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Podcasts to Listen To: Unruffled and the best parenting podcasts to listen to

Matthew Girard
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The Chronicle Express

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent in 2020 can feel impossible. From dealing with a pandemic, home schooling and keeping them safe amid the uneasiness across the world, other parents can be a great resource to learn tips on how to deal with your children. Here are a few of the best parenting podcasts to listen to.

Unruffled

Parenting expert and author Janet Lansbury reassures parents they can be calm and confident in the face of toddler meltdowns and defiance. Lansbury focuses on respect for the child and acceptance of their emotions and development, but allows for firm parental limits. Recent episodes include "How Self-Care and Boundaries Work Together," "It It Too Late to Set Limits with My Strong-Willed Child?" and "Stop Worrying About Your Preschooler’s Education."

Find it: https://www.janetlansbury.com/podcast-audio/

Zen Parenting Radio

Married hosts Cathy Cassani Adams and Todd Adams draw from their experience, research and pop culture to explore self-awareness. While Cathy is a spiritual and emotional mom, Todd is a logical and practical dad. The two banter and sometimes argue about relatable everyday occurrences. Recent episodes include "Talk About Race," "Questions to Love" and "What’s Your 1 Thing?"

Find it: https://zenparentingradio.com/

Their Own Devices

Raising children in the digital age presents unprecedented challenges for parents. Former White House tech and privacy adviser Marc Groman, and Dr. David Reitman have candid discussions and provide helpful tips about screen time, social media, sexting, privacy and online gaming. Recent episodes include "Like Adolescence," "It’s Complicated: Societal Norms, Teens and Tech" and "Ready Parent One: Learning Fortnite."

Find it: https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/theirowndevices/

The Longest Shortest Time

Alternating between heartfelt and hilarious, "This American Life" contributor Hillary Frank shares stories about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans. Frank focuses on motherhood, but topics include parenthood in all forms. Recent episodes include "Parents Sometimes Understand," "Ina May’s Guide, Completely Revised and Updated" and "Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System."

Find it: https://longestshortesttime.com/