This holiday season is different. For many of you, it is family traditions that make this time of year significant and memorable. But in 2020, reuniting with extended family is not possible for everyone. It feels sad and lonely. Jessica Rolph is joined today by Dr. Zelana Montminy to help propel us into the holidays with a little more cheer.
Dr. Zelana is a renowned behavioral scientist and positive psychologist, delivering a fresh perspective rooted in science. She is the author of 21 Days to Resilience: How to Transcend the Daily Grind, Deal with the Tough Stuff, and Discover Your Strongest Self.
[1:17] Dr. Zelana defines resilience.
[3:07] Zelana shares the top things resilient people do to get through hard times.
[4:50] How can we cultivate gratitude in our children?
[5:18] Modeling resilience for our toddlers.
[9:02] Strategies to help our children when they feel frustrated without solving their struggle for them.
[11:14] Helping your child deal with discomfort.
[14:19] How best to deal with judgement from parents and in-laws who might not agree with your parenting style.
[17:50] Zelana talks about the impact of the pandemic on babies and toddlers in the longer term.
[21:11] Consider ways to create meaningful memories this holiday season that cost nothing.
[22:30] Zelana shares one pandemic practice that will serve her in the long term.
[25:39] Jessica offers 3 takeaways from her conversation with Dr. Zelana.
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