A listener letter by inspired this important conversation about parenting during this era of mass school shootings. How do we send our kids to school when school doesn’t feel safe? Is our fear in line with the actual risk, not only about school shootings, but other dangers our children face? How do we balance nurturing their independence while doing our protective jobs as parents?
In Episode 135 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to these big questions with the help of licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. Asha interviews Jon, who brings both his therapeutic and parenting wisdom to the conversation. They talk about the first steps parents can take to move through fear, the connection between fear and surrender, transforming righteous anger into action, how to talk to kids about your fears, and not just functioning but thriving in an unpredictable world.
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Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year.
Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com