As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach, Kim Fredrickson counseled and taught others about self-compassion for years. When she received an unexpected terminal diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, a rare side-effect of the treatment she had received for breast cancer, she wrote a book to leave for her children on giving that same compassion to the grandchildren she will never meet.
On June 3rd, 2019, Kim passed on to be in the presence of her Savior. We want to honor her legacy by re-releasing this fantastic mentoring which originally aired in January of 2018.
When people feel ashamed, they blame other people because they feel like if I really look at my shame then I’m going to collapse inside. That’s why self-compassion is desperately important because kids feel shame a lot. They fail at everything at the start.
What we chat about:
Kim’s story of receiving a devastating diagnosis after completing treatment for breast cancer
How she’s chosen to spend the years she has left with her family
The new book she wrote for when her children have kids called “Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children”
How it’s a process to develop a compassionate inner voice
Applying grace and truth to every situation in our lives
Variety of temperaments–some that are harder on themselves than others.
The difference between self-compassion and self-pity
Encouraging your children to practice self-compassion and reinforcing it by showing ourselves that same
Giving our kids the language to identify their failings and separate them from their self- worth
Moms have a really hard job. It’s ok to acknowledge that.
The importance of taking care of ourselves as moms
How to talk to your kids after you’ve been hard on yourself and reframing it with self-compassion
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