EP 41: Raising Good Roommates. With KJ Dell’Antonia

Excited to share a fun conversation I had with KJ a few months ago, we compared notes and shares on what it takes for us to be happier as parents. 

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What we Talked About

  • Her journey and discoveries as a parenting journalist
  • How she was perplexed with the complaining and martyrdom culture of western parenting
  • The importance of having your children see you having fun
  • Limiting your heavy involvement and foster independence
  • Looking at the details that bring joy
  • Spotting the lions
  • Children need for disappointed
  • The burden parents experience helping their children do homework
  • Protecting your time and deciding you deserve to have time to yourself
  • Raising good college roommates

Things to Remember

“The moment to start getting your child to help around the house is right this minute. The time to stop asking them is never.”

KJ Dell’Antonia

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More About my Guest

KJ Dell’Antonia is the author of How to Be a Happier Parent (Raising a Family, Having a Life and Loving (Almost) Every Minute, the former editor of the New York Times’ Motherlode blog and the co-host of the #AmWriting podcast. 

Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, will be out from G.P. Putnam’s Sons in June, 2020.

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