Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Deep Dive: Two moms with different parenting styles raising a strong-willed child

Episode Summary

<p>Raising a strong-willed child can feel like you're constantly locked in a power struggle. The same goes for parenting when your partner differs in approach. But here's something to consider in any relationship: When we prioritize connection over being right, we can begin to work together against a problem... instead of seeing each other as the problem. In this Deep Dive episode, mothers Jessica and Joanna come to Dr. Becky for advice on raising their opinionated daughter Jada differently from how they were raised, while navigating their own clashing parenting styles. As the three explore what's behind their tough moments with Jada, they discuss breaking intergenerational cycles, infusing difficult moments with playfulness, and switching up their rigid roles as parents. As always, Dr. Becky provides actionable takeaways for tricky situations—modeling scripts and strategies along the way. <p/> <p/> <p/> Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: <p/> Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: <p/> Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: <p/> <p/> Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:<p/> <p/> FEED is an impact driven lifestyle brand on a mission to end childhood hunger. Every FEED purchase helps provide school meals to kids in need. Head to for an exclusive offer on your first purchase. <p/> Outschool has over 150,000 live interactive classes for kids. Go to and use the code GOODINSIDE to get $20 off your first class.