November 15, 2022

Dr. Becky Kennedy: Wire Your Children for Resilience

Dr. Becky Kennedy (clinical psychologist, founder of Good Inside parenting workshops, author) helps us use attachment, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and internal family systems theory to break down better ways to parent! She not only provides great, practical parenting tips, but also helps us understand our own upbringings, how they impact our lives into adulthood, and provides insight into why our parents did the things they did. Dr. Becky discusses why she found the best way to work with children was actually working with their parents through body-based approaches to psychotherapy, her own paradigm shift in parenting styles, and the differences between attachment parenting and helicopter parenting. She explains the importance of wiring kids for resilience with self-soothing techniques in order to ditch old patterns of behavior, building skills to manage emotions through validation, and how to provide kids with tools to process difficult emotions. Mayim and Dr. Becky define reflective listening, boundaries vs consequences, and how feeling alone can lead to shame and fears of abandonment. They discuss the benefits of learning to embody your authority as a parent, ways to provide structure to a child with anxiety, and the benefits of internal family systems (IFS) therapy. Mayim and Jonathan break down the benefits of cooking with your children.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
Switch to Watch

Subscribe on

No items found.
Dr. Becky Kennedy

PhD, CEO, Author

Mayim Bialik


Jonathan Cohen






Traditional multivitamins weren't doing us favors, so they made one that will...


Helix Sleep

Get absolute game changing mattresses perfect for the way you sleep...


Better Help

Online, licensed, professional therapists tailored to your unique needs...


Cozy Earth

Bedding invented for you to sleep at the perfect temperature



Find the right doctor, right now with Zocdoc...

Related Content

Emotional Processing: A Demonstration of the Mind-Body Connection

Emotions are a beautiful thing. They provide us with internal motivations to reinforce or abolish activities that elicit them. Let’s take a journey through some of the psychosocial theories behind both the mental and physical feelings of emotion.

Could Emotions Hold the Key? An Evaluation of the Somatic Marker Hypothesis

The somatic marker hypothesis states that conscious and unconscious bodily changes such as...

Homeostasis: The Physiological Battle for Balance

I like to think of the human body as a teeter-totter. We are constantly undergoing a...

The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma & Abuse

Childhood trauma affects your body's stress response system and changes emotional response regulation.

No items found.

Guest References

Dr. Becky Kennedy's Good Inside | Become the parent you want to be.
Good Inside is the expert-guided, community-powered platform equipping parents with a new way of seeing and solving challenges at home.
Dr. Becky Kennedy's Book: Good Inside
The parenting manual you’ve always wanted. Parenting strategies robust enough to tackle your biggest challenges, but simple enough to remember.
See More
(Podcast) Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Join millions who listen to Good Inside weekly. Tune into our weekly parenting podcast to hear real parents’ questions answered directly by Dr. Becky
See More
Good Inside's Online Parenting Classes
From Deeply Feeling Kids to Potty Learning, all of Dr. Becky's parenting workshops are here—and they’re all yours. You won’t be able to watch just one.
See More