The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro
Summary: 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.
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If you've never had swimmer's ear, let me tell you---IT HURTS. We pediatricians diagnose it in seconds, and now you can learn the simple trick we use and diagnose it at home. This episode is a more in-depth form of a video I’m releasing to Facebook, Instagram’s IGTV, and YouTube later this week. I’m going to be going heavy into video over the next few months -- so check out my YouTube, FB & Insta! As always, I appreciate your attention and any and all feedback you leave on all of those chann
I messed up. I made my daughter cry. It wasn't pretty, and I felt awful afterward. But I've learned in my 11 1/2 years of parenting that owning your mistakes and apologizing to your kids is POWERFUL. In fact, the 3 BIG lessons I discuss in this episode can be used by you and your kids to make each other and your relationships stronger. If this episode resonates with you, take a screenshot as you listen, post to your Instagram Story, and tag me @zendocsteve!
Whether you’re on the verge of starting to potty train, in the middle of it, or having no success at all, this is the episode for you. This is a completely revamped update to my 2016 episode, making this the most comprehensive conversation about potty training you'll find anywhere! Learn how to introduce potty training in a fun way, plus overcome your child's lack of interest, refusal, constipation, fear of the potty, accidents, and bedwetting. Please share this episode if it helps you & your kid
I don't know about you, but my kids' dressers are jam-packed with trophies, medals, and ribbons. And all but two or three are for participation. Every season, the participation trophy stirs up debate. But the debate usually misses the point. Here's how to use the trophy to help your kid develop growth mindset & grit. **This episode is also available as an article at drstevesilvestro.com/91 -- If you liked it, please share!
Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, this is an episode you need to hear. I sit down with Marc Groman, former Obama White House tech & privacy advisor, and Dr. David Reitman, adolescent medicine expert--hosts of the podcast Their Own Devices--to cover everything from screen time and development, behavior, sexting, cyberbullying, kids' online privacy, and more. This one has everything you need to know to help your kids manage their digital lives in a healthy, safe way. Full transcript available
As you've likely heard, there's a measles outbreak. But if it's only infected a few hundred people, why all the fuss? Is this something you actually need to be concerned about? This episode was inspired by a conversation with a parent who asked me those very questions. Take a few minutes to listen, as I break down everything you need to know about why we care about measles outbreaks—plus what you need to know to keep your family healthy.
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," right? But what if your child isn't hungry before school? Is that a problem? What's going on? What should you do about it? In the first "Listener Mailbag" episode of The Child Repair Guide, I answer a listener's question about this very topic. If you'd like to submit a question for me to answer on the podcast, follow me on Instagram @zendocsteve and send me a DM, or leave a voicemail at the number mentioned in this episode!
Kids don't come with an instruction manual (just a "Child Repair Guide!"), and the parenting section in bookstores is overwhelming. And yet, there are a handful of books that have stood the test of time. 1-2-3 Magic is one of them, having sold nearly 2 million copies over close to 30 years. My guest today is the author of this perennial bestseller, Dr. Thomas Phelan. And in our conversation, Dr. Phelan outlines the 3 simple steps you can use to radically change discipline challenges in your home.
In this episode, I partner up with Bébé Voyage to answer one of the biggest questions I get asked: Can a sick child fly on airplane? You'll learn: *The 3 questions you need to ask yourself before you fly with a sick child *What happens to ears when you fly *Whether an ear infection should make you cancel your flight *What to do if your child has a cold *Is flying with a stomach bug worth it? *How to handle strep throat, pinkeye, and more on a flight Take a listen & get to your adventure!
I bet you never expected being a parent would mean thinking about your kids' poop as much as you do, huh? And when your child is constipated, it becomes something you think about A LOT. Constipation is frustrating for both kids AND parents, and sometimes it can seem as if there is no fix in sight. My guest today is Dr. Sarina Pasricha, a nationally recognized gastroenterologist whose focus is on constipation, irritable bowel syndrome & gut health. She shares her best tips for how to get things moving!
It's heartbreaking as a parent to watch your child be in pain. This episode is going to give you everything you need to understand--and help--your child with pain. My guest is Lindsay Clendaniel, PhD, a pediatric psychologist and director of Thinking Tree Psychology. Dr. Clendaniel has particular expertise in pain management, having presented at national conferences on the topic and helped hundreds of families learn to manage chronic pain so that kids can live their best possible lives.
We'd all love to raise kids who are positive and who can appreciate the good in their lives. In this episode, I describe a simple, fun activity that can help you and your children do exactly that. This activity has brought so much warmth, joy, and gratitude into my family over the past year, I'm thrilled to share the idea with you. Also, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter at drstevesilvestro.com to stay on top of exciting announcements that will be coming soon!
What happened? Your sweet newborn turned into a gassy, fussy one-month-old who squeals in discomfort every night. This is something so universal, you'll want to share this episode with everyone you know who has a young baby. Take a listen to hear why these gassy changes happen & for tips on how you can help your baby feel better. A video version of this episode is also viewable at youtube.com/drstevesilvestro