Becky Kennedy || Good Parenting
About this episode
Today we welcome Dr. Becky Kennedy. She is a clinical psychologist and mom of three, recently named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine. She specializes in parenting and child development, with an emphasis on anxiety and resilience. Dr. Becky received her BA in Psychology and Human Development from Duke University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Her latest book is called Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be.
In this episode, I talk to Becky Kennedy about good parenting. Raising children is no easy task. As a mom herself, Dr. Becky knows what that’s like. Her parenting philosophy revolves around seeing the good inside every child and seeing the sturdy leader in every parent. She shares actionable advice on how to repair emotional connection after conflict, how to reduce shame, and how we can break unhealthy generational patterns. We also touch on the topics of genetics, resilience, attachment, and self-care.
02:20 Dr. Becky’s interest in parenting
06:00 The Good Inside Approach
10:22 Maximizing for attachment safety
17:32 Raising children with empathy
23:18 The most generous interpretation
28:49 “Two things are true” mode
33:34 How to make up with our kids after a fight
38:21 Dr. Becky’s recommended resources
39:27 Prioritize resilience over happiness
43:49 How to detect and reduce shame
48:04 Self-care for exhausted parents
50:25 Tips for cycle breakers