Brainy Moms

Brainy Moms

Brainy Moms is a psychology and parenting podcast with smart ideas to help moms and kids thrive! Hosted by cognitive psychologist Dr. Amy Moore (a mom of 3) and child development researcher Teri Miller, MS Psy (a mom of 9), this weekly show features conversations and guest experts in parenting, psychology, child development, and education with practical tips to help moms navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

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June 15, 2021 27 min

Welcome to our first "aftershow" chat in the Brainy Moms Unplugged series! In this bonus episode,  Dr. Amy and Teri reflect on their interview with Dr. Pooneh Roney and their discussion about fostering academic perseverance and self-efficacy and motivation. They share personal stories of their own children's struggles in this area and pose some thought-provoking questions about their own parenting.

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview the dynamic Dr. Pooneh Roney about her research on academic perseverance and motivation with kids. Dr. Roney shares what traits are the biggest predictors of perseverance and school performance and then gives moms tips on how to teach kids to not give up.  She talks about ways to increase self-efficacy and promote a growth mindset. This is an episod...

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Laura Coe, the Founder and CEO of Snapology, a STEM/STEAM enrichment program for kids.  Laura shares the importance of hands-on learning experiences for children, particularly those that include exposure to  science, technology, engineering, art, and math. She discusses the benefits of  early experiences with building blocks, robots, and other hands-on materials...
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In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy interviews Bette Fetter, the CEO of Young Rembrandts and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book Being Visual: Raising a Generation of Innovative Thinkers.  Bette shares how the arts are critical for developing the skills that lead to creativity, innovation, and out-of-the box thinking. She discusses how schools are missing the opportunity to nurture these skills that every child will ne...

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In this uplifting and encouraging episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri share that although 2020 was a difficult year with suffering and frustration and loss, there are stories of success and triumph and hope as well.  They share tips on how we can adopt a mindset of growth and transformation as we are coming out of this global pandemic, and discuss examples of how the pandemic has led to positive changes and ways to help childr...

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Sophia Wastler, MS Ed, the Founder and CEO of the STARZ Program--a children's fitness enrichment program. Sophia shares how her experience as a physical education teacher inspired her to create a fitness program for young children to give them a jump start on the benefits to their brains and academic performance. She gives tips for helping kids engage in phy...

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 In this inspiring episode of The Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview pediatrician Whitney Casares, MD, author of the book The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself.  Dr. Whitney shares insights on how to overcome feeling conflicted about managing the many responsibilities of motherhood and gives moms tips on how to hold on to their own identities amidst the chaos of parenting. Her message ...

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In this episode of The Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy interviews audiologist Dr. Jody Jedlicka. Dr. Jody specializes in auditory processing disorders (APD) and the challenges children with APD experience. She shares her clinical experience with brain training as an effective intervention for APD, not only for remediating cognitive deficits but also for improving the personal stories children can begin to create about their own future...

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In this episode of Brainy Moms, we discuss the practice of taking a solo getaway known as a mom-cation, or Mommy Sabbatical. Teri advocates strongly for the practice while Dr. Amy suggests that time could be better spent with a significant other. Sharing recent research and personal experience on both sides of this subject,  it's their liveliest debate yet. Don't miss hearing the pros and cons of the mom-cation as well as s...

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri discuss a variety of parenting styles, including Helicopter, Free-Range, Lawnmower, and Tiger parents.  They reveal results from recent research on the pitfalls of helicopter parenting, talk about what other experts are saying, and share their personal parenting styles. Dr. Amy offers 8 tips for all parents, regardless of their current parenting style, to help connect and...

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Teri asks how moms (and dads) can help their kids push through the last months of school to finish the year well. Dr. Amy shares some tips for motivating and communicating with both elementary age and older kids to help them persevere to the end of the year. They also discuss how parents can manage their own expectations and redefine what finishing strong means for each individual child, ...

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In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Teri and Dr. Amy discuss common mistakes in communication between working moms and stay-at-home moms.  Combining their own experiences with some conversation oopsies highlighted in the media, they share tips on talking "across the aisle" with moms who probably aren't so different from one another after all. 

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In this episode, Teri asks if moms should be concerned their kids are falling behind their peers because of the pandemic. Dr. Amy says that's the wrong question to be asking and shares insights on how to accurately measure COVID "learning loss" and what to do about it if your child is indeed struggling in school right now. 

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In the dress rehearsal episode for their new podcast, Teri discusses the frustration parents face with they know their child is struggling in school but the school testing shows their child is fine. Don’t miss Dr. Amy’s expert explanation for this phenomenon and what to do about it!




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 In this trailer for Brainy Moms, we describe the weekly parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist (and mom of 3) Dr. Amy Moore and child development researcher (and mom of 9) Teri Miller, MS Psy. Together, we bring you conversations with us and expert opinions from brainy guests on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology and mental health, and even some neuroscience. Tune in for tips and helpful advi...

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