On this week’s Let’s Discuss, Caitlin Murray of Big Time Adulting joins me to discuss why toddlers treat people like a**holes.
We talk about other stuff, of course! We discuss how hanger is a real emotion and how it presents in children and adults alike; how Caitlin and I both, if we aren’t eating, we are thinking about the next time we get to eat; and the trauma that is taking energetic and beautifully wild children out in public spaces.
We also discuss building validating communities where we can vent, seek credible advice (note I said, “seek,” not where we receive unsolicited advice), and be vulnerable. And, as always, boundaries get discussed, because we all need them.
Big Time Adulting | Let’s Discuss! @bigtimeadulting
Prepping for my new semester at KU, teaching SW 811: Clinical Practice Strategies II!
I’ll be using a number of texts, including the DBT Skills Training Manual by #MarshaLinehan and the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders by Barlow, et. al. I am thrilled to spend some time in these texts and to have another opportunity to learn and grow alongside future social workers! Let’s go! Rock Chalk!
Borrowed from friend of the pod, @drjennhardy, I’m not a fan of giving advice, especially on social media, but here’s one I’ll give you for free!
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Did your Spotify 2022 Wrapped consist of the soundtracks from Trolls World Tour, Brave, and Turning Red? If so, you just may be a Default Caregiver.
In this week’s episode, Tara Clark of and I dive into what it means to be to go-to parent, the one the kids seek most often to solve their problems and to be their ‘Garbage Disposal,’ the one who sacrifices their Spotify algorithm to make car trips more tenable, the one who more often sees a loss of identity as a result of parenthood.
We also chat about how Kate got her start by looking to connect with other mothers and share her observational comedy by building a social media community, how to prevent stress from becoming overwhelm since nothingness is in such short supply, and how comparison traps us while also preventing us from being conscious parents.
And also a moment discussing Mommin’ in NYC, because I can’t resist an excuse to live my glory days in Manhattan!