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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

Dr. Steve Silvestro

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro
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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

Dr. Steve Silvestro

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In The Child Repair Guide, pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts directly to parents in one trusted source--to give parents the best tools possible to raise happy, healthy, confident kids.

Latest Episodes

The Pressures of Being a "Perfect Mom" & Information Overwhelm - with Dr. Margaret Quinlan

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in the grocery store checkout line, pregnant, and a random stranger decides it’s okay to touch your belly. Or You encounter someone who has absolutely no medical training at all, but who is a self-proclaimed expert in something they passionately argue is crucial to the health of your family, even though doctors think it’s backward. Or No matter what choice you make in caring for yourself or your family, there is always someone in your life who gives you the side eye or makes a comment that leaves you feeling like you’re doing it wrong. Well, you’re not alone. And not only are you not alone right now—you’re experiencing challenges that mothers have faced for 100 years or more. That’s the subject of You’re Doing It Wrong: Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise, co-authored by Bethany Johnson and my guest in this episode, Dr. Margaret Quinlan. And in our conversation, we covered a range of topics from her book, touching on issues that affect every mom out there, including: Why the pressure of living up to “good mom” standards is so universal How the source of parenting information has changed over the past 100 years The subtle ways we put pressure on women even before they get pregnant How the words we use to describe issues that arise in pregnancy & delivery can place unnecessary feelings of blame on mothers How pregnancy is a “performance” in today’s society The fact that so much advice and care has long been directed toward white, cis, middle and upper class women throughout history—and how that impacts people who don’t fit those labels The rise of “lay experts,” and how anyone who is confident can present themselves as a self-described expert How to navigate the abundance of lay experts on social media and online What doctors should be doing to better help parents get good information and care Take a listen, then post a screenshot of your podcast player to your Instagram Story & tag me @zendocsteve!

60 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Pressures of Being a "Perfect Mom" & Information Overwhelm - with Dr. Margaret Quinlan

Why There's No Such Thing As Mindful Parenting | Speaking in Washington, DC Sept 2019

Decided to share one of my speaking engagements with you because -- I hope -- there are some pearls in here that you might find helpful. Last week, I was invited to speak at Dentons in Washington, DC, to talk about "mindfulness for parents" with their Parent Professional Network. You'll hear: A powerful story from my pediatric training that shows how mindfulness can help us connect with ourselves in life-changing ways How to bring mindfulness into your family even without formal meditation Why putting our kids first and ourselves last ISN'T always in our kids' best interest Why pediatricians & parents struggle with little old ladies! HOW mindfulness works -- the most important part of the conversation that never gets discussed A full guided imagery exercise Why there's no such thing as "mindful parenting" You can watch the video of this whole episode on my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/drstevesilvestro As always, I appreciate your feedback -- likes, comments & shares!

36 MIN3 weeks ago
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Why There's No Such Thing As Mindful Parenting | Speaking in Washington, DC Sept 2019

23 Things Your Preschool Teacher Wants You To Know - with Monica Silvestro

I have a SUPER special guest this week—my amazing wife, Monica Silvestro! Monica has built a life around education, health, and personal development—first working in the public health world on programs centered around youth education, then in the field of nutrition, and more recently in early childhood education. Working with 3-year-olds for the last 6 years, Monica has come to recognize many of the obstacles that can keep young kids fromhaving the most successful preschool experience possible—and she shares those insights with you here in this episode. If you have a preschooler—or if you know someone who does—this is a must-hear episode!

