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Welcome to Don't Sleep New York. This is a podcast for the New Yorker who wants to stay up on policy and politics, in the city that never sleeps. Each episode, we’re going to dissect one topic and ask the big questions - what’s happening and why should you care. We’re not the experts - and that’s the whole point. Our goal with this podcast is to become better, more informed New Yorkers - and we want to take you along for the ride.
 
This is Sports on the Brain and I am your humble host Michael. This is the place to be to get your New York sports fix. I'm just a kid from Queens, NYC born and raised. I eat, breathe, sleep and live NY Sports, especially my teams, the Giants, the Knicks, the Mets and the Rangers. Don't worry though, I've got friends and family who love the "other" NY teams, so I'll be covering them too. I'll be flying solo but will be having interviews and guest drop ins along the way. So get ready everybod ...
 
Each episode addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of Janet's respectful parenting philosophy, consistently offering a perspective shift that ultimately frees parents of the need for tips, tricks, and tactics. Janet is a parenting author and consultant whose website (JanetLansbury.com) is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create authentic relationships of respect, t ...
 
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A parent writes that she and her husband are concerned their toddler feels responsible for their emotions. This is a trait they both recognize from their own backgrounds. “He asks again and again, ‘Happy, mommy?’ as if he’s trying to help me be happy.” This mom says that if she admits that, no, she is not entirely happy at the moment, he gives her …
 
Pediatric sleep expert Grace Koinange joins Janet this week to share her experience, knowledge, and a few secrets for helping babies and toddlers to sleep. Janet had the privilege of seeing Grace in action and was impressed by her ability to tune in to a baby's most subtle cues and support his individual sleep rhythm. Grace and Janet discuss consis…
 
Loryn Brantz is an author, illustrator, and comic creator raising a daughter with disabilities. Dalia was born with a rare genetic abnormality that made feeding an all-night process, and doctors were not confident she would ever crawl, much less walk. Throughout their journey, Loryn has supported Dalia with acceptance, optimism, and love. In return…
 
Janet responds to emails from parents who describe struggling with their children’s strong emotions. One writes that her 2-year-old rejects her comfort when he has a meltdown: “It breaks my heart, and I feel like I must be doing something wrong.” Another writes that her 7-year-old says he doesn’t feel love from his mother. Another email describes h…
 
With the general election upcoming, there are five ballot proposals you need to know about before going to the polls over the next week. On Nov 2, in addition to voting for Mayor, Comptroller, City Council and other seats, New York will be voting on the redistricting process, the right to clean air and water, as well as measures to further making v…
 
The Knicks open the NBA season with an overtime thriller at the Garden and the Giants continue to disappoint. It's only the first Knicks game of the year but was a fun one...mixed with a heavy dose of anxiety! This is a playoff team and if everyone stays healthy, it's gonna be a team not many will want to play...especially in the Garden. On the oth…
 
Janet shares a family's inspiring success story about dealing with their 3.5-year-old’s repeated, seemingly wanton problem behavior. The parent admits that both she and her husband were frustrated and “triggered” by the behavior, and they reacted with anger and scolding. The situation came to a head when their boy started lying about his actions, w…
 
In Season 2 Episode 1 of Don’t Sleep New York, we deep dive on Kathy Hochul - New York’s first female governor. Hosts Matt and Ranajoy explore how her career in politics led her to this moment, what’s she’s prioritizing in the months ahead, and what she needs to do to enhance her chances of winning next year’s Democratic Gubernatorial primary.…
 
A parent writes that her 4-year-old daughter begins each morning by screaming and wailing, and the routine has worn this mom down. “It gets right under my skin,” she admits, “and makes me want to run away.” While she does acknowledge her daughter’s emotions in these moments, tries to understand and be patient, she has to get ready for work and some…
 
The Giants lose to Dallas and I am eating some crow. That being said, I will never turn my back on the Giants, especially to the hated Cowboys. The fellas from Nothing Snooty on Youtube are back for our NFC East roundtable and Matt is gloating in his Cowboys fandom. Steve and I are recovering from this weekend's games. But there is no rolling over.…
 
Sports on the Brain is back! As your humble host Michael, I am back after a break (literally a rib break...lol) with all of your New York Sports from the perspective of a die hard NY sports fan...a kid from Queens! This episode I say hello again to my fellow Giants, Mets, Knicks and Rangers fans...I really missed you guys and gals. Don't worry, I w…
 
A courageous “Unruffled” listener shares how Janet’s respectful parenting approach seemed an impossible goal during a dark period of self-discovery, but it also presented a beacon of hope. As she struggled to come to grips with recovered memories of her childhood abuse, her relationship with her two young children was combative and destructive. She…
 
Trailer for Sports on the Brain. This is Sports on the Brain and I am your humble host Michael. This is the place to be to get your New York sports fix. I'm just a kid from Queens, NYC born and raised. I eat, breathe, sleep and live NY Sports, especially my teams, the Giants, the Knicks, the Mets and the Rangers. Don't worry though, I've got friend…
 
A parent's email describes her 4-year-old daughter as smart, funny, incredibly strong-willed, but sometimes “downright mean.” While she appreciates her child’s spirit and doesn’t want to stifle that, when she says mean things to her she doesn’t feel it’s enough to simply acknowledge her daughter’s emotions and let slide her hurtful words and behavi…
 
