EP 82: Raising Humans with Heart. With Sarah MacLaughlin

raising human with heart with Sarah MacLaughlin

I first met Sarah a few years back when she was a guest on the Be the Best Parent You Can Be interview series. She has since written another wonderful parenting book Raising Humans with Heart and had so many wonderful nuggets of wisdom to share. Enjoy! 

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What We Talked About

  • What are developmentally appropriate expectations
  • When can we expect children to share voluntarily
  • Emotional competence and how to help your children be competent
  • Why having a village is important for both caregivers and children

Things to Remember

“Sharing is overrated.”

“All feelings are welcomed. All feelings are acceptable.”

“Redirection will lose its steam if we never allow the child to have their feelings.”

Sarah MacLaughlin

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.”

L.R. Knost

“Our parenting is not decided in moments of failure, but in the ways, we choose to learn from those failures and change our future responses.” – Dr. David Erickson

“Parenting is a most difficult job for which you cannot really prepare yourself.” – Magda Gerber

“Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within.” – Dr. Gabor Mate

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

Additional Resources

Raising Humans with Heart by Sarah MacLaughlin

What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children by Sarah MacLaughlin

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. By by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté MD

Circle of Security

Hand-in-Hand Parenting

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More About my Guest

Sarah is a writer for the national nonprofit ZERO TO THREE.

She is the author of two award-winning books, What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children and Raising Humans With Heart: Not a How-To Manual. 

Sarah is also a mom to a teenager who gives her plenty of opportunities to take her own advice.

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