Sep 20 • 42M

Factory Settings - E3. New Parenthood

Every worldview has an origin story

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Bridget Phetasy
Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
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Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.

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Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, sit down to discuss the joys and fears of new parenthood. They discuss being in the newborn bubble and deciding to take time and space just for their new family unit, Jeren's fears about who he was going to be after the baby, Bridget dealing with the hyper-vigilance of whether or not the baby is breathing, worrying whether they’re too selfish to be parents, the struggle of trying not to project your own fears and anxieties onto your children, doing something that's hard for your child that you know is good for them, and the love and fear that go hand-in-hand as parents.

This week’s question:

  • How do people (new parents in particular) manage, deal with, or get over their fears?

Episode 4 drops October 4th - New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.

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