Episode 131: How To Be a Happier Parent

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The word happiness gets thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to family life. But what does “being a happy parent” mean? Does it mean we’re having fun? We’re on top of things? We’re sure of ourselves? None of us feels those things all the time, but most of us would like to feel those things more. In Episode 131 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha interviews KJ Dell’Antonia, author of the new book How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute. Asha and KJ talk about analysis paralysis and its impact on happiness, kids’ “independence continuum,” handling sibling dynamics, and making decisions about screen time. Through it all, KJ shares real-world stories about how we can all be more happy, however that looks for us.

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