Parenting with Love: How to Turn Shame into Connection

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In the book, “Embracing Shame,” authors Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin discuss how parents can use empathy to transform shaming experiences into moments of connection and love with their kids. In “What’s Trending,” hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Yolanda Cortez breaks down some of their strategies.

Parents Are Human

When kids see their parents admit mistakes and apologize, it teaches them that everyone makes errors, and it strengthens their relationship.

Timely Repair is Key

Addressing conflict quickly and with understanding prevents resentment and teaches positive relationship skills.

Understand Your Triggers

Parents should be aware of their own shame triggers so they don’t pass on those reactions to their kids.

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