Parenting through Difficult Times

A Talk by Karen Lock Kolp, M.Ed.
Leader and Founder, http://weturnedoutokay.com

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Permalink on Shannon's website: https://www.shannonconnery.com/how-kids-and-parents-can-thrive-through-difficult-times-my-interview-with-early-childhood-development-expert-karen-lock-kolp/

Show notes: "If you are feeling lost as a parent, or need some advice on how to get through this tumultuous time, I hope you listen in to our conversation. Karen’s take on how to handle life as a parent right now is empowering and calming. She uses “compassionate empathy” amongst other tools to help kids and parents thrive, not just survive, during the pandemic. Creativity, scheduling, and using resources are just some of the things you will learn about from Karen. Her own website, weturnedoutokay.com is filled with resources for parents. Turns out there is lots to learn from being bored, from having extra down time, and by thinking outside the box. This is a quieter time at home for many, and we can find a temporary “new normal” that involves learning in different ways. I hope you feel as optimistic as I did after talking to Karen Lock Kolp for an hour. What initially seems like an impossible task turns out to be possible with tools and planning. No summer camp? No problem! Karen created one for her community on her website. Oftentimes, the most important thing we have is our attitude, our compassion for others and our creativity. Combining these with parenting tips, just might turn your stress into strength."

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