The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro
By Dr. Steve Silvestro
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In The Child Repair Guide, pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts directly to parents in one trusted source--to give parents the best tools possible to raise happy, healthy, confident kids.
||CleanBaby Sleep Guide, Part 2: Sleep Training 101||This second part of the Baby Sleep Guide series covers everything you need to know about sleep training, including: How to know when your baby's ready An overview of the most popular approaches How to get your baby to not be hungry in the middle of...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaby Sleep Guide, Part 1: Setting Expectations & Good Sleep Habits from Day One||I’m going to be honest: this is an article that I’ve been dreading writing. Why? As a pediatrician, I should be thrilled by the chance to help parents and their children sleep better. But I also know that sleep poses an almost universal problem, a...||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving from Conflict to Cooperation - with Alyson Schafer||We're in the middle of a revolution in parenting. It's clear to see that in the last twenty-plus years, parenting styles have radically changed. Gone is the view that children "should be seen and not heard," and in its place is a more kid-centric...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPositive Strategies for ADHD - with Michelle Buzgon||ADHD has been one of the most challenging topics over the past twenty years, and is something that many, many families experience. And while we could have long conversations about the state of ADHD in the United States—about increasing...||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk These 5 Questions to Bond with Your Kids||If you grew up watching family sitcoms at any point from the ‘60s through the ‘90s, then you probably expected that parenting would be filled with grand “teachable moments.” At the end of every episode—whether it was The Brady Bunch, Growing...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCough, Croup, and Wheezing - Everything You Need To Know||It’s that time of year again: cough and cold season for kids! In fact, even though fall and winter are the seasons in which kids get sick most often, we pediatricians expect that the average child gets sick between eight and twelve times a...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChange Your Family's Narrative||If you want to live a life with your family that is loving and fulfilling, a life in which you and your children can grow and thrive happily together, then there is one thing that you must to do: You need to figure out what story you've been...||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Parent's Guide to Childhood Cancer - with Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades||If I could pinpoint one single worry that many parents have when it comes to the health of their kids, I’d say it would be that their child would someday be diagnosed with cancer. More often than not, our fears are unfounded. Our kids get better....||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Best Way to Deal with Vomiting & Diarrhea in Kids||If there is one illness that is universally despised by parents, it's the stomach bug. Dealing with vomiting and diarrhea in kids can be messy, time consuming, and can even get you sick in the process. But most worrisome part is that for a...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTummy Time, Infant Development & More - with Physical Therapist Whitney Burke||Sometimes doing something good has unintended consequences. In the early 1990s, it was determined that putting babies to sleep on their backs instead of their stomachs would help to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). In fact, since the...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Can A Sick Child Return To School?||As parents, we all want to keep our kids healthy and happy. But when it comes to the first few years in daycare and school, the "staying healthy" part isn't so easy. In fact, we pediatricians expect that the average young child will be sick between 8...||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Kid's Guide to Success - In School, Sports, and Life||Now that my kids have moved into their school years, my job as a parent feels like there is so much more on the line. Gone are the days when feeding them, changing them, and making sure they don’t run out into the street were my top priorities. Now...||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing with School Anxiety - with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Mercedes Kwiatkowski||The start of the school year is a whirlwind of change for kids. One moment, you're at home, playing all day and doing whatever you want to do. Then, all of a sudden, you're surrounded by two dozen other kids with seven hours of your day entirely...||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuccessfully Returning To Work After A Baby - A How-To Guide with Lori Mihalich-Levin||As a pediatrician, I've come to dread one particular moment in any 2-month-old baby's checkup. You see, at the end of every checkup, I like to tell parents what to expect in the time between then and the next visit--milestones, things they might be...||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDry Drowning - What Every Parent Needs To Know||One more thing to worry about... That's all we need as parents, right? Sometimes it seems hard enough to make it through the day avoiding the things that we already know could lead us or our kids down a path we don't want to pursue. But when something...||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Raise Empowered Children - with the Founder of 'Girls on the Run,' Molly Barker||I'm 36 years old and I'm still trying to figure myself out. What do I want to be when I grow up? What do I have to contribute to the world? What is it exactly that makes me tick? Who am I?? One answer I do know: I'm a parent who'd like to somehow give...||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermittent Reinforcement: The One Mistake Every Parent Makes (Including Me)||Some of the most frustrating interactions that we have with our kids all share the same feature: us, the parents. How we talk to, interact with, and respond to our children has such a major impact on how they behave and respond to us. Yet so many of...||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunburn Prevention & Treatment in Kids - with Dermatologist Dr. Cyndee DeKlotz||We know that getting out to enjoy a sunny day is nourishment for the soul for both ourselves and our kids. And yet, we also know that the sun can wreak havoc on our skin--potentially leading to painful burns, lines and wrinkles as we age, and even the...