22 MINSEP 3
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23 Things Your Preschool Teacher Wants You To Know - with Monica Silvestro

How to Teach Kids to Combat Bullying - with Daniel Amaguana

This is an episode I hope every parent hears. Bullying has been a hot topic in the last several years, and for good reason. Up to half of all kids report being bullied by the end of high school. One in three kids admits to bullying someone else(!), and up to 70% of kids report witnessing bullying episodes take place. All of which can have serious lifelong impacts on kids & teens. Who better to tackle this than a 5th-degree black belt with a heart of gold? Daniel Amaguana is becoming known as a premier expert in teaching kids &b teens how to use their voices to stand up for themselves. He's making a critical impact in the world of anti-bullying advocacy, and you can learn his best tips here. This is an episode you'll want to keep coming back to because there are pearls of wisdom right up through to the end! As you listen, I'd love it if you could take a screenshot of your podcast player, share it to your Instagram Story, and tag me @zendocsteve. You can also share this episode with parents & teachers who want to learn more about the best ways to combat bullying by sharing the link www.drstevesilvestro.com/bullying

68 MINAUG 12
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How to Teach Kids to Combat Bullying - with Daniel Amaguana

So Your Kid Wants A YouTube Channel

This is a quick and important point that all parents of today’s kids need to hear and pass on to their children. If your kids have said they want a YouTube channel, you’re not alone—a new survey reports that three times more kids want to be a YouTube star than an astronaut (good news: almost as many kids want to be a teacher). I’m actually okay with this desire—if it’s for the right reasons. To make sure that’s the case, this is the conversation you need to have with your kids: And because our kids are all of the YouTube generation, you can show them a video of this episode—so they can see it for themselves—on MYYouTube channel, youtube.com/drstevesilvestro And let me know what you think—leave a comment on the YouTube video or send me a DM on Instagram @zendocsteve

6 MINJUL 29
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So Your Kid Wants A YouTube Channel

Pediatrician's Tricks for Swimmer's Ear Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

If you've never had swimmer's ear, let me tell you---IT HURTS. We pediatricians diagnose it in seconds, and now you can learn the simple trick we use and diagnose it at home. Thisepisode is a more in-depth form of a video I’m releasing to Facebook, Instagram’s IGTV, and YouTube later this week. I’m going to be going heavy into video over the next few months -- so check out my YouTube, FB & Insta! As always, I appreciate your attention and any and all feedback you leave on all of those chann

13 MINJUL 15
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Pediatrician's Tricks for Swimmer's Ear Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids

I messed up. I made my daughter cry. It wasn't pretty, and I felt awful afterward. But I've learned in my 11 1/2 years of parenting that owning your mistakes and apologizing to your kids is POWERFUL. In fact, the 3 BIG lessons I discuss in this episode can be used by you and your kids to make each other and your relationships stronger. If this episode resonates with you, take a screenshot as you listen, post to your Instagram Story, and tag me @zendocsteve!

15 MINJUL 1
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The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids

Potty Training Tips: Overcome the 6 Most Common Obstacles

Whether you’re on the verge of starting to potty train, in the middle of it, or having no success at all, this is the episode for you. This is a completely revamped update to my 2016 episode, making this the most comprehensive conversation about potty training you'll find anywhere! Learn how to introduce potty training in a fun way, plus overcome your child's lack of interest, refusal, constipation, fear of the potty, accidents, and bedwetting. Please share this episode if it helps you & your kid

28 MINJUN 10
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Potty Training Tips: Overcome the 6 Most Common Obstacles

The Participation Trophy Problem Isn't What You Think. Here's What Is.

I don't know about you, but my kids' dressers are jam-packed with trophies, medals, and ribbons. And all but two or three are for participation. Every season, the participation trophy stirs up debate. But the debate usually misses the point. Here's how to use the trophy to help your kid develop growth mindset & grit. **This episode is also available as an article at drstevesilvestro.com/91 -- If you liked it, please share!

7 MINMAY 30
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The Participation Trophy Problem Isn't What You Think. Here's What Is.

