In this episode of The Parent Compass on the SmartSocial.com Podcast, Co-Hosts Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick interview best-selling author Kelly Corrigan about life, parenting, and the invaluable lessons she's learned along the way. Kelly shares why it's important for parents to really listen to their teens.
Kelly talks about really listening to our kids and the importance of doing so without the goal of fixing. While it is soothing for us, she says, to solve problems for our kids, it is ten times more soothing to know that they can problem-solve for themselves. Truly listening allows parents to get to "the thing behind the thing behind the thing"--what kids are really trying to convey.
Kelly tackles the power of saying "no," and reflects on how developing this skill has added so much freedom to her life, and she gets candid about looking back on the way she was raised to inform her own parenting. She delivers her musings, observations, and wisdom with humility, humor, and a great talent for relatability.
About our guest:
Kelly Corrigan is the author of four New York Times bestselling memoirs, earning her the title of “The Poet Laureate of the ordinary” from the Huffington Post and the “voice of a generation” from O Magazine. She is curious and funny and eager to go well past the superficial in every conversation. She also has a new PBS TV show called Tell Me More and a podcast, Kelly Corrigan Wonders: https://www.kellycorrigan.com/podcast
About our hosts:
Jenn Curtis, MSW, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker, owner of FutureWise Consulting. Cindy Muchnick, MA, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker. Check out their new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World: www.parentcompassbook.com
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