The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure | POF133

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When we first dream of becoming parents, we naturally think ahead to what we want for our kids in terms of their education, interests, sports, languages, and even what musical instrument they will play. And when we have that child, some of these become solidified in our minds and expectations.

It’s natural to want the best for our children and to provide them with lots of opportunities. There are times though, where we get caught up in their activities, performance and interests and we put too much pressure on them to perform to a certain standard and it can do more harm than good.

I’m happy to welcome the distinguished Psychologist, educator and author, Dr. Christopher Thurber who co-wrote the book, “The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure”, to discuss pressure and praise and how we can avoid hurting our kids and encourage them instead.

In this episode, we talk about:

Good and bad kinds of pressure How to praise for effort versus outcome How to front-load empathy The six Ss of praise - Soon, Spontaneous, Sincere, Specific, Striving, and Stand alone Unconditional Love

For a copy of the author’s exclusive insights from their book, “The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure”, you can download it from the Parent Toolbox. www.parent-toolbox.com

About Christopher Thurber Chris Thurber, PhD, co-author of THE UNLIKELY ART OF PARENTAL PRESSURE, is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father with a BA from Harvard and a PhD in child and adolescent psychology from UCLA. He serves as a clinician and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy. Hendrie Weisinger, PhD, co-author of THE UNLIKELY ART OF PARENTAL PRESSURE, is a world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management, as well as the author of a number of bestselling books. He has consulted with and developed programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

Contact Information: Email: chris@drchristhurber.com Phone Number: (603) 557-8111

Social Media: Website: https://drchristhurber.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drchristhurber LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drchristhurber/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.thurber

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