Today, we welcome Dr. Aliza Pressman. She is a developmental psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with families. Aliza co-founded SeedlingsGroup and the Mount Sinai Parenting Center and hosts the highly popular, Raising Good Humans Podcast, to empower and educate parents on the latest research and evidence-based practices regarding child development and parenting.  

We talk about the challenges of parenting, why adults and children alike can’t be happy all the time, how to gradually but skillfully build connections with our children, why being curious about what your child does can help deepen relationships, the incredible power of physical activity for our mental health, and so much more! 

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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:19 Recent mistake made as a parent
  • 04:14 Humas and children can’t always be happy
  • 10:25 Kids want to talk but it isn’t natural for them
  • 14:19 Difference between temperament and struggle
  • 18:34 There’s nothing more powerful than curiosity
  • 24:15 Building connection with family through little rituals
  • 27:33 The power of physical movement for mental health
  • 31:19 The three established parenting style
  • 34:59 Encouraging your child to change a bad habit
  • 39:37 Divorce is a stressor for kids  

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