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How To Be A Better Parent: A Primer On Mindful Parenting

By November 30, 2023No Comments
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Episode #797



I love being a dad. It’s been the greatest gift of my lifetime.

My kids have been my most profound teachers—and raising them has been a privilege I don’t take lightly. But too often I grade myself in comparison to others and set myself against an idealized projection of what I imagine a perfect dad to be.

While I do my best not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes and interrupt the misguided patterns I’ve inherited from past generations, I still wonder… What are my blind spots? How can I do better? How can I be the best parent I can be?

This is the inquiry explored in today’s masterclass investigation, where I synthesize my thoughts with the most impactful and actionable advice from the parenting experts, psychologists, therapists, educators, and doctors who have graced the show over the years.

“Fear is a terrible position from which to parent.”


If you are a wrangler of young humans trying to make the right moves or just want to better understand why kids think and behave as they do, then this deep dive is appointment listening.

If the voices you hear speak to you, please consider going back to the original episodes to gain further insights from these amazing teachers. Many of the guests speaking about parenting have written valuable books that amplify their perspectives and philosophies. You can check out their respective episodes below:

The visually inclined can watch it all unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Big thanks to Dan Drake for his instrumental help in crafting this very special episode.

Masterclass Series: Click on the links below to enjoy the other episodes in our Masterclass series:

While I can’t offer you a prescription for perfect parenting, I hope this primer has given you some perspective on how to parent more consciously.

My hope is that it serves you on your parenting journey.


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