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Podcast Episode 4: Helicopter Parenting and Over-scheduled Kids

Thanks so much for coming to check out Episode 4 of The New Family Podcast!

This episode I chat with Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author of “The Dolphin Parent: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids.”

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Now back to what this interview is all about. Dr. Kang suggests ways to resist our generation’s helicopter-parenting ways by considering the life skills and attributes that will REALLY make a difference to how our kids fare in life. (Hint: It’s not about getting the top mark in science class or a place on a rep hockey team.) Dr. Kang also shares the “ah ha” moment that led her to make changes to her own parenting style.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Dr. Kang.

Shimi Kang’s website

The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids

Dr. Kang’s Tedx Talk: What One Skill Equals an Awesome Life

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by