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One Broken Mom
Understanding our History of Parenting
March 24, 2019 Amee Quiriconi

Ameé brings back on to the show Karine Bell. Karine is a healing mother as well as a somatic experience therapist who hosts a podcast called “Bold as Love.” Karine’s work is aimed directly as mothers who are undertaking the task of healing childhood traumas in themselves so that they can become the powerful parent they have always wanted to be. 

In this episode, Ameé and Karine talk about the cultural influences over the last century and how the parenting advice our parents and grandparents was developed. Because by looking at what the leading pop child psychologists of the early 20th century, we can start to see some of the flawed and dangerous thinking that became the ‘norm’ for many mothers that resulted in unintentional childhood traumas in our families. 

Topics in the Episode Include:

  • The introduction of Child Psychology and the leading ideas from Luther Emmett Holt and John Watson
  • How The Great Depression and World War II affected our grandparents and parents
  • Dr. Spock and his guidance to mothers in 1946 to trust their instincts
  • What to do when our “instincts” are mixed with trauma
  • The flaws with crowd-sourcing for parenting advice on social media today

 

Resources

Karine Bell’s Website
Bold as Love Podcast Link

Karine Bell on Instagram
Karine Bell on Facebook

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