February 17, 2020
Listener Question: My Brain Made Me Do It! A 3 year old is wrestling with impulse control and blames his brain. Michael and Tim dig into the brain science to talk about how to help our kids manage their impulses as they grow into adults.
February 10, 2020
The listener wants to know what insights she can pass on to her parents about her daughters and son and help grandma and grandpa better connect.
February 3, 2020
The mom of a one year old wants advice on how to get her child to sleep through the night. Michael and Tim expand the question to look at the sleep needs of kids through adolescence…and the sleep needs of parents.
January 27, 2020
An expectant mom is already thinking about the best school for her soon to be born son.
January 20, 2020
The listener wants to know how to talk about Grandpa’s suicide with her young children.
January 13, 2020
Michael and Tim look at the effects of pornography on a boy’s brain and the legal issues surrounding online porn when it comes to our boys and girls
January 6, 2020
Listener Question: Raising Boys in a Gay Household. Two dads are looking to adopt sons and have questions about how raising their sons in a Gay Household.
December 30, 2019
Listeners Questions: The Three Year Old Wrecking Ball and the “Color Blind” Grandson. These two questions focus on harnessing the energy of boys, one with lots of physical energy, the other with energy expressed through humor.
December 23, 2019
Nurturing Generosity in Your Kids. Michael and Tim look at the science of generosity and offer practical strategies for nurturing a generous spirit in our children.
December 16, 2019
Listeners Questions: The New Mom and Nature vs. Nurture. A new mom wants advice on how to raise her new son and another mom wants to know how to discern inborn traits vs. learned behavior.
December 9, 2019
Santa and Other Imaginary Friends. Michael looks at the power of imagination in our kids and Tim asks if it’s ok to foster a belief in Santa.
December 2, 2019
Listeners Questions: Michael and Tim take on two questions one having to do with boundary setting and the other with a daughter who seemingly needs more inner strength.
November 25, 2019
Building Gratitude in Your Kids. Michael and Tim look at the science behind gratitude and how it can set up your child for a good life.
November 18, 2019
The first question deals with a young daughter who doesn’t seem to stand up for herself with her friends. The second question is about a very independent Preschooler who struggles with boundaries.
November 11, 2019
A parent writes in wondering about the impact parental use of social media can have on kids and a mom is concerned that her son might be reading too much.
November 4, 2019
Michael and Tim respond to the family who are struggling to get their teen son to study and to the mom who’s wondering about immersing her young son in French.
October 28, 2019
Michael and Tim focus on the broader issue of trauma, what forms it takes, what signs to look for, and how to respond when our kids are traumatized.
October 21, 2019
Tim asks Michael about how to protect our sons from sexual trauma and what signs of sexual trauma parents should look for.
October 14, 2019
Tim interviews Michael about the sexual trauma Michael experienced as a 10 year old boy.
October 7, 2019
To spank or not to spank?  Michael and Tim dive into this controversial parenting subject.
September 30, 2019
Listeners Questions: Michael and Tim answer two questions; the first from a mom whose son staples his finger and the second about a son who is rough with his cat.
September 23, 2019
A mom writes in about the challenges she and her husband are facing with a son who lies about vaping and other issues.
September 16, 2019
A single mom writes about her very smart 4 year old who is having troubles transitioning to school.
September 9, 2019
This mom is concerned about her people-pleasing daughter and how she can build resilience in her.
September 2, 2019
This mom wants to know why boys tend to befriend boys and girls tend to befriend girls and if there is any benefit to boy-girl friendships.
August 26, 2019
The listener is about to begin potty training another child but is concerned about her 6 year old who has issues with bed wetting.
August 19, 2019
Michael and Tim look at the stressors parents face that can often lead to a sense of guilt and some strategies for positive changes.
August 12, 2019
Listener Question: The Disposable Boy. Are boys growing up in a world that sees them as disposable?  What does it mean for a boy’s purpose to be rooted in sacrifice? Are disposable and sacrifice the same thing?  How do we raise our sons with purpose?
