Parenting is hard, but it's even harder when you feel alone and have only the sounds of Cocomelon to keep you company. Betches Media’s Childproof is a parenting chat show for when you’re craving adult conversation. As parents to three kids each, co-hosts Gwenna Laithland and Tori Phantom have been there. They know that sometimes our kids are the ones on the verge of a tantrum, and that sometimes it’s us.

Childproof attempts to figure out the dos, don’ts, and f*ck its of modern parenthood. From yelling at your kids (we’ve all done it) to finding a sleep schedule that doesn’t ruin your life, Gwenna and Tori share the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned, and are eager to share their experiences through a mix of one-on-one conversations, guest appearances, and input from listeners revealing their own parenting secrets. Clearly, we could use some help from everyone… and their mother.

Latest Episodes

Where to Start

Why Is Her Butt So Big?

Kids say the darnedest things. In this episode, Tori and Gwenna discuss how to handle kids saying mean sh*t. They emphasize teaching children about social norms, empathy, and the impact of their words. They also stress the importance of teaching intent versus impact and navigating sarcasm and phrases like "no offense" and "just kidding." To close they read off some listener emails about childhood memories and Furby nightmares.

Let Your Kids Get Hurt

Bring out the feelings wheel! In this episode, Gwenna and Tori emphasize the importance of allowing children to experience and express their emotions. They share practical tools like the ‘feelings wheel’ and ‘catastrophe scale’ to help children regulate their emotions, and discuss the role of boundaries, including the necessity of making children mad to enforce them. They share their own experiences, highlighting the need for parents to model emotional intelligence, repair mistakes, and distinguish between big feelings and trauma. The Feelings Wheel:

Don't Compare Yourself To Yourself

This will definitely be a core memory. In this episode, Gwenna and Tori discuss their issues with the movie Inside Out and how it introduced 'core memories' into society. They share how comparing themselves to their own highlight reels is a common occurrence among parents, but even their bloopers aren't as bad as they think. The duo swap core memory stories from both their past as well as ones they have unintentionally given their kids.

The Hosts

Tori Phantom
Tori Phantom grew up in upstate New York. When they became a mom, they decided to do better by their kids than their parents had done by them. Tori moved to Kentucky in 2017 with their partner and three kids. In 2020, they decided to post a fun little cooking video to pass the pandemic time. Shortly thereafter, they began discussing their gentle and responsive approach to parenting and haven’t stopped. From letting their kid lock their bedroom door to handling meltdowns with compassion and empathy, Tori’s shared experiences have helped shape the parenting dynamic of hundreds of thousands of families across the globe.
Gwenna Laithland
Gwenna got her start as a writer at the age of 18. She branched out into content marketing soon after and has worked with museums, professional sports teams, accounting firms, and universities to help refine their content. When she became a mom in 2008, she noticed a very distinct lack of parenting resources that resonated with her. It would take two more kids and more than a decade to do something about that. She started Momma Cusses in 2019 in hopes of normalzing modern motherhood and giving moms a place to connect and feel less alone. Gwenna currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, her crop of three wombfruit, and two very spoiled dogs.