Podcast #100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. learn how to encourage your kids to build mental muscle that allow them to become mentally strong, confident and resilient to stress
  2. how parents confuse Discipline with Punishment and what you can do to use melt-downs and “power struggles” as opportunities to teach them
  3. how being too easy on your kids and letting them avoid responsibility creates weaker and less effective adults

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Amy Morin:

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and a lecturer at Northeastern University.

She’s also the author of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do as well as her most recent book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do.

She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 5 million views and she currently travels the globe teaching people about mental strength.

Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including CNN, Fox News, Today, Fast Company, Parents, and Oprah.com.


About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.