EP 73: Nurturing Resilience. With Dr. Mary Wilde

Nurturing Resilience with Dr. Mary Wilde

Letting our children fail and at the same time always being at the bottom of the slide to catch them, is a balancing act of modeling, working through tough times, encouraging courageous actions, and nurturing resilience. Dr. Mary Wilde helps navigate these fine lines in today’s episode.

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What We Talked About

  • Defining resilience and why it’s important to nurture it for our children
  • Modeling how we deal with our own anxieties
  • The importance of having our own alone time as parents
  • How can we help our anxious children navigate their feelings?
  • Do anxious parents create anxious children?

Things to Remember

“As mothers, it’s important to give ourselves permission to have our own creative time.”

“Our children need to develop their own frustration tolerance.”

“Anxiety is part of our existence, learn to ride its waves.”

“How we frame things as a parent shapes our children’s inner dialogue.”

“It is absolutely possible to fall in love with parenting.”

– Dr. Mary Wilde

“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” – Angela Duckworth

“Talk about your failures without apologizing.” – Brené Brown

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

Additional Resources

Book: Faithful Nurturing: Mothering From the Heart, to the Heart

TEDx: Compassion Parenting: Transcending the Myth of Perfect Conditions

E-book: Parenting with Flow

Let’s Continue the conversation…

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Now, Dr. Mary and I want to know from you!

Are you worried you’ll pass on your anxiety to your child? Listen in to find out how you can be a good model.

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More About my Guest

Dr. Mary Wilde is an integrative pediatrician and owner of Imagine Pediatrics Behavioral Health and Wellness in St. George, Utah. She uses a strength-based, whole-child approach to address emotional and behavioral issues in children. Her main focus areas are anxiety, ADHD, and parenting.

Dr. Wilde has created several online resources, including an online program for children and teens with anxiety called “Resilience School,” and a parenting membership community called “Compassion Parenting.”

She is an author, podcaster, TEDx speaker, and frequent contributor to various online platforms.

She and her husband Jason are the parents of 8 sons.


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