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Oct 20, 2023

Welcome back to another episode of Flourish-Meant! In today's episode, we have a very special guest, Nellie Harden, joining our host Tina Yeager to discuss a topic that is close to every parent's heart: How do we raise confident kids in a changing and unpredictable world?

Nellie, a renowned family life and leadership coach, draws from her own experiences as a mother of four teenage daughters and shares valuable insights on instilling values, fostering self-esteem, and navigating the challenges of the second half of childhood. As a former homeschool parent with a background in biology and psychology, Nellie brings a unique perspective on raising children to become fully functional and independent young adults. Join us as we delve into the importance of vulnerability, open communication, and establishing a strong foundation for our children's success in life. Get ready to gain valuable tips and strategies from Nellie Harden on how to raise confident kids in an ever-changing world. Let's dive in!

We discuss the challenges parents face in instilling values, appreciation, and confidence in their children, especially during the crucial second half of childhood when they are preparing to become fully functional young adults.

Here are 3 key takeaways from the episode:

1️⃣ Establish and reassess family values regularly: Nellie highlights the importance of establishing and regularly reassessing family values to ensure they align with current circumstances and are meaningful to the family. By refreshing these values regularly, parents can guide their children towards success and instill a strong sense of identity and purpose.

2️⃣ Cultivate vulnerability and open communication: Nellie emphasizes the power of vulnerability within the family unit. By creating an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and loved, parents can build trust and help their children navigate the challenges of our rapidly changing world. Open and vulnerable discussions without interruption or sarcasm allow for genuine connection and growth.

3️⃣ Build self-worth and confidence: Developing a strong sense of self-worth and self-esteem in children is crucial for raising confident kids. Nellie shares practical strategies, such as the Holt system, which helps teens discover their values and make decisions aligned with their desired identity. By acknowledging and supporting their children's worth and confidence, parents can set them up for success in life.

I am incredibly grateful to Nellie for sharing her wisdom and insights with us on Flourish-Meant.

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