Parenting in the Darkest Seasons with Kristina Kuzmic
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How do we manage negativity and misery while still finding things to be grateful for? How do we pass these skills on to our children?
Kristina Kuzmic, writer, creator, and mother, is joining me today during today’s Language of Love Conversation to discuss personalized parenting for our children, how we can support them through their mental health struggles, and how to combat insecurity and uncertainty with grace. She is a big believer, as am I, in the power of authenticity and vulnerability in developing close relationships and unity.
She also unpacks her journey through her current profession, her early projects, the impact of her Wednesday Night Dinners, how she fosters gratitude through her “Yeah, but…” game, and her son’s dark season of depression.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- Why there is no “one size fits all” model for parenting
- The subtle ways we label our children
- Reframing traits that are categorized as “negative”
- The power of authenticity
- The impact of focusing on the things you CAN do
- The “Yeah, but…” Game
- Why shame is the shittiest motivator
- Encouraging our children to prioritize their mental health
- Parenting children who are struggling
Visit Kristina Kuzmic’s website, check out her book, Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still, and watch her YouTube video with her son to learn more about how they moved through that challenging and scary season.
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