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The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with advice and understanding from empathetic experts, honest parents, and teens who are willing to talk. It’s for all parents looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the feeling that you're probably doing a lot better than you think, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. 

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May 1, 2019

Empathy is a muscle, and in this episode, we’ll talk about how to exercise that muscle with some easy tips on how to raise kind and charitable kids, even with limited time. In Off the Record, our panel of kids answers a question about how to encourage your kids to give back. And one mom Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about how her philosophy of caring about her community didn’t seem to be sinking in with her son. Plus, a special version of our Safe Kids Tip of the Week.


Natalie Silverstein

Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is the volunteer coordinator of Doing Good Together in New York City. She is a passionate advocate for family service, and is a frequent consultant and presenter to parents, faculty, students, and community groups on the subject. She has been a writer and editor for several nonprofits, and is a contributor to parenting blogs GrownandFlow.com and Mommypoppins.com. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Providence College and a Master's Degree in Public Health from Yale University. She and her family regularly make time to volunteer in their community.