One Broken Mom

Parenting in Unpeaceful Times with Dr. Laura Markham

June 14, 2020 Amee Quiriconi Season 3 Episode 5
One Broken Mom
Parenting in Unpeaceful Times with Dr. Laura Markham
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One Broken Mom
Parenting in Unpeaceful Times with Dr. Laura Markham
Jun 14, 2020 Season 3 Episode 5
Amee Quiriconi

First, yes, it was confirmed that "unpeaceful" is a real word. In this episode, Ameé brings back to the show Dr. Laura Markham, creator of Aha! Parenting, therapist, coach, and author of "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids." Originally the plan was to have a conversation about the challenges of parenting children during a worldwide pandemic, but then with the brutal death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the whole country was thrust into the largest civil rights movement in human history. Recorded on June 3, 2020, Ameé then asked Laura to talk with her about parenting our kids and ourselves through social justice, anti-racism, and how to prepare for the upcoming Presidential elections, regardless of political affiliations. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What do when a parent’s stresses are being activated or re-traumatized
  • What are the age-appropriate discussions to have with kids about race & racism?
  • What are good strategies for hiding our stresses from our kids in ways that don’t activate them but in a way that allows for their emotional development?
  • What is okay for our kids to see and what can be harmful or activating for children? 
  • Teaching our kids Media Literacy
  • How to teach kids about fairness, equality, racism and activism

Resources:
Dr. Laura Markham's Website

Article mentioned in the episode:
https://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/talking-with-children-about-racism-police-brutality-and-protests

Show Notes

First, yes, it was confirmed that "unpeaceful" is a real word. In this episode, Ameé brings back to the show Dr. Laura Markham, creator of Aha! Parenting, therapist, coach, and author of "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids." Originally the plan was to have a conversation about the challenges of parenting children during a worldwide pandemic, but then with the brutal death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the whole country was thrust into the largest civil rights movement in human history. Recorded on June 3, 2020, Ameé then asked Laura to talk with her about parenting our kids and ourselves through social justice, anti-racism, and how to prepare for the upcoming Presidential elections, regardless of political affiliations. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What do when a parent’s stresses are being activated or re-traumatized
  • What are the age-appropriate discussions to have with kids about race & racism?
  • What are good strategies for hiding our stresses from our kids in ways that don’t activate them but in a way that allows for their emotional development?
  • What is okay for our kids to see and what can be harmful or activating for children? 
  • Teaching our kids Media Literacy
  • How to teach kids about fairness, equality, racism and activism

Resources:
Dr. Laura Markham's Website

Article mentioned in the episode:
https://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/talking-with-children-about-racism-police-brutality-and-protests