Teen Empowerment: Breaking Toxic Cycles

May 8, 2024
Hosted by Lynn McLaughlin

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Episode Description

Kristi is a woman who broke free from toxic patterns after becoming a mother. She empowers both herself and the teens she now supports. From battling low self-confidence and self-worth to finding a new sense of purpose through motherhood, our guest shares her deeply personal story of growth and resilience. Through the guidance of a trusted coach, she gained invaluable insights into her own needs and potential, paving the way for a career dedicated to supporting struggling teens. She opened doors to opportunities in online tutoring and holistic coaching. Our guest reveals the power of mind-body-soul alignment in helping teens navigate life's challenges, emphasizing the importance of managing mental health through thought awareness and more. Kristi shares: - How becoming a mom sparked a profound shift in perspective, leading her to leave behind a full-time teaching job and embark on a journey of self-discovery. - Tools and strategies for building confidence and self-worth - How setting intentions and creating safe spaces for vulnerability fosters trust and connection with teens, empowering them to overcome obstacles. - What's the Mindful Mountain of self-discovery? - With insights from experts like Byron Katie and a toolbox of tailored resources, how do we support children/teens through challenges like self-doubt or test anxiety?

Taking the Helm

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My current mission is: To empower children by helping them discover the essential stepping stones they need to strengthen their emotional well-being. The vision is: To cultivate confidence, empathy, responsibility, and self-awareness in children, equipping them with the skills to regulate their emotions in a positive way. Our children deserve to be emotionally healthy as they grow through youth into adulthood. As adults, if we model these behaviors for our children and incorporate them into our own daily lives, imagine the synergy we can create! We have become accustomed to wait for symptoms before we seek help, both emotionally and physically. It's time to change our way of thinking from reactive to proactive. Let's learn what we need to now so kids growing up have skills and strategies to use for life, in this very challenging world.

Lynn McLaughlin

Lynn McLaughlin has served in many roles as an educator … Superintendent, Principal, Vice-Principal, Teacher, and Educational Consultant. As a best-selling and award-winning author, Lynn has now teamed up with her niece, Amber Raymond, to co-author a children’s book series titled, “The Power of Thought”. Both are passionate about being proactive when it comes to children’s mental health. When children learn to manage their emotions at a young age, they learn to problem-solve and find positive solutions to everyday situations. Lynn has hosted the podcast, Taking the Helm for over three years. One of her guests might be the change agent you need in your own life! Lynn’s professional speaking experiences have been local, provincial, and international. She offers virtual and in-person interactive presentations geared toward parents and school communities focusing on emotional well-being. Dedicated to community causes, Lynn is a member of 100 Women Who Care Windsor/Essex and is a Rotarian. As a brain tumour survivor, she works tirelessly to support the goals of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

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