Raising Good Humans


As a parent, do you ever wish someone could just whisper some realistic and trustworthy support in your ear? And not make you feel awful for not having all the answers? Well, that’s what I’m here for. I'm Dr. Aliza Pressman, developmental psychologist, parent educator, asst. clinical professor, and co-founder of both Mount Sinai Parenting Center and SeedlingsGroup. And I'm a mom... trying to raise two good humans myself, so I'm in this with you! In each episode, we'll go deep (but brief) with both experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. My goal is to make your parenting journey less overwhelming and a lot more joyful! Please join me every Friday for new episodes of Raising Good Humans.

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  • RuthiHutson
    This postcard is my self-care
    I so enjoy your insight, science, practicality & calming voice. So thankful I stumbled upon your Instagram. I’m a wedding vendor with two under 5, and I get to enjoy these podcasts during my sometimes longer drives...sometimes by myself (so your disclosure on appropriateness of content for young ears is sooo appreciated.) Thank you.
  • pea reviews
    Best parenting podcast there is!
    Hands down the number one podcast for parents. I learn so much from Aliza and the guests on her show. She’s incredible! Always a great listen.
  • Cotelo_871
    Love it!!
    I started listening to the podcast a couple months ago and I am just in love. The information and knowledge and dedication she puts into every podcast episode. Just phenomenal. It truly made me understand much more about parenting and to continue my journey in a positive way. ❤️
  • Anne K.L.
    Love your podcast!
    I started listening to your podcast about 6 months ago. It has shifted my parenting style, helped me be calm and focused and I feel so informed. Thank you!!!
  • mtc677
    Fantastic podcast
    I just began listening 2 weeks ago and I love it! It is very informative and I feel like it is giving me the tools to be a better parent. It has helped me to better understand some of the character traits of my two children and what they need from me as their mother. Thank you Dr. Aliza!!
  • 3 buoys
    Excellent resource!
    I’m a parent educator (and mom!) and find great value in this podcast. I’ve discovered many guests who I’ve gone on to interview on my show or to highlight in my membership. Thank you for doing what you do and for supporting women! Susie Pettit
  • Alexis.M.314
    Highly recommend
    As a therapist and a toddler mom this is such a great podcast! Aliza strives to help me become a better parent and has great eye opening topics and guests . I just wish I found her sooner!
  • MegKSmith
    Everything You Want From Parenting Advice
    I drive quite a bit for work, I obsess quite a bit about my children, I hope quite a bit to be a better parent. This podcast checks all the boxes for me. I am able to spend my windshield time, cleaning, folding laundry, cooking dinner time with women and men who are in constant pursuit of higher understanding so that our kids can be in the best position to thrive. This podcast is serving knowledge, data, open-minded, judge free realness folx. It’s a 10 out of 10 for this mama.
  • kate.d.s.
    She’s the best
    Love listening to this podcast. She’s relatable, and I aspire to be as good of a parent as she is! So informative in an approachable way. Brilliant. Highly recommend.
  • CuteKim86
    Endlessly helpful
    This is by far the best podcast to find professional, helpful info. It’s broken down into bite size pieces and she explains everything so you know how to use the info. Been listening in since day 1 and I recommend it to all parents and caretakers. Couldn’t imagine raising littles without this podcast! And I love all her guests!
  • alise 6754
    Life giving
    There is so much power in learning a more science based approached to parenting this podcast has really helped my household thrive and make me feel more confident in my role as a mom to 3 boys.
  • Audbooklvr
    A must for the parenting toolbox!
    This is the hands down most helpful parenting resource I’ve had. It delivers easy, practical tips, advice and information. I have a nine year old and a two year old and I wish I’d had this podcast when my nine year old was younger.
  • TheAustinGardener
    Good Host and Guests But the Ads...
    I love the topics and the host asks great questions but there are a LOT of ads and they often come in huge chunks that are hard to forward through. I don't know that anyone wants to listen to 1 or 2 mins of one ad after the other.
