• Sarah Jaffe

    Emily talks to Sarah Jaffe, author of "Wanting What's Best: Parenting, Privilege, and Building a Just World," about what to ask instead of "is this a 'good' school," why it might be OK if your kid eats nothing but string cheese for an entire week, and more.

    40m - May 1, 2022
  • Kari O'Driscoll

    Emily interviews Kari O'Driscoll, author of "Happy, Healthy Teens," about about the power of relationships, when to close your laptop, and why teens cannot, in fact, stop freaking out about stuff. To read more from our conversation or to subscribe to Think of the Children, visit https://thinkofthechildren.substack.com/

    41m - Mar 27, 2022
  • Deborah Farmer Kris

    Emily talks with parenting and education writer Deborah Farmer Kris about the science of awe, what a good school sounds like, and why it's sometimes OK to do your kids' chores for them.

    35m - Feb 20, 2022
  • Masha Rumer

    Emily interviews Masha Rumer, author of "Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths For Their Children." In our chat, Masha talks about how immigrant parents get to have twice the guilt about feeding their kids dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, why her kids have multiple pairs of slippers, and the one holiday from her childhood she doesn't celebrate anymore.

    38m - Jan 17, 2022
  • Claire Lerner

    Emily interviews Claire Lerner, author of "Why Is My Child In Charge?", about the faulty mindsets that make parenting young kids feel impossible, how to interpret our kid's meltdown in the aisle of the Trader Joe's, and why it's OK when our kid doesn't want to hand over the iPad.

    36m - Dec 21, 2021
  • Michelle Woo: Horizontal Parenting

    Emily interviews Michelle Woo, author of the book "Horizontal Parenting," about the hardest part of her day, how her son makes her laugh 35 times a day, and why parents sometimes need to get horizontal with their kids. Show notes are at https://emilypopekdotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/21/episode-3-michelle-woo/

    32m - Nov 21, 2021
  • Melinda Wenner Moyer

    Emily interviews Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of "How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes," about how not to yell at our kids when they're refusing to eat breakfast, why it's hard to do what we know is right, and more.

    36m - Oct 11, 2021
  • Shannon Carpenter

    Emily interviews Shannon Carpenter, author of "The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad," about the weirdest place he's ever written while parenting, and why he let his kids build and shoot a giant flaming arrow.

    27m - Sep 19, 2021
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