Being a parent is no easy task— sleepless nights, putting kids to bed, and disciplining them are just some of the challenges a parent faces. And to make things a bit easier or more understandable, it’s almost always welcome for relatives to give advice or share their own parenting experiences. But sometimes, you just want an outside opinion on some things to gain a wider perspective of a situation.
Luckily, parents (and soon-to-be parents!) nowadays have podcasts to turn to when the going gets tough. Parenting podcasts that talk about a “stranger’s” own experience with parenting can be a breath of fresh air because there’s no judgment or awkwardness between the speaker and the listener. (Read: Nonie and Shamaine on mental health: ‘Parents should open their minds’)
Here are three My Pope-recommended podcasts on Spotify that were created by parents for parents to help you with this life-changing part of your life!
Podcasts About Parenting: The Pregnancy Podcast
Despite its name, The Pregnancy Podcast isn’t just for moms— dads can also learn a thing or two from it! It discusses things like natural birth, breastfeeding, doctor’s checkups, and labor. Plus, it also shares perspectives from new moms, midwives, experienced moms, doctors, and doulas so that parents-to-be can understand pregnancy and birth even more.
Podcasts About Parenting: Pardon the Mess
Pardon the Mess is a podcast by Christian Parenting that provides raw and honest conversations about having kids and the parenting that comes with it. It covers topics like disciplining, parenting teenagers, and teaching values and morals through biblical truths.
This podcast does not just give advice about dealing with parenting problems— it also reminds all parents what the Lord wants for and from their children!
Podcasts About Parenting: Wake Up with Jim and Saab
While this isn’t mainly a parenting podcast, Wake Up with Jim and Saab will remind parents to take time for themselves and spend time with each other even when they are busy with their kids. They talk about stuff like politics, pop culture, dating, adulting, and family-centered topics on the podcast in a very chill and relaxed way— you wouldn’t even feel it, but you’re actually learning just by listening!