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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.

New Parents: Expectations vs. Reality

8m 12s

Being a new parent can bring on a mix of feelings, from excitement and joy to stress and frustration. It may not be easy, but with a little parental-logic, you can take on the challenge! In this episode, co-hosts Bethany Van Delft and Dr. Alok Patel reflect upon their own experiences becoming parents to discuss the expectations and reality of new parenthood.

Episodes

  • New Parents: Expectations vs. Reality: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Parents: Expectations vs. Reality

    S1 E32 - 8m 12s

    Being a new parent can bring on a mix of feelings, from excitement and joy to stress and frustration. It may not be easy, but with a little parental-logic, you can take on the challenge! In this episode, co-hosts Bethany Van Delft and Dr. Alok Patel reflect upon their own experiences becoming parents to discuss the expectations and reality of new parenthood.

  • Screen Addiction: Fact or Fiction?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Screen Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

    S1 E31 - 5m 57s

    Can kids become addicted to screens? When screen time is withdrawn, children may experience crankiness or fussiness. Let’s break down the brain chemistry behind screen “addiction.”

  • Teens and Mental Health: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Teens and Mental Health

    S1 E30 - 5m 53s

    One in five US adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder. Here’s how you can encourage teens in your care to find balance in their lives and when to seek help from a professional.

  • Kids with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kids with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    S1 E29 - 7m 48s

    61 million adult Americans live with some sort of physical, sensory, or intellectual disability. When parents receive the news—prenatally or postnatally—that their child may have some form of a chromosomal difference or intellectual disability, it’s key that healthcare providers relay this diagnosis in a way that’s respectful to the family and those who live with these disabilities every day.

  • Hormones, Body Odor, and Acne, Oh My! Puberty 101: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hormones, Body Odor, and Acne, Oh My! Puberty 101

    S1 E28 - 7m 26s

    Puberty—the process of developing from a child to a reproductive adult—can make a kid look, feel, and act differently. Here’s what’s happening to your kid. Hosts Alok Patel and Bethany Van Delft are back for round two of the puberty talk. This time, they’re breaking down the science behind the body’s big shift, full of chemicals and hormones, as it grows to become capable of reproduction.

  • How Much Sleep Does My Kid Need?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Much Sleep Does My Kid Need?

    S1 E27 - 6m 26s

    Sleep can have a profound effect on children's growth and development. Here’s the lowdown (or "lay down") on how much sleep your child needs between naps and a full night’s rest.

  • Understanding Food Allergens: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Understanding Food Allergens

    S1 E26 - 4m 28s

    Just a few years ago, pediatricians advised parents to shield their children from allergenic foods before the age of one. Research now shows that exposing children to these foods—like peanuts and eggs—when they can tolerate solid foods may actually be good for them and help prevent food allergies in the future.

  • 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.

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