Janet’s guest is Dr. Meghan Owenz, a psychologist, professor, parent, and author. Meghan’s new book “Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need” offers the latest research on the effects of screens on young children along with a plethora of practical alternatives. Both Janet and Meghan acknowledge that during the last…
 
Janet offers her advice for navigating typical playground behaviors in preschool-aged children, such as physical aggression, bossiness and shyness. Whether our child is exhibiting these behaviors or is on the receiving end of another child's dysregulation, Janet shares how helping children to feel understood, protected, and supported encourages the…
 
A parent writes that her 3.5-year-old just started pre-school and has been bringing home some new behaviors like “lifting her dress to expose her bottom… or making poop and fart sounds.” She especially likes to perform these behaviors for her grandparents or when company comes over. “I like to be funny,” she says. This mom has tried several strateg…
 
A parent struggles to control emotions like anger, frustration, and disappointment when they’re triggered by her toddler. While she strives to be a confident leader by appearing calm and unruffled, she also wants to model her emotions authentically for her child. Janet clarifies what it really means to be "unruffled" and how parents can approach th…
 
Janet offers advice for handling some of the most common complaints parents share about their children's mealtime behavior: throwing food on the floor, leaving and then returning to the table, refusing to eat certain foods, and lingering endlessly. Janet shares her view that all of these behaviors reflect 3 basic needs children have at mealtime, an…
 
Early childhood education luminary Rae Pica joins Janet to share her expertise about how children really learn and to debunk some common parenting myths that can impede a child’s natural development. Rae has dedicated herself to the mission of developing and educating the whole child. She is the author of 20 books, a popular keynote speaker, and th…
 
Three different families write to Janet about their children's challenging behaviors. In one case, a 2.5-year-old has resumed an old behavior of hitting and scratching, “but this time around it feels like he’s doing it with more purpose.” Another parent says that when their 5-year-old exhibits rude behavior and is called on it, he gets angry and ac…
 
Cassandra Lane is an author, Editor-in-Chief of “LA Parent Magazine,” and a mother (something she vowed she would never be). She joins Janet to discuss her new book “We Are Bridges” in which her personal journey from a childhood of poverty and racism to motherhood is juxtaposed against the traumas and upheavals of her ancestors. Her artful storytel…
 
Recently parents have written to Janet with concerns about their toddlers who are venturing back into the world post-Covid and seem afraid to interact with other children and adults. Several parents even use a similar description of their child seeming ‘frozen’ as they watch activity on a playground but refuse to join in. Janet offers some insight …
 
The last episode before the short summer break and the comeback. The Mets Jacob deGrom (what a surprise), the Giants & Jets, yaaay the Nets and Lakers lost and fast cars and cool ice. https://twitter.com/MandosBrain https://www.sportsonthebrain.fm/ https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sports-on-the-brain-1626167…
 
A YES space is a gift to both children and their parents. It offers children ownership of a safe place that encourages play, learning, creativity, agency, and a strong sense of self. Parents get to enjoy one the great pleasures of parenting – observing their infant or toddler as they explore and master the world around them. Janet describes YES spa…
 
My NY teams, no love for the Nets and summer break is coming! I just want to share with you guys and gals who I love in NY sports and how much I love this podcast thing...it's you, that's it. And I have something to say...like that's a surprise. https://twitter.com/MandosBrain https://www.sportsonthebrain.fm/ https://www.podchaser.com/users/mando…
 
In this bonus episode of Season 1 of Don't Sleep New York, our hosts break the usual DSNY format to have a candid, roundtable discussion about their personal ranked choices for NYC Mayor. There's some disagreements, some consensus and some laughs. Listen to our picks and let us know who you're voting for by DMing or commenting on our Instagram @don…
 
While all eyes have been on the upcoming mayoral primary, there are 5 other categories up for election on the same day. Sometimes referred to as the downballot, these other roles are not as prominent as the mayor, but just as important for local politics. On June 22nd, in addition to ranking votes for mayor, NYC will be voting for the New York City…
 
We're 1 week out from the NYC primary election and there's still a few candidates to cover. So Episode 9 of Don't Sleep New York explores 3 more candidates who have been getting a lot of attention during this race - Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, and Shaun Donovan. We explore who they are, some signature policies and moments, and their general vibe a…
 
ADHD and career coach Lynn Miner-Rosen is unique among counselors because her own life experience includes two children with ADHD, as well as her own mid-life diagnosis. In the face of severe personal crises, Lynn re-invented herself professionally time and again, and she uses these experiences to bring insight, empathy, and encouragement to both p…
 
The NY Knicks are in Atlanta for Game 3 against the Hawks. Will the diehard Knicks fans take over State Farm Arena and help rally the Knickerbockers to victory? Tunde joins the show with his expert analysis and perspective of being a die hard Knicks fan living in Atlanta. Go NY Go NY Go!!! https://twitter.com/MandosBrain https://www.sportsonthebrai…
 
Janet discusses children's crucial need for boundaries and how our authentic responses can free kids up to create and explore. She shares a success story from a parent who says that her son began constantly demanding she draw pictures for him after she "made a rookie mistake” by drawing for him one time. From that moment on, her son became obsessed…
 
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