Raising Resilient Kids
Our Guest today is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. For more than 30 years, she’s been sharing her research-backed, actionable strategies to help people cultivate more grit and dig deeper to clarify and achieve their toughest goals. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, she has authored six books which have been translated into multiple languages. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, and CNN just to name a few.
But grit wasn’t instinctive for our guest. In fact freeing herself from a childhood that was void of her mother’s love and packed with the secrets of covering up an eating disorder from her early teens all the way into her marriage, our guest had to cultivate grit to save her own life.
Without a memory of ever being hugged, kissed or having her held by her mother, our guest sort happiness in all the trapping of trophies, academic qualifications and the ideal picture lifestyle only to learn the hard way that a happy life is only created by finding happiness inside of ourselves first.
So please help me to welcome, a woman who has not only found her grit through her pain but is also helping thousands of others to do the same, the amazing Caroline Miller.
In Today’s episode we cover :
• What are the benefits of Grit
• Why do you think that there is a lack of Grit and is it something that we should be striving for.
• Our relationship with pain. Do we need to cultivate a different relationship with our pain and our discomfort to develop grit? If so what do we need to do?
• Why autonomy is critical is kids are to develop grit. One of the things you recommend that I love is to ask yourself what hard things did you do today.
• Key tips for developing more grit in ourselves and fostering grit in our kids.