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Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

Update: 2023-01-26


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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with teacher, parent, and an emotional development expert Alyssa Blask Campbell, who runs Seed and Sew, an organization that is passionate about helping early childhood educators, parents and children create an emotionally intelligent world together. Alyssa and I talk about how parenting has moved from being an instinctive process to one that is guided by experts, how the wellbeing of the parent impacts the wellbeing of the child, how to recognize and develop resilience in children, how to avoid pathologizing childhood, and so much more!

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2:34 Why Alyssa is passionate about helping parents & children

4:02 How to raise emotionally intelligent children

7:10 It is never too late to change how you parent!

11:20 The importance of teaching children empathy

15:18 Fragility versus resilience in kids

20:40 The myth of the perfect parent

24:45 How to avoid pathologizing childhood

32:05 The power of collaborative parenting

35:00 Why you need to practice self-care as a parent

42:45 How to meet a child where they are & help them grow


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Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

Dr. Caroline Leaf