This post may include affiliate links and I may earn commission if you make a purchase through these links.

Pediatricians really know kids. Many of them are parents, too! What could you do to parent like a pediatrician? That’s what we’re discussing on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week. This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I’m your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

This is Episode #13 and we’re talking pediatrician parenting tips with Dr. Rebekah Diamond – Pediatrician, Parenting Author, Founder of Parent Like a Pediatrician, and fellow mom. You’ll really appreciate her enthusiasm for playing and learning outside, surrounded by nature. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you learned something!

How Do You Parent Like a Pediatrician?

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr. Rebekah Diamond – Pediatrician, Parenting Author, Founder of Parent Like a Pediatrician, and fellow mom. Hear recommendations on play from the American Academy of Pediatrics, where to learn about parenting, the way our kids learn most of the time, the biggest gift you can give your kids, and how to approach arts and crafts with your kids. This episode covers everything from sensory bins to being over-controlling. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is Rebekah’s background?
  • How do you become a hospital pediatrician?
  • What are the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on play?
  • How much should you play with Baby Einstein & flashcards?
  • Should you pay attention to Pinterest & TikTok sensory bins?
  • Type A vs. Type B
  • How do you create your own sensory bins?
  • Where can you find great children’s books?

Connect with Rebekah at ParentLikeAPediatrician.com and on Instagram at @ParentLikeAPediatrician.

I adore how Rebekah finds so much time to focus on parenting outside of her busy work schedule. There’s so much more where that came from. Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

What is The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show?

This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I’m your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

Interested in getting your little one to play independently?

Check out my Purposeful Playspace e-course to learn how to create a space for your children that invites them to play in ways that are more engaging, purposeful and independent.

Want more information about how play impacts your child’s development?

Check out my e-book: Simply Play: Everything You Need To Know About The Most Important Part of Childhood

Love this post? Check out some of the articles below.

Eight of the best kids outdoor water tables Perfect for toddlers & older children!

This post may include affiliate links and I may earn commission if you make a purchase through these links. If there’s one summer outdoor toy that’s guaranteed to keep the kiddos busy for hours, it is definitely the outdoor water table. This little toy doesn’t take up a lot of space and can be an…

How Do You Help Your Child Develop on Their Own?

How do you know how your kid is developing? And what’s the best way to help them develop on their own? That’s what we’re chatting about on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week.

Why Should Your Kids Play With Open-Ended Toys?

When your kids play, do they play with open-ended toys or traditional toys? There are lots and lots of perks of open-ended toys. That’s what we’re breaking down on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week.

How to Get Your 10-Year Olds On Their Toes: The Best Outdoor Play and Activities

This post may include affiliate links and I may earn commission if you make a purchase through these links. Getting kids active is a challenge for parents and teachers alike. Most 10-year olds today are all about video games, iPads, and Netflix – but too often, they’re stuck indoors. It can be challenging to get…

Nature Activities Your Children Will Love

This post may include affiliate links and I may earn commission if you make a purchase through these links. Nature activities are a perfect way to spend time together as a family and help your children appreciate the natural world. Getting outside is also essential for social, emotional, and cognitive development. So making outdoor time…