Kids and Technology: Top Expert Tips for Parents - with Marc Groman & Dr. David Reitman

Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, this is an episode you need to hear. I sit down with Marc Groman, former Obama White House tech & privacy advisor, and Dr. David Reitman, adolescent medicine expert--hosts of the podcast Their Own Devices--to cover everything from screen time and development, behavior, sexting, cyberbullying, kids' online privacy, and more. This one has everything you need to know to help your kids manage their digital lives in a healthy, safe way. Full transcript available

58 MINMAY 13
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Kids and Technology: Top Expert Tips for Parents - with Marc Groman & Dr. David Reitman

Latest Episodes

The Pressures of Being a "Perfect Mom" & Information Overwhelm - with Dr. Margaret Quinlan

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in the grocery store checkout line, pregnant, and a random stranger decides it’s okay to touch your belly. Or You encounter someone who has absolutely no medical training at all, but who is a self-proclaimed expert in something they passionately argue is crucial to the health of your family, even though doctors think it’s backward. Or No matter what choice you make in caring for yourself or your family, there is always someone in your life who gives you the side eye or makes a comment that leaves you feeling like you’re doing it wrong. Well, you’re not alone. And not only are you not alone right now—you’re experiencing challenges that mothers have faced for 100 years or more. That’s the subject of You’re Doing It Wrong: Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise, co-authored by Bethany Johnson and my guest in this episode, Dr. Margaret Quinlan. And in our conversation, we covered a range of topics from her book, touching on issues that affect every mom out there, including: Why the pressure of living up to “good mom” standards is so universal How the source of parenting information has changed over the past 100 years The subtle ways we put pressure on women even before they get pregnant How the words we use to describe issues that arise in pregnancy & delivery can place unnecessary feelings of blame on mothers How pregnancy is a “performance” in today’s society The fact that so much advice and care has long been directed toward white, cis, middle and upper class women throughout history—and how that impacts people who don’t fit those labels The rise of “lay experts,” and how anyone who is confident can present themselves as a self-described expert How to navigate the abundance of lay experts on social media and online What doctors should be doing to better help parents get good information and care Take a listen, then post a screenshot of your podcast player to your Instagram Story & tag me @zendocsteve!

60 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The Pressures of Being a "Perfect Mom" & Information Overwhelm - with Dr. Margaret Quinlan

Why There's No Such Thing As Mindful Parenting | Speaking in Washington, DC Sept 2019

Decided to share one of my speaking engagements with you because -- I hope -- there are some pearls in here that you might find helpful. Last week, I was invited to speak at Dentons in Washington, DC, to talk about "mindfulness for parents" with their Parent Professional Network. You'll hear: A powerful story from my pediatric training that shows how mindfulness can help us connect with ourselves in life-changing ways How to bring mindfulness into your family even without formal meditation Why putting our kids first and ourselves last ISN'T always in our kids' best interest Why pediatricians & parents struggle with little old ladies! HOW mindfulness works -- the most important part of the conversation that never gets discussed A full guided imagery exercise Why there's no such thing as "mindful parenting" You can watch the video of this whole episode on my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/drstevesilvestro As always, I appreciate your feedback -- likes, comments & shares!

36 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Why There's No Such Thing As Mindful Parenting | Speaking in Washington, DC Sept 2019

23 Things Your Preschool Teacher Wants You To Know - with Monica Silvestro

I have a SUPER special guest this week—my amazing wife, Monica Silvestro! Monica has built a life around education, health, and personal development—first working in the public health world on programs centered around youth education, then in the field of nutrition, and more recently in early childhood education. Working with 3-year-olds for the last 6 years, Monica has come to recognize many of the obstacles that can keep young kids fromhaving the most successful preschool experience possible—and she shares those insights with you here in this episode. If you have a preschooler—or if you know someone who does—this is a must-hear episode!

22 MINSEP 3
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23 Things Your Preschool Teacher Wants You To Know - with Monica Silvestro

How to Teach Kids to Combat Bullying - with Daniel Amaguana

This is an episode I hope every parent hears. Bullying has been a hot topic in the last several years, and for good reason. Up to half of all kids report being bullied by the end of high school. One in three kids admits to bullying someone else(!), and up to 70% of kids report witnessing bullying episodes take place. All of which can have serious lifelong impacts on kids & teens. Who better to tackle this than a 5th-degree black belt with a heart of gold? Daniel Amaguana is becoming known as a premier expert in teaching kids &b teens how to use their voices to stand up for themselves. He's making a critical impact in the world of anti-bullying advocacy, and you can learn his best tips here. This is an episode you'll want to keep coming back to because there are pearls of wisdom right up through to the end! As you listen, I'd love it if you could take a screenshot of your podcast player, share it to your Instagram Story, and tag me @zendocsteve. You can also share this episode with parents & teachers who want to learn more about the best ways to combat bullying by sharing the link www.drstevesilvestro.com/bullying