  • Nvnati
    Parenting GAME-CHANGER
    Now that I’m a mom of an almost 2 year old, I’ve been reading, researching and listening to lots parenting stuff (it’s like a Pandora’s box of information). Since I had a pretty challenging childhood, I know I have a lot to unlearn, and need to relearn new parenting behaviors This podcast has been a GAME-CHANGER for me. Dr. Pressman and her guests have been such amazing guides for me on my motherhood journey. While the topics they address are sometimes very complex subjects (hard science) the conversations they have on the podcast are very easy to digest. She’s an amazing host and helps give real-world practical advice to her listeners. I’ve recommended this podcast to so many parents, and make it a point to listen every week. I also follow Dr. Pressman on IG, and once asked her a question and received a response. I’m so thankful she started a podcast and that I found her. I couldn’t recommend this enough to parents, child caregivers or anyone interested in just helping the world raise good humans.
  • Sandra the giggler
    Thank you
    This is the best parenting podcast I’ve ever heard. My daughter is diagnosed as high functioning spectrum...but her main issue is her sensitivity. Every single thing this podcast talks about relates to my life and has given me a sense of peace tonight. I can’t thank you ladies enough really- I feel like I can relate to my child better. -Highly Sensitive Mom of a Highly Sensitive Child
  • Gingie37
    Great podcast, but misleading info on intuitive eating
    This is a fabulous podcast and I really like and respect Dr. Aliza. I do feel a need to comment on episode 86, with the functional medicine dr and chiropractor. He talks about his book intuitive fasting, and mentions some principles of intuitive eating. But then he goes on to very briefly say that the book intuitive eating was from the 90s and is for people with eating disorders/disordered eating. He completely ignored the fact that the authors of the original intuitive eating book, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, recently came out with a 4th edition in 2020 and are heavily involved in the current movement towards weight neutrality and HAES. Their contributions to the field are very important and it felt very disingenuous for him to completely disregard them and their work, especially when his book has some overlapping content and they are so well regarded in this space. He also totally ignored the science behind the fact that depriving children of “junk or whatever food you are calling bad” typically makes kids and adults binge on said “bad” food when they are exposed to it. He also equates intuitive fasting with intuitive eating. The authors of intuitive eating are very clear that any type of intermittent fasting is not based on their intuitive eating values. I would highly recommend getting Elise Resch or Evelyn Tribole, or Ellyn Satter, who focuses on feeding children, on the show to discuss food, eating, and kids from a more weight neutral and less shaming perspective.
  • jackieLNX
    Amazing! Informative!
    I absolutely love this podcast...such a lovely host and fantastic guests and topics. I’m taking notes often! Also love that this is science/brain based with no ‘pray about it’ non-sense as some other parenting podcasts feature.
  • shelby541
    10 out of 10
    I love this podcast both as a new mom and as a elementary teacher. As a mom, I love the conversation, choice of topics, valuable information and that it’s presented in a way that shows Dr. Aliza cares while also backing up with research and sharing her point of view as a doctor and/or other parents/ professionals she interviews. As a teacher, so many of the topics and discussions are things I wish the parents of my students knew or things I wish I could say to them. They are also great reminders to me as an educator to understand developmentally where my students are as well as a reminder to have empathy for the parents of my students. Can’t recommend this podcast enough. I am constantly sending links of episodes to my mom friends and teacher friends! Thank you!! Keep em coming!!
  • meechiko_13
    Such an amazing parent resource with 0 judgement
    We’re plenty hard on ourselves as parents. Dr. Pressman and guests provide helpful tools be to the best parents we can be, while giving us the space to stumble and fail and do better next time.
  • Clarisse Gomez
    Awesome Podcast!!!
    Dr. Aliza, host of the Raising Little Humans podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, kids & family and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
  • lauren.j.pearcy
    Life changing
    This podcast is a gift to parents. Most of us do not have (easy) access to a child therapist or child development expert. I not only use the podcasts, I ask questions and Dr Aliza always answers swiftly. I can’t imagine where I’d be without this!
