Ep41 - Changing Cultural Paradigms in Parenting Today
Being raised by immigrant parents is never easy. In this episode, we have a conversation with Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Nashina Merani, on how she shattered cultural expectations and disrupted societal norms 20 years ago. Her life journey has not followed the chronological, cultural norms of what it means to be a “good brown girl,” resulting in a decades-long battle against shame, anxiety and feeling “not good enough.” We discuss how to prevent these cultural expectations from being placed on our children today, while keeping them rooted in who they are.
Be sure to listen for:
- The outdated cultural views of what it means to have a mental health disorder and the need for that to change
- How inauthentic roles and beliefs about ourselves form in childhood
- The reaction of her family and the society when she experienced an unplanned pregnancy at a young age
- How to break free from shame and the expectations that others place upon us
- What it means to be compassionate and accepting as parents today
- Nashina’s advice on how to stop living for society
About Our Guest:
As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Workshop Facilitator, Nashina offers an integrative approach to therapy, helping to identify patterns, narratives and behaviours that may stem from any number of causes. Her passion and purpose is to light a matchstick for others to find their way.
Nashina practices in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. where she lives with her husband and dog. She is the proud mother of a remarkable young man, now pursuing his university education in Ontario. In her free time you can find her in natures playground, hanging out with dear friends, or binge watching a really good show!
You can reach Nashina on her website https://harbourcw.com/
by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-417-9513.
About the Hosts:
About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution
Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their kids towards positive transformation and life changing results...one thought, one emotion and one choice at a time.
Dimple is an expert in women and teen empowerment and specializes in helping individuals reduce the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety using mindfulness, nutrition, EFT tapping and other energy psychology modalities. Dimple is a Certified Life Coach, EFT and NLP Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and Energy Therapist. She holds degrees in mathematics, business, and education and was previously employed in the corporate world and as a high school math teacher.
You can book a complimentary coaching call with Dimple on her website at https://www.mindfulevolution.ca and connect with her on social media.
About Shaista Fatehali – Founder of Thrive Kids
Shaista Fatehali is the founder of Thrive Kids BC where she works with children and families to help nurture connection, empower a sense of self - worth and discover what is needed for individual families to thrive. Shaista is a speaker and the author of the children’s book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide. She is a certified children’s and parent life coach and works with clients to build soft skills such as interpersonal awareness, effective communication, emotional agility emotional regulation, problem solving, transition planning and mindfulness . As a teacher and mother of two young girls, her true passion lies in giving her children, her students and clients the tools to reach their most true authentic selves.
To book a complimentary call with Shaista or to learn more about Shaista and the programs she offers at Thrive Kids BC, please visit her website at https://thrivekidsbc.ca/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thrivekidsbc/
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