August 5, 2019
Listener Question: Hyperactivity, ADHD, or Bad Behavior.   A mom wants to know how to tell the difference between hyperactivity and ADHD and if her child is simply behaving badly.
July 29, 2019
Depression and your Child.  Tim talks with guest Dr. Gregg Jantz of The Center: A Place of Hope on how to identify depression in kids and strategies to help them.
July 22, 2019
A mom writes in about her son who tends to push back with deep crying and other emotional behaviors.  Michael and Tim look at the brain science behind it and some strategies, including boundary setting.
July 15, 2019
Michael and Tim answer a question from a mom concerned about her overly talkative child who seems to be disrupting the class.
July 8, 2019
Michael and Tim respond to a question from a mom in Australia who wants to see her child free to engage in play, but feeling outside pressure that seems to say certain types of play are off limits.
July 1, 2019
Michael and Tim offer strategies for helping teachers, schools, and school districts engage with brain science as they teach.
June 24, 2019
Divorce always brings heartache and helping kids navigate through it, though not always easy, is crucial for the wellbeing of our children.
June 17, 2019
Michael and Tim share practical insights into keeping a marriage strong and vital while raising kids.
June 10, 2019
Michael and Tim talk about their dads and about their lives as dads with an emphasis on what makes dads special.
June 3, 2019
Michael and Tim look at how masculinity is hardwired into boys and why that is a good thing.
May 27, 2019
Michael and Tim look at the brain science behind free range play, nurturing the nature of our kids, and over scheduling our kids.
May 20, 2019
Michael and Tim talk about scary thoughts that our kids can sometimes have, sensitive boys, and divorce.
May 13, 2019
Michael and Tim respond to a listener who is in the position of raising her grandchildren as her children and then broaden the discussion to look at the importance of older people like grandparents in the lives of our children.
May 6, 2019
Michael and Tim share stories about their moms and look at the gifts moms bring the parenting.
April 29, 2019
Michael and Tim answer a question from a listener concerned that the child’s behavior may indicate something deeper going on.
April 22, 2019
Listener Question— The Mom, the Son, and the Nerf Gun.  Michael and Tim respond to a mother’s concern about her son and his use of Nerf guns as she wonders if that might lead him to be violent as he grows older
April 15, 2019
This mom of four has a daughter who continually sticks out her tongue and mom, dad, and others in authority.  Michael and Tim talk about some of the causes and some strategies for dealing with that behavior.
April 8, 2019
Michael and Tim respond to a mom worn out by her challenging son.
April 1, 2019
Michael and Tim chat with special guest, Dr. Lori Baudino, about how to recognize what your child is saying to you through his/her body along with the power of movement and mindfulness.
March 25, 2019
Is masculinity toxic? Should you raise the masculinity out of your son? Tim asks Michael to talk about the nature of masculinity and the current ideology behind the term, toxic masculinity.
March 18, 2019
Michael talks about the brain science behind girl drama, both the positives and the negatives and the assets moms and dads bring to their daughters to work through that drama.
March 11, 2019
A listener from London shares the story of her son and the challenges of having rules that other families don’t necessarily observe. Tim asks Michael to offer some insights for parents of boys and girls on how to work through family boundaries.
March 4, 2019
A mom of a 7 month old daughter asks how she can begin to prepare her daughter for the world ahead. Michael offers a “scaffolding” approach for raising wise daughters.
February 25, 2019
The listener shares that her 2 year old son has been getting in trouble for acting like a boy at his day care. Michael looks at both preschool systems and families systems, along with developmental and brain science research, offering practical strategies for schools and families for helping boys thrive.
February 18, 2019
The listener writes of her frustration helping her sons deal with a list of learning challenges.  Tim shares a similar story about his grandson. Michael responds with practical insights to help parents help their kids.
February 11, 2019
Tim and Michael look at the power of rites of passage for empowering our sons and daughters to be wise, healthy, thriving adults.
