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Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting

48 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Lisa Damour/Good Trouble ProductionsWebsite

Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The New York Times Adolescence columnist and author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting que… read more


43: What Should My Kids Do This Summer?

Should we be pushing children and teens to make up for lost learning this summer? Or should we let them call the shots on how they spend their time? What really matters most? Dr. Lisa has advice that might seem counterintuitive for parents who feel ready to charge ahead. A mom writes in asking for advice on how to think about summer schedules for her three kids. Reena seeks guidance on managing social media and video games once school lets out. Dr. Lisa and Reena talk about what families should focus on when making summer plans. In this final episode of the season, Lisa and Reena also explain how to stay connected with the podcast this summer. Season Two starts August 24th.

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Dr. Lisa’s Summer Resource List

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

100+ Things for Teens to Do This Summer

Lisa Damour's 6.1.21 New York Times column Why Teens Need a Break This Summer

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