Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Nadim Saad - How to Reparent Yourself and the 10 Powers Kids Need to Learn

August 20, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Nadim Saad Episode 207
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Nadim Saad - How to Reparent Yourself and the 10 Powers Kids Need to Learn
Show Notes

Just in time for back to school, I speak with my friend Nadim Saad on educating children and parents in ways that will truly transform the world.

Nadim is a best-selling author, speaker and coach, and entrepreneur. He founded The Happy Confident Company to help children thrive by offering them the insights and tools they need to face life’s challenges and become the best version of themselves. Nadim spent the last decade working with renowned therapists and teachers, drawing from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience to develop wellbeing products and programs that have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of families.

This is a marvelous overview of becoming masters of perhaps the most influential domain of our lives: parenting and educating children. It is so chock full of nuggets of wisdom that you’ll notice more notes below than normal.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How Nadim became the best straight male dancer I’ve ever seen.
  • It begins and ends with connecting to your emotions.
  • When you shout at kids, they physically cannot listen to your orders.
  • Teaching kids to deal with sadness and disappointment is just as important as learning to be happy.
  • Disagreements between partners on how to parent are normally about how to discipline.
  • Three keys: Meta-cognition, emotional intelligence and mindfulness.
  • Be the parent you wish you had, first to your inner child.
  • Parenting is just leadership but for children.
  • A throwback to my chat with Zoe Blaskey in episodes 148/149.
  • The 10 powers we need to teach kids.
  • The Happy Confident Movement
  • Why the school history program is so harmful. 
  • Aya says: The power distribution is the remarkable part. There’s no big boss.
  • Nadim’s daughters Father’s Day card that made him cry.
  • Nadim’s top tips to raise happy children: sense of agency, allowing feelings, and feeling like a team.

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Connect with Nadim Saad at his website happyconfident.com

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