Maybe it’s the American narrative around “tough love,” or maybe it’s our authoritarian upbringing, but regardless of the source, we are really good at being really hard on ourselves! In this episode, author and parent coach Carla Naumburg and I share the antidote: self-compassion. It’s a kind of love that can be learned and will help you become a more patient, calmer parent.
Three big takeaways from this episode:
1. Our brains are good at berating ourselves when something goes wrong
2. Harsh inner criticism makes it MORE likely that we’ll repeat the unskillful behavior
3. How to share self-compassion with our kids
Carla Naumburg is an author and clinical social worker who helps parents. Find out more about Carla – her books, Parenting In the Present Moment and Ready, Set, Breathe, more of her writing, and how to work with her at CarlaNaumburg.com.
With warmth and lovingkindness,
P.S. Download the FREE audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) mindfulmomguide.com.