Real progress often starts with pandemonium.
If you are tired of the Gorilla chatter and constant arguments about who is to blame, I promise you, this is a discussion you’ll want to be a part of.
The unfortunate loss of an innocent animal’s life has caused a significant shift in a collective concern.
If there anything positive that has come out of the traumatic incident at the Ohio Zoo, it’s that we’ve opened up a dialogue for parents across the country who are tired of being blamed. Moms on every social site are admitting that they are relieved that this didn’t happen to THEM and confessing to the shame and fear that taints their parenting abilities on a constant basis. We are finally standing up together and in unison crying …
“We’ve Had Enough!”
Parents are sick and tired of being attacked. No matter how we do it, it seems we are doing it wrong. It’s no wonder we have lost faith in ourselves and hesitate every time we need to make a parenting decision.
We are getting mixed messages.
We are condemned for helicopter parenting in the same breath… as NOT helicopter parenting.
We rant about childhood obesity… but keep our children inside like caged animals because we are too busy to hover over them as they play outside.
We grumble that our children are too entitled, but we won’t allow them to experience anything adverse on their own and we get attacked if we ever let them make a mistake.
We are deteriorating.
Shame parenting has infected us like a virus and it’s slowly wearing away any joy that the promise of being a parent was supposed to bring.
If we, as a society keep blaming and shaming one another, we will scare future parents out of populating the planet.
It’s getting serious, people.
We are risking the future existence of our grandchildren. We are preventing our children from learning basic coping skills and the ability to flourish as adults. Worst of all…
WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES.
On Today’s Show
I’m thrilled to re-welcome my dear friend and regular This Little Parent contributor, Rick Clemons, the most perfect person I could think of to guide us in this discussion.
If we want to overcome shame, we should learn from those who are most experienced.
As a highly recognized author and passionate benefactor in the LBGTQ community, Rick has worked with shame victims his entire career. Known as “The Coming Out” coach, Rick came out to his family before helping many other Gay fathers follow in a similar path.
Also being discussed on today’s show…
Rick will be talking about How to Make your Quirk Work!
Welcome back, Rick Clemons!
Rick Clemons makes ways for people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to amp up their confidence and own their uniqueness to be fully self-expressed. “Be confident. Be unique. Be You, and Make your quirk work,” he says.
Rick is the best selling author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, and he’s a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives. He’s here as a professional speaker, podcaster (Coming Out Lounge downloaded in over 50 countries across the globe), blogger (Huffington Post), author, and life strategist. Rick challenges and inspires people, regardless of their sexuality, to confidently step out of hiding and into their own brilliant uniqueness. Learn more —>