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X103: The Power of Parental Influence: How Our Words Shape Our Children’s Inner Voice with Sheila Ohlsson and Jim Loehr

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Have you ever stopped to think about the power our voices hold?

I mean, really think about it. How often do we stop and consider the impact our words have on those around us, especially our children?

You see, many of us don’t realize the incredible influence our voices have on the inner dialogues of those we care about the most. From the moment our children are born, their minds are shaped by what we say, by our emotional tone, and by the language we use. Every word becomes a stepping stone, paving their path of self-discovery.

But here’s the thing: the way we speak to our children not only impacts how they perceive themselves, but it directly affects the choices they’ll make throughout their lives. Imagine the immense responsibility that lies in our hands, the power to guide them towards a future full of endless possibilities, or inadvertently push them down a road of limitations.

But here’s the good news – there’s always room for growth, for improvement. And that’s where today’s episode comes in.

Our guests today are Dr. Jim Loehr and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker. Jim is a world-renowned performance psychologist, researcher, author of 17 books, and the Co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Sheila is a behavioral geneticist whose work centers on how nurture (environment) shapes nature (DNA), and how we can create contexts in sport, school, and nature settings that unlock the potential of our youth. Together, they have dedicated their lives to helping young people become exceptional decision-makers. They believe that our ability to make wise choices is the most valuable asset we can possess. So, they’ve embarked on a mission to provide families and individuals with the tools they need to navigate life’s most important moments.

We Will Learn

  • How our language and tone can influence a child’s self-perception and affect their decision-making skills.
  • How tending to our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are essential for achieving our goals.
  • Why understanding our emotions is crucial for developing emotional intelligence in ourselves and our children.


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