Teaching Kids To Forgive and Move On

Show Notes:

In this podcast, learn the benefits and the tools for forgiving others.

Research on the harmful effects of not forgiving others

Research on the negative effects of not forgiving others: increased stress, anxiety, unhappiness, anger, resentment, feel drained

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Malachy McCourt

Forgiveness is an internal process

Forgiveness is for you, not the other person: it’s an internal process; no need to talk with the other person

For-Giving you the freedom to let go: “I’m tired of holding onto negative feelings; I set you free & I set myself free”; forgiveness opens up space for growth, happiness, & closeness

You can’t get ahead while you are getting even. Dick Armey

The value of forgiveness & understanding

Dr. Jordan discusses the value in coming from a place of understanding and compassion vs. judgement and anger

My enemy is someone whose stories I don’t know. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”  Abraham Lincoln

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other. MLK

Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. Jonathan Hule

How to focus on the lessons & gifts from hurtful experiences

Focus on the lessons from the experience, how it helped you grow, and the gifts you will take from it

For more information about all of Dr. Jordan’s resources about raising daughters, go to his website at drtimjordan.com  


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