Cathy and Todd discuss why we “force” our children to try new things, and why this is usually about our fear rather than theirs. They also talk about the importance of strong moral character (based on this article from the Tribune), why we need to allow our children to process through their emotions, and why communal movie time can keep a family connected. They explain what it means to play “Psych”, and share some wisdom from Louis CK.

Resources from this podcast

Rex Hupke’s Tribune article   http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/

Other Resources

Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn won a Nautilus Book Award, National Indie Book Award, and International Book Award. Go here to order your book.COVER.300ppi.rgb

Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

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