Last year I was lucky enough to finally meet Dr. Bill Sears – a renown pediatrician and author of over 40 books who supports alternative parenting ways, like attachment and positive parenting and who believes every mom knows what’s best for her child.
His work meant so much to me when I was a first time mom navigating this new world and he made me feel validated and like I wasn’t “crazy” for wanting to parenting a different way. I was so emotional when I met him the first time, that I even cried!
But I can never get enough of Dr. Sears, so when I was again invited for dinner at his house, I said yes and asked my readers what would they like to me ask Dr. Sears. And they chimed in!
This is one of my favorite interviews because he shares such good insights on parenting, especially when it comes to you, mama. He talks about “mommy brain”, but not in a negative way. He describes it as a “new brain” we develop once we have babies that tells us what’s right for our little ones.
Every single answer he gave goes beyond what my initial questions were and he shares so many good nuggets of information that it’s truly worth to listen to this interview (you can also watch it here).
He even gave examples on how to practice positive discipline with our children, some that I hadn’t even thought of! Yes, he confirmed that you can be firm yet kind when you’re disciplining your children and have better results than if you resorted to yelling or spanking.
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Interview with Dr. Bill Sears: Tips on How to be a More Confident Mom
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On this episode I asked Dr. Bill Sears:
- Why do so many doctors push the cry-it-out method?
- Is bed-sharing really safe and why does he support this practice?
- How does he keep his marriage alive after 54 years and 8 kids (whom he practiced attachment parenting with)?
- How to parent a different way when no one around you is supportive?
- If he had to give ONE piece of advice to moms, what would it be?
After listening to this podcast, you will feel encouraged to parent the way your heart is telling you to parent and you will how to respond to others when they question your parenting style. Plus, Dr. Sears shared some really good tips on how to have date nights when you have little ones – you won’t want to miss those tips because a happy marriage makes for happier parents.
Dr. Bill Sears is every mom’s dream, when it comes to a pediatrician. He’s so understanding of mothers, so supportive of them and the best part, is that he uses science to confirm that a lot of the instincts we have are there because it is what’s best for our children.
Show notes for Episode 6: Interview with Dr. Bill Sears: Tips on How to be a More Confident Mom
On this episode we interview Dr. Bill Sears, you can find some of his most popular books here:
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