Jul 13, 2023

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting with Lael Stone

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Authenticity, Belonging, Connection, Education, Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Parenting, School, Technology


Today I’m excited to welcome Lael Stone to the show for eye-opening episode about children and parenting! Lael Stone is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, and parenting counsellor who has been working with families for over 20 years. She is the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional well-being and connection. Lael is the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in families through connection and communication. 

Join me in this fascinating conversation where Lael teaches us about how to raise emotionally intelligent children, the importance of modelling properly dealing with our emotions as regulation tools, and how connection (or lack of) can impact a child’s development. There are so many gems in this convo, so if you’re a parent or thinking of becoming one, this episode is for you!


  • Emotional modeling and teaching kids how to understand and manage their emotions
  • Impact of technology on child development and the importance of having more non-screen play and nature connection 
  • How to identify when your child needs more time to connect with you

00:00 Intro 

01:19 How do we raise emotionally intelligent children?

05:25 Meeting your personal needs AND your child’s needs

15:55 Emotional modeling 

28:59 Enmeshment in parenting

36:30 Importance of supportive systems and village

38:46 Impact of technology on child development

50:39 Effect of the lack of play or time in nature on children

51:59 Children’s education and emotional safety