Brave Parent Podcast
By Susan Maples
Brave Parent PodcastJul 01, 2022
Episode 21: The Brave Parent Way of Raising Kids with Necessary Bugs and Healthy Guts, with Dr. Mark Cannon
Dr. Mark Cannon and Dr. Susan Maples discuss the importance of bugs in our system and why it's important to know how they can actually help our health—and what to steer clear of that's damaging our health in ways we may not realize.
Episode 20: Brave Parent Approaches to Improving Your Child's Airway Health, with Sharon Moore
Sharon Moore, Author of Sleep-Wrecked Kids, and Dr. Susan talk about the importance of proper facial development and how to get the right help for your kids who may present signs of airway health obstruction, including the things you as the parent can do in your own home.
Episode 19: A Brave Parent Way to Influence a Healthy Mindset for Your Child, with Dr. Uche Odiatu
This week's guest, Dr. Uche Odiatu, helps us realize that you and your kids are WORTHY of being healthy! Listen to the new episode to hear his advice on how to adopt that mindset with your child.
Episode 18: The Brave Parent Way to Make Physical Movement a Family Priority, with Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson, author of "Rest Eat Move," talks with Dr. Susan about how to create healthier habits through movement and instilling the value of it for your entire family through play, sports, and everyday life.
Episode 17: The Brave Parent Approach to Proactively Fighting Oral Diseases with Dr. Doug Thompson
Dr. Doug Thompson and Dr. Susan Maples focus on the the impact of oral diseases on overall health in order to help Brave Parent representatives advocate for their child and implement brave choices in their routines, habits,, and household to help kids avoid oral diseases that we see plaguing our population. Also, the truth on how oral diseases impact overall health.
Episode 16: The Brave Parent Approach to Mouth Breathing Awareness & Prevention, with Dr. Kevin Boyd
Dr. Kevin Boyd sits down with Dr. Maples to discuss mouth breathing in kids. He talks about the signs to look out for and the importance of stopping the habit early for the sake of their sleep, brain and body development, and overall health to set them up for better success of a healthy life throughout adulthood.
Episode 15: The Brave Parent Approach to Helping Our Kids Own Their Uniqueness, with Dr. Amy Wisner
Dr. Amy Wisner, aka the Rebel Professor, joins Dr. Susan Maples to discuss social-emotional health and how to grow authentic children who know who they are, and are able to live their life with the fullest potential as they tap into their unique talents and purpose.
Episode 14: The Brave Parents in Action - Current Concerns & Solutions
Dr. Susan Maples, Molly Day, and Lauren Eckhardt discussing current concerns & solutions that are working for their Brave Parent families from mealtimes to sleep time to operating in two different households to their children's social interactions.
Episode 13: The Brave Parent Focus on Proper Breathing to Promote Good Health, Growth & Development with Dr. Steve Carstensen
Dr. Steve Carstensen joins Dr. Susan Maples to discuss why there needs to be more of an emphasis on proper breathing to help children grow and develop the way they were meant to and supports good health throughout childhood and adulthood.
Episode 12: The Brave Approach to Preventing Childhood and Adult Obesity with Dr. Robert Lustig
Episode 11: The Brave Parent Child as an Adult with Hunter Holtrop
Join us as we chat with Dr. Susan's son, Hunter Holtrop, who was referenced throughout her Brave Parent book. Now that he's an adult, how has her Brave Parent actions, guidance, and decisions rubbed off on him? If you want insight into the effects of the Brave Parent movement when it comes to children, this is the episode you want to tune into!
Episode 10: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Fitness
To wrap up the first season of the podcast, Susan and Lauren address one of the keys to everyone’s health. Exercise is important and a fun way to bond with your family. Susan gives tips and explains how exercise has positively impacted the children in her life!
Episode 9: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Dental Health
Susan shares her expertise on the different types of bacteria we have in our mouths! She also talks about the different ways parents can ensure their children have healthy smiles into adulthood.
Episode 8: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Sleep
In the newest episode of the podcast, Dr. Susan Maples talks about the importance of sleep for both kids and parents. Lauren also shares her thoughts on the battle between sticking to a set bedtime schedule and occasionally letting her kids stay up late for special events.
Episode 7: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Thinking
Kids have loads of curiosity, and it can be difficult to help them express that feeling in a safe way. Susan shares her thoughts on the way kids view the world and how encouraging learning at all stages of life is key.
Episode 6: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Feelings
Susan and Lauren are back for episode 6 to talk about feelings. Susan explains how important recognizing emotions is for both kids and parents, and gives tips on how to communicate about feelings more effectively as a family.
Episode 3: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Drink Choices
It’s time for episode 3, which is all about the things we drink! Susan teaches us how what we drink affects our overall health and gives recommendations of the best choices for your child when it comes to water, fruit juice, soda, and more.
Episode 2: The Brave Approach to Healthy Eating with Children
We’re hungry, and we hope you are too because this episode is all about food! Susan talks with Lauren about the importance of making healthy food choices with your children, and how public perception of food has changed over the years.
Episode 4: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Gut Health
We’ve talked about food and drink, but what happens in our digestive system? Susan talks through all things related to our digestion and gut health in episode 4.
Episode 5: The Brave Approach to Your Child's Breathing Concerns
In episode 5, Susan and Lauren talk all about the importance of breathing. Susan explains how breath can transform your health, and Lauren gives insight on her own experiences as a mouth breather and as a mom to young kids.
Episode 1: Be a Brave Parent
On the first episode of the Brave Parent Podcast, Dr. Susan Maples introduces topics of future episodes. She explains the importance of being a “Brave Parent” and she is here to help you become one!