Today’s episode features guest Maureen Healy, who is an author, blog writer for Psychology Today and her latest book, The Emotionally Healthy Child is available now!
Maureen has worked with the Dalai Lama, and recalls the impact of being around such a profound energy and propelling that to expand her own self.
Her big, essential takeaway is to release emotions constructively when they are small. Observing your past in the way you were parented and deciding what you want to change and new habits and beliefs to adapt.
Role modeling is the number 1, science has proven this fact time and time again. Remembering that our small children do not yet have the skill set, so compassion is necessary.
When teaching your child to notice their emotions empower them by saying “you are bigger than your emotions” later brainstorming choices for the future that could work better for the child, and for the other people who were affected.
This skill set is built overtime with repetition. Stability and consistency in positive guidance is key.
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About my guest
Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, speaker and expert on children’s emotional health (especially our sensitive ones). Her latest book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, has a preface by the Dalai Lama and is often bought with Growing Happy Kids, which won multiple awards. She also is a child development expert at Psychology Today, which has reached millions of parents worldwide.
With more than 15 years of global experience, Maureen continues to work with parents and children directly. Currently, she runs a mentoring program for highly sensitive children (link) and is a resource to parents globally. Sharon Salzberg, best-selling author said: “Maureen offers wise and practical strategies for adults who hope to guide children toward a lifetime of confidence and true happiness.”
Maureen’s traditional educational credentials include a BA in Psychology and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She also completed her doctoral coursework in Child Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, which is based in Santa Barbara, California. As an avid learner and teacher, Maureen seeks to grow from every person she meets and experience she has. “Life is never boring” she says.
Resources and links
- Maureen Healy’s web site
- Connect with her on Facebook
- Follow her on Twitter
- The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices
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