  • daddygang_4eva
    Very helpful
    I love this podcast! I am a nanny and am expecting mother. This podcast covers a range of topics that helps me with the toddlers I am currently nannying and helps me feel a bit prepared for the future
  • Jsbeyjlfb
    A MUST LISTEN for all parents!
    It doesn’t matter how many children you’ve had, or adopted, or even if you’re the favorite auntie- Dr.Aliza gives you tangible, relatable advice that you can implement that very day. From using her techniques the last 6 months, my 3.5 year old has made a world of improvement! A must listen, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Blue5249
    The amount of ads take away from the content
    I want to love this podcast, it has such a good range of topics and guests but I just can’t get into it with the amount of ads. I understand you need to put ads to make money on a free podcast but one every 10 minutes is to much. Put them all in the beginning or end but the constant pausing the conversation is so frustrating especially cause the conversation doesn’t get stopped in a thoughtful place.
  • educatortwinmom
    Like a Warm Hug From a Pediatrician!
    Dr. Aliza and her guests continue to bring me back to being the parent I want to be. I evolve with every episode...but no shame in the mistakes or setbacks. She always elicits practical, applicable steps that the listener can walk away with. Love, love, love this podcast.
  • ScreenFreeParenting
    Excellent interviews, science-backed information
    I am loving this new podcast. She has great interviews and love that the information presented is evidence-based. The episode with Lisa Zaretsky gave so many practical tips!
  • awhall21289
    Usually enjoy this podcast
    Usually enjoy this podcast but this episode is not relatable to the average parent during a pandemic.
  • Hollyamber
    New listener love
    Worth it mommies and daddies!! I am starting from the beginning and I have truly learned more about myself in the 4 episodes that I have listened to. HERE FOR ALL OF IT. Highly recommend. The Dan Siegel episode!! Lots of good info. Loved Drew Barrymore also. Excuse the Grammer and spelling errors!! Mom life is REAL. More boy episodes and info PLEASE. Loved that episode!!
  • ash_gene
    Wonderful podcast!
    Very practical and helpful information for parents!
  • katedgar7
    So informative
    Really enjoy listening to this podcast. I love everything from how easy it is to follow the dialogue to the highly educated guests. Such a great variety of topics that a caregiver can relate to! A must listen in my opinion!!
  • chemist turned enterpreneur
    Thoughtful podcast - both for current and future parents
    Love this podcast! I don’t see my parents as good examples of what kind of parent I want to be, and this was and, frankly, is giving me a lot of anxiety about becoming a parent myself. I love learning psychology and found this podcast as a guide for me to think through some of the common challenges of parenting and how I would want to tackle them. For now, I can applying what I am learning in my daily relations with adults :) As a scientist myself, I love that the podcast is science-based. Thank you for doing this!
  • LivLaughLuv07
    Fantastic podcast for parenting with science
    This podcast has been so interesting! I love the experts brought on and the practical, based in science approach to parenting topics. Thank you for being a wonderful resource!
  • tlm1120
    My favorite podcast!
    This podcast has quickly become my favorite this year. Dr. Aliza gives incredible parenting advice without making you feel like you’re doing it all wrong. It is clear that she carefully chooses who she interviews as well. The most recent episode with then creators of @biglittlefeelings is SO good. If you have a toddler (or a child of any age honestly), it is a must-listen episode! I’d love to hear more with @biglittlefeelings. This is a podcast that I genuinely have fun listening to while also learning so much information. It has truly helped me be the parent I want to be. Thank you Dr. Aliza!
  • Meglovesjoe
    Great podcast!
    One of the best parenting podcasts out there! Many episodes I have listed to multiple times. Also, the review from your youngest daughter made me smile 🙂 thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom!
  • krbalt
    So informative and helpful!
    This is such an informative and relatable podcast- thanks for all of the advice!
  • Your youngest daughter
    Hi Mom!
