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The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast - Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP EPISODE 5, 27th January 2020
How to Raise a Kid Who Thrives with Dr. Ken Ginsburg
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How to Raise a Kid Who Thrives with Dr. Ken Ginsburg

We all want to raise “successful” kids but what does it really mean to be successful and how to do we help our kids to genuinely thrive? Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, has the answers. He is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the medical director of health services for Covenant House in Pennsylvania, where health providers focus on stress as an underlying force that drives most health-risk behaviors.

He's a prolific author but his book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings, is one of my personal favorites. Our discussion with him about his work will forever change the way you think about the way you parent. 

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Books Mentioned in the Episode:

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust


Hey Mama! It's Dr. Whitney. As I look back on my parenthood journey and think about the times I’ve felt the most overwhelmed or lost, they all share one common theme: in all of them, I felt directionless or like I was moving in the wrong direction. So, I started getting really intentional about figuring out what I needed to focus on daily to help me move toward what I actually wanted for me and for my kids months and years down the line.  

After some time, I realized I had something I could come back to when I felt rudderless but ALSO that I felt lost less often. So, I started writing down for the Modern Mommy Doc community more about 6 core areas of focus: dreaming big, spending time on what matters, making space for ourselves, investing in our physical and mental health, parenting in partnership, and the way we parent our kids. That’s how the Parenting with Intention Journal came to be…because, as I shared what I learned about intentional parenting with other moms in my clinic or online, it resonated with them. In it, we walk through how to how to make parenting with intention a daily practice.

We designed the Parenting with Intention Journal to be beautiful. It’s a vegan leather hardback with foil-pressed matte gold on the cover and a silk ribbon marker. It includes 16 pages of instructional material with 192 pages of ivory lined paper so you can document every day how you’re going to set your intentions for motherhood and for your life. You can find it at www.modernmommydoc.com/shop.