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Cathy Cassani Adams

The Key Principles to Being The Best Parent You Can Be While Avoiding Burnout


The vast majority of parents out there want the very best for their kids. They make countless sacrifices for their children so they can live the greatest lives possible. That said, it’s important for parents to not ALWAYS put their own well-being on the backburner. If they don’t, they’ll run the risk of bitterness and resentment potentially building up over time, which can lead to a less than healthy home environment. 

My guest today is a leading expert on the concept of “Zen parenting”, which gives parents the tools they need to ensure a happy, stable home life for their kids AND themselves. Her name is Cathy Cassani Adams, and I’m SO thrilled to have her in the studio with me today. Let’s all give the one-and-only, Cathy Cassani Adams, a warm welcome to The School of Greatness!

“It's not about whether your children will like you, it's about the truth.” @zenparenting  

Cathy is a self-awareness expert focused on parenting and the personal empowerment of women and young girls. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Parent Coach, Certified Elementary School Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher, and she teaches in the Sociology Department at Dominican University and Elmhurst College. She’s the author of The Self-Aware Parent (2009), The Self-Aware Parent Two (2011), and Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting (2014) which won a Nautilus Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and an International Book Award.

Whether you’re a parent or not, I think you’ll get a lot of insight from my conversation with Cathy that can help you become a more zen person overall. If you’re ready to learn how to cultivate others’ well-being without sacrificing your own, then join me for Episode 1,275 of The School of Greatness!

“The hope is you are with someone who is willing to talk about these challenges and wants support.“ @zenparenting  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What’s the difference between positive parenting and toxic parenting?
  • What conversations should you be having with your partner?
  • Why are parents competitive and not collaborative? 
  • Why is loneliness more common with boys?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How self-awareness plays a key role in your relationships.
  • Three biggest things that stunt children’s growth that parents do today.
  • The importance of teaching sadness to children.
  • Why mental and emotional health is really challenged right now.
  • Plus much more…
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