affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month when you use the discount code “goodkids" at betterhelp.com/goodkids Plus, here are some the references mentioned in this episode of Good Kids: The Children's Alliance resource for talking with your kids about racism and bias can be found here, childrensalliance.org/resource/talking-about-racism-resources-parents-and-caregivers For treatment for opioid, alcohol, Nicotine, and other substance use, visit eleanorhealth.com To hear more from Dr. Nzinga Harrison be sure to listen to her podcast “In Recovery”, check it out at lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

20 min 12 sec

Practical tips abound in this phenomenal episode for kids and parents alike! Bestselling author, podcaster, and mental health advocate Niall Breslin strips away the woo-woo-ness of mindfulness and teaches us how we can actually use it to improve quality of life for ourselves and our kids, especially in today’s world. Niall draws from practical, scientific, and spiritual methods to explain that we can’t keep going at the pace we’ve been going because we've got “an old brain for a new world and our brain is consistently overwhelmed.” What’s the greatest defense mechanism for that? Mindfulness.  You can follow Niall Breslin on Instagram at @bressie and on Twitter at @nbrez. Be sure to check out today’s fantastic sponsors: BetterHelp offers affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month when you use the discount code “goodkids" at betterhelp.com/goodkids Get educational and fun science and art activity boxes delivered straight to your door with KiwiCo, visit kiwico.com/goodkids Laurel Springs recognizes that each child is a unique individual with their own personal interests and learning style. Their flexible online K-12 program is designed to encourage each student’s individuality and support their growth through a personalized approach to learning. Enroll your child and get your registration fee waived. Visit laurelsprings.com/goodkids to learn more! Want to listen to another great Lemonada podcast? Of course you do! Check out the hilarious and *very* unfiltered show, Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/mouthpeace-with-michael-pele-bennett/ Here are some of the things Niall mentions in the show:  To get a copy of his mindfulness books for kids and more, visit https://www.niallbreslin.com/books To listen to Spotify’s Wake Up / Wind Down podcast, visit https://spoti.fi/3e8bBYq To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything Lemonada and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

23 min 37 sec

JoAnna García Swisher (Sweet Magnolias) is a mother, actor, and founder of The Happy Place, a website dedicated to design and self-care. Her philosophy of “creating and celebrating the spaces, places, and moments that bring the greatest joy” has actually helped her navigate the difficult moments of her life, most recently the loss of her father, with whom she was incredibly close. This profound loss was a primer for the world we’re living in today, as we all learn to cope with feeling utterly out of control, providing as stable an environment as we can for our children, and trying our best to have faith that there will be a new story to write on the other side.  You can follow JoAnna García Swisher on Instagram and Twitter and at The Happy Place. Check out our sponsors for this week’s episode: BetterHelp Mint Mobile Daily Harvest (promo code: GOODKIDS) In Recovery Want to read all of this goodness? Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

15 min 32 sec

Dani Shapiro puts deep-rooted family secrets under a microscope in both her New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, and her podcast, Family Secrets. In today’s episode, Dani provides some insight for parents into striking a delicate balance between “the sky is falling” and “we got this.” She also discusses how toxic it can be for families to keep secrets (even those with the best of intentions) and how it’s ultimately better to address tough or painful topics head-on.  You can find more from Dani Shapiro on Instagram, Twitter, and danishapiro.com. And be sure to check out her New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, and her podcast, Family Secrets. Also check out: betterhelp.com/goodkids literati.com/goodkids Best Fiends Transcriptions available shortly after air date at  https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

18 min 24 sec

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a laugh/cry book based on her close relationship with her late grandmother. Bess talks about recently becoming a mother herself, raising an infant in isolation, and the wisdom she continues to derive from her grandma: “There's a refrain that my grandma said frequently throughout her life. It's, ‘Bessie, when the earth is cracking behind your feet and you feel like the whole world is going to swallow you up, you put one foot in front of the other and keep going forward.’” You can follow Bess on Twitter and Instagram. Check out her book Nobody Will Tell You This But Me wherever books are sold. Also check out: mintmobile.com/goodkids In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

16 min 45 sec

Dr. Jennie Weiner is both a parent and an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Connecticut, so she has a unique perspective on the plight of parents, particularly mothers, and teachers who have to suddenly educate kids from home. In this eye-opening episode, she looks at what it means to be a “parent-teacher,” a remote educator, and the many roles schools play in our everyday lives, many of which we took for granted until now. You can follow Dr. Weiner on Twitter and read her recent article in the New York Times, “I Refuse to Run a Coronavirus Home School.” Also check out: Skylight Frame (code: GOODKIDS) kiwico.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

16 min 30 sec

Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. and author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, guides us through some of the push-and-pull challenges we’re facing with screen time and technology while kids and parents are stuck at home. “I don't think of media and tech as evil, I just think that most of us do well when our screen experiences and tech time is more balanced.” Check out “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” and raisingdigitalnatives.com. Follow Devorah on Twitter. Also check out: Skylight Frame (code: GOODKIDS) Best Fiends Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

