Episode 36 “Resilience” ft. Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. As a parent I struggle with this with my kid. When I see him hurt, or about to get hurt, I want to make it better. We all want to make it better. But are we making it worse by always running to our kids and trying to protect them from everything? By doing this we are not teaching them to be resilient. We aren’t teaching them to bounce back. We aren’t teaching them to problem solve and to be ready for the inevitable downturns ahead. Today on Episode 36 we bring on parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa to teach us more about this important topic of resilience.

Topics discussed on this show:

  • Introduction to Dr. G and her passion for teaching resilience.
  • What is resilience at relates to kids and parents?
  • Why is it so important to teach kids to be resilient?
  • Strategies to help build more resilient kids.
  • The concept of empathy and how this relates to resilience.
  • Is there such think as tough love, what does this mean?
  • Teaching resilience to anxious children.

“Don’t just be strong, be mental strong!”

Episode 21 “CBD Oil”

Marijuana use for therapeutic purposes has been an intense area of research for decades now. Recently, this theory has extended to mental disease, with the focus on Cannabidiol (CBD), as the holy grail for relieving anxiety and depression. The beauty of CBD is that it can elicit an effect on our brain, without causing the “high” you get after smoking marijuana. That high comes from THC, not CBD, and that is why it is so powerful as a therapeutic. On today’s show we discuss CBD, what it is, why it can be useful in helping with mental disease, and what the data says. Enjoy!

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Episode 16 “Brain Reset”

When our computers or phones freeze up or get stuck in a loop, sometimes a “Reset” is all it needs to get things back on track. The same logic applies for our brains. Sometimes, especially in children, the brain can get stuck in a loop, and if this loop is instructing a bad behavior or poor focus, the brain will keep going and going…so what can we do? We can perform a brain reset. Join me on today’s episode as I explain this concept and talk about some easy ways this can be achieved and utilized at home and in school.