Meet our experts.

Meet our experts.

The Common Parent is extremely proud of our network of parenting experts and thought leaders. Their invaluable insights have helped us create a place for our Members to get the real answers and advice they need to deal with modern-day parenting. 


When you become a Member of The Common Parent, our library of interviews, webinars, podcasts and weekly round-ups is at your fingertips 24/7 with new topics and experts being added every month. 


Check out the experts we have featured so far:


Coach Carey

Certified Life Coach and motivational speaker, Raia (also known as Coach Carey) is passionate about encouraging others to tap into the confidence they never knew they had.



Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Find Your Inner Confidence

Raia 'Coach' Carey equips us with tangible tools and tactics to foster confidence in ourselves and our tweens and teens.

Dr. Jody Carrington 

PhD, Child Psychologist, rarely treats kids, she believes the answer is in teaching the 'big people' in their lives and likes to support teachers, first responders and parents to help empower struggling kids.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Handle Compassion Fatigue

Dr. Jody Carrington teaches us all about the very real form of burnout called Compassion Fatigue. What she has to say leaves us comforted and she also arms us with specific and easy tactics that can be implemented right now to help combat Compassion Fatigue that is so prevalent in todays social climate.

Dr. Lisa Damour 

PhD, Psychologist, Education and Child Development expert, NY Times Best Selling Author (2x), columnist and Internationally acclaimed speaker


Past Interview Topic(s):

 Stress And Anxiety In Girls

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses how stress and anxiety affects our tween and teen girls from their online lives to everyday family life. Dr. Damour offers us her wisdom and amazing insight into what is 'normal' and healthy development. 85% of this information is also relatable and usable for parents of boys.

 Tackling Back To School Anxiety

Dr. Lisa Damour shares her expert strategies to help parents get to what really matters for our kids development and success when things can still seem so uncertain in our Post-COVID world.

Jake Ernst 

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, interested in unexplored feelings, unprocessed trauma, and unmet attachment needs in childhood adolescence and adulthood as a catalyst for mental unhealth and unwellness.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Navigate Anxiety In Kids

How can we help our kids manage their anxiety? What do we need to know about anxiety and what do they need to know about anxiety to help navigate it. Are we seeing anxiety show up more commonly in people now than 20-30 years ago? Jake Ernst, MSW, from Straight Up Health helps us navigate everything we need to know.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Sexuality And Gender Identity

Jake Ernst, from Straight Up Health is back to share some of his own lived experiences and help us navigate what to do, what to say, and how to raise more inclusive children.

Dr. Scott Hadland

Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Mass General Hospital For Children, Harvard Medical School. Pediatrician and Addiction Specialist for youth and families affected by substance use.


Past Interview Topic(s):

Teens And Addiction

Dr. Scott Hadland gives us the game plan for parents to help unroll all the most current information on substance use in youth.

Julie Lythcott Haims

Stanford, Harvard Law, and California College of Arts-educated Julie believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. NYT bestselling author of 'How To Raise An Adult' and 'Your Turn: How To Be An Adult' as well as award-winning poetry memoir 'Real American', which illustrates her experience as a black and biracial person in white spaces.


Past Interview Topic(s):

Overparenting And How To Raise An Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about the effects of helicopter parenting/overparenting, and gives us great tips and tools to help us provide the love and guidance our kids need to successfully launch into the world!

Dr. Jess O'Reilly

Ph.D., Counsellor, Speaker, Author, Media personality. Her Ph.D. studies included developing training programs in sex education and undergrad degrees focused on equity and sexual diversity.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Talk To Teens About Sex

Dr. Jess helps us navigate how to talk to our tweens and teens about sex. This is, for most of us, an incredibly intimidating topic to talk about with our tweens and teens. In this interview, we discuss how to start the conversation, some tools we can lean on, and even some new perspectives about porn.

Alyson Schafer 

MA, Counselling. Adlerian family counsellor, author and internationally acclaimed expert who empowers families by sharing her principles, rules and tools for raising cooperative, resilient kids.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Understand Your Kids Moods

We sat down with Alyson Schafer to ask her what we can do when our kids moods happen to come out of nowhere and what we can do about it when it's us they want a response from.

Natural Consequences

Alyson Schafer gives us all of the insight in this latest episode about how we can use Natural Consequences to lead them to make the right decisions and in general, just be better humans.

Nedra Tawwab

Therapist, Relationship Expert, NYT Best Selling Author, helping people create healthy relationships.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Implement Boundaries

We sat down with Nedra Glover Tawwab, a licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert, to find out how we can implement boundaries in order to create healthy relationships with ourself and with others.

Dr. Natasha Williams

Psychologist, on a mission to remove the stigma of mental illness among ethnic communities, and provide a safe space for mental health discussions.


Past Interview Topic(s):

How To Put Yourself First And Gain Confidence

How do we, as moms, put ourselves first when we feel like we constantly have to cater to everyone around us first before we ever give something back to ourselves? Dr. Natasha Williams, your new girl crush, joins us to talk about how we can put ourselves first and build confidence to make us better in every single way – as partners, friends, parents, and people.

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