Brene Brown on Vulnerability, Empathy, Shame, Parenting

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Scent of Cedar *, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    In this 20 minute talk, Brene Brown discusses the culture of scarcity. She touches on empathy and how to respond in ways that comfort; she touches on the difference between shame and guilt. Toward the end of the talk, she says, regarding talking to our children: "You're a great kid. That was a bad choice."

    I am posting here for us because I think it will help us stay centered, will help us stay steady state as we come through times when we just don't know how to do this.

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  2. Childofmine

    Childofmine one day at a time

    Thanks Cedar. She is one of the very best.
  3. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Thank you Cedar.
  4. HMBgal

    HMBgal Active Member

    This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I need to see it a few times; there are some big concepts being discussed and lots to think about. I've got the separation of self from behavior down pretty well and it's a message I make sure to repeat often to my difficult grandson. My worry is that will I be believed over the messages the child in trouble receives from an abusive parent, a harsh principal, a socially powerful and bullying classmate? That's scary for me.