Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


A Little Happier: We Can’t Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain.

July 18th, 2016

Episode 311 of 372 episodes

I have a few favorite parenting books that I’ve read and re-read, books such as Faber and Mazlish’s How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry; Schulman and Birnbaum’s Practical Wisdom for Parents; and Thompson’s Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. In today’s Little Happier (scroll down and click to listen), I talk about a truth from Michael Thompson’s book Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems that I find both sad and reassuring: we can’t spare our children normal social pain. Sidenote: One thing I’ve learned is that advice that’s great for children usually applies equally well for adults. I apply most of what I’ve learned from these books to my adult relationships, with equal success. For instance, when I was researching habits for Better Than Before, I did a fair amount of research on the design of pre-school and kindergarten routines. Want to get in touch? I love hearing from listeners: Comment below Email us:[email protected] Connect on Twitter: @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft Call: (77 HAPPY 336) Comment on myFacebook Page Sign up to get an email alert whenever we ... The post A Little Happier: We Can’t Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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