Podcast Episode 186: 40 Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 186 of The New Family Podcast where we explore how to be more mindful of the things we tell our kids.

I’m joined on this episode by John Allcock. He’s the founder of a prep school called Sea Change Academy and the author of a great little book called Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids. Mindfulness is the underlying theme here, and John’s book presents it in practical, simple principles for living that you can communicate to your kids on the stuff that really matters.

Here are some resources related to this episode.

Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles, and the Use and Misuse of Imagination

Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids official site

Sea Change Preparatory website

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John’s advice to parents:

“I think the best piece of advice I’ve ever received is paying attention to your heart, because your heart never really will steer you wrong — your thoughts will, but your heart generally won’t.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by


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