Welcome to the 50th episode of The Apparently Parent Podcast! Yay! I'm so happy you're here, celebrating this with me. When I started working on this podcast, I didn't think we're going to go through a global pandemic, lockdowns, and all that stuff, but we did, and I think that working on this podcast, putting out a weekly episode even with all that was happening, was one of the things that really helped me manage those tougher times.
To celebrate this achievement, I put up a special episode, in which I invite you to travel back in time.
You see, in the podcast, I sometimes talk with interesting guests who have something to say about children, parenting, and the in-between. And I have started to ask each guest one specific question at the end of the conversation. And this question goes a little bit like this:
If you could go back in time, and meet your younger self, right before you became a parent, what would you like to tell that younger self?
I really like this question, because as a therapist, I think this mental time travel can be really powerful. Whether we are moving backward or forward in time, as long as we keep the perspective, we can actually learn a lot and help ourselves in the process.
By going back in time and “talking” with your younger self, you can find a new place of compassion, understanding, and wisdom within yourself. You might also see how much you have progressed and grown through the years.
In this episode, I invite you to listen to the answers that my wonderful guests have provided to this question. I hope you'd take the time and listen because I'm sure you might find yourself in one or more of the answers.
And after you listen, I invite you to think about this question yourself and answer it on your own. Maybe take a piece of paper, or open a fresh page in your journal and write it down. There are no wrong answers here. And, if you want, share it on your social media, who knows, you might inspire someone else (if you do share it, please tag me on Instagram @apparentlyparent or the Apparently Parent Facebook page).
If you missed any of the guests I had on this year, here is the full list of guest episodes:
- Ep. 10 – How to Connect to Nature During COVID-19, with guest Sandi Schwartz
- Ep. 15 – All You Wanted to Know About Child Sleep, with Eva Klein
- Ep. 20 – When Your Child Doesn't Listen, with Dr. Larry Waldman
- Ep. 24 – Help Your Child “Get” Money, with Chris Farrell
- Ep. 31 – All You Need to Know About Screen Use with Lisa Honold
- Ep. 34 – Strange Situation with Bethany Saltman
- Ep. 37 – The Happy Child with Matt Larson
- Ep. 40 – The Change Triangle with Hilary Jacobs Hendel
- Ep 43. – All You Wanted to Know About Montessori with Charlotte Peck
- Ep. 45 – Dadventures with Steve Dypianco
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The Apparently Parent Podcast
On this show, I share with you my perspectives and experience of parenting and psychology.
Enhance your understanding of the relationship with your child and yourself by learning about attachment, mindful and playful parenting mindset and techniques.
Listen to me sharing my knowledge and experience both as a parent and a therapist, as well as interviews with parenting experts from around the world.
Your Host – Eran Katz
I’m a clinical psychologist and parenting counselor specializing in attachment theory. I’m also the father of two children who are my best parenting teachers.
I believe that parenting is one of the most important jobs we ever do. This is why I created Apparently Parent and The Parenting MAP. My goal in life is to help as many parents as possible become 21st Century Parents, moving from chaos to harmony and building an enduring, meaningful relationship with their children.