How to Teach Kids to Let Go and Not Sweat the Small Stuff

Show Notes:

Girls can learn to let things go and not sweat the small stuff to avoid being stressed out.

Catch self when ruminating & switch it

Learn to catch themselves when they are ruminating and switch it by bringing themselves to the present moment and reminding themselves of their truth.

Self-Compassion helps to not sweat the small stuff

Practicing self-compassion also helps girls to destress and not sweat the small stuff. Girls can imagine someone they trust is in their head, what would that person be saying to them about a situation or feeling, and then say that to themselves vs. their negative thoughts. They can also remember that people have experienced what they are going thru and they got thru it; thus they are not alone and they do can overcome the experience.

The $86,400 Analogy

$86,400 analogy: don’t allow 10 seconds of negativity to color the rest of their day.

Focus on what you have control over: your thoughts, feelings, & reactions

Focus on what they do have control over, i.e., their feelings, thoughts, and reactions to people and events.

Don’t ride your daughter’s EMOTIONAL roller coaster with her

Parents need to not add their own emotions to their daughter’s experiences because they’re having enough trouble dealing with their own roller coaster of emotions.

To understand more deeply your daughter’s emotional life and how to best support her, check out Dr. Jordan’s online course, Parenting girls: The challenges girls face today with their feelings and friends and what they need

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