The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro show

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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 Night Terrors in Children - How to Stop Them | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:16

Night terrors certainly live up to their name. They're scary to watch and break parents' hearts. But how do you tell the difference between night terrors and a bad dream?  More importantly, how do you make them stop? This episode is going to show you how to recognize a night terror, how to tell a difference between night terrors and nightmares, why they happen, and how to end them so that you and your child can sleep peacefully once more.

 Secrets of Resilient Kids - with Dr. Rebecca Resnik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:14

Why is resilience such a big deal right now? Our generation of parents, we've been through war, political strife. We've been through recession. We've seen bubbles burst. We know that there is no gold watch when you retire -- if you retire -- and that everybody needs a side gig. Perhaps we know that no matter how many classes and sports we sign our kids up to learn, the skill that's going to help them the most in life is to learn how to bounce back. This episode shows you how to raise resilient kids

 Raising Boys to Become Good Men - with Andrea Stough and Rick Houston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:11

"I can't believe the news today." If you've found yourself saying that in the past few years, chances are you're responding to an act committed by a man. Sexual assault, gun violence, political atrocities -- all are the result of masculinity gone wrong. And while it's easy to say, "My boy would never.." how can you be sure?  In this stellar conversation, experts Andrea Stough and Rick Houston show you how to raise boys to become GOOD MEN. This is an episode that every parent of a son can't miss

 Tips for When Your Kids Are Bored (and Why Boredom Can Be Good!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:36

"I'm bored" is high on the list of kid phrases that irritate parents.  That's why it's so easy for us to quickly offer a dozen suggestions in response. But it turns out that letting our kids be bored is actually good for them. As in REALLY good. In this episode, I show you why--PLUS offer *you* a dozen suggestions to help your kids be bored the "right" way so that they can use the experience to foster creativity, leadership, and personal growth.  You'll never hear "I'm bored" the same way agai

 How to Talk So Kids Get Stuff Done! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:08

This episode covers a simple, 2-question technique for tapping into your child's intrinsic motivation to get things done -- including cleaning their room!

 Youth Baseball Injuries - with New York Yankees Team Physician, Dr Christopher Ahmad, and Major League Soccer Medical Coordinator, John Gallucci Jr. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:02

Youth baseball injuries are dramatically rising. New York Yankees Head Team Physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, & Major League Soccer Medical Coordinator, John Gallucci Jr., stop by The Child Repair Guide to help you keep your young player healthy and performing at their best! We cover: *Why youth baseball injuries are rising *Sport specialization vs. playing multiple sports *Pitching injuries, Pitch counts & curveballs *Non-pitching-related injuries *Injury Prevention *Resistance training & more!

 Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered - Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

A while back, I asked followers of my Facebook page about their challenges and questions about breastfeeding.  The response was so overwhelming that we had to split the questions into two episodes! Today we cover:  * Nipple shields * Whether foods in a mom's diet can cause gassiness in a baby * Mastitis * What to do if you think you have excess lipase in your milk * Nursing beyond a year * Pros and cons of nursing while pregnant * Tandem nursing * Tips for weaning a toddler & more

 Improve Your Child's Memory (and Yours!) - with Memory Expert Brad Zupp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:57

How can you help your child learn when you can't remember why you just walked into the kitchen? As parents, we're tasked with trying to help teach our kids how to learn -- right when we're at an age when our own memories aren't quite what they used to be. My guest in this episode is Brad Zupp, a memory expert who has competed and set national records at the World Memory Championships. Brad shares the secrets to helping you and your kids unlock the power of the memory -- with amazing results!

 Modern Manners for Moms & Dads - with Evie Granville & Sarah Davis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:10

When I settled on the name of the podcast, it was a play on the fact that kids don't come with an instruction manual -- hence, "The Child Repair Guide." But what if there was an instruction manual? Evie Granville & Sarah Davis host the 'Best Friend Banter' podcast, which guides parents through all the questions about parenting etiquette and manners that arise every day. This episode was a blast to record, and I know you'll enjoy it and learn something useful for your family!

 My Guest Appearance Talking about Mindfulness for Parents on the 'Best Friend Banter' Podcast with Evie + Sarah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:54

Every now and then I get to be a guest on someone else's show! Evie Granville & Sarah Davis host "Best Friend Banter," an engaging, heartfelt podcast on everything that two best friend moms might talk about. Today's topic is "Mindfulness for Parents." And, since it's one of my areas of expertise, Sarah and Evie wanted to pick my brain on what mindfulness is, how parents can fit it into their schedules, and why they should. This conversation was a blast to record & I think you'll get a lot out of it!

 Scoliosis in Kids: A Primer for Parents - with Dr. Mia Ortega | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:28

Scoliosis is something that most parents have heard of--but would you know how to look for it in your child? Or what problems might arise if it goes undiscovered? Dr. Mia Ortega stops by The Child Repair Guide this week to talk about all of this and more in this great, practical conversation about scoliosis in kids.  Enjoy!

 Dealing with Pregnancy Loss - with Dr. Julie Bindeman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:39

When it comes to parenting, it seems like people have something to say about everything. Yet often the things that are the hardest for us to go through end up not being talked about enough. Or -- worse still -- not at all. Pregnancy loss is one of those topics. This conversation with Dr. Julie Bindeman is one that I hope will be helpful to many, many people, as this is an experience that is much more common than most of us realize-- and it's something that no one should have to manage alone.

 Growth Mindset & Grit: Setting Your Child Up For Success - with the Co-Creator of the 'Big Life Journal,' Alexandra Eidens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:59

The topic of this episode is the KEY to showing your child how to find success in life. And it doesn't really matter what your definition of "success" is--career, happiness, personal satisfaction... The necessary ingredient in the journey toward success is the right mindset--a Growth Mindset, to be specific. In fact, I've decided that helping my own children develop a growth mindset is one of my most important tasks as their parent. Take a listen to find out why.

 Gut Health, Probiotics, Good Bacteria & Your Kids - with 'The Gut Health MD,' Dr. Will Bulsiewicz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:43

You might have noticed -- talking about gut health and good bacteria is all the rage right now: probiotics, probiotics, kombucha, fermented foods... And for good reason. We are covered in and contain billions and billions of bacteria, and it seems they have a major influence on everything from development and behavior, to the diseases we get & how we fight them. To help shed some light on all of these nuances, I spoke with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, best known as 'The Gut Health MD.'

 Increasing Your Family's Happiness & Eliminating Frustrations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:34

Whether you're making New Year Resolutions or it's the middle of July and you feel that something needs to change, it's always the right time to start making things better for you & your family. But what to do first?  This simple exercise can help you & your kids figure out what to tackle--whether it's eliminating the negative or focusing on the good--so that you and your family can live the amazing life you want! This episode comes with a printable worksheet at


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