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The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with advice and understanding from empathetic experts, honest parents, and teens who are willing to talk. It’s for all parents looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the feeling that you're probably doing a lot better than you think, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. 

Thank you for joining us for our first season. Season 2 will begin in the fall with new episodes released on the first of every month. In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at ParentPepTalk@safekids.org if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. Have a great summer. 

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May 1, 2019

Empathy is a muscle, and in this episode, we’ll talk about how to exercise that muscle with some easy tips on how to raise kind and charitable kids, even with limited time. In Off the Record, our panel of kids answers a question about how to encourage your kids to give back. And one mom Takes One for the Team by...


Apr 15, 2019

Technology impacts the way our kids think, behave and communicate. In this episode, we start at the beginning. When and how to introduce your kids to a smartphone. How to set limits and bring peace to your home (at least a little). Our kids panel offers advice on how to keep kids off their devices, and one dad Takes...


Apr 1, 2019

Depending on how you look at it, dyslexia can be considered either a burden or a gift. In this episode, we talk about why that is, how to know if your child has dyslexia, and tips for both students and parents. In “Off the Record,” our panel of kids, who all have dyslexia, answer a question about how to best support...


Mar 15, 2019

In our first speed-round edition, we focus on a variety of nutritional issues, including: What to do if your kid won’t eat vegetables? Is fast food OK? And is organic food worth the expense? In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about what to do if your child doesn’t want to try new foods. And one mom...


Feb 28, 2019

How do parents find the right balance between giving kids freedom and making sure they’re safe? In this episode, parent educator, Lynne Ticknor, discusses the value of giving kids independence and why it’s easier said than done. In Off the Record, our kids panel talks about the pride of earning their...