Dr. Daniel Amen: 3 Steps to Stop Your Brain’s Guilt Cycle & How to Re-Parent Yourself to Build Mental Strength

On Purpose with Jay Shetty - A podcast by iHeartPodcasts


Do you want to know how to stop your guilt cycle? Do you want to know how to build positive mental strength? Today, let's welcome back renowned psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen known for his work as the director of the Amen Clinics and a bestselling author, having written numerous books on brain health and wellness, and has also produced television programs promoting his theories on brain health.  Dr. Amen talks about mindful parenting, ways you can set goals with your children and nurturing their ability to think independently. He shares a simple 20-minute practice to deepen your connection with your child, and understand the pivotal role of boundaries in their development.  Let's understand how critical it is when children retreat into themselves and offer strategies to mend and strengthen the fragile threads of parent-child bonds. Dr. Amen challenges the practice of labeling children as 'smart' and instead, focuses on cultivating their problem-solving skills and shed light on the often-overlooked emotional burdens our actions can place on our kids, from the subtleties of attachment to the complexities of misunderstanding them. In this interview, you'll learn: How to empower kids through responsibility How to build mental strength How to foster problem-solving in children How to implement loving discipline How to instill the value of hard work on kids This conversation will help you better understand the hacks of raising well-rounded, resilient, and loving individuals in today's fast-paced world.  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 00:46 How Do You Set Goals For Your Kids? 04:34 How Do Children Become Free Thinkers? 10:19 Allow Your Child to Get Uncomfortable 13:01 The 20-Minute Practice to Bond with Your Child 17:46 What Does No Boundaries Lead To? 21:26 Why Do Children Shut Down? 24:54 How Do You Repair a Broken Bond? 28:00 Don’t Tell Your Child They Are Smart 31:04 How Can Your Child Solve a Problem? 33:07 You’re Making Your Kids Miserable 35:16 Attachments That Become Broken 37:37 I Don’t Understand My Child 41:54 What is a Loving Discipline? 44:51 My Child is Addicted to Social Media 46:25 What Does Social Do to the Brain? 48:35 Effects of Divorce on Kids 51:01 Teach Your Child to Self-Soothe 53:39 How to Love Your Child Right  Episode Resources: Dr. Daniel Amen | TikTok Dr. Daniel Amen | Instagram Dr. Daniel Amen | Twitter Dr. Daniel Amen | LinkedIn Dr. Daniel Amen | Facebook Dr. Daniel Amen | Books Dr. Daniel Amen | Website Amen University Take The ACE Quiz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.