1. Parenting and grandparenting during social upheaval 45:41

Children today have lived through an unprecedented pandemic, school shootings, the insurrection at the Capital, violent speech broadcast on social media, and now they fear nuclear war with the Russian incursion into Ukraine.

In my discussion with Dr. Robert Saul, retired pediatrician and advocate for children, we talked about what we as parents and grandparents can do to raise young citizens and establish safe, stable nurturing relationships.

In Dr. Saul’s first book, “My Children’s Children: Raising Young Citizens in the age of Columbine” he lays out Five steps for Community Involvement.

We talked about the philosophy he lives by: “I am the problem, I am the solution, I am the resource,” and reframed it by changing the I to We… “We are the problem, we are the solution, we are the resource.” This means that not everything is my problem, but I also cannot hand off the problems in my community by saying it is “their” problem.

Dr. Saul’s newest book, “Conscious Parenting” shares the idea of being above or below the Parental Awareness Threshold. It is a way to learn to be the best parent (or grandparent) you can be.

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– To contact Dr. Bob Saul, email him at robertsaul@me.com

– Dr. Saul’s website: https://mychildrenschildren.com 

Episode Takeaways:

1. Raise your children and grandchildren to be good citizens.

2. Understand and practice forgiveness

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