Episode 65. How do We Talk to Our Kids about Climate Change? An interview with Harriet Shugarman (aka Climate Mama) Part 1 of 2
As parents we see the catastrophe of Climate Change looming on the horizon. Yet we may feel overwhelmed as non-scientists to provide truth to our children about what lies ahead. How do we look our kids in the eye and answer their questions with facts and a sense of urgency while instilling hope for their future?
Harriet Shugarman founded ClimateMama in 2009 and has been working since then prepare parents for these difficult conversations. Her book “How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change” was released on Mothers Day 2020.
Recurring Segments Include:
- Good news stories
- One action tip to for you to create change
- A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm(er) in the face of climate overwhelm
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Book: How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning ANGST into ACTION, by Harriet Shugarman
Book: Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times, by Dr Lise Van Susteren
Person of Note: Dr Lise Van Susteren is an American psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC with a special interest in the psychological effects of climate change.
~The forced slowdown is making people interact with nature again, particularly from the boom in home gardening.
Harriet’s Action Step:
~Plant seeds literally in the ground and/or figuratively in other people’s minds
Harriet’s Sanity Tip
~Refuse to accept that your children will not have a positive future. Look to all the people working on this crisis, refuse to believe that there is nothing we can do.
~Go Outside, Connect with Nature for inspiration. Nature will find a way.