Want to learn how to make good decisions with ease, step into your confidence as a parent or leader … and tap into a profound sense of empathy that will strengthen all your relationships?
I did too! That’s why I’m beyond grateful that Dr. Becky agreed to come on Dear Gabby to teach us brilliant strategies for all of the above ^^^ and to answer some rapid-fire questions from our community!
You, Dear Gabby listeners, came up with some really profound questions for Becky, and so did my closest friends.
My text messages were BLOWING UP when I recorded this episode of Dear Gabby.
Knowing that I had a revered clinical psychologist and parenting expert on the show, my friends started feverishly sending me messages like these:
“OMG pleeease ask Dr. Becky how I should handle screen time for my toddler.”
“Ideas for separating a kid from her binkie?????”
“How do I stay calm when my kid is having an epic tantrum—like, flailing limbs in the grocery store?”
And of course, I had a few parenting questions I had to get in there too! (Listen to today’s Big Talk to hear me talk about the thing that scares the s**t out of me as a mom.)
But as it turns out, this conversation didn’t just touch on child-rearing.
This Big Talk has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to step into their confidence as a leader, sharpen their decision-making skills and gain a deeper understanding of their relationship patterns.
In short, this conversation is packed with the BEST parenting advice, which I use in ALL my relationships.
How to Make Good Decisions & Other Life Lessons
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to be a sturdy leader and make kids—or anyone you manage or lead—feel safe and taken care of
- How to make good decisions and stick to them, regardless of people’s reactions
- Why sticking to your decisions is actually regulating for your child’s nervous system (and is beneficial in ANY relationship)
- How to prepare kids—and yourself!—to cope with frustration, and to use it as a tool for self-development
- How to be collaborative and warm while keeping your boundaries intact as a leader
It’s Never Too Late
We covered a LOT of ground. But when I asked Dr. Becky to share the number-one question people ask her, I was so moved by her response.
Beyond wanting to enhance their relationships with their kids, colleagues or friends, so many people are longing to develop a stronger bond with their inner child. But they’re not even sure that’s possible.
People come to Dr. Becky to ask, Is it too late?
Well, here’s the good news, my friend: It is NEVER too late to heal your childhood wounds and make your inner child feel safe, seen and soothed.
This episode will give you hope that it’s never too late for you to find deep, unshakable peace with your child, your inner child or anyone else you have a relationship with.
I am so psyched to share this Big Talk with you.
A Tool to Help You Heal Childhood Wounds
And in the meantime, I designed a quick, free tool that’s really going to serve you. This will help you heal any childhood wounds that might be holding you back from forming the fulfilling relationships you know are possible … but can’t seem to attract.
Our attachment styles are formed in early childhood, and they affect every single relationship you have as an adult—whether it’s your relationship with your kids, your employees or yourself. My What’s Your Attachment Style? quiz will help you discover your attachment style in just 2 minutes.
When you discover your attachment style, it’s like shining a spotlight on your relationship patterns. You’ll gain so much clarity on why you behave the way that you do in relationships. AND when I send you your quiz results, I’ll offer tips for breaking free from patterns that are no longer serving you.
Get More Gabby
The following are helpful resources and books I mention in the episode.
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, mother of three kids and host of the popular Good Inside with Dr. Becky podcast. She was called the “Millennial parenting whisperer” by Time magazine, and has tips for helping everyone—parents and non-parents alike—make decisions and feel sturdy in the face of big emotions. You can learn more about her here. I’m so psyched to have her back on the show!
If you want to listen to my first Big Talk with Dr. Becky, check it out here.
Want an easy way to improve your relationship with your child? Our attachment style affects every relationship in our life—including the one we have with our kids! If you want to learn your attachment style and become a more effective parent and leader, take my free, 2-minute What’s Your Attachment Style? quiz. This will reveal so much about why you behave the way you do as a parent, caretaker or leader … and it will open you up to more love and connection in every area of our life.
In my book Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace I share more techniques for caring for your child—and inner child.
Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each week I deliver brand new workshops, guided meditations, live group meditations, community connection and so much more. Plus, it’s easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet. Click here to join.
If you feel you need more support, feel free to explore this list of safety, recovery and mental health resources.
This podcast is intended to educate, inspire and support you on your personal journey toward inner peace. I am not a psychologist or a medical doctor and do not offer any professional health or medical advice. If you are suffering from any psychological or medical conditions, please seek help from a qualified health professional.
Transcript coming soon…