Wonder of Parenting - A Brain-Science Approach to Parenting

A Kids, Family and Parenting podcast
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Michael and Tim look at how masculinity is hardwired into boys and why that is a good thing.
Michael and Tim respond to a listener who is in the position of raising her grandchildren as her children and then broaden the discussion to look at the importance of older people like grandparents in the lives of our children.
An Aunt writes in about behaviors she’s concerned about in her young niece.
A mom writes in about the challenges she and her husband are facing with a son who lies about vaping and other issues.
Michael and Tim answer a question from a mom concerned about her overly talkative child who seems to be disrupting the class.
Michael and Tim offer strategies for helping teachers, schools, and school districts engage with brain science as they teach.
Tim chats with Michael about consent, sex, and how a boy’s body works sexually vs how a girl’s body works sexually and what that means for navigating sexual relationships. 
Michael and Tim look at the impact of video games on your kids—especially your sons.
A listener from Germany writes to ask about navigating separation issues at school and in other areas of life.
A single mom asks this question as she anticipates her son, whose biological dad is not and has never been in the picture, asking it of her one day.
Michael Gurian and Tim Wright look at your son’s brain, how it’s wired to emote, and how you can help him emote in healthy, masculine ways.
Raising HEROIC Boys in a Kryptonite World—Part 1: Boys and Schools.  Boys are systematically falling behind girls in every area of school from Pre-K through Graduate School. Michael and Tim look at some practical, brain-based strategies for helping your son succeed in school.
A Grandmother writes about a trauma her granddaughter experienced at two weeks of age and wonders if that might have affected the granddaughter’s personality.
 A new mom wants advice on how to raise her new son and another mom wants to know how to discern inborn traits vs. learned behavior.
Two dads are looking to adopt sons and have questions about how raising their sons in a Gay Household.
A mom writes to ask how she can her 3 year adjust to her soon to be new sibling and how to help them get along as they grow.
Two moms write in about challenges around their young boys and hitting.
Michael and Tim look at the science of generosity and offer practical strategies for nurturing a generous spirit in our children.
Michael and Tim respond to the family who are struggling to get their teen son to study and to the mom who’s wondering about immersing her young son in French.
The listener is about to begin potty training another child but is concerned about her 6 year old who has issues with bed wetting.
Michael and Tim respond to a question from a mom in Australia who wants to see her child free to engage in play, but feeling outside pressure that seems to say certain types of play are off limits.
A mom writes in about her son who tends to push back with deep crying and other emotional behaviors.  Michael and Tim look at the brain science behind it and some strategies, including boundary setting.
Michael and Tim look at ways to empower our daughters to thrive in relationships.
Tim talks with Michael about the often unseen challenges boys face and how some now label all masculinity as toxic.  Michael gives an overview of why Helping Boys Thrive is important for our boys, our girls, our families, and our communities.
Michael and Tim share practical insights into keeping a marriage strong and vital while raising kids.
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Sep 14th, 2018
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Mar 30th, 2020
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