Today I’m excited to welcome Dr. Shefali to the podcast. I have been a longtime fan of her work, and as I step into parenthood myself, this episode comes at the perfect time! In it, we dive into concepts from her most recent book, The Parenting Map, and explore the traditional parenting paradigm (and why it’s not working anymore), plus how to develop awareness around your behaviours to foster a deeper connection with your kids.
Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books, The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.
01:05 The traditional parenting paradigm
05:28 Conscious parenting
11:28 It’s not your kid; it’s you
12:52 Parents are not aware that their love is conditional
16:43 Parenting from ego & parenting as spiritual growth
26:08 Recognizing your ego patterns
28:56 Projecting onto your kids
34:40 The impact of social media on parents and kids
42:37 Repairing parenting mistakes
44:13 Dismantling the ego
48:40 It’s a difficult time to raise children