68 MINAUG 12
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How to Teach Kids to Combat Bullying - with Daniel Amaguana

So Your Kid Wants A YouTube Channel

This is a quick and important point that all parents of today’s kids need to hear and pass on to their children. If your kids have said they want a YouTube channel, you’re not alone—a new survey reports that three times more kids want to be a YouTube star than an astronaut (good news: almost as many kids want to be a teacher). I’m actually okay with this desire—if it’s for the right reasons. To make sure that’s the case, this is the conversation you need to have with your kids: And because our kids are all of the YouTube generation, you can show them a video of this episode—so they can see it for themselves—on MYYouTube channel, youtube.com/drstevesilvestro And let me know what you think—leave a comment on the YouTube video or send me a DM on Instagram @zendocsteve

6 MINJUL 29
Comments
So Your Kid Wants A YouTube Channel

Pediatrician's Tricks for Swimmer's Ear Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

If you've never had swimmer's ear, let me tell you---IT HURTS. We pediatricians diagnose it in seconds, and now you can learn the simple trick we use and diagnose it at home. Thisepisode is a more in-depth form of a video I’m releasing to Facebook, Instagram’s IGTV, and YouTube later this week. I’m going to be going heavy into video over the next few months -- so check out my YouTube, FB & Insta! As always, I appreciate your attention and any and all feedback you leave on all of those chann

13 MINJUL 15
Comments
Pediatrician's Tricks for Swimmer's Ear Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids

I messed up. I made my daughter cry. It wasn't pretty, and I felt awful afterward. But I've learned in my 11 1/2 years of parenting that owning your mistakes and apologizing to your kids is POWERFUL. In fact, the 3 BIG lessons I discuss in this episode can be used by you and your kids to make each other and your relationships stronger. If this episode resonates with you, take a screenshot as you listen, post to your Instagram Story, and tag me @zendocsteve!

15 MINJUL 1
Comments
The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids

Potty Training Tips: Overcome the 6 Most Common Obstacles

Whether you’re on the verge of starting to potty train, in the middle of it, or having no success at all, this is the episode for you. This is a completely revamped update to my 2016 episode, making this the most comprehensive conversation about potty training you'll find anywhere! Learn how to introduce potty training in a fun way, plus overcome your child's lack of interest, refusal, constipation, fear of the potty, accidents, and bedwetting. Please share this episode if it helps you & your kid

28 MINJUN 10
Comments
Potty Training Tips: Overcome the 6 Most Common Obstacles

The Participation Trophy Problem Isn't What You Think. Here's What Is.

I don't know about you, but my kids' dressers are jam-packed with trophies, medals, and ribbons. And all but two or three are for participation. Every season, the participation trophy stirs up debate. But the debate usually misses the point. Here's how to use the trophy to help your kid develop growth mindset & grit. **This episode is also available as an article at drstevesilvestro.com/91 -- If you liked it, please share!

7 MINMAY 30
Comments
The Participation Trophy Problem Isn't What You Think. Here's What Is.

Kids and Technology: Top Expert Tips for Parents - with Marc Groman & Dr. David Reitman

Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, this is an episode you need to hear. I sit down with Marc Groman, former Obama White House tech & privacy advisor, and Dr. David Reitman, adolescent medicine expert--hosts of the podcast Their Own Devices--to cover everything from screen time and development, behavior, sexting, cyberbullying, kids' online privacy, and more. This one has everything you need to know to help your kids manage their digital lives in a healthy, safe way. Full transcript available

58 MINMAY 13
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Kids and Technology: Top Expert Tips for Parents - with Marc Groman & Dr. David Reitman

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