||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Happy Siblings - with Parents Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Dana Points||Maya Angelou said: “”I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.” And if you’re a...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything You Need To Know About Hand Foot & Mouth Disease||"Hand Foot & Mouth Disease." Say that name to almost any parent of young kids and you're sure to see them shudder. Worse than pinkeye, not quite as dreaded as lice, Hand Foot & Mouth Disease is probably one of the more miserable common...||5/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Talk to Kids about Death, Grief, and Loss||This isn't the part of parenting that you imagined. When you decided to get pregnant or adopt, I'm sure you imagined holding an adorable little baby in your arms. Playing hide-and-seek with a toddler. The first day of kindergarten. Laughing,...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeasonal Allergies in Kids: How To Get Relief for Your Child||I'm just going to come right out and say it: Seasonal allergies suck. If you have allergies yourself, you know exactly what I mean. The puffy eyes, the constant stuffy nose, the irritating drip and sore throat. Seasonal allergies sap the fun...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatch Adams on the Power of Play and Living a Life of Joy||Back when I was in college and trying to figure out whattodowith my life, it wasn't until I learned about Patch Adams thatpracticing medicine went from one of the many ideas swirling aroundinside my head to the passion that I would pursue for the...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPotty Training - Secrets for Success & Overcoming Obstacles||Naked Dance Party. In college, it might have meant one thing, but in parenthood it means that you are in the midst of potty training. Oh, how times have changed! Potty training can throw everyone for a loop--both kids and parents. All of a...||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcussions in Kids: How to Recognize & Treat Them - with Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Luigi Bassani||It’s one of the scariest moments in all of parenting: your child hits their head. It could be that your baby rolled off the bed and onto the floor. Or maybe your young athlete collided with another player on the sports field. Or perhaps...||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPinkeye - When to Treat, What to Watch Out For, and More||If any childhood infection could be described as "annoying," pinkeye would be it. Super contagious and pretty uncomfortable--and to be honest, pretty gross--it's guaranteed to keep you and your child home from school or daycare. There are a few...||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Survive Traveling with Kids - with Marianne Perez de Fransius||I don't know about you, but before we had kids my wife and I imagined traveling the world with our baby on our backs. We'd be rustic, adventurous--maybe even hike mountains and go camping with an adorable toddler in tow. And then the babies...||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Tool Can Help Your Child Sleep||Walk into the parenting section of a bookstore and one thing will jump out at you: there are hundreds of books about getting kids to sleep. And yet, parents are still frustrated by restless kids who can't seem to settle down to rest. In this episode,...||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindfulness for Children - with Susan Kaiser Greenland||Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to teach your kids how to hone their focus? To pay better attention? Or how about to be aware of their own feelings and to calm themselves down? Wouldn't it be great to teach them to find the balance in their...||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnow The Secret Symptoms of Strep Throat||Every adult knows that a sore throat can feel just plain awful. To kids—little people who spend all day talking, shouting, and singing with their friends, teachers, and parents—a sore throat feels twice as bad. And if it’s strep...||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Your Kids To Solve Their Own Problems - with Dr. Dan Shapiro||Kids face challenges several times a day, every single day. Some of these might be big challenges—like how to deal with a fight between friends, or how to handle peer pressure. And some might be small—like a 5-year-old not wanting to clean...||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFever in Children: How To Treat & When To Worry||If there’s one thing that every parent has worried about at one time or another, it’s fever. As long as a fever is around, there is so much left unknown. How high will it get? How long will it stay? How uncomfortable will my child...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Strong, Loving Relationships With Our Kids - with Dr. Andrea Bonior||Many of the questions that I get asked as a pediatrician don’t necessarily have to do with coughs and colds and medicine. Most of the questions are actually about parenting. We all want to do the best by our kids, and we all set out to build a...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Pain in Children - with Dr. Scott Pritzlaff||As a parent, I know that it can break your heart to see your child in pain. And while you can manage it more often than not, I bet there are times that you wish you could do more. Then there are times when it’s hard to tell if your child is...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: About Dr. Steve & About The Child Repair Guide||Welcome to The Child Repair Guide! I’m Dr. Steve Silvestro and I am so excited to have you here! Now before we start this journey together, I thought that you might want to know a bit more about me and about what we’re going to do together...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A must for all parents!
The Child Repair Guide is a fantastic resource from a top notch pediatrician and father. Dr. Steve is full of great advice about common concerns that all parents have. His advice has been my saving grace many times and I would encourage all parents and caregivers to subscribe to his podcasts!!!
Thank you!! Tried it tonight with my girls, ages 6 and 8. they were sleeping within five minutes of the end!! Awesome!
One of the best
I highly recommend this podcast! It covers very interesting and important topics for parents. The interviews are great as well as solo episodes!
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