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Ted Lasso and the Dangers of Toxic Positivity

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On ‘TV Head Drama’, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Erin Cain, owner of Reins Equine Therapy, discuss how Ted Lasso’s character cheerful optimism masks his struggles with anxiety, pressure, and unresolved trauma.

Toxic Positivity: When Optimism Goes Too Far

Even well-meaning positivity can become harmful when it leads to suppressing difficult emotions.

Parenting with Honesty: Showing Kids It’s Okay to Be Sad

Children need to see parents model healthy emotional expression to develop their own coping skills.

Finding Balance: The Power of Healthy Positivity

It’s essential to find a balance between a positive outlook and acknowledging challenging emotions for true mental wellness.

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