Have you ever had the thought:

How can I give my kids a normal childhood, when mine was anything but?

Or the thought:

I’ve been through so much recently, how can I parent? I feel like I’m broken in some ways, and I don’t want that to affect my kids?

I have.


I’m Dr. Robyn Koslowitz, a clinical psychologist who specializes in both trauma and parenting.

I started this podcast because I’ve had both of those questions. Wherever I go in the world – whether it’s while teaching a parenting class, speaking at a conference, or interviewing a toy inventor – I meet people with this question.

This podcast is for the broken toys, the cracked vessels, the people who have been shattered and repaired. We, more than most, know just how valuable the parenting relationship is. We, more than most, know what a healthy childhood isn’t – and we want to provide it to our kids.

Now, after Covid-19, we are ALL Post-Traumatic Parents.

Here’s the thing: Our traumas can either be our greatest problem, or our greatest superpower. Knowing how to relate to our trauma can help us grow as people and as parents.

On this podcast, I’m going to cover research on parenting, on healthy child development, on trauma, and on resilience. I’m going to talk to the people behind that research, to find out what prompted their work, and how we can use it in our parenting and personal growth. We’re not only going to hear about the implications of research – we’re going to hear about the origin story of the inquiry, and how the researcher’s life experiences prompted their work.

I’m also going to talk to experts from fields not normally associated with trauma – business leaders, behavioral scientists, and entrepreneurs. I believe that people who have experienced trauma are natural disruptors, and we can learn from other innovative thinkers.

Because Post-Traumatic Parents want to learn how to connect with their children in a healthier manner, I’m going to bring new games, toys, and storybooks to your attention, by interviewing toy manufacturers, inventors, and authors. Post-Traumatic Parents can benefit from learning how to use play and story time to hack their traumas into better attachment with their kids.

Please remember, this podcast is intended to educate, inform, and entertain. Please do not use this podcast as a substitute for psychotherapy. If listening to this podcast makes you want to engage in psychotherapy, that’s great! Please find a mental health professional licensed in your jurisdiction. View Terms of Use here.

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