    Thank you for being such an incredible parent and roll model! I know this has been an overwhelming year but you have still been amazing and inspiring parent! I am so proud of you mom! I hope you smile when you see this review! :)
  • Ggvv66
    A great resource for parents
    I love this podcast for insightful conversations and research-based advice about parenthood.
  • Madd Hatter’s MacBook
    I love this
  • Kris10.Curse
    Thank you!
    Dr. Aliza, I LOVE your podcast! Always informational, science based and a pleasure to listen to! Thank you for helping me on my parenting journey!
  • maddywillroth
    Love this podcast!
    Informative, non biased, science based resource! Thank you.
  • Stacey Shapiro
    Super informative, excellent parenting podcast!
    I am loving this podcast! Dr Aliza Pressman packs every episode with tons of amazing content, guests, and interviews that will motivate, uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend!
  • Jocelyn Greene
    Truly, the only parenting podcast you need
    This podcast is genuinely IT. Dr Aliza is an exceptional developmental psychologist and her loving, non-judgemental, curious approach is totally refreshing in this space. Not only does she bring her own wealth of knowledge as a doctor and a mother to the show, but her guests are phenomenal leaders in their fields. They speak to incredibly relevant and helpful issues...I’m such a calmer mom and more educated person just for tuning in. From race to attachment to empathy there is parenting GOLD in here. I know Dr Aliza from her work with Seedlings Group and Mt Sinai Parenting and this is such a fantastic use of her talents. Really glad this exists for me and all us who are trying to raise good humans!
  • Allie lost
    So happy I found this
    I absolutely love Dr Aliza and her podcast. She gives easy to follow advice with a heftier dose of reality and grace. She acknowledges how difficult it is to raise children and even the most qualified professionals break in the anxiety provoking moments of parenthood. She always makes it a point to discuss how if you have made a mistake in the past, you have many opportunities to fix it. Thank you Dr Aliza. You have helped me keep my sanity during these crazy times!!
  • Flipperjazz
    Must listen!
    I’m a first time mom with a 7 week old and have been binging Raising Good Humans for several weeks now. Dr Eliza’s warm personality, expertise and credibility is a godsend during this beautifully emotional and crazy time entering parenthood. I swear my emotional intelligence increases from listening, and my self doubt is always tempered by her supportive and honest approach. I pick and choose the episodes based on what’s most relevant to me that day, and going on walks with my babe while listening is easily the highlight of my day. Very grateful for you, thank you for sharing your advice, tools, guests and helping this mama feel more confident. MUST LISTEN! Ps. Found through TSC xoxo Jess
  • gettinout
    Changed my relationship with my son
    I have been searching for so long for resources to help my high energy 5 year old and this podcast helped a ton! Learning methods for helping my son feel heard and understood while still maintaining boundaries has changed our lives. I can see how the methods I’ve learned have helped both of us regulate emotions and have happier, easier days. Thank you! I feel like I cannot express how amazing the change has been.
  • Seedy B
    Too much product placement
    The product placement was just abominable. I couldn’t stand to be forced to listen to the commercials - it would help if it weren’t the host reading them. It’s a shame - I wanted to like this podcast, as the topics and guests seem excellent, but it needs a better way to manage its sponsors.
  • Ashley Capaldi
    So helpful as a mother of young children and Professional Counselor. Impressed and informed with every episode. Thank you!
  • negkmur
    So helpful!
    Within a day of implementing the tips given in this podcast, my three year old was able to communicate more clearly and I was able to listen and empathize more fully.
  • Livingreallife
    A more confident momma
    I’m a mother of 5 kids ages 8 to 1. This podcast has been a game changer! One of my children has clinical anxiety and I’ve had many tears over how unqualified I feel to parent him and my other kiddos. Several of these episodes have really helped me understand him and how to parent with more confidence. Knowledge is power! Thank you for sharing and blessing my family.
  • Mikki Wagenseller
    Normally a decent podcast but terrible episode with Janine Fisher
    Janine Fisher struggled to answer the questions and kept referencing her grandkids....she gave us nothing helpful! I normally like this podcast but this episode wasted everyone’s time.
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