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Podcast Episode 208: From Discipline to Dialogue: Dr. Robyn Silverman on Modern Parenting

Do you dread having hard conversations with your kids because you aren’t sure what to say? It can be hard to figure out where to start when you have to tackle difficult topics like sex and bullying, but also when you need to help your kids see their strengths and helpful social skills.

Meet our newest friend, Dr. Robyn Silverman, who is a Child and Teen Development Specialist, national best-selling author of the book, How to Talk to Kids about Anything, and host of the podcast of the same name

Together we have an amazing conversation, diving into various aspects of parenting, discussing the importance of helping children develop a positive self-identity and effective communication skills. From redefining labels, like replacing “bossy” with “assertive,” to the significance of emotional vocabulary, we are covering it all. If you are looking for some new tips to establish open conversations with your kids, this episode is perfect for you! We hope you enjoy this episode with Robyn as much as we do!! 

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast, you’ll learn:

  • Effective and empowering parenting techniques, such as how to reframe negative self-identities like “bossy” into positive and descriptive terms.
  • The significance of helping children develop emotional vocabulary and how it empowers them to navigate their feelings.
  • The importance of open and honest communication with your children, covering topics like sex, bullying, and more, to help them make informed decisions.
  • The damaging effects of spanking and the importance of moving away from traditional discipline methods toward more effective and compassionate approaches.

Resources We Shared:

How to Talk to Kids about Anything: Tips, Scripts, Stories, and Steps to Make Even the Toughest Conversations Easier by Robyn Silverman, PhD

Learn more about Robyn 

How to Talk to Kids About Anything Podcast

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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