We’re joined on the Starline by a clinical social worker, PH.D, author of “How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids” and mom. Her latest fun filled story is “You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to practice self-compassion and give yourself a break”. We welcome Carla Naumburg.
Carla, let’s go Beyond the Mic. How did the pandemic foul up parents more than they were fouled up in the first place?
Why is self-compassion so hard to embrace by parents but is so necessary right now?
So who showed you the secrets of compassion?
How do you react to stress do you fight, flight, freeze, flip out, fix or fawn?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Best thing about Librarians?
2. Favorite place in Santa Fe?
3. Favorite movie that involved women kicking ass of all time?
4. Last thing you crocheted after your concussion?
5. Last google search that didn’t have the term “Fun Facts about Farts”
6. Which is your favorite Schitt’s Creek episode?
7. What is something you fell in love with instantly that wasn’t a person?
8. What’s better than a picture of a chicken wearing tiny glow in the dark dinosaur arms?
What was the one common problem parents have that is easily fixed but they don’t want recognize it?
You say in your book, curiosity doesn’t make us feel better, it actually makes our parenting lives easier and more manageable. How is curiosity help you?
When you are dealing with kindness there’s a problem with self-care. How hard is it to take of other when we don’t take care of ourselves?
Best thing about your kids?
One Big Question:
In your book you say “Set your boundaries and respect them (your boundaries that is, not the jerks giving you side-eye). Be Relentless…” What is the one thing you have done that has given you freedom from the mean girls or the angry women of the PTA?
Carla Naumberg loves hunting for a house for her best friend, Wonder Woman and she wants you to read “You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to practice self-compassion and give yourself a break”. Carla thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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