May 6, 2020
Moms, listen up! You know the challenges of raising kids in a media saturated world. You’re constantly thinking about your kids and worrying about how they’re doing online. You’re concerned about filters, parental controls, making room for open communication, and creating safe places to talk. But when was the last time you stopped to think about how you’re doing? Is there a chance that you’ve let mom guilt take over? Maybe just a little?
Okay, we know dads feel all these feelings too; but today we’re focusing on mom. Emotions surrounding kids’ use of devices can spiral pretty quick. Let us know if this sounds familiar: “If I were a better mom my kids would be doing exactly what I tell them to do and we wouldn’t be having all these challenges.” How do we know this? We’ve been there too!
So where do these emotions come from? Are they good? Bad? Healthy? Hurtful? … Is there a better way? Life Coach Vauna Davis says that emotions are always worth exploring. They help us understand the world we live in and what we’re going through. But mom guilt, she insists, is a symptom of not putting your emotions to good use. Like building up confidence and having compassion for everyone in the family.
Tune in to the podcast because we’re going to learn how to get emotions and feelings working on our side. Yayyy! Go Mom!
Vauna Davis is a life coach with a passion project - helping people live free from the impact of pornography. She is founder and director of Reach 10, a nonprofit helping young adults talk more openly about pornography; chair of The Safeguard Alliance of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation; and former director of Utah Coalition Against Pornography. In her life coaching practice, Midlife Confidence Coach, she helps women love their next stage of life. Vauna lives with her husband, Michael, in Springville, Utah.
Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by ParentsAware, an organization dedicated to helping parents talk to kids and teens about pornography and healthy sexuality. For complete podcast notes, visit http://parentsaware.info/index.php/podcast/.