Dr. Becky Kennedy is out to rethink how parents raise their children. With her podcast, Good Inside with Dr. Becky, she makes the case once a week that, indeed, there is a better way.
In the trailer for Good Inside, the clinical psychologist and mom outlines what she believes is her specialty. And that's "translating deep thoughts about parenting into practical, actionable strategies." She wants the framework of her podcast to "make sense and feel good inside." Sure, tough love may still have a place in the 21st century. But based on the reaction online, there must be something to this more practical, soulful approach.
Dr. Becky Kennedy's Instagram posts first surfaced right when the pandemic hit. Her more profound technique for managing parenthood got an audience right away. It seemed to be what tens of thousands of millennials cooped up with their young kids needed to hear. She confirmed they were not, in fact, horrible parents, and they were doing a good job raising their kids.
Soon she launched both Good Inside, the podcast, and Good Inside, the online platform. Those tens of thousands of Instagram followers became hundreds of thousands of listeners. And the workshops she began selling at GoodInside.com made her wealthy. In 2022, Dr. Becky Kennedy released Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be. The book became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Time magazine called her the Millennial Parenting Whisperer in a June 2021 feature. These days, every flashy magazine article about her uses that term. But it's beginning to look like Dr. Becky Kennedy's approach to parenting may not be a fleeting trend.
So it is possible to think the Good Inside with Dr. Becky podcast could be a soundtrack of a new parenting model. Her methods may well be in use for generations to come.