The Quiet Rebel. With Tracie Jae

“What can I do?” is a question I often ask myself and how I came across Tracie’s work. The notion of a quiet rebel intrigued me. I hope this conversation sparks curiosity and initiates authentic conversations. They are critical to have.

We Talked About

  • Why authentic conversations are critical to have. 
  • The importance of leaning into our children’s curiosity
  • Do not be afraid to answer all why questions 
  • How can we educate our children about the beauty of differences
  • Tracie’s ‘What Can I Do’ challenge
  • Her LOVE model for creating honest and respectful exchanges

Things to Remember

“Parenting is making it to the other side with everybody happy, healthy, and whole.”

“If you think you can handle it, you also need to be ready to discuss it.”

“Parents have a lot of ability to restrict what comes and goes in their house.”

“We stop learning, we stop growing when we stop asking questions.”

Tracie Jae

“Most important, whenever our children respond with feelings of guilt, or even shame, we can respond with, ‘I love you anyway.’ The way you respond to your children in the tough times will become their inner voice later in life.” ― Britt Hawthorne

Additional Resources

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

What Can I Do Challenge Bingo card

The Original Tell Me Why book series by Arkady Leokum

Land acknowledgment resources

Perdita Huston, a bit about my mother’s work

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Tracie and I want to hear from you!

Are you at a loss on how to have critical conversations with loved ones? Listen in as my guest shares her strategies.

Leave a comment below and let us know; you’ll also be helping others to know what is possible.

Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts, I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered. Please let me know here.

More About My Guest

In business and life, Tracie Jae is The Quiet Rebel. Her work in the world is creating incremental and organic shifts to the status quo using conversations as instruments of change. 

Whether working with individuals, communities, or organizations, she creates space to ensure that voices are heard and thoughts are respected. Her proprietary frameworks include 100 Voices Guided Conversations and HUMAN Centered Equity™

Tracie holds a BA in Business Management and an MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership. She is the proud mother of 3 adult daughters.

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