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Pandemic Parenting with Dr. Leonard Sax

Physician, psychologist, and best-selling author Dr. Leonard Sax returns to Plugged In with insights into the latest science around the pandemic, teen anxiety, and ways parents can navigate our current reality. This episode is packed with Dr. Sax's customary brilliance, wit, and sound advice as he offers analysis on everything from knives in German kindergartens to the right number of minutes our kids should spend on social media.

Drawing on the latest research and from his fourth book, The Collapse of Parenting, Dr. Sax provides timely wisdom on best practices for parents that serve as a guidepost for the current circumstances of the pandemic as well for forming healthy and virtuous habits in our adolescents that will last them a lifetime.

You can listen below or download the podcast on iTunes.


Olivia Huie and her husband and two sons stand in front of a door at their home.

Dr. Leonard Sax provided care for children and adults in a family practice outside Washington, D.C, for more than 18 years. He has spent two decades visiting over 400 schools to research the causes of American adolescent's decline in academic performance and social-emotional well-being.

For the past 17 years, Dr. Sax has led workshops, authored books, and given keynotes to address the conclusions of his research. He has been a guest on countless national and international media sources, including the TODAY Show (five times), CNN (three times), Headline News, PBS, Fox News (four times), NPR's Weekend Edition, and the BBC. His books include Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and The Collapse of Parenting, a New York Times bestseller.