Wonder of Parenting - A Brain-Science...

Wouldn’t it be great if your child came with an owner’s manual? A how-to book on how to raise your child? And if your child came with such a manual, wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone walk you through it, making that owner’s manual come alive? Michael Gurian and Tim Wright serve as your guides through what they believe is the owner’s manual for your child: Your child’s brain. While the brain doesn’t tell the whole story, it does offer a treasure trove of insights into your son or daughter. Michael and Tim each have over 30 years of experience using brain science research, best-practices, and their own experiences as dads in helping parents read, understand, and implement the gift of your child’s brain, the built-in how-to manual that will help you enjoy the wonder of parenting.

Kids & Family
Parenting
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Listener Question: How Can I Get My Husband to ...
Listener Question: How Can I Get My Husband to help with the Kids? With many parents now working at home and helping their kids navigate online school, this mom wonders how to help her husband help out more.
26 min
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Listener Question: How Do I Talk about Death an...
Listener Question: How Do I Talk about Death and Dying to my Kids? Covid has brought a lot of death talk into our homes. This mom asks how she can talk about dying and death with her four year old.
28 min
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Listener Question—To Preschool or Not to Preschool
Listener Question—To Preschool or Not to Preschool. A mom asks about when to start a child in preschool, what to look for in a preschool, and specifically asks about language immersion preschools.
29 min
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Listener Question—The Sleepwalking Daughter
Listener Question—The Sleepwalking Daughter. A 7 year old girl has issues falling to sleep.
25 min
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2nd Anniversary Gurian on the Hot Seat
As the Podcast celebrates its second anniversary Tim gives Michael the chance to share his heart for raising boys and girls.  
28 min
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Listener Question—The Pessimistic Child
Listener Question—The Pessimistic Child. A mom writes in wondering how to help her son who wrestles with pessimism.
29 min
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Listener’s Questions—Boys and Hitting
Listener’s Questions—Boys and Hitting. Two moms write in about challenges around their young boys and hitting.
31 min
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Listener Question—The Boy with Fetal Alcohol Sy...
Listener Question—The Boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As the Wonder of Parenting Podcast celebrates its 100th podcast, Tim and Michael look at the question fostering an 11 year old boy with FAS.
27 min
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Listener Question—How do I Get My Son’s Attention
Listener Question—How do I Get My Son’s Attention. A mom writes in about her overly rambunctious boy and his overly rambunctious friendship with another overly rambunctious boy.
26 min
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Racism and Your Child
Racism and Your Child. Tim asks Michael for advice on how to talk with our children about the images they are seeing on TV around racism. (End at 21:12 or so where Michael says…solved at a community level)
32 min
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Listener Question: Reconciling with Kids
Listener Question: Reconciling with Kids. A mom is wondering how she can reconnect with her two step children.
25 min
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Listener Question: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
Listener Question: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety. A mom is concerned she will pass her anxiety disorder on to her son.
28 min
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Listener Question: When Daddy Comes Home From D...
Listener Question: When Daddy Comes Home From Deployment. Mom asks how to help her daughter transition to dad’s return from Iraq after being gone for a year.
27 min
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Education, Your Child, and the New Normal
Education, Your Child, and the New Normal. Michael and Tim look at the disruption of Covid 19 and how to navigate the education of our kids through it.
32 min
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Listener Question: My Niece is a Handful
Listener Question: My Niece is a Handful. An Aunt writes in about behaviors she’s concerned about in her young niece.
26 min
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Listener Question: Personality or Trauma?
Listener Question: Personality or Trauma? 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.
28 min
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Special: How to Keep Your Kids Brains Engaged w...
Special: How to Keep Your Kids Brains Engaged while Sheltered in Home Michael and Tim discuss healthy brain habits for kids while sheltered in home.
31 min
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Special: How to Keep Parents Sane while Shelter...
Special: How to Keep Parents Sane while Sheltered in Home Tim asks Michael for practical ideas on how to keep sane as adults, as parents, and as couples. 
29 min
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Listener Question: What Do I Tell My Son about ...
Listener Question: What Do I Tell My Son about His Dad? 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.
29 min
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Listener Question—Motivating a 6th Grader to Learn
Listener Question—Motivating a 6th Grader to Learn. A 6th grader loves to read and play, but has a hard time motivating himself in school.
23 min
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Special Edition: Talking to Your Kids About the...
Special Edition: Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus. Tim asks Michael about how we can help our kids navigate this pandemic.
31 min
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Listener Question—School Meltdowns
Listener Question—School Meltdowns. A mom writes to ask why her son might be having meltdowns in school when at home he always seems perfectly fine.
26 min
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Neurotoxins, Your Child, and Your Child’s Brain
Neurotoxins, Your Child, and Your Child’s Brain. Neurotoxins are everywhere. Tim asks Michael what they are, what they do to our brains, and how we can protect our children from them.
31 min
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Helping Boys Thrive
Helping Boys Thrive. While lots of attention and resources are directed to helping out girls thrive, our boys are greatly underserved. Michael and Tim talk about the challenges our boys face and a way to rally local communities to address the issues of bo
34 min
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Listener Question: My Brain Made Me Do It!
Listener Question: My Brain Made Me Do It! A 3 year old is wrestling with impulse control and blames his brain. Michael and Tim dig into the brain science to talk about how to help our kids manage their impulses as they grow into adults.
28 min