Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.

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Can Local Honey Help Your Allergies

I’ve been hearing this for a while, and in theory, it makes a lot of sense. I don’t know a lot about bees and honey production, but I do know something about the biology behind immunizations. If your body encounters a small amount of something that triggers an immune response, all the cells that make […]

Five Ws to Help Your Child Build Resiliency

If you’d rather listen than read: (11 minute listen) Our children need to fail. They need to have a bad day, to feel sadness, to be disappointed. They need to work through frustration and anger and tough stuff. Why? Because they are little human beings who need to learn how to be big human beings […]

Parents: Good News, Science Has Our Back

(12 Minute listen here or on Spotify or Apple Podcasts) Save the Change is a weekly podcast that keeps it short, simple and actionable. There is good news when it comes to parenting! This news has been coming in pieces, so maybe it has been hard to see. We have been too close to the […]

10 Tips for College Visits

I don’t think I need to belabor the insanity that the college search has become. The pressure around this process, that starts for some as young as middle school, is intense and harmful to the mental wellbeing of many students and parents. HOWEVER, going to visit colleges can be really fun, and a great way […]

Parents: It’s Not What You Say, It’s …

Allow me to share my most recent parenting f&*k up with you, and how it helped remind me of something I know fundamentally to be true. Timing perhaps is everything.  (7 Minute Listen) Listen Here OR Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

The Dangers of Our “Want” Culture and How We Can Help Our Kids Navigate It

(10 minute listen) TRANSCRIPT: This is Save the Change, the podcast where we talk about the little tips and strategies, often, but not always regarding parenting, that can make living life, simply, a lot better. I’m Dr. Karen Latimer and today I want to tackle the culture of WANT we live in that I believe […]

The Gift of Knowing Your Child’s Love Language

  7 1/2 minute listen: I’m writing this the day before Valentine’s Day, so of course it makes sense to talk about love. We all parent differently, as we should, because we are all different people parenting wonderfully different children. The thing we all have in common is how much we love our kids. With the […]

Anxiety Hack for Your Kids: Open a Window

  8 MINUTE LISTEN I think a lot about how much we have complicated life, how with all of our modern advances designed to make life easer, we have unwittingly created a world of chaos. While I am very grateful for all that makes our world safer and more pleasant than it was in the […]

Eating to Boost Your Immune System

Coming off of the pandemic, we were all hoping for a healthy few years, but it seems like everyone has the flu, strep, mono or some “unnamed virus” right now. You’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and you’ve instructed your children to cough in their sleeve, to […]

Part 2: Four Strategies to Help Our Kids Rethink “Purpose”

(11 minute listen) (Click here to read or hear Part 1: 8 minute listen)   Last week, I raised the possibility that the way we are encouraging our kids is toxic to their mental health. Even if you are the most self-aware, laid back parent, your kids are still getting lots of messaging from the outside that could be […]