Do you currently listen to podcasts, and if so, which ones? As a parent, it is challenging to find any free time or distraction-free time to allow for podcasts. However, several parenting programs are worth a listen while you serve up dinner or offer Wellements' supplements to your little ones.
The Good Inside podcast is one of the most relevant podcasts for today's busy parents. The program is hosted by Dr. Rebecca Kennedy, or Dr. Becky, as she prefers to be called. She received a BA in Psychology and Human Development from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia.
As an expert in parenting and childhood development, Dr. Becky creates a program based on new and not-so-new parents' most relevant and frequently asked questions. She provides insight into problem behaviors, allowing parents to establish stronger bonds and quieter, more peaceful homes.
Each podcast lasts only 30 minutes, covering one topic in-depth. For instance, episode 21 of Good Inside with Dr. Becky discusses "Why kids lie and what to do about it."
Zen Parenting Radio
Zen Parenting Radio is a dual-hosted radio program. Cathy and Todd Adams, a married couple with three daughters, are all about teaching self-awareness and family values through mindfulness and humor.
Cathy wears many hats. She is an excellent host with experience and a resume to back it up. Some of her many credentials include:
- Self-awareness expert
- Licensed clinical social worker
- Certified elementary school teacher
- Certified parenting coach
- Certified Yoga teacher
- Professor in the Sociology department at Elmhurst College and Dominican University
Todd might not have as varied of a resume, but he is a certified life coach. His objective is to help men find that coveted work/life balance. He likes to focus on parenting, career, marriage, self-awareness, and life enjoyment.
Anna Farris Is Unqualified
Anna Farris Is Unqualified is not your typical parenting podcast. While the actress can and will often discuss family and parenting, the podcast is more about exploring the careers and lives of various celebrities, from actors to authors, to musicians and chefs.
Parents who delve into this podcast will experience entertainment and fun with a bit of insight thrown in. It is a great listen when doing those mundane daily chores.
Big Little Choices
The Big Little Choices podcast is about diversity and shared journeys. The host, Sri Bodanapu, believes there is no right way to parent. Everyone has their insights and goals. Sri is interested in learning from everyone and giving as many women as possible a platform and a community.
The creation of the podcast came from a place of familiarity among new and experienced mothers. Sri has known the sleepless nights and daily struggles of caring for a tiny human being with no way of communicating except for crying and laughing. She knows the struggle of trying to find balance and redefine self-awareness to suit motherhood.
Big Little Choices is an excellent listen for any parent who wants to feel heard and understood. You can find a real community and support through the program and other listeners.
The Longest Shortest Time
Named one of the top 50 by The Atlantic in 2015 and 2019 and by TIME in 2017, The Longest Shortest Time is probably one of the most well-known and liked parenting podcasts on the planet. Created by Hillary Frank in 2010, the podcast was inspired by a rough childbirth.
Currently, the podcast is advertised as "the parenting show for everyone." The creators and editors want to shine a light on the absurdities and surprises of raising tiny human beings. Additionally, the program delves into what parents often learn from their children.
Podcasts are an excellent way to pass some time and learn something new. The above programs are among the best currently available.