More than anything, parenting is about creating and changing culture. We just happen to do so one child at a time. As we extend love, compassion, and justice towards our children, they are formed into members of society who extend the same to others. They challenge the harmful status quo of the world and, together, we build a better future.
Cultures of Dignity’s co-founder and the author behind “Mean Girls” explains how she’s been shut out of the financial proceeds — and how “Queen Bee” Tina Fey ghosted her.
Self-compassion is learning how to be kind to yourself so you feel more secure, have more bandwidth and develop resilience. Developing this skill is crucial to well-being, even more so during COVID. Emotions are like tunnels, you have to go through them and self-compassion is the fastest way to the other side.
Stop asking, “Wasn’t Las Vegas enough?” “Wasn’t Sandy Hook enough?” Because we should never ask that when one is too many. Instead let’s ask a question that moves us all towards action. “How can dignity inspire us to do small yet powerful acts that make my community safer?”
For a year we have been creating and maintaining boundaries with other people in ways we never had to before. While these boundaries have protected our physical health, they have also often created social and emotional boundaries that hurt our emotional well-being.
Boundaries are the act of making clear what is ok, what is not ok, and why. Knowing how to set boundaries is an important act of self-advocacy and the foundation of healthy relationships.
How are young people finding ways to cope with the disappointments and tangible setbacks? How are teens taking care of their well-being during the pandemic?
The Social Dilemma: We are more confused, more misled, more angry, more fearful, more addicted, more distracted, and more helpless. We’re in quite a mess, so what do we do?