Episode 64: When You Want to Empower Your Kids In the Midst of Life's Realities with Lauren B Part 1
EPISODE 64 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When You Want to Empower Your Kids In the Midst of Life's Realities with Lauren B Part 1
Lauren B is mother to 11 and 14 year old sons. Recently, the summer camp that the kids are in, faced a flu outbreak. Her older son shared with Lauren how he feels haunted by the pandemic and all of the stresses and fears they went through.
This hit Lauren as she began to question how to give her boys an optimistic outlook on life when there is so much going on in the world that’s not positive. The topic started weighing on her. She doesn't want to be a Pollyanna but doesn’t want to hide life’s realities from her sons either.
On today’s episode we talk about how to tactfully engage in real life conversations with your kids. We talk about how important it is for kids to develop coping mechanisms and resilience while we validate their feelings with intentional language. We discuss raising children who want to be engaged in the issues and not just feel fear. How do we activate our children and give them a sense of control towards making a change?
“I think the message is yes, this is hard. Validating that feeling 100%. Because it is. And yeah it stinks when your friends are coming and going and you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. And yet you get through it.”- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- Tips for language and strategies for validation, honesty and empowerment.
- Tips for understanding where your child is emotionally and how much you want to share.
- Language for helping your kid feel empowered in the world and not helpless.
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