19 min 30 sec

As an entrepreneur, actor, and solo parent, having to suddenly homeschool his kid wasn’t the easiest transition for Jonas Chartock, but finding time every night for him and his son to say what they're thankful for has helped ease stress for them both. “It's something that I want to model for him so that he is able to use it as a counter to some of the anxiety and stress that that comes up.”   Follow Jonas on Twitter and Instagram. Also check out: Literati.com/goodkids Daily Harvest (promo code: GOODKIDS) Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

17 min 4 sec

During this time of social isolation, activist DeRay Mckesson (Pod Save The People) wants to inspire people to get involved and organize from home. This led to the creation of WhileAtHome.org, a regularly updated website that compiles all sorts of COVID-related resources and tools for American citizens of every demographic, including parents and students. “While you're at home, there are resources to help you get out of this mess, and we will make it out of this mess. While you're home, there is still something for you to do.”   Check out WhileAtHome.org. Follow DeRay on Twitter, Instagram, and listen to his podcast, Pod Save The People. Also check out: audible.com/goodkids kiwico.com/goodkids Brave Not Perfect Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

17 min 21 sec

**New Lemonada Media Show Alert** In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us. Subscribe now to In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt where ever you get your podcasts. https://www.patreon.com/inthebubble Patreon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

3 min 24 sec

California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins us remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We're all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn't show up in the same way.” You can follow Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on Twitter at @DrBurkeHarris and @CA_OSG. For information, resources and support on California’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/ For mental health support: To reach a crisis text line, text HOME to 741-741 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255) The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/help 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Other important support contact information: The National Domestic Violence hotline is 800-799-SAFE (7233) The National Sexual Assault hotline is 800-656-HOPE (4673) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Facilities Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator Also check out: The Bubble rothys.com/goodkids mintmobile.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

20 min 18 sec

In the midst of a quarantine, Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Last Day, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful) talks about living in the unknown as a parent and being okay with all that it brings. “I accepted a really long time ago that I have no control over anything. I can put my best foot forward. But ultimately, what's gonna happen is gonna happen.” Follow Stephanie on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Last Day from Lemonada Media betterhelp.com/goodkids Mercari Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

23 min 15 sec

Dan Levin covers American youth for The New York Times’ National Desk. On today’s episode, he examines some of the challenges facing today’s kids like school shootings, addiction, consent, Coronavirus, and more. “My goal with writing about young people today is to really examine what it's like to be a teenager, a kid in America, how they're being impacted by policy and by various events that happen in the country and also how they're responding.” Show Notes Check out Dan’s work at The New York Times and follow him on Twitter.  betterhelp.com/goodkids Daily Harvest (promocode: Good Kids) FAM: For All Moms Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

21 min 42 sec

Show Description Comedian Negin Farsad (Fake The Nation, TEDFellow) is motivated by her interactions with her one-year-old to form a new habit of looking strangers in the eye and being more open to the opportunities for human connection that are all around her. “You know, the practice of making eye contact is just one manifestation of basically the bigger thing that I'm after, which is human connection.” You can follow Negin on Instagram and Twitter.  betterhelp.com/goodkids Best Fiends mintmobile.com/goodkids Family Ghosts Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

14 min 27 sec

In honor of Super Tuesday, Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers (co-hosts of Pantsuit Politics) dive into talking to your kids about everyone’s favorite topic: politics! They have a really thoughtful conversation about tips, strategies, and challenges they’ve faced when having these conversations with their own kids. But, most importantly, they stress how critical it is to have these conversations even when it’s hard. “I think it's really important to start early, developing both in yourself and your kids, that some of these questions are really hard and sometimes there isn't a clear cut answer.” You can follow Beth on Instagram and Twitter.  You can follow Sarah on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Pantsuit Politics and check out their book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. betterhelp.com/goodkids thirdlove.com/goodkids audible.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

18 min 5 sec

Kate Spencer, co-host of the Forever35 podcast and author of The Dead Moms Club, shares why it’s so important--and also so challenging--to take care of yourself as a parent but also how important it is to teach your kids to do the same. “What is tricky is...figuring out a way to teach our kids to care for themselves and know they have needs that are important but also knowing when they need to acknowledge other people and put other people first. And I find that's a very hard balance.” You can follow Kate Spencer on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to Forever35 podcast betterhelp.com/goodkids rothys.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

19 min 29 sec

Jay Casale (The Lighter Side Podcast) shares his hilarious wisdom on teaching kids kindness, dealing with perpetual poop problems, and being completely ill-prepared for parenthood. “I literally had no idea it was going to be like this. I don't really know how to process this. I'm kind of just flying by the seat of my pants. And that's ok.” You can follow Jay Casale on Facebook, Instagram, and The Lighter Side Podcast betterhelp.com/goodkids Daily Harvest (promo code: Good Kids) mintmobile.com/goodkids Transcriptions available shortly after air date at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

14 min 53 sec