Ep. 131: Self-Compassion: We Give It To Our Kids But Not Ourselves with Dr. Laura Froyen

Self-Compassion: We Give It To Our Kids But Not Ourselves with Dr. Laura Froyen PIN

Self-Compassion: We Give It To Our Kids But Not Ourselves with Dr. Laura Froyen

Laura Froyen has her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy. Laura combines trauma-informed practices with the latest in child development research to help families find more peace, calm and connection. She teaches conscious parenting and communication with heaping doses of grace and compassion through her podcast, The Balanced Parent and her courses and programs.

The Unspoken Topic

  • Parents are learning to be more respectful and mindful in their parenting, but they are not practicing it with themselves. If we want to make lasting changes in how we show up for our children, we must make those changes in how we show up for ourselves.

What We Cover

  • What stops us from being compassionate with ourselves.
  • The benefits of shifting to self-compassion.
  • What steps to take to be more self-compassionate starting immediately.

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Key Takeaway

  • Be kind to yourself. It’s okay for your growth to take time. 
  • We don’t think we are worthy of grace and compassion. We can look at our kids and see that they are learning and deserving of grace and compassion. Our deservingness doesn’t go away as adults. 

Actionable Solution

 How to Practicing Self-Compassion

STEP ONE: Get curious. Start breaking the neutral pathways of old punitive thoughts. 

STEP TWO: Set aside 5 minutes to practice a self-compassion meditation and affirmation.

STEP THREE: Remind yourself of common humanity. You are not unique. Just like everyone else, you make mistakes, you have pain. And just like everyone else, you are worthy of compassion.


One Thing Doing Differently Than Your Parents

  • She is not using timeouts. And she is not afraid to reconsider something if she was wrong or if she changes her mind. She is more collaborative. The whole range of emotions are welcomed in her home.

How Her and Her Partner Resolve Conflict 

  • They value each other’s perspectives and they realize they are both different. Even when they don’t agree, they remain kind. It’s definitely a work in progress.

Most Excited About

  • Summer time!

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Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Watercolor painting.
  • Best parenting advice ever received: No kid wants to do poorly.
  • Parenting Hack: Keeps socks in a bin by the door.
  • Product Child cannot live without: fresh air.
  • Share 1 book:  The Rabbit Listened.
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood is her heart, soul and career. She takes it personally and professionally. It’s the best thing she’s ever done and the hardest. 

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