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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 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

 Your End-of-Year Mindset as a Parent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:55

How you end one year impacts how you start the next. And as a parent, your mindset affects more than just you. In this short episode, I point out the one mindset-killer that so many of us do on social media this time of year. Take a moment to listen so you don't fall into this trap, too! ALSO --- The next round of my Mindfulness for Parents Online Course starts Jan 8th --- take almost 50% OFF with the code 'NEWYEAR' --- This course THE BEST way to start your new year with a mindset for growth!

 Kids Lying: What to Do - with Alyson Schafer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:38

How do you handle it when your child lies?  This is a tough question that every parent faces. Do you punish the lie? Let it slide? Coax the truth out of your child? How do you prevent this from becoming a habit?  Is there a better way to respond than what you're currently doing? Parenting expert Alyson Schafer returns in this outstanding episode, giving you practical tips for what to do when your child lies. Follow on Facebook Instagram: @zendocsteve Subscribe on

 Teaching Kids About Private Part Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:47

This is an extremely important discussion to have with your kids, especially with sexual assault and harassment perpetually in the news. The trouble is, you might not be saying the right thing to keep your child safest. In this audio clip from an upcoming video release, I tell you why we might be going about this conversation the wrong way, and I let you know exactly what you should say to your kids. Follow me on Facebook & subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch all my upcoming videos!

 What You're Thankful For | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:43

This is a special episode with listener submissions to remind us all what we're doing this for. I hope that this episode makes you smile--and, more importantly, inspires you to take a moment to reflect on what you're thankful for. Tag me on Instagram @zendocsteve and let me know what you love about your family! This episode first appeared at

 Things Mentally Strong Parents DON'T Do - with Amy Morin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:05

This is one of my all-time favorite interviews & I guarantee that you’ll walk away from this one with several new insights into how to best raise your family. You may or may not recognize Amy Morin’s name, but I guarantee that you’ve read her work. Her mega-viral article on 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do has been viewed & shared millions of times and led to a bestselling book, a TED talk, and more. Now she’s brought her unique wisdom to the world of parenting. This one you NEED to

 How to Talk to Kids about Race - with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:43

I got the chance to talk with one of the nation's leading experts on race, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, about how to discuss the topic of race with kids. Dr. Tatum is an author of three critically-acclaimed books on race. She's also the former president of Spelman College and has been fostering conversations about race for her entire career. We dive into so much in this conversation--this is one you've GOT to hear! Let me know on Facebook what you think! 

 Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered, Part One - with Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:12

We advertise breastfeeding as if it's easy, with moms and babies figuring it out as naturally as breathing air. Not quite true. This is a special episode because I crowdsourced questions from followers of my Facebook page, and you responded in force--with tons of questions and stories of your nursing triumphs & challenges. My guest is Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, leader of the Breastfeeding Task Force for Duke Children's Primary Care, & we answer dozens of your most pressing questions!

 Helping Your Child Adjust to Daylight Saving Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:00

Back before you had kids, the idea of changing the clocks and getting an extra hour of sleep sounded great. But now that there are little people involved, arbitrarily changing your family's schedule sounds like a nightmare.  Use these simple tips to help your child adjust to Daylight Saving Time--whether it's the Spring or the Fall--and ensure that everyone gets the sleep they need! This episode first appeared at


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