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Parentalogic

Parenting is full of obstacles that can be hard to navigate—even without a toddler yelling at your face. There’s no instruction manual, which means discerning fact from fiction and reasonable from ridiculous can be maddening. Dr. Alok Patel and comedian Bethany Van Delft, as they dive into the topics nearly all parents face—from pregnancy to poop, fevers to tantrums, and preschool to puberty.

Tantrums: Why They Happen and How to Soothe Your Kid

5m 2s

You’ve been there: An action as simple as giving your child the wrong snack is an injustice worthy of waging war (and in this case, “war” is a tantrum). Fortunately, hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to break down why children “break down” and have tantrums—and what you should do to help them through it.

Episodes

  • Tantrums: Why They Happen and How to Soothe Your Kid: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tantrums: Why They Happen and How to Soothe Your Kid

    S1 E24 - 5m 2s

    You’ve been there: An action as simple as giving your child the wrong snack is an injustice worthy of waging war (and in this case, “war” is a tantrum). Fortunately, hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to break down why children “break down” and have tantrums—and what you should do to help them through it.

  • The Biology of Puberty: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Biology of Puberty

    S1 E23 - 7m 12s

    Puberty is a wonderful, fun, uncomplicated, and totally non-awkward time for those going through it (said no one ever).

  • Making Milk—and Why You Shouldn't Pump and Dump: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Making Milk—and Why You Shouldn't Pump and Dump

    S1 E22 - 5m 35s

    At the beginning of pregnancy, mammary glands start out like a tree in winter with no foliage. As pregnancy progresses and the body prepares for milk production, mammary glands undergo a massive tissue restructuring—like a tree in the spring. By the time a baby arrives, the “tree” is in full bloom, ready to produce and deliver milk.

  • What's Up With Your Kid's Poop? We're Here to Answer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What's Up With Your Kid's Poop? We're Here to Answer

    S1 E21 - 4m 37s

    Macaroni necklaces and school drawings may be nice offerings, but your child’s poop is a glorious gift that gives you a window into their bodies. Do you have questions about poop? Hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to help.

  • How to (Safely!) Put Your Infant to Bed: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How to (Safely!) Put Your Infant to Bed

    S1 E20 - 6m 19s

    Do you need the right pillow, blanket, and mattress just to sleep through the night? Hear us out: You should be just as concerned with your baby’s sleeping environment, because where and how a baby sleeps can contribute to their overall safety. Hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to show you some methods that will help your little one sleep safe and sound.

  • Why Does my Newborn’s Poop Look Like That?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Does my Newborn’s Poop Look Like That?

    S1 E19 - 6m 16s

    Poop is a window into the body. Its different colors and textures—and the food that comes out—can give you a clue as to what’s going on inside. Sometimes poop is healthy. Sometimes it’s not. But one thing is certain—it’s always changing. This is why hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to guide you through your child’s poop evolution (by recreating it in the kitchen!).

  • Three Doctor-Approved Sleep Training Methods Explained: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Three Doctor-Approved Sleep Training Methods Explained

    S1 E18 - 5m 26s

    Sleep is essential to children's growth and development. But no matter how many textbooks and parenting guides you read, it can be challenging to apply the self-soothing and Ferber methods to your actual child (especially when they're shrieking and crying for hours on end).

  • Is My Kid Behind? Real Talk About Milestones: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is My Kid Behind? Real Talk About Milestones

    S1 E17 - 6m 30s

    If your child is meeting milestones a little later than their peers, it’s no cause for alarm. We illustrate how different children develop uniquely, and how your child’s growth may affect what they need from you, whether it be an adapted education or environment, or just patience.

  • Understanding Allergies, Asthma, and Eczema: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Understanding Allergies, Asthma, and Eczema

    S1 E16 - 5m 5s

    Eczema, allergic asthma, and allergic rhinitis are three hyper-allergic conditions—often called the atopic triad. The link between these conditions is complicated, even for doctors and scientists. But having one may increase the chances of your child having another hyper-allergic condition. We are here with suggestions on who to talk to when your child is dealing with any of these conditions.

  • Managing Separation Anxiety: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Managing Separation Anxiety

    S1 E15 - 7m 56s

    Not wanting a guardian to leave their side is a natural feeling for small children to experience; many adjust to their new surroundings within minutes of their loved ones (temporarily) leaving them. But if your at-the-door goodbyes aren’t getting easier with time, Parentalogic hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are here to help.

  • What are Allergies?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What are Allergies?

    S1 E14 - 5m 9s

    In this episode of Parentalogic, hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft explore how a possible evolutionary glitch in the immune system—responsible for protecting you and your little ones from harmful invaders—may have caused itchy, irritating, nauseating allergic reactions. And, Alok and Bethany explore a potential hypothesis that could prevent allergies from forming in the first place.

  • Kids' Nightmares & Sleep Terrors: When to Worry: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kids' Nightmares & Sleep Terrors: When to Worry

    S1 E13 - 7m 26s

    Have you ever put your little one peacefully to bed only to hear them crying out in distress later in the night? Dreams and nightmares, which occur during REM sleep, are a normal part of human brain activity—and they don’t stop as you get older. We provide an understanding of the frightening episodes your child may be experiencing, so you can help your little one navigate through the night.

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