Dr. Becky Kennedy Biography
Becoming a parent is a stage many people admire but only a few are familiar with the frustrations, anxiety, and stress of parenthood especially when the kids are small or in their teenage years. Parenting is such as critical stage in a person’s life because if it is not handled well it affects how a person behaves in adulthood. Dr. Becky Kennedy or Rebecca Kennedy became an internet sensation when she started creating content about parenting. Her passion for good parenting birthed an influential Instagram page, podcast, workshops, and book. Professionally, Dr. Becky is a clinical psychologist, consultant, and the CEO of Good Inside.
Dr. Becky Kennedy Age and Husband
Dr. Becky is 40 and living with her husband and 3 children in Manhattan, New York. Based on our observations, Becky does not subscribe to any religion. She practices yoga and meditation to stay healthy. Mrs Kennedy grew up in an ordinary American home with the ambition of becoming a psychologist.
Dr. Becky Kennedy Education and Career
Her passion for humanity led her to Duke University where she did a degree in Psychology. She later upped her education by doing a ph.D for Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.
Becky’s education credentials earned her an extern opportunity at Bellevue Hospital in the Forensic Inpatient Unit and another at Gouverneur Hospital. In 2009, she interned for 1 year at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. She later became a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University before getting her first job as a Parent Guidance Consultant at Seedling Group.
On the side, she was a private clinical psychologist and consultant. She quit her job at Seedling Group and went full-time as a private Consultant in 2021. The decision to go solo came after she wrote a viral post on Instagram.
“Most young kids will remember how their family home felt during the coronavirus panic more than anything specific about the virus. Our kids are watching us and learning about how to respond to stress and uncertainty. Let’s wire our kids for resilience, not panic. How? Scroll for some tips.”
The post went viral and what became an all of a sudeen post became regular post that go viral. She realized that social media lacked a space for parent to learn about parenting and a person who is familiar with teh struggles of a parent. Dr. Becky began sharing content about parenting and the struugles of raising children when they are at different stages in life.
Dr. Becky Kennedy Good Inside
Her Instagram post translated into an Instagram page on parenting, a podcast, a workshop, and a book. She has held workshops that have raised more than $2 million. In the workshops, she shares tips on how to train a chain during their potty stages and how to respond to them when they are in their feelings.
In her podcast, Dr. Becky Kennedy invites parenting experts and parents to share their ideas and experiences in how they deal with different challenges. Some of the topics they have dealt with are
- The Most Powerful Intervention for Siblings,
- The Power of Letting Kids Struggle, Kids! Parenting
- When They’re Not Just Like Us,
- Your Motherhood is Only as Powerful as Your Personhood
- I Wish I’d Had That As A Kid.
In her parenting advice, Dr. Becky has coined words like Most Generous Interpretation (MGI), a bad behavior interpretation style that teaches a parent to learn that bad behavior from children is a sign of teaching a skill to counter the bad behavior.
Mrs Kennedy is also vocal about repairing parent behavior instead of apologizing. She believes that allowing a parent to repair their behavior, makes them learn from their personal mistakes.
Becky also advises parents to be careful about how they talk to their kids because it becomes the language kids speak to themselves.
Her passion for seeing parenting thrive encourages Dr. Becky Kennedy to continue posting positive content on social media and podcasts. She also authored a book called Good Inside, which goes deeper into parenting. Good Side became a New York Best Seller by surpassing Atomic Habit, which has been at the helm for a long time.
Dr. Becky Kennedy Criticism
Despite her passion for helping people, Dr. Becky has been in other people’s bad books. She has been criticized for profiting from desperate parents.
She also raised brows when she said that Divorce does not Mess Kids up. Regardless, Dr. Becky Kennedy has stuck to her guns and continued with creating content. Her fame has spread in international media outlets like TIME, TED Talks, The Guardian, CNN, the CUT, and Finacial Times. She has joined other people like Dr Sue Varma and Kobe Campbell in dealing with people’s most pressing and silent issues.
Summary of Personal Details
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Clinical Psychologist
Height: probably 5 feet and 1 inches
Net Worth: approx $10 million