Introduction to Episode
I sat down with Danielle Bettmann, of Wholeheartedly, to discuss what it takes to parent, and as a byproduct of our times, what it takes to parent in COVID. She advocates for wholehearted parenting, a way where we look at our needs and then serve our kids.
Podcast Episode Summary
Danielle is rich with information, tips, strategies, and a great understanding of what kids and parents both need to be able live successful lives under normal pressure, and especially under global pandemic pressure. In this episode, we discuss her vision for a new world (where core needs for kids are met in their first 7 years), many (many) tips and things to look for in parenting, and a recognition that parenting is the hardest job in the world.
“We don’t know what we don’t know until we know it.”
“[I want to see a world where] we meet [the] core needs [of kids in their] first seven years.”
(On discussing how our world could change.) “Every $1 invested in the first seven years of life, pays out seven times.”
“Parenting is the hardest job in the world.”
“If we are doing the hardest job in the world, we need all the training and preparation.”
- Confessions of a Scary Mommy https://www.scarymommy.com/the-scary-mommy-manifesto/?fbclid=IwAR0McxyS6bXCpmhC7N6e3bJl6FmeBXnKuME1xVbq7zQHHb8-INPUwdMiOPk
(The article I remembered specifically talked about the mom shaming before pregnancy and how humbling motherhood is. The author used a phrase to call her pre-pregnant self, Ms. Judgy Mc Judgy Pants.)
- Ross Greene, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, is another lens of whole parenting and looking at the whole child. See his work at Lives in the Balance, https://www.livesinthebalance.org.
- Chrissy Marquadt, on Motherhood and more, https://michellelasley.com/2020/05/motherhood-and-serial-entrepreneurship-an-interview-with-chrissy-marquardt/.
- Visit Danielle at parentingwholeheartedly.com
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