Podcast Episode 248: Examining your own issues so you can parent your best

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 248 of The New Family Podcast, where we talk to a psychologist about looking inwards in order to be better parents.

For this episode we speak to child psychologist Dr. Vanessa LaPointe. Vanessa is the author of two books, including her latest Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years. But this episode is not about the baby and toddler years. It’s about the investigation into ourselves that Dr. LaPointe argues is so necessary in order to parent the way we want to. She explains how we can work through issues from the past that inevitably have an effect on how we respond to the challenges and demands of raising our own kids.

Here are some resources related to this episode.

Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Year

Dr. LaPointe’s webiste

Dr. LaPointe’s blog

The Wishing Star Clinic Facebook Page

Connect with Dr. LaPointe on Instagram

Previous Episode featuring Dr. LaPointe: How Not to Lose Your Sh*t When Your Kids Push Your Buttons

Related Episode: 13 Habits of Mentally Strong Parents

Related Episode: Happy Parents, Happy Kids

Related Episode: Preventing Parenting Burnout

Podcast Episode 121: How not to lose your mind when your kids push your buttons

What Dr. LaPointe hopes people would get our of reading the book

“In terms of growing kids up in the best possible way – if we could, even in just one generation of parents, all of us come out this parenting thing with relationship at the forefront, really understanding that development is a real thing, and absolutely embracing this concept that we must grow ourselves in order to be able to show up and grow our children. That it isn’t on our kids that we’re struggling. If we could come out of the raising of our young that way, we would change the world.”

Are you a fan of the show? We’d dearly love your support.

Click here to visit our Patreon page and find out how you can become of a patron of the show to help us cover our costs. For as little as $1 per month you can help ensure the podcast will always be available.

Here are all the ways you can subscribe and listen to our show:

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast in iTunes

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast on SoundCloud

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast on Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast on these other Android Directories

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast by RSS

Listen in our feed in LibSyn!

 

Please follow and like us:


Brandie Weikle

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


'Podcast Episode 248: Examining your own issues so you can parent your best' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

About The Editor

The New Family, a blog site that examines and celebrates modern family life, is run by long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson, Brandie Weikle. She is also the host of The New Family Podcast. Former 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. She lives next door to the father of her children and leads a dynamic Facebook community called Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce. You can contact Brandie here. You can find our privacy policy here.

1,000 Families

We'd love to learn about what makes your family tick. To participate in our award-winning guest blog series, The 1,000 Families Project, or "I bet we can find 1,000 ways to be a family" please email us a photo and at least 750 words describing the people in your clan and what life with kids is like for you.