Raising Good Humans: How Focusing on Your Kids Can Be Your Legacy with Stacey Marie
On this inspiring episode of the Choosing Change podcast, I sit down with my good friend Stacey Marie to discuss Stacey's greatest life lesson - that raising kind, compassionate children can truly be one's legacy and way to positively impact the world.
Stacey shares her journey with motherhood, from struggling with miscarriages to becoming a single mum. She realised that the small daily moments spent really listening to and connecting with her daughters are what matter most. Going through challenges also taught Stacey to accept her kids for who they are.
Now with teenagers, Stacey sees the importance of continuing open communication and being a trusted support system for them. She advocates exploring their interests and passions to help them develop self-confidence. Stacey also encourages mums not to feel inadequate if they can't do everything perfectly.
Key lessons from Stacey include focusing quality time with kids through activities like car rides, asking thought-provoking questions like "tell me about that," and allowing kids to freely express themselves without judgment. While parenting is difficult, small positive changes each day can make a big difference over the long run. Stacey proves that one's greatest impact doesn't need to be grand - it can be found right at home through raising compassionate future generations.
I can’t wait for you to listen to this conversation.
Highlights from this episode:
- Raising good, kind children can be one's greatest legacy and way to positively impact the world.
- It's important to spend quality time with kids, really listen to them without judgment, and accept them for who they are.
- Asking open-ended questions like "tell me about that" is an effective way to engage kids in meaningful conversation.
- Parenting is challenging but focusing on small daily connections can make a big difference over time.
- Mums should be proud of the relationships they cultivate with their kids and not feel inadequate if they can't do everything.
"Tell me about that. I think it just hands the floor over to them to talk. Yeah. It's an invitation for them to talk and for them to express themselves." - Stacey Marie
"The world can be changed by just raising good humans, the people you have the most influence over can be the change that you want to have." - Stacey Marie
"Parenting is only hard for parents that care. So if you're listening to this, and you're thinking, I'm not doing enough, and I don't have time, and I'm not having these conversations, but if you are in survival mode, and you don't have the privilege that I have, for whatever reason that is, if you're providing for your children, you are doing an incredible job." - Stacey Marie
"We get told as women that we can have it all, and that we can do all these amazing things, and that we can be anything that we want to be ... But for some of us, we don't necessarily want to do that. And I think there's a lot of women that do take a lot of pleasure, and ownership and get a lot of self-worth and validation in being a good human for their people. And that's okay, we can just make our legacy about that."
"Really working on creative questions and Creative Conversation Starters. And also shutting your mouth and allowing them to speak for listening skills, listening skills, and also accepting that their answers may not be what you want to hear." - Stacey Marie
Do reach out to us to continue this conversation.
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Stacey Marie helps women own their brilliance authentically in the online space, without the mum guilt or burnout. This helps them to create strategies for their business that are in complete alignment with their values and mission, both personal and professional, so they can make an income while also making an impact.
With almost 20 years of experience as a sales coach and people leader in the corporate world, Stacey now blends all that with her passion and love for the digital space. She has championed hundreds of women to own their power and stand up as fierce leaders in the online world.
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