February 4, 2019
Tim chats with Michael about consent, sex, and how a boy’s body works sexually vs how a girl’s body works sexually and what that means for navigating sexual relationships. 
January 28, 2019
Michael and Tim look at ways to empower our daughters to thrive in relationships.
January 21, 2019
Tim talks with Michael about the often unseen challenges boys face and how some now label all masculinity as toxic.  Michael gives an overview of why Helping Boys Thrive is important for our boys, our girls, our families, and our communities.
January 14, 2019
Listener Question: Toddlers and Tantrums.  A listener voices concern about the way her toddler son throws his tantrums.  Tim chats with Michael about why tantrums happen and how we should respond in the home and in public.
January 7, 2019
Tim shares the story of his struggle with an anxiety disorder and Michael offers advice to parents on how to identify an anxious child and strategies for dealing with anxiety.
December 31, 2018
Michael and Tim provide several different practical, implement now resolutions that can set your child up for a year of wonder.
December 24, 2018
Michael and Tim talk about the values and memories shaping power of traditions not only during the holidays but throughout the year.
December 17, 2018
Michael and Tim offer encouragement and perspective to all moms who live through that painful time when her son starts moving into manhood.
December 10, 2018
What does it mean to raise sons and daughters under an ideology that says there is no male or female?  Michael and Tim tackle that issue from a brain-science and practical perspective.
December 3, 2018
A listener sends in a story about her son that caused her and her husband a lot of anxiety.  Listen in to Michael’s and Tim’s answer, and learn the brain-science behind boys and farting!
November 26, 2018
Michael Gurian and Tim Wright look at your son’s brain, how it’s wired to emote, and how you can help him emote in healthy, masculine ways.
November 19, 2018
Raising HEROIC Boys in a Kryptonite World—Part 1: Boys and Schools.  Boys are systematically falling behind girls in every area of school from Pre-K through Graduate School. Michael and Tim look at some practical, brain-based strategies for helping your son succeed in school.
November 12, 2018
Michael and Tim look at the impact of video games on your kids—especially your sons.
November 5, 2018
A How To Manual For Screen Time and Your Kids.  Michael walks through the various stages of child development and offers insights into the use of screen time at each stage.
October 29, 2018
Your Child’s Brain and Screen Time.  We now have lots of research on the impact of screens and social media on our kids and their development.  Michael and Tim unpack the positives and the negatives of the digital world on your child.
October 22, 2018
Reclaiming the Power of Family Dinners.  Research and brain science tell us that the family meal is one of the most important keys to building thriving families.  Michael and Tim look at the benefits of family meals and offer practical ideas for harnessing the power of that meal.
October 15, 2018
Moms and Dads Parent Differently Part 4: To Tease or Not To Tease.  Michael and Tim look at one of the unique ways in which dads parent—teasing—and the profound benefits to our kids teasing brings.
October 8, 2018
Moms and Dads Parent Differently Part 3: Tough and Tender. Michael Gurian and Tim Wright focus on this unique difference between mom’s style of parenting and dad’s style.
October 1, 2018
Moms and Dads Parent Differently Part 2: Protect or Risk. Michael Gurian and Tim Wright continue their look at the differences in parenting styles between moms and dads and how to harness the power of both parenting styles.
September 23, 2018
Moms and Dads Parent Differently Part 1: Words and Play.  Michael Gurian and Tim Wright begin a multi-part looks at the different ways in which moms and dad parent…and how important both parenting styles are.
September 14, 2018
What Are Boys Made of?  Michael Gurian and Tim Wright turn their attention to boys and some high level insights into what makes your son tick.
September 14, 2018
What Are Girls Made Of? Michael Gurian and Tim Wright take the 30,000 foot view of a girl’s brain and some of the insights it can give you for raising your daughter.
September 14, 2018
Michael Gurian and Tim Wright talk about the adventure of parenting and how understanding your child’s nature and brain can help you experience the wonder of parenting.
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