Cathy Adams empowered parents to take care of themselves and trust their instincts at our February 12 event. This talk reminds parents of their importance and help them to reconnect to the joys of parenting. Here are the strategies to become a grounded and intuitive parent. Accepting your children for who they are is the key to their self worth. Adams gives us permission not to be perfect and to take the time to find ourselves again.
Cathy Adams is a licensed clinical social worker LCSW and educator whose work focuses on the personal empowerment of women and young girls. She is the author of several books including The Self Aware Parent. Ms. Adams is also the co-host, with her husband Todd, of the popular podcast Zen Parenting Radio.
Parent reflects on program re: self-awareness, self-care
Glenbard South parent Noreen O'Keefe shared the following takeaway from Glenbard Parent Series program Self-Awareness/Self-Compassion/Self-Care with author and therapist Cathy Adams: “How I think of myself and take care of myself, translates into how well I interact with others. We can best nurture our children by caring for ourselves. I understand I still have a lot to practice and learn – how to appreciate myself and look at myself more objectively. The more self-aware we are, the more likely we will behave in ways that are consistent with who we want our children to be. Cathy Adams reminded us to stay curious and give ourselves the same kindness we would give to a good friend. We need to become comfortable with mistakes and with uncomfortable emotions. Then we need to guide our children to do the same.”