Cathy and Todd discuss Caroline Adams Miller’s book Getting Grit, about what grit really means, and why we need to be thoughtful about the kind of grit we are using and promoting. They share some clips from her interview with Jonathan Field’s on The Good Life Project, and explain why self-awareness, compassion, and connection are essential in becoming a force for good. They also discuss the challenges with participation trophies or awards and offer new insight into why these are only a symptom rather than the problem. They discuss why giving our kids space to find their own grit is essential, and why humility, community, and confidence are essential in keeping our goals healthy and manageable.

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Cathy’s 3rd book, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn won the National Indie Excellence 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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Parent from more love and less from fear
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Integrate straight-forward and practical mindfulness techniques into your busy life
Be the parent you truly want to be

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Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.

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