The Parenting Translator. With Dr. Cara Goodwin

The Parenting Translator with Dr. Cara Goodwin

The information we have access to can be overwhelming at times. How can we really process it all? My guest today, The Parenting Translator, does just that; she translates it all for us.

What We Talked About

  • Finding reliable science-backed  resources for parents
  • Did the global Pandemic affect our children’s cognitive and emotional development
  • How parents can help their children affected by PTSD 
  • How accommodating our children’s fear is doing them a disservice
  • What the research is saying about screen time for our young children
  • Toilet and sleep training

Things to Remember

“Parenting is the art of combining multiple sources of information and choosing what is best for your individual child and family.”

“Sometimes research can be misinterpreted.”

“The most effective for anxiety is validating their feelings and pushing them to face their fears and challenge themselves.”

“We don’t want our children to live a life with absolutely no anxiety. That’s not the real world.”

“We do know that screen time is correlated with a lot of negative child outcomes.”

“High-quality interactions between a child and a caregiver is better for a child’s learning and development than screen time.”

“Parent’s mental health has a huge impact on children’s well-being.”

– Dr. Cara Goodwin

Additional Resources

Unwired with Gaia Berstien on The Art of Parenting discussing the impact of screens on our children and what we need to do about it. 

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Dr. Cara and I want to hear from you!

Would you like to have a translator to make sense of all the parenting advice out there? Listen in to find out what some of the research is saying.

Leave a comment below and let us know; you’ll also be helping others to know what is possible.

Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts, I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered. Please let me know here.

More About My Guest

Dr. Cara Goodwin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling children’s book author, and a mother to three children.

She specializes in translating recent scientific research into helpful, relevant, and accurate information for parents and caregivers through her Instagram, her newsletter on